Royal Court announces cast for The Kid Stays in the Picture

Cast announced for new Hollywood play.


The Royal Court Theatre have today announced casting for their upcoming production of The Kid Stays in the Picture based on the life story of legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans directed by Simon McBurney which runs at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs from 7 March to 8 April 2017, with an official opening on 15 March 2017.

The production will star Thomas Arnold, Heather Burns, Max Casella, Clint Dyer, Danny Huston, Ajay Naidu and Madeleine Potter. Directed by Simon McBurney and adapted by Simon McBurney and James Yeatman, it will feature set design by Anna Fleischle, costume design by Christina Cunningham, video design by Simon Wainwright, lighting design by Paul Anderson and sound design by Pete Malkin.

"There are three sides to every story: my side, your side, and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each one differently." In the 1960s and 70s, Robert Evans became one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood. He saved Paramount Pictures from collapse and produced films including The Godfather and Chinatown. By the 1980s he was broke, with his personal and professional life spiralling at epic proportions. In 1994 he published his award-winning autobiography, chronicling it all. This new play explores the rise and fall of the legendary film producer against the backdrop of a changing America through the second half of the 20th century.

The Kid Stays in the Picture is co-produced with Patrick Milling Smith, Barbara Broccoli, Michael G Wilson, Brian Carmody and Royal Court Theatre Productions in association with Complicite.

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