Once in a Lifetime

Venue: 
Young Vic
Location: 
West End

Three actors in a struggling vaudeville troupe travel West to try their luck in 1930s Hollywood. With the advent of talking pictures, it’s a changing industry. A chance meeting with a film journalist gives the friends an idea: brimming with chutzpah they found a school of elocution for starlets of the silver screen, to help them adapt to ‘talkies’. When their scheme takes off they are plunged into the frenetic world of a Hollywood studio, full of glitz and glamour – but as their responsibilities escalate, will the lustre last?

By: 
Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, adapted by Christopher Hart
Producer: 
The Young Vic
Director: 
Richard Jones
Design: 
Hyemi Shin
Costume: 
Nicky Gillibrand
Cast list: 
Harry Enfield, Daniel Abelson, Claudie Blakley, Okorie Chukwu, Lucy Cohu, Lizzy Connolly, Buffy Davis, Otto Farrant, Amy Griffiths, Amanda Lawrence and John Marquez
Once in a Lifetime Schedule
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 6 December, 2016
Available from: 
Wednesday, 7 December, 2016
Booking to: 
Saturday, 14 January, 2017
Closes: 
Saturday, 14 January, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday2.30pm7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.30pm7.30pm
Sunday--
Address:
66 The Cut, London, SE1 8LZ
Venue Box Office:
020 7922 2922
Nearest tube:
Waterloo

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Once in a Lifetime
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Harry Enfield to star in Young Vic's Once in a Lifetime

The Young Vic Theatre have today announced that comedian, actor, writer and director Harry Enfield will make his stage debut in Richard Jones' new production of Once in a Lifetime by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, adapted by Christopher Hart which runs at the Main House from 25 November 2016 to 14 January 2017.

Our Review

In an unusual break for the Young Vic, London's 'hippest' venue and creator of high octane classic rediscoveries, this gentle revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman 1930 hit comedy Once in a Lifetime seems something of an oddity. A satire on the film industry and the Hollywood studio machine it's a piece that is certainly showing its age and Richard Jones' production which boasts... Read more

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