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The films of Quentin Tarantino being transformed into theatre productions


If you’re a fan of Quentin Tarantino and live nearby the Los Angeles area, you’re in for a theatrical treat. Supporters of the iconic cult director can visit Tarantino Live: Fox Force Five & The Tyranny of Evil Men, a hybrid theatre experience that involves the stories and worlds of the films of Quentin Tarantino. 

Described as a “postmodern cabaret experience,” on the website for the production, the show is a “dynamic combination of Broadway-style live-action with rock ‘n’ roll music from some of QT’s most iconic films”. Taking place exclusively at The Bourbon Room in Los Angeles through to the end of September, the performance will feature songs from Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and Inglourious Basterds among others. 

The “Tarantino-approved live performance” is detailed as a “combination of live orchestra and immersive musicals as an ode to Quentin Tarantino’s Cinematic Universe”. Elaborating further the description states, “You’ll follow the ‘Fox Force Five’—a group of fierce female superwomen popularized by Pulp Fiction—as they join forces to take care of business and fight the Tyranny of Evil Men with Tarantino’s quintessential soundtrack in the background”.

Though the show has been around for a while, the director Anderson Davis made some changes to the project last year by adding Once Upon a Time in Hollywood into the lineup.

Meanwhile, Quentin Tarantino will be attending a fan experience in London this week (2nd September) where he will appear at Alexandra Palace Theater for An Evening With Quentin Tarantino. Now sold-out, the event will celebrate the release of the director’s debut novel Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, and will feature a conversation between Tarantino and British film writer Kim Newman. 

Once upon a time in Hollywood is in fact a project that Quentin Tarantino intends to repurpose several times. Having already written a book of the film, Tarantino also reported to the Big Picture podcast, “Believe it or not, I’ve written a play version of [Once Upon a Time in Hollywood]…I wanted to write a play, and stuff that’s not in the book”.