Awkward Productions, in association with The Pleasance presents

Gwyneth Goes Skiing

11th September 202421st September 2024


She’s the Goop-founding, Door-Sliding, Shakespeare-In-Loving, consciously-uncoupling Hollywood superstar. He’s a retired Optometrist from Utah. In 2016, they went skiing. 

On the slopes of Deer Valley, their worlds collided, and so did they – literally. Ouch. 

Seven years later in 2023, they went to court. Double ouch. 

This is their story. Kind of. Not really.  

After sell-out London runs, critical acclaim, a U.S. transfer and a run at Edinburgh Fringe, join harbingers of queer chaos Awkward Productions (Diana: The Untold and Untrue Story), as they transform Hope Mill Theatre into Deer Valley Ski Resort. 

Written and performed by Linus Karp and Joseph Martin, featuring original songs by Leland (RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Cher), with a special video appearance by Trixie Mattel (RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 winner), and the singing voices of Darren Criss (Glee, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), and Catherine Cohen (Edinburgh Comedy Award winner). 

A story of love, betrayal, and skiing – where you are the jury. 

Prepare to be gooped. 

BYOJE (bring your own jade eggs) 

As seen in: New York Times, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, Forbes, TMZ, E News, Variety, Deadline, Vulture, GQ, The Week, The Hill, New York Magazine, Dazed, CBS News, The Hollywood Reporter, Them, Us Weekly, BBC, Lorraine AND MANY MORE

‘Brilliant, so much fun and so realistic at one point I thought I was watching a documentary’ – Alan Carr

★★★★ ‘Hilarious, camp and outrageous’ – Attitude

★★★★ ‘Gloriously ridiculous’ – The Stage

★★★★★ ‘Pure theatrical magic’ – All That Dazzles

★★★★★ ‘Truly wonderful’ – Theatre & Tonic

★★★★★ ‘A high-camp, snow-speckled, fevered fantasia of queer joy’ – The Recs

★★★★★ ‘Hilariously bonkers’ – Always Time for Theatre

★★★★★ ‘Theatrical brilliance’ – London Theatre 1

★★★★★ ‘Hilariously queer and joyful’ – Fairy Powered Productions

★★★★★ ‘Queer, camp and downright ridiculous’ – Always Time for Theatre


Times & Duration

Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes.

Interval: 20 minutes.

Minimum Age
Suitable for ages 16 and over

Meet theCast

Gwyneth Paltrow

Linus Karp (he/him)

Terry Sanderson

Joseph Martin (he/they)

Singing Voice of Gwyneth Paltrow

Cat Cohen (she/her)

Singing Voice of Terry Sanderson

Darren Criss (he/him)

The Deer of Deer Valley

Leland (he/him)

Blythe Danner

Trixie Mattel (she/her)

The Judge

Dan Hildebrand (he/him)

Voice of Deer Valley Resort & Mrs Rabbit

Sam Carlyle (she/her)

Voice of Mr Squirrel

Wes Maddocks (he/him)

Meet theCreative team


Linus Karp (he/him) & Joseph Martin (he/they)


Nic Connaughton (he/him) for Pleasance Theatre


Linus Karp (he/him) & Joseph Martin (he/they) for Awkward Productions

Original Songs by

Leland (he/him)

Original Songs Produced by

Gabe Lopez (he/him)

Lighting Design & Stage Manager

James Appleby (he/him)

Associate Director

Lauren Lambert-Moore (she/her)

Sound Design

Roly Botha (they/them)

Sound Recordist

Wes Maddocks (he/him)


Sam Carlyle (she/her)

Hair and Wig Styling

Styled by Vodka (they/them)

Graphic Design

Alice Gorman (she/her)

Assistant Stage Manager

Ciara Pidgeon (she/her)

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