CABARET FESTIVAL – The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign – 4K


Joanne Hartstone is building quite the career on interesting, engaging monologues of strong women. Following her premiere of That Daring Australian Girl at this year’s Adelaide Fringe, Hartstone brings her production The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign back to Adelaide after a year touring it to Edinburgh and the US.

Evie Edwards is preparing to leap to her death off of the iconic Hollywood sign, just like Peg Entwhistle. She details her attempts at stardom, her cinematic idols, her dream start at MGM, and her heartbreaking fall into the depths of despair. A singer and actress, Evie is stuck between having talent, but not being ‘pretty enough’ for the movies. Set in the 1940s, some of the assertions that Evie makes about the hypocrisy of celebrity ring true today.

Combining monologues with 1940s inspired songs, Hartstone gives her all to the production, taking the audience on the rollercoaster ride of Evie’s life. With tidbits of Hollywood information scattered throughout, Evie lives her life by the celebrities she idolises, and Hartstone captures that well.

If you get the chance to see this engaging performance by this talented local actress, producer, and arts everywoman, be sure to buy the ticket.

Kryztoff Rating: 4K

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