Sleazy agents, inept actors and forgetting the lines to a play you were not even meant to be in. Welcome to The Actor’s Nightmare.
Imagine if you were thrust on stage to play Hamlet, in front of hundreds of expectant faces, only to forget all of your lines. The Actor’s Nightmare is a true exploration of the worst things that can happen in the entertainment industry.
Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang’s six plays explore theatrical ordeals, with a smattering of nods to classical and contemporary work. This is a real easter egg hunt, especially for the theatre and film buff.
With a female-led creative team and an ensemble cast featuring:Meaghan Martin (Camp Rock), Kate Sumpter (The Little Drummer Girl), and Stefan Menaul (Dirty Dancing, West End), we journey through the ludicrous and lonely world of New York theatre, culminating in Durang’s iconic finale: The Actor’s Nightmare.
Especially curated by 3 hearts canvas into a cohesive, stand-alone piece, the production includes the UK Premiere of some of Durang’s finest works: Mrs Sorken; Desire, Desire, Desire; Business Lunch at the Russian Tea Room; Woman Stand-Up; Medea and The Actor’s Nightmare.