The darker side of Hollywood in new stage production

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THE dark world of celebrity forms the backdrop of a brand new production which opens at the Mansfield Community Performance Centre at Brunts School this week.

Alex in Hollyweird deals with the themes of ambition, jealousy, passion, lust and betrayal, and it is the ninth stage play to have been penned by Mansfield writer Jack Burrows.

It is the latest production by Mansfield theatre company Studio 86 and it will be showing tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday.

The action takes place in 1999 when the semi-successful writer, actor and director Alex Bronson (played by Andy Dobb) finds himself in a police interrogation room in LA.

He has no idea how he got there and remembers very little of his past - but the answers are soon revealed by the cold psychotherapist Doctor Alison Henderson (played by Jane Selby).

But Doctor Henderson has something else on the agenda - she wants to lay on the table every career and life Alex has ruined to make his never ending journey to the top of Hollywood success with a final revelation that will change his life forever.

The play was developed by the Mansfield Palace Theatre’s On The Write Track Group and was mentored by well-known local writer Kevin Fegan.

Tickets are priced at £6 (£4 for concessions) and the doors open at 6.30pm, with the performance beginning at 7pm.

• For details or to book tickets contact Jack on 07951851993 or Sarah on 07599268316.