The Last Tycoon
17th August 2016to
10th September 2016
F.Scott Fitzgerald’s THE LAST TYCOON. Adapted for the stage by Simon Levy. 1930s – the Golden Age of Hollywood. The tragedy of a man obsessed… With music from the period and a mixture of period and original film footage, this tale evokes the nostalgia of a lost age and lost dreams. A journey into the literal and metaphorical heart of a great man.
The tragedy of a man obsessed…
Monroe Stahr, the “Boy Wonder” (loosely based on the celebrated Irving Thalberg) is a man obsessed:
with movies, with illusion, with the memory of his dead wife and with Shakespeare.
He wants to turn Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet into his crowning masterpiece – a tribute to his dead wife.
Pat Brady (based on Louis B Mayer) knows it will lose money so is just as determined to kill the project. He will do anything in his power to bring Monroe Stahr down.
When an earthquake nearly destroys the studio, an enigmatic and mysterious
Englishwoman steps out of the wreckage.
Is she the one to save Stahr? Or will his latest obsession finally destroy him?
RubyDust Theatre present the European Premiere of The Last Tycoon, the last novel written by F Scott Fitzgerald. Ironically, like the titular hero of the novel, both great men died before finishing their masterpiece.
With music from the period and a mixture of period and original film footage, this tale evokes the nostalgia of a lost age and lost dreams. A journey into the literal and metaphorical heart of a great man.
“I’m in the business of creating illusions”
For anyone who is a fan of the movies and of Fitzgerald’s work,this is an evening of theatre not to be missed.
Backstage West Drama-Logue
The Last Tycoon plays well to Hollywood glamour
The Los Angeles Times
Performances: 16th August - 10th September Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm, Except Fri 19th August which starts at 7pm. See below.
On Fri 19th August there is a Gala Performance of the show. This Special performance will be starting at 7pm. With your ticket you will receive a glass of free bubbly.
Dress code encouraged: Hollywood Glamour.
Tickets: £20 / £18 concessions (Gala Performance: £32/VIP* £40)
*VIP tickets ensure a front row seat, signed programme and glass of bubbly plus a surprise token.
Duration: 2 hours including interval
Age recommendation: 12 +
Press & Marketing: TBC
Please note: unallocated seating and no level access.