A new production is gunning for the title of ‘Best Musical Based on a Court Case Based on a Skiing Accident From 2016′
The public loves a celebrity trial and when Gwyneth Paltrow was sued over a skiing accident at the beginning of the year, the internet had an absolute field day. The legal dispute (nicknamed ‘Ski Court’) started off on a fairly ridiculous basis as Gwyneth, who was being sued by retired optometrist Terry Sanderson for $300,000, was countersuing the claimant for just $1. But over the course of the two-week case, it became a full-on farce, with thousands live-tweeting all the most bizarre moments along the way.
The lines between this court case and a comedy skit were already a bit blurry, but they’re about to disappear completely as a comedy musical based on the trial is opening in London this December. Gwyneth Goes Skiing comes from the same minds behind Diana: The Untold & Untrue Story and How to Live a Jellicle Life (Awkward Productions) and will see the Pleasance Theatre transformed into the Deer Valley Ski Resort for a ten-day run.
The show will star Linus Karp as Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Martin as Terry Sanderson, and will feature original music by Leland (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Cher’s Christmas, Troye Sivan’s Something To Give Each Other). Expect a story of love, betrayal and skiing – the perfect Christmas tale.
Weds 13th – Sat 23rd December 2023
Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF