Rock jukebox musical Rock of Ages could be returning to the London stage soon.
Last week, the production shared a video teasing the show’s return with the ta...
Tickets now on sale for Swimming With Sharks
Tickets are now on sale for Swimming With Sharks, starring Christian Slater as 'Buddy Ackerman', which opens at the Vaudeville Theatre 16 Oct 2007, following previews from 5 Oct - booking to 19 Jan 2008.
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.
Further casting to be confirmed!
Christian Slater was last on the West End stage in "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest", at the Gielgud (3 Sep 2004 - 22 Jan 2005) and at the Garrick (21 Mar 2006 - 3 June 2006). His Broadway credits includes "The Glass Menagerie" and "Sideman". His many film roles include "Bobby""The Name of the Rose", "Heathers", "True Romance", "Untamed Heart", "Broken Arrow", "Pump Up The Volume", "Bed of Roses", "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and "Interview with the Vampire".
Christian Slater said: “The moment I read this script, I knew I had to do it. This is a fantastic, edge of the seat, gripping story told with a wickedly funny wit. It’s a great role, a great play and I can’t wait to get back on to the London stage. –it’s like my second home.”
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.