1940's LA; Stein, a popular fiction writer struggles to hang on to his creative control, marriage and sanity, as his bestselling detective novel is turned into a movie by an egomaniac producer. The twists, turns and compromises forced upon him by the studio look set to wear away all that is good about his book, until Stone, the movie's Raymond Chandler-esque hero, decides to step out of the frame and take matters into his own hands.Performers Samantha Barks (Mallory/Avril), Rosalie Craig (Gabby/Bobbi), Hadley Fraser (Stine), Nick Cavaliere (Sonny), Cameron Cuffe (Peter Kingsley), Marc Elliott (Pancho Vargas/Lieutenant Munoz ), Adam Fogerty (Big Six ), Katherine Kelly (Carla/Alaura), Kadiff Kirwan (Angel City Four), Sandra Marvin (Angel City Four), Tam Mutu (Stone), Mark Penfold (Luther Kingsley ), Peter Polycarpou (Buddy Fidler), Jennifer Saayeng (Angel City Four), Jo Servi (Angel City Four), Rebecca Trehearn (Donna/Oolie), Tim Walton (Jimmy Powers).
Book by Larry Gelbart. Music Cy Coleman. Lyrics David Zippell. Producer Donmar Warehouse. Director Josie Rourke. Design Robert Jones. Lighting Howard Harrison. Choreographer Stephen Mear. Sound Terry Jardine. Sound Nick Lidster (for Autograph). Musical Director Gareth Valentine.