A wickedly arousing and interpretive piece of Vancouver history: Out Like Flynn
This show made its debut in November of 2006 at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, as part of the Shadbolt’s Sneak-Preview program for promoting new works by up-and-coming artists.
Then, in typical Hollywood fashion, Lillie and Flynn received a face lift! Renamed Out Like Flynn, it was being re-mounted at the Playwrights Theatre Centre on Granville Island in October of 2007.
Out Like Flynn is an original, Canadian, musical dreamscape written and composed by Jeff Gladstone (Lazy Susan, Theatre Melee, Jessie Award nominee). It is the story of the intriguing Hollywood legend, Errol Flynn, and the last days he spent in none other than Vancouver.
This part-true, part-fictional tale uses the story of Errol Flynn to paint a portrait of Vancouver in the late fifties as a mecca for the wanton and the wicked and the allure of our city to draw such people as Mr. Flynn to its shores.
The characters are a reflection of Vancouver: its hopes, its dreams and, presumably, its place as a refuge.
Flynn was played by Russell Roberts, and he was supported by Laura Di Cicco, Julie McIsaac and Joanna Chapman-Smith. Joanna was also the musician and musical director. The show was directed by Jack Paterson.