Pompeii, L.A.

Production still for "Pompeii, LA". L-R: Greg Stone, Anna Samson, David Harrison. Photographer: Pia Johnson

Pompeii, L.A.

By Declan Greene

16 November 2012 – 09 December 2012 Merlyn Theatre

Malthouse Theatre,

New Writing Theatre World Premiere

A spectacular tribute to Hollywood’s highs and lows, Pompeii, L.A. plummets into the anxieties and hysteria of silver screen culture. Meet the child star. You know the one. Used-up, spat-out and on the fast-track to self-destruction. As his life unravels after a terrible accident, Pompeii, L.A. follows his damaged young mind as it folds inwards and scrambles for an escape. Instead of relief, what he finds is a world in which reality and nightmare collide – a schizoid universe populated by Judy Garland and a host of ex-child stars who are all grown up with nowhere to go.

Production still for "Pompeii, LA". L-R: Anna Samson, Belinda McClory. Photographer: Pia Johnson
Production still for "Pompeii, LA". Greg Stone. Photographer: Pia Johnson
Production still for "Pompeii, LA". L-R: Anna Samson, Tony Nikolakopoulos. Photographer: Pia Johnson
Production still for "Pompeii, LA". L-R: Belinda McClory, Greg Stone, Luke Ryan, Anna Samson. Photographer: Pia Johnson
Production still for "Pompeii, LA". L-R: David Harrison, Anna Samson, Greg Stone. Photographer: Pia Johnson
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Production still for "Pompeii, LA". L-R: Anna Samson, Belinda McClory. Photographer: Pia Johnson

Production still for "Pompeii, LA". Greg Stone. Photographer: Pia Johnson

Production still for "Pompeii, LA". L-R: Anna Samson, Tony Nikolakopoulos. Photographer: Pia Johnson

Production still for "Pompeii, LA". L-R: Belinda McClory, Greg Stone, Luke Ryan, Anna Samson. Photographer: Pia Johnson

Production still for "Pompeii, LA". L-R: David Harrison, Anna Samson, Greg Stone. Photographer: Pia Johnson

Creatives

Nick Schlieper

Nick Schlieper

Set Designer, Lighting Designer

David Franzke

David Franzke

Sound Designer, Composer

Matthew Lutton

Matthew Lutton

Director

Lisa Osborn

Lisa Osborn

Stage Manager

Tom Willis

Tom Willis

Associate Lighting Designer

Melissa Page

Melissa Page

Costume Designer

Declan Greene

Declan Greene

Playwright

Neole Goss

Neole Goss

Assistant Stage Manager

Acknowledgements

Presented by Malthouse Theatre.

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