The Last Tycoon
4 - 22 October 2016
by F Scott Fitzgerald
Adapted by Simon Levy
Presented by Ruby in the Dust Theatre
Direct from a limited run at the Arts Theatre in the West End, F Scott Fitzgerald’s final novel is adapted for the Tabard stage depicting the heady days of the 1930’s glamorous Hollywood scene. With music from the period and a mixture of period and original film footage, Ruby In The Dust Theatre present the European Premiere of The Last Tycoon, the last novel written by F Scott Fitzgerald.
It’s the golden age of Hollywood and Monroe Stahr is obsessed with his latest movie project. Pat Brady knows it will lose money so is just as determined to kill the project. When an earthquake nearly destroys the studio, an enigmatic and mysterious Englishwoman steps out of the wreckage. Is she the one to save Stahr? Or will this new obsession finally destroy him? This tale evokes the nostalgia of a lost age and lost dreams with a journey into the literal and metaphorical heart of a great man.
“A fine and charming piece of theatre.”
“A slick and powerful production that makes a strong case for re-evaluating Fitzgerald’s final book.”
– Remote Goat