Predating the screwball comedies of the 1930s, this play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman was first performed in 1930, only two years after The Jazz Singer became the first commercial talking picture and a worldwide hit. I was sound designer on this revival of the play, presented over Christmas at The Young Vic Theatre, London.
Director: Richard Jones
Set design: Hyemi Shin
Costume design: Nicky Gillibrand
Lighting design: Jon Clark
Sound design: Sarah Angliss
Choreography: Lorena Randi
Hollywood, 1930: The first-ever talking motion picture is a smash hit. Suddenly every actor needs a voice. Three New Yorkers head west to open an elocution school. But in a city heaving with clueless ingénues, all-powerful studio moguls and neurotic screenwriters, success isn’t always easy. Misadventures abound as three friends vie to become the next big thing in Tinsel Town.