Emily Dobbs Productionsand Smith & Brant Theatricalspresent the European premiere of
by Austin Pendleton
1960. Backstage at London’s Royal Court Theatre.
Hollywood giants Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier have been persuaded to work together for the first time – the inspired idea of legendary theatre critic, Kenneth Tynan.
Welles has agreed to direct Olivier and Joan Plowright in a production of Eugène Ionesco’s masterpiece Rhinoceros. But with Olivier’s eccentric wife Vivien Leigh added to the volatile mix, legendary egos collide both on stage and off.
Based on true events, Orson’s Shadow, by Austin Pendleton, is a critically acclaimed comedy that is a sharp-witted yet tender-hearted exposé of the thin skins, hot tempers, and rampaging egos that exist when two titans of the stage and screen come together.
Nominated for Outstanding Play of the Year in the Lortel Awards on its New York debut.
“Beguiling, full of wit, intelligence and salacious interest”Chicago Tribune
“A deliciously funny, delightful backstage comedy”Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
- Director Alice Hamilton
- Set and Costume Designer Max Dorey
- Production Manager Pip Robinson
- Casting Director Ruth O’Dowd
- Marketing Joe Public
- Press Kevin Wilson PR
- Producers Emily Dobbs Productions and Robyn Keynes for Smith & Brant Theatricals
- To be confirmed