Skiing hits the West End with ‘Gwyneth Goes Skiing’

theatre poster for musical Gwyneth Goes Skiing - with bad makeup in what promises to be a tongue-in-cheek adaptation of the Hollywood ski crash

The ski entertainment we’ve all been waiting for… Gwyneth Paltrow’s alleged skiing accident – the musical.

Gwyneth Goes Skiing will be a West End musical adaptation of the A-list ski slope collision and the legal battle that ensued between Gwyneth Paltrow and retired optometrist Terry Sanderson.

The 2016 ski slope jam at America’s most exclusive ski resort turned into a legal case with Sanderson initially seeking damages to the tune of $3m, later adjusting it to $300k, before finally having to pay $1 to Paltrow (plus what have got to be some serious legal fees), bringing an end to proceedings in 2023.

Paltrow’s nightmare case, however, wasn’t without its highlights for the rest of us, with courtroom comments setting social media alight.

Paltrow momentarily losing her brand-cool (on which she’s founded multi-million-dollar business Goop), yelling “You skied directly into my effing back!” did the rounds in memes.

As did her grave answer to the question of how she was impacted by the crash: “Well, we lost half a day of skiing” – (we feel you, Gwyny).

The moment of gold, however, was Paltrow’s parting quip for Sanderson.

“I wish you well” she whispered in his ear as she left the courtroom victorious, $1 the richer…

We can’t wait to see what Awkward Productions does with it:

“Prepare to be Gooped,” the poster warns as the musical hits London between 13—23 December at the Pleasance Theatre. Tickets here – who’s in?

“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,” reads a synopsis. “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.”