The Royal Court announces casting for The Kid Stays in the Picture

The Kid Stays in the Picture which is based on the life of Robert Evans adapted from his memoir. It runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs from Tuesday 7 March 2017 – Saturday 8 April 2017 with Press Night on Wednesday 15 March 2017.

unnamedThomas Arnold, Heather Burns, Max Casella, Clint Dyer, Danny Huston, Ajay Naidu and Madeleine Potter cast in The Kid Stays in the Picture based on the life story of legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans

 

Directed by Simon McBurney and adapted by Simon McBurney and James Yeatman. Co-Director James Yeatman with 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.

Director Simon McBurney explores the rise and fall of the legendary film producer against the backdrop of a changing America through the second half of the 20thcentury.

“I went from royalty to infamy. Royalty fades. Infamy stays.”

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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