Arts & Entertainment

New musical parodies Gwyneth Paltrow’s ski trial

'Prepare to be gooped. BYOJE (bring your own jade eggs),' said the Pleasance website

PARK CITY, Utah — If it wasn’t enough for Gwyneth Paltrow’s ski trial to play out on the world stage, London theater company Awkward Productions has created a musical inspired by the Park City court case that enraptured the nation.

The 90-minute production, dubbed “Gwyneth Goes Skiing,” will run at Pleasance London from Dec. 13-23.

Described as a story of “love, betrayal, skiing, and (somehow) Christmas,” the show will play on the lawsuit filed by retired Utah optometrist Terry Sanderson who said that Paltrow violently crashed into him in 2016 while skiing at Deer Valley Resort. The high-profile case unfolded this spring with a jury ultimately finding Paltrow not at fault for the incident.

“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,” said the Pleasance website. “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 titular role will be played by Linus Karp, Sanderson will be played by Joseph Martin, and the audience will act as the jury. The show will feature original music from American singer and songwriter Leland.

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