The saga of Gwyneth Paltrow’s ski trial has become a stage musical by a small London theatre company.
The “Gwyneth Goes Skiing” comedy is being put on by “The Pleasance & Awkward Productions” and billed as “a story of love, betrayal, skiing, and (somehow) Christmas.”
Based on the March trial between Paltrow and retired optometrist Terry Sanderson, the 90-minute comedy will have the audience serve as the jury.
A description of the play reads, “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. But also, it’s at Christmas.”
The true life events saw Sanderson sue Paltrow for $300,000 when the two collided at the Deer Valley Resort in Park City.
Sanderson claimed the impact caused a traumatic brain injury and four broken ribs, among other serious injuries.
Paltrow countersued for $1 and denied the claims. Jurors found that Sanderson was at fault in the crash.
The stage play runs from December 13-23.
Feature image from Awkward Productions