Produced by Patrick Milling Smith, Barbara Broccoli, Robert Evans, Michael G Wilson, Brian Carmody and Royal Court Theatre Productions
In association with Complicite
the kid stays in the picture
“There are three sides to every story: my side, your side, and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each differently.”
In the 1960s and 70s, Robert Evans became one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood. He saved Paramount Pictures from collapse and produced films including The Godfather and Chinatown.
By the 1980s he was broke, with his personal and professional life spiralling at epic proportions. In 1994 he published his award-winning autobiography, chronicling it all.
Director Simon McBurney explores the rise of the legendary film producer against the backdrop of a changing America through the second half of the 20thcentury.
“I went from royalty to infamy. Royalty fades. Infamy stays.”
Simon McBurney is an actor, writer, director and co-founder of award winning theatre company Complicite. His recent work includes the critically acclaimed The Encounter.
THE BIG IDEA
Co-directer James Yeatman and cast in conversation
Tue 28 Mar, post-show
Free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.
'The latest brilliant piece of experimental, multimedia theatre from Simon McBurney.'
Paul Taylor | Independent Read full review
'This may be the coolest version of This is Your Life that has ever existed.'
Ann Treneman | The Times
'Layered, evocative and nimbly performed, flecked with humour but mostly feeling like a dark and sleazy dream.'
Henry Hitchings | Evening Standard Read full review
'It’s as much an auditory experience as it is a visual experiment.'
Dominic Cavendish | The Telegraph Read full review
'The great Simon McBurney offers a haunting, sense-overloading tribute to Hollywood producer Robert Evans.'
Andrzej Lukowski | Time Out Read full review
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm
Thu & Sat mats: 2.30pm
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes including an interval
Age guidance: 15+
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