A sexy and revealing exploration of fame, celebrity and stardom in the 21st Century from Simon Stephens, the Olivier Award-winner author of West End hit The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

With a week left on his sold-out international tour, rock star Paul is more famous than ever. Everybody looks when he walks into a room. They all know his name. They know he can have whatever he wants. He can screw anybody he wants. Buy anything. Eat anything. Drink anything. Smoke anything. Go anywhere.

But the pressure is starting to get to him, and with the inevitable return home looming, Paul is set to implode at any moment.

Under the direction of MTC’s Associate Director Leticia Cáceres, this thrilling contemporary satire features a stellar cast including Mark Leonard Winter (Balibo), Anna Samson (The Sublime) and Peta Sergeant (Satisfaction).

Cast & Crew

Michala Banas

Michala Banas

Annalisa / Luc / Claudie/ DC Richer

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Bert LaBonté

David / Louis / Marc / Martin / Alistair


Anna Samson

Marnie / Lucy / Sophie / Nicola

Peta Sergeant

Peta Sergeant

Jenny / Madeline / DC Evans

Mark Leonard Winter

Mark Leonard Winter


Leticia Cáceres

Leticia Cáceres


Marg Horwell

Marg Horwell

Set Designer


Adam Gardnir

Costume Designer

Andy Turner

Andy Turner

Lighting Designer

Jethro Woodward

Jethro Woodward

Composer & Sound Designer

Geraldine Cook-Dafner

Geraldine Cook-Dafner

Voice & Dialect Coach

News & Reviews



Captivating, insightful and darkly humorous… It gets under your skin.


rivetingly tense

The Music

Mark Leonard Winter is captivating

The Age

One of Britain’s most important contemporary playwrights.

ABC Arts


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Dinner before the show

Located within Southbank Theatre, Script Bar & Bistro offers a predominantly Italian-style menu and uses seasonal produce, sourced locally where possible, to create approachable dishes showcasing the best Victoria has to offer.

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Monday 15 June is a Forum Night. Following this performance, ticket holders can hear the cast, creative team and director discuss the show. Please note, these evenings are very popular, so get in early.

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Attendance Information

  • Contains strong language, partial nudity, strobe lighting, haze, references to drug use, suicidal themes and the use of herbal cigarettes.

  • FM Hearing Systems are available for this production
  • This production will be audio described on 7 July (6.30pm) and 11 July (4pm, with tactile tour at 3pm). If you wish to book tickets for these performances please contact our Box Office on 8688 0800 or email

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