Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company presents

Moonlight and Magnolias

By Ron Hutchinson

Friday 21 February - Saturday 7 March 2020

Theatre - Tickets: £37.50 - £8.50

2 hrs incl. 20-min interval

Details

Discover the (almost) true story of the making of Gone With the Wind.

A riotous farce that’s full of laughter, Moonlight and Magnolias takes you behind the scenes as three movie masters set about creating one of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters of all time.

“Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn”

Just three weeks into filming, Gone With the Wind is in trouble. Desperate times call for drastic measures, so legendary producer David O. Selznick shuts down production, pulls director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz and hires script-doctor Ben Hecht to save the film. But, there’s a catch. The men have just five days to rewrite the script from scratch and Hecht is one of the very few people in the whole of America who hasn’t actually read the best-selling novel.

Tempers will fray, egos will clash and wits will truly reach their end as the trio battle to achieve cinematic greatness in this love letter to the silver screen.

Join us for this laugh-out-loud comedy that’ll be just the tonic you need this Spring.

Please note, this production will contain peanuts and bananas (Selznick’s ‘brain food’ of choice). If you have any severe allergies, please speak to the Box Office for advice on booking. Find out about performance content, triggers and advisories here.


Schools Tickets

School tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased.
Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Groups Tickets

Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on tickets (subject to availability). Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Access


We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production.

Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services.

Find out more on our Access page

Postage

An extra £1.50 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.
(Free of charge for Playhouse Pass members)

Playhouse Saver


Want to see it all? Find out more about our Playhouse Saver offer here.

Dates & Times

Moonlight and Magnolias - Fri 21 Feb 7:30pm Fri 21 Feb Theatre 7:30pm Preview £27.50 - £8.50
Moonlight and Magnolias - Sat 22 Feb 7:30pm Sat 22 Feb Theatre 7:30pm £37.50 - £8.50
Moonlight and Magnolias - Mon 24 Feb 7:30pm Mon 24 Feb Theatre 7:30pm £37.50 - £8.50
Moonlight and Magnolias - Tue 25 Feb 7:00pm Tue 25 Feb Theatre 7:00pm Press Night £37.50 - £8.50
Moonlight and Magnolias - Wed 26 Feb 7:30pm Wed 26 Feb Theatre 7:30pm £37.50 - £8.50
Moonlight and Magnolias - Thu 27 Feb 1:30pm Thu 27 Feb Theatre 1:30pm £31.50 - £8.50
Moonlight and Magnolias - Thu 27 Feb 7:30pm Thu 27 Feb Theatre 7:30pm Post Show Talk £37.50 - £8.50
Moonlight and Magnolias - Fri 28 Feb 7:30pm Fri 28 Feb Theatre 7:30pm £37.50 - £8.50
Moonlight and Magnolias - Sat 29 Feb 7:30pm Sat 29 Feb Theatre 7:30pm £37.50 - £8.50
Moonlight and Magnolias - Tue 3 Mar 7:30pm Tue 3 Mar Theatre 7:30pm £37.50 - £8.50
Moonlight and Magnolias - Wed 4 Mar 7:30pm Wed 4 Mar Theatre 7:30pm £37.50 - £8.50
Moonlight and Magnolias - Thu 5 Mar 7:30pm Thu 5 Mar Theatre 7:30pm Audio Described Performance £37.50 - £8.50
Moonlight and Magnolias - Fri 6 Mar 7:30pm Fri 6 Mar Theatre 7:30pm Sign Interpreted £37.50 - £8.50
Moonlight and Magnolias - Sat 7 Mar 2:30pm Sat 7 Mar Theatre 2:30pm Captioned Performance Audio Described Performance £31.50 - £8.50
Moonlight and Magnolias - Sat 7 Mar 7:30pm Sat 7 Mar Theatre 7:30pm £37.50 - £8.50

Reviews

★★★★★
‘[a] bloody brilliant production’
‘beautifully realised… superb acting, pin sharp vocals and great play writing’
East Midlands Theatre

‘a laugh out loud riot’
Visit Nottinghamshire

★★★★
‘Go bananas for this peek behind the silver screen’
‘Frankly, my dears, I don’t know why this play isn’t done more often.’
Daily Mail

‘Joe Alessi doesn’t just play Selznick — he is Selznick’
British Theatre Guide

★★★★
‘a timely revival’
Britishtheatre.com

‘the fraught business of filmmaking generates its own gripping kind of theatre’
Daily Telegraph

Cast and Crew

Name Role
Joe Alessi David O. Selznick
Dan Fredenburgh Ben Hecht
Hayley Doherty Miss Poppenghul
Oscar Pearce Victor Fleming
Ron Hutchinson Writer
Kirsty Patrick Ward Director
Tim Meacock Designer
Jamie Platt Lighting Designer
Lucia Sanchez Roldan Associate Lighting Designer
Ella Wahlström Sound Designer
Will Simpson Video Designer
Kev McCurdy Fight Director
Marianne Samuels Voice Coach
Robin Bowerman Voiceover Artist
Ginny Schiller CDG Casting Director
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