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Giant Cherry Productions will present the London premiere of scandalous Hollywood drama The Glass Protégé by Dylan Costello at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park, from 14 April to 9 May 2015, with an official opening on 15 April 2015.
"Hollywood, 1949. A time when the movies are king and the movie stars merely pawns for the studio bosses. A time when passion was lauded but sex was never discussed. So when naïve young British actor Patrick Glass embarks on a scandalous homosexual love affair with his famous co-star, he starts to feels the full force of the studio's career-destroying muscle. Forty years later, as the truths of the past are uncovered, the true consequences of this 'unacceptable' romance come to light."
The production will star David Butler as Patrick, Stephen Connery-Brown as George, Alexander Hulme as Jackson, Paul Lavers as Pat, Emily Loomes as Candice, Rob Maloney as Lloyd, Sheena May as Ava and Mary Stewart as Nella.
The Glass Protégé premiered for a five-week run in London in 2010 under its original title 'Secret Boulevard' at the Courtyard Theatre and went on to run in Chicago, before returning under its new name to London.
Directed by Matt Gould, the play began life in 2005 when writer Dylan Costello was living in Los Angeles and became fascinated by how gay actors such as Montgomery Clift and Rock Hudson hid their true sexuality among the cogs of the great Hollywood Machine.
The production is suitable for over 16s only and contains very strong language and scenes of full-frontal male nudity.