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The Cat's Meow by Steven Peros


About the show

Based on the true story of a mysterious Hollywood death, the play follows a cross-section of Jazz era characters who gather for one notorious weekend on board William Randolph Hurst's yacht in 1924.

Weekend guests include: Charlie Chaplin, who has been carrying on with movie star Marion Davies, a secret known to Davies' paramour, the married - and much older - Hearst; and movie mogul Thomas Ince, who is hoping to revive his flagging fortunes by forming a partnership with Hearst. Playing with fire, Ince tries to convince Hearst that he can handle both Marion's movie career and her private life as well.


Elinor GlynAlison Munro
George ThomasAlisdair Low
Margaret LivingstonSuzie James
Thomas InceJosh Cheeseman
Marion DaviesCharlotte Creasey
Charlie ChaplinMark Vestey
Louella ParsonsLauren de Boer
William Randolph HearstKen Rowe
Dr Daniel GoodmanMartin Nowacki
Mrs GoodmanCarol Bell
DiDi DawsonEmily Foster
Celia MooreJamie Morgan
Nell InceMonica Gallo
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