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Chiswick-based Theatre Company stages satire on early Hollywood


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Stopgap Theatre Company presents


a comedy in three acts by
Moss Hart & George S Kaufman

Isleworth Public Hall, South Street, Isleworth

Wednesday-Saturday 18-21 February at 7.30pm

Tickets £8 [£6 if booked via this newsletter]

BOX OFFICE: 020 8995 9725


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Chiswick-based Stopgap Theatre Company has staged shows in and around Chiswick since 1983 at such venues as Chiswick Town Hall, Hounslow's Paul Robeson Theatre, Hammersmith's Polish Theatre, and Ealing's Questors Theatre, not to mention assorted pubs, clubs, hospitals and sheltered accommodation.

Their next presentation is a madcap comedy by two great early masters of snook-cocking satire whose other collaborations include Pulitzer Prize winner You Can’t Take It With You and The Man Who Came To Dinner.

Set in late-1920s New York and Hollywood, the story revolves around the arrival of talking pictures and the industry-wide turmoil it precipitated.

Three down-and-out stage troupers go West to try their luck in the “talkies”. Through a series of blunders the most stupid of the three is carried to pinnacles of fame and fortune and becomes a god of the industry.

The whole mad world of early sound film is treated with dazzling wit as one wild event follows crazily on another, with a parade of unforgettable and laughable characters bounding in and out of the story non-stop.

As with previous Stopgap productions at Isleworth Public Hall, seating will be at tables, and food and drink from the bar may be enjoyed throughout the show.

February 12, 2004