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Marilyn


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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.

ON TOUR

15 March - 2 April
Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

World premiere of a new play by Sue Glover
Director Philip Howard
Designer Kenny Miller

Main Theatre

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Previews 17-19.02.11
Audio Described 24.02.11, 7.30pm
Signed 02.03.11, 7.30pm
Captioned 03.03.11, 7.30pm
Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome
Induction Loop

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PRE-SHOW CONVERSATION
"The Women Behind the Icons"
Thu 24 February 2011, 6.15-7pm
POST-SHOW Q&A
With 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.

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PRODUCTION CREDITS

Writer
SUE GLOVER
Director
PHILIP HOWARD
Designer
KENNY MILLER
Lighting Designer
CHARLES BALFOUR
Sound Designer
GRAHAM SUTHERLAND
Music/Movement Director
ANDREW PANTON

CAST

Frances Thorburn
Dominique Hollier
Pauline Knowles

 

PRESS

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.” 
The Stage

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.” 
OnStage Scotland

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