BY CJ JOHNSON
21 November - 15 December 2012
“Let’s make a movie that at least has some impact on the world.”
Hollywood Ending is a wickedly satirical, wildly untrue account of the most controversial film of the year – a piece of atrociously written propaganda that provoked religious rage across the world.
With one last shot to make something that matters, washed up Aussie director Don gathers an entourage of previous collaborators to realise his artistic vision. But can he pull off something bigger than Ben Hur with a lunch money budget?
In a play so here, so now, it’s barely in existence, Arts Radar introduces the lightning-fast, rock ‘n’ roll Rapid Write concept to Australia which was first developed at London’s lauded Theatre503 by its co-artistic director Tim Roseman, to create theatre that responds to the current events of our world. Going from blank page to stage in just 8 weeks, theatre doesn’t get much more immediate than this.
Presented by Arts Radar, Theatre503 and Griffin Independent
Director Tim Roseman
Designer Rita Carmody
Lighting Designer Hartley T A Kemp
Sound Designer Steve Toulmin
Assistant Director Dominic Mercer
Assistant Designer Ally Mansell
With Caroline Craig, Briallen Clarke, Blake Erickson, Tony Llewellyn-Jones and Terry Serio
Previews 21 & 22 November
Season 24 November– 15 December
Monday – Saturday 7pm
Saturday 15 December 2pm and 7pm
Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes (no interval)
“Hollywood Ending looks unassuming, but proves surprisingly substantial” Crikey
“A remarkable and highly entertaining piece of theatre… well directed, wonderfully acted, and altogether a thoroughly enjoyable evening” Australian Stage
“The entire cast is terrific… it’s exhilarating stuff” Oz Baby Boomers
“Solidly made and well fleshed… you will be entertained” SMH
“Quirky and engaging performance by a strong cast… the result is vibrant, entertaining theatre” Sydney Arts Guide
“…very funny, and the performances are excellent” Concrete Playground
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