VenueThe Young Vic
Other spaces at this venue include: Maria/Clare
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From25th November 2016
To14th January 2017
WhenMon-Sat 19:30. Wed,Sat Mats 14:30 (except Nov 26,30, Dec 7). Dec 23,30 Mats 14:30
What is currently on at The Young Vic (V245)

Once in a Lifetime

Once in a LifetimeT0645445429
A 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.
Author George S Kaufman
Author Moss Hart

Archive :: production:T0645445429, play:S4441, venue:V245

Production details

Special Performances

  • 17 Dec 16 Audio Described
  • 12 Jan 17 Captioned


Adapted by Christopher Hart
Director Richard Jones
Design Hyemi Shin
Costume Nicky Gillibrand
Director Julia Horan (CDG - casting director)
Performer Lizzy Connolly
Performer Harry Enfield
Performer John Marquez
Performer Claudie Blakley
Performer Daniel Abelson
Performer Okorie Chukwu
Performer Lucy Cohu
Performer Buffy Davis
Performer Otto Farrant
Performer Amy Griffiths
Performer Amanda Lawrence

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