The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe
Thursday 21st October , 7.30pm, £12 / £10 (conc)
From the award-winning creators of Christmas Gothic, Austen’s Women, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, and The Time Machine.
August 5th, 1962: Monroe as we’ve never seen her before: alone in her bedroom, in dressing gown and underwear; no glitz, no glamour, no masks. Overdosed on pills, the woman behind the icon unravels her remarkable life, taking us back through the memories of her closest relationships.
Repeatedly stalked by a mysterious caller, the Hollywood legend tells all (Joe DiMaggio, Clark Gable, Arthur Miller, her mother – it’s all here), revealing a biting intelligence and an imperfect body, leading us in real time to the very moment of her death.
Written and Directed by Elton Townend Jones. Performed by Lizzie Wort.
Suitable for ages 12+
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