Plays Directory : Bright Lights Big City

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Paul Scott Goodman (based on the novel by Jay McInerney)
  • Setting
    1980s New York City
  • Overview
    Jamie, a twenty-four-year-old who came to New York City to fulfill his dream of being a writer, now finds himself in a frightfully boring job in the "factual verification department" of Gotham Magazine under tight-lipped boss Clara. Jamie soon discovers the party-scene of New York where he meets characters like Tad, who brings Jamie into a world of cocaine, sex and all-night partying at the Odeon club. Jamie indulges but eventually finds himself spinning out of control. His wife Amanda, a model, leaves him to follow her dream in Paris. He loses touch with his brother, Michael, who is left confused and alone since the death of their mother, and Jamie loses his job.

    Drugs and partying get the better of Jamie, as he starts to be haunted by hallucinations, while Chuck Bean, the number one reporter in town, worms his way into Jamie's brain. Jamie spirals out of control as the hallucinations and reality start to crumble.

    Tad introduces Jamie to his cousin, Vicky. It is meant to be nothing but a one-night engagement, but Jamie finds himself drawn to the rationality, innocence and philosophical tendencies of Vicky. He soon decides to turn his life around, forgetting about Amanda, deserting Tad, reconnecting with Michael, being with Vicky and finally re-starting the novel he once gave up on.

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Connected mandy members:

Georgia Stevens
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Avondale Theatre
Constance Pumfrey
2018, Amanda
Italia Conti Avondale
Michael Gyngell
Michael Gyngell
Director
2018, Director
Kenneth More Ilford
Bethan Carys
Bethan Carys
Dancer
2018, Mary O'Brien McCann
Paul McCartney Auditiorium
Olivia Plagaro
2018, Coma baby
Italia Conti
Federica Campini
2018, Elaine
Sam Lynam
Sam Lynam
Sound No.1 / A1
2018, Sound/ Projection Designer
Avondale Theatre
Sam Ohlsson
Sam Ohlsson
Lighting Designer
2018, LIGHTING DESIGNER
Avondale Italia Conti
Briana Sandercock
2018, Elise
Avondale Theatre
Helena Harvey
Helena Harvey
Technician
2018, Deputy Stage Manager
LIPA PMA
Millie Branfoot
2018, Chuck Bean
Avondale Theatre
Jennifer Collins
Jennifer Collins
Production Runner
2014, Lighting Technician
Anthony Parkinson
Anthony Parkinson
Technician
2014, Sound Operator
Stanwix Theatre
Mark Webber
Mark Webber
Sound Designer
2013, Musical Director
Stanwix Theatre
Georgie Javins
2013, Dancer
Hollie O Donoghue
Hollie O Donoghue
Drama Tutor
2013, Vicky
The Bridewelle
Leigh Corbett
2013, Clara
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Sam Williams
Sam Williams
Stage Manager
2012, DSM
Albany Theatre
Abigail Fancourt
2012, Coma Baby
The Albany theatre
Natalie Law
Natalie Law
Actor
2012, Mother