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The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign


Joanne Hartstone

Theatre, Music, Storytelling

Digital Fringe

An aspiring actress, Evie Edwards, clutches the sides of the Hollywood sign. Looking out over the lights of Los Angeles and the movie studios that broke her dreams, Evie charts a path through Hollywood’s forgotten histories to decide her fate. She has only ever wanted one thing: to be a STAR.

A play with music about the quest for fame, inspired by the secrets and forgotten histories of Hollywood’s Golden Age. ‘The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign’ includes songs performed by Hollywood’s greatest movie stars – Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Jean Harlow and more.

Written & Performed by Joanne Hartstone

★★★★★ “Masterfully written and performed” (The Clothesline) 

“A one of a kind show… Hartstone’s contralto vocals make you think of a young Judy Garland” (Broadway World)

★★★★★ “Joanne Hartstone is an all-round entertainer, oozing comedic, dramatic and musical talent in this magical performance. A true Super Star is Born.” (Edinburgh Guide)

 ★★★★★ “A beautifully polished view on disposable talent and a tragic tale of a girl who placed a bet on herself and lost” (InDaily)

“Be magically transported into Hartstone’s faraway world of Hollywood at its ruthless fairy-story height” (Barefoot Review)

WINNER: 2020 Frank Ford Award – Adelaide Fringe
WINNER: 2017 Made In Adelaide Award – Adelaide Fringe
WINNER: 2017 Producers’ Encore Award – Hollywood Fringe


Joanne Hartstone is a multi-award winning South Australian theatre maker, performer, playwright, producer and presenter, specializing in international collaborations, live theatre & cabaret, and immersive/site-specific events. Joanne has also built and curated pop-up venues in the Adelaide Fringe, and presented multiple seasons as a performer and producer in Edinburgh Fringe, Hollywood, London, New York and Sydney. Joanne is now a prolific figure in the theater industry, who has recently broadened her repertoire into digital events. She won the inaugural Made In Adelaide Award in 2017, the Frank Ford Award in 2020, multiple “Best Theatre” and Critics Circle Awards, and two innovation awards in 2021 for her digital theatre work during Covid. Joanne is also a teacher and mentor to emerging artists.

Available September 1-30, 76 min. duration, PWYC $5+


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