Be prepared to kiss the Hollywood happy ending goodbye!
As SHE Likes It is inspired by the story of #MeToo pioneer Patricia Douglas. It’s been nearly 100 years since Patricia Douglas was lured to a studio party under the guise of a casting call, in what was perhaps the biggest, best-suppressed scandal in Hollywood history.
Written by Chloe Wade and supported by Olivier Award-winning playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (Emilia - The Globe, Obsession - Netflix), As SHE Likes It is a peek behind the sepia cigarette smoke and passionate embraces of Old Hollywood, as seen through the eyes of its archetypes. Through a fusion of live theatre and filmed footage, As SHE Likes It exposes the cultural legacy of sexism and exploitation that still haunts the industry to this day.
A darkly comedic explosion of multimedia, verbatim, cabaret and drag; a contemporary Brechtian-style play that poses the question: How much has changed between the Hollywood of yesteryear and now?
As SHE Likes It is supported by SOLACE Women’s Aid. If you are affected by any of the issues raised in the show, please contact SOLACE for advice and support on 0808 802 5565. All calls are free.
Thu 1 February 2024 - Fri 2 Feb 2024
Themes of a sexual nature, sexual violence and suicide. Contains strong language.
Audio Described Performance
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