Gwyneth Paltrow‘s legal battle with a skiing optician is getting a musical treatment. The show, which comes from Awkward Productions — the same people who are staging Diana: The Untold & Untrue Story — will open at London’s Pleasance Theatre.It will run for 10 days, and audience members will be allowed to sit as the “jury.
Now “Gwyneth Goes Skiing” is set to debut at Pleasance London Main House Cabaret in London, where it will run from December 13 to December 23.
The production company describes it as “A story of love, betrayal, skiing, and (somehow) Christmas - where you are the jury!”
“She’s the Goop-founding, Door-Sliding, Shakespeare-In-Loving, consciously-uncoupling Hollywood superstar,” the show’s synopsis reads. “He’s a retired Optometrist from Utah. In 2016, they went skiing.”
On the slopes of Deer Valley, their worlds collided, and so did they - literally. Ouch. Seven years later in 2023, they went to court. Double ouch.
This is their story. Kind of. Not really. But also, it’s at Christmas.
Join harbingers of queer chaos Awkward Productions (Diana: The Untold & Untrue Story and How to Live a Jellicle Life) as they transform London’s Pleasance Theatre into Deer Valley Ski Resort.
A brand new show for Christmas 2023.
Starring Linus Karp as Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Martin as Terry Sanderson, and featuring original music by Leland (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Cher’s Christmas, Troye Sivan’s Something To Give Each Other).
A story of love, betrayal, skiing, and (somehow) Christmas - where you are the jury!
Prepare to be gooped. BYOJE (bring your own jade eggs).
Praise for Awkward Productions:
- WINNER - The Laura Award - Edinburgh Fringe 2023
- RUNNER UP - Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence - Edinburgh Fringe 2023
- Two OffFest Award nominations at Edinburgh Fringe 2023
- NOMINATED - Off West End Award - Best Cabaret 2022
- British Comedy Guide’s Best-Reviewed Edinburgh Fringe shows 2022 & 2023
- Best Cabaret at Edinburgh Fringe 2022 - Theatre Weekly