Once in a Lifetime archiveA classic 'showbiz' comedy from the 1930s. Two vaudevillians, George and Jerry, down on their luck, decide that the advent of 'the talkies' is their chance to make 'Big Money' in Hollywood. Astutely manipulated by their 'better third', the enterprising May Daniels, they set off for Los Angeles with its legion of would-be writers and starlets. A chance encounter on the train leads to May claiming to be voice coach to Lady Tree and their adventures begin. Her male companions, however, have rather more difficulty in keeping up the act Kaufman and Hart's inside knowledge of the entertainment industry lends their satire an edge and originality which made them the most successful comic writing partnership in the American theatre. The parade of humorous types in the film industry, which they parody with such skill, gives an hilarious glimpse into motion pictures in their early days.
Performers Lizzy Connolly, Harry Enfield, John Marquez, Claudie Blakley, Daniel Abelson, Okorie Chukwu, Lucy Cohu, Buffy Davis, Otto Farrant, Amy Griffiths, Amanda Lawrence.
Author George S Kaufman. Author Moss Hart. Adapted by Christopher Hart. Director Richard Jones. Design Hyemi Shin. Costume Nicky Gillibrand. Director Julia Horan (CDG - casting director).

Once in a Lifetime

Once in a Lifetime (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0645445429. Details of all Once in a Lifetime archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S4441

Archive Listings

25 Nov 16
14 Jan 17
The Young Vic
West End
Greater London

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