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Darren Criss and Cat Cohen lend voices to Gwyneth Goes Skiing

The viral hit show will play this year’s Edinburgh Fringe

Darren Criss, © Dave Gordon
Darren Criss, © Dave Gordon

Following its recent London run, comedy musical Gwyneth Goes Skiing has announced it will play at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, in a production featuring the voices of Glee star Darren Criss and award-winning US comedian Cat Cohen.

The show, a co-production between Awkward Productions and the Pleasance Theatre, tells the story of a collision on the slopes involving Gwyneth Paltrow in 2016 and the subsequent court case seven years late.

Emmy-winner Criss, who has appeared on Broadway in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will provide the singing voice of Terry Sanderson, who sued Paltrow. Cohen, a previous winner of Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, will lend her voice as Paltrow on the vocal track.

They join Trixie Mattel who makes a special on-screen appearance as Gwyneth Paltrow’s mother, Blythe Danner, alongside the original cast of Linus Karp as Paltrow and Joseph Martin as Sanderson.

Prior to its Edinburgh run the show will transfer to Park City, Utah, the location of Sanderson and Paltrow’s now infamous collision in 2016.