Venue, Timing and Cost
Kiss the Hollywood happy ending goodbye!
It’s been nearly 100 years since Patricia Douglas was lured to a studio party under the guise of a casting call, in what was perhaps the biggest, best-suppressed scandal in Hollywood history.
Written by Chloe Wade and supported by Olivier Award-winning playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (Emilia at The Globe and Obsession on Netflix), As SHE Likes It is a peek behind the sepia cigarette smoke and passionate embraces of Old Hollywood, as seen through the eyes of its archetypes. Through a fusion of live theatre and filmed footage, the show exposes the cultural legacy of sexism and exploitation that still haunts the industry to this day.
A darkly comedic explosion of multimedia, verbatim, cabaret and drag; a contemporary Brechtian-style play that poses the question: How much has changed between the Hollywood of yesteryear and now?