Cast Update for Swimming With Sharks


Cast Update for Swimming With Sharks

Cast update for Swimming With Sharks, which opens at the Vaudeville Theatre 16 Oct 2007, following previews from 5 Oct - running to 19 Jan 2008.

Joining Christian Slater (Buddy Ackerman), is Helen Baxendale (Dawn Lockard), Matt Smith (Guy), Elizabeth Croft (Mitzy), Arthur Darvill (Rex), Mark Edel-Hunt (Jack), Jonathan Newth (Cyrus Miles), Fanos Xenofos (Daniel Faruk).

Based on the 1994 film, the stage adapation is written by Michael Lesslie, directed by Wilson Milam; designed by Dick Bird; produced by CMP (Creative Management and Productions) / Nimax Theatres.

It is directed by Wilson Milam, designed by Dick Bird , lighting by Paul Anderson, and sound by Matt McKenzie. It is produced by CMP (Creative Management and Productions) / Nimax Theatres

A darkly comic look into the cut-throat world of Hollywood: Buddy Ackerman, is the mastermind of a top studio’s high grossing, ultra violent horror slate, one of Hollywood’s most powerful men, and the boss from hell. Guy, his eager and idealistic new assistant and would-be screenwriter, soon finds himself serving as Buddy’s personal slave. He doggedly endures Buddy’s tantrums and relentless abuse in the hope that he will be given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to move up the Hollywood ladder. But the dream career seems a long way off when you’re working for Buddy 24/7, doing everything from getting him coffee to getting him laid. When such an opportunity arises, Guy attempts to play the Hollywood system and preserve his integrity by drawing his high-powered producer girlfriend into a key deal with Buddy. Soon, however, he loses himself in Buddy’s amoral world, irrevocably shattering his idealism and leading to a bitterly funny confrontation between mentor, protege and lover that have devastating consequences for them all.

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