Last days of a Hollywood icon.
by Aidan Harney. Directed by Joe Devlin
Starring Stewart Roche & Patrick Byrnes
Wed 9th – Sat 12th May 8pm Tickets €10
Following a hugely successful run in Bewleys Café Theatre, Hollywood Valhalla returns for a short tour in April and May. Described by The Irish Independent as ” the most entertaining, dramatically satisfying two hander I’ve witnessed for some time…” This is a touching and poignant drama about love, friendship and redemption during the Reagan era of the 1980’s.
Hollywood 1985, Rock Hudson, a faded screen legend, struggles to keep his private life out of the spotlight as he secretly comes to terms with a devastating new illness; HIV. As his closet friends desert him the media glare becomes blinding, an unlikely friendship grows between Rock and his fitness instructor Toby. Faced by a society steeped in paranoia and ignorance, will the haunting memories from Rock’s unresolved past prompt him into one final act of selfless courage?
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