Discover the (almost) true story of the making of Gone With the Wind.

A riotous farce that’s full of laughter, Moonlight and Magnolias takes you behind the scenes as three movie masters set about creating one of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters of all time.

“Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn”

Just three weeks into filming, Gone With the Wind is in trouble. Desperate times call for drastic measures, so legendary producer David O. Selznick shuts down production, pulls director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz and hires script-doctor Ben Hecht to save the film. But, there’s a catch. The men have just five days to rewrite the script from scratch and Hecht is one of the very few people in the whole of America who hasn’t actually read the best-selling novel.

Tempers will fray, egos will clash and wits will truly reach their end as the trio battle to achieve cinematic greatness in this love letter to the silver screen.

Join us for this laugh-out-loud comedy that’ll be just the tonic you need this Spring.


We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production.

Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services.


David O. Selznick Joe Alessi
Ben Hecht Dan Fredenburgh
Miss Poppenghul Hayley Doherty
Victor Fleming Oscar Pearce


Writer Ron Hutchinson
Director Kirsty Patrick Ward
Designer Tim Meacock
Lighting Designer Jamie Platt
Associate Lighting Designer Lucia Sanchez Roldan
Sound Designer Ella Wahlström
Video Designer Will Simpson
Fight Director Kev McCurdy
Voice Coach Marianne Samuels
Voiceover Artist Robin Bowerman
Casting Director Ginny Schiller CDG


“Joe Alessi doesn’t just play Selznick - he is Selznick”
British Theatre Guide
4 rating
5 rating
East Midlands Theatre
4 rating
Daily Mail
“A laugh out loud riot”
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