The play is set in Hollywood in1930. The first-ever talking motion picture is a smash hit and 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, they struggle for success.
This production has a revolving set designed by Hyemi Shin, early 1930s costumes by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting by Jon Clark and choreography by Lorena Randi.
Otto Farrant playing a 1930s studio exec
Once in a Lifetime, The Young Vic, London
(photo Johan Persson)