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Celebrity Secrets Exposed On Stage

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Silo Theatre presents the NZ Premiere of Douglas Carter Beane’s

The seedy underbelly of the A-List lifestyle and the dirty little secrets that dog the mighty celebrity are exposed when The Little Dog Laughed takes the spotlight in all its naked glory, at the Herald Theatre from October 24.

Mitchell Green is a movie star who could hit it big if it weren't for one teensy-weensy problem. You know, the gay thing. Trying to help him navigate Tinseltown's choppy waters is Diane, a piranha in Blahniks who is doing all she can to keep him away from the cute little rent boy who's caught his eye.

Will there be a happy ending as the final credits roll?

Won a scholorshop to wrok on Italian film Festival– short film Called which your wrote qand direceted dead letters. Three and half worked in production work.

Though many of us mock the voyeuristic nature of exposés and gossip columns, deep down we still nurture this morbid fascination with the private lives of celebrities – a concept that Douglas Carter Beane liberally embraces with nods to a certain “Top Gun” of the Hollywood A-List circuit.

Acerbic, cynical, sexy and voyeuristic, the scandalous and sensational hit of last year’s Broadway season delves into the celebrity status of the superstar agent. Following on in a similar hilarious vein from television touchstones such as ENTOURAGE and GOSSIP GIRL, the show details the extreme lengths an agent would go to ensure their client’s success. As the ferocious Diane, Alison Bruce will make Ari Gold look like Puss n Boots.

Having begun its theatrical life at New York’s Second Stage Theatre and boasting a cast such as Tom Everett Scott, Julie White and Johnny Galecki, Beane’s play was instantly sold out, transferring to Broadway, where it received a Tony Award for “Best Play” and “Best Performance by a Leading Actress”.

THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED will see the welcome return of Paolo Rotondo to Silo Theatre. Last year Rotondo toured the country, in the critically acclaimed Strange Resting Places, as well as writing and producing the short film Dead Letters. The short film won him a prestigious scholarship in Italy to work on a film in the Italian Film Festival. He is joined by Silo Theatre favourites Alison Bruce (Some Girls; The Mercy Seat), Charlie McDermott (The Threepenny Opera; Mr Marmalade) and Sophie Henderson (The Ensemble Project; Milk).

"...Theatregoers have cause to rejoice. Devastatingly funny, with dizzy, irresistable writing that brings down the house..."
The New York Times

WARNING: Contains Nudity, Ribald Humour and Scandal-Du-Jour

October 24th – November 15th 2008, Herald Theatre, THE EDGE®
directed by Shane Bosher
featuring Alison Bruce, Sophie Henderson, Charlie McDermott and Paolo Rotondo
Monday and Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm
Bookings through THE EDGE ticketing on 09 357 3355 or
Tickets: $20-35


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