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Holding a mirror up to the notion of stardom and the pressure of fame, Marilyn offers a glimpse into the private lives of two extraordinary women. A co-production with Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh.
During the summer of 1960, Marilyn Monroe and French actress Simone Signoret live in adjacent apartments at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Thrown together while Monroe films the movie Let’s Make Love with Signoret’s husband Yves Montand, the pair form an uneasy friendship, plagued by jealousy and insecurity. Under the watchful eye of Patti, hairdresser to the stars, it will become a relationship that will test their deepest beliefs and threaten to destroy them both.
Uncover the raw complexities of celebrity lives in this fascinating portrayal of two of the world’s greatest film stars.
Best known for the modern classic Bondagers, Sue Glover is a renowned Scottish writer for stage, radio and television.
This new play will receive its world premiere at the Citizens Theatre.
15 March - 2 April
Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh
World premiere of a new play by Sue Glover
Director Philip Howard
Designer Kenny Miller
Audio Described 24.02.11, 7.30pm
Signed 02.03.11, 7.30pm
Captioned 03.03.11, 7.30pm
Guide Dogs welcome
PRE-SHOW CONVERSATION"The Women Behind the Icons"
Thu 24 February 2011, 6.15-7pm
POST-SHOW Q&AWith Director Philip Howard
Thu 3 March 2011, Time tbc
More info about both discussions
Supported by Glasgow Restaurant Association and Arts & Business New Arts Sponsorship Grants
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN ARCHIVE ENTRY. THIS SHOW IS NO LONGER ON SALE.
“Philip Howard’s good-looking production is a fascinating and touching theatrical spectacle, in which classic images of Marilyn as the pouting sex goddess constantly play against the reality of a woman trying to sustain her career, whilst ageing fast.”
The Scotsman 4 stars
“(a) handsomely audacious production…a bravura turn by Thorburn.”
The Herald 4 stars
“tight script…taut direction.”
“Frances Thorburn gives a thousand-watt performance. Her Marilyn is at once bold and fragile, shrew and naïve, child-like and x-rated, and it’s impossible to take your eyes off her.”
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