For all those Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan fans and wannabes get ready for a show to give insight into the world of Hollywood.
La La Land is about an Australian filmmaker whose film about a young man coming out in his community becomes a critical hit and wins Best Picture at the Australian Film Awards.
Playwright Christopher Johnson said it’s a rip-snorting comedy about the entertainment industry, with heaps of film gags and gossipy pop-culture references bubbling away as part of an elevated, over-the-top style.
There are heaps of gay or maybe-gay characters and references in the show, he said.
You’ll never find out if the leading guy who made the coming-out film is gay or not. There is one character that is definitely gay and another one who is a widely respected and boozy Scandinavian auteur filmmaker -“ who is almost certainly gay.
Then there’s one character who is widely considered to be gay but who is in the closet because he’s so famous. Then there’s a Scottish agent who is married but can’t stop talking about how massive Huge Jackman’s manhood must be.
La La Land is a term used to refer to Hollywood by people who don’t live in Tinseltown but have experienced its craziness. Costumes use a Los Angeles theme, with black being the new black.
The show opens on Wednesday 30 April at the Darlinghurst Theatre Company and will continue until Saturday 24 May. The production stars Kiwi actor Ian Watkin and is directed by Michael Piggot.
This play is all about the audience having a good time. Get a group together, have some drinks before the show and get in the mood, Johnson said.
It also has something to say about art versus commerce and the way power, money, fame and success seduce you.
The main character has barely been in Los Angeles for two days and already his loyalty to his oldest friend is being tested by the almighty greenback.
Bookings on www.darlinghursttheatre.com or 8356 9987.