MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS

by Ron Hutchinson
31 March – 10 May 2014
 
 
31 March – 10 May 2014
Performances daily at 7.30pm, ex. Sundays

Ticket sales from 3 March 2014

60 minutes
20 minutes
35 minutes
approx. at 9.25 pm
 
 

SYNOPSIS


Hollywood, 1939: Producer David O. Selznick has just shut down production on the most eagerly anticipated movie in history – his megabudget version of Margaret Mitchell’s bestselling novel Gone with the Wind – scrapping the original script and sacking the director in the process.
Determined to produce a rewrite in five days as his entire future depends on the success of this risky project, he drags director Victor Fleming off The Wizard of Oz set and engages the reluctant services of top script doctor Ben Hecht.
What he didn’t reckon with though, is that Hecht is possibly the only person in America who has not read the bestselling novel! This leads to Selznick together with Fleming re-enacting the entire story for him. With nothing but a stockpile of peanuts and bananas, Selznick locks himself in his office with his two collaborators and a mad and hilarious marathon creative session begins…

“Fast, sharp and funny… Hutchinson has an insider’s eye for the anti-heroic absurdities and admirable glories of Showbusiness…” – Daily Telegraph
 

Cast & Creative Team

Mark Pearce
Neil Bromley
Claire Andreadis
Mark Elstob

Philip Dart
Sue Mayes
Lawrence Evans
Andrew Greenfield
 
 
There will be one intermission of twenty minutes.

No photographs or recording allowed in the theatre without prior permission from the management.