SOME LIKE IT HOT
Table Read: the screenplay’s complete; the cast gathers to sit round a table and read it out loud for the very first time.
SOME LIKE IT HOT
Penniless and in a mad rush to get out of town, the two musicians take a job with Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators, an all-female band headed to Miami. Disguised as women and calling themselves Josephine and Daphne, they board a train with the band and their male manager, Bienstock. Before they board the train, Joe and Jerry notice Sugar Kane, the band's vocalist and ukulele player, famously played by Marilyn Monroe.
Story of my life. I always get the fuzzy end of the lollipop.
Directed and produced by Billy Wilder in 1959, Some Like It Hot stars Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon.
We're up the creek and you want to hock the paddle!
Wilder also co-wrote the screenplay with I.A.L. Diamond based on a story by Robert Thoeren and Michael Logan. In 2000 the American Film Institute listed it as the greatest comedy film of all time.
It's like Jell-O on springs.
It is certainly the funniest movie ever made by Billy Wilder, a director who was best known (at that time) for dark dramas like Double Indemnity (1944) and Sunset Boulevard (1950). Wilder mixed black comedy, nostalgia for the silent era, over-the-top physical humor, and a fine sense of period detail to turn what might have been a smutty one-joke chase movie into a classic of the American screen.
Perhaps because it was so fast and funny, audiences and arbiters of taste and morals didn't notice all the winks toward free love, homosexuality, and reversal of gender roles. Despite critical accolades, at the time of release it was one of the only American films to receive a 'C' or Condemned rating by the Roman Catholic Church's Legion of Decency.
After the show join the cast and members of Euroscript to discuss those sticky plot points or just enjoy a drink at the bar. And don't forget to come dressed for the part!
WATCH AN OLD PROMO MADE TO PROMOTE THE MOVIE ON LIVINGTV by Fenella Greenfiel
Watch a documentary on the making of SOME LIKE IT HOT.
We're proud to welcome back DAWN SIEVEWRIGHT who was so brilliant as Eve in ALL ABOUT EVE - she'll play SUGAR (Marilyn Monroe).
He was a brilliant Rick (Humphrey Bogart) in our CASABLANCA, he tops that as Josephine (Tony Curtis) in SOME LIKE IT HOT - welcome back DANIEL FINE.
Who could forget STEPHEN CARLISLE's Laszlo in CASABLANCA and DeWitt in ALL ABOUT EVE. Now he trumps that as Daphne (Jack Lemmon).
VENUE (note new Venue)
28 Harrison Street
Monday 2nd March 2015
When you buy your ticket you'll receive a download of the script so you can read along on the night.