WILL SIMPSON


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Moonlight and Magnolias
Projection Design



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.



Credits

Directed by Kirsty Patrick Ward
Video Design: William Simpson
Stage Design: Tim Meacock
Lighting Design: Jamie Platt
Production Photograhy: Pamela Raith
A Nottingham Playhouse production



Press + Media

★★★★★
“a bloody brilliant production”
“beautifully realised… superb acting, pin sharp vocals and great play writing”
— East Midlands Theatre

★★★★
“a timely revival”
Britishtheatre.com

★★★★
“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