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Marilyn Monroe Airlines: Always Late And Unreliable! – Cava Restaurant, Galway

Writer: Leonor Bethencourt Reviewer: Tricia O’Beirne An exquisitely coiffured and be-gowned Marilyn Monroe lookalike, wearing a high-viz jacket over her pink flamingo dancer’s dress, greets audience members as they descend the stairs in Cava Bodega to take their seats on the flight with the eponymous airline. The chairs at the tables in the restaurant are all facing forward, and very ...

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Marilyn and Sinatra – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Sandro Monetti Director: Sandro Monetti Reviewer: Scott Matthewman In terms of post-war Hollywood, there are hardly two figures more iconic than Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra. Their entangled personal lives, as they danced around each other even as they were married to other people, has the scope for a fascinating look at such larger-than-life figures, especially given Monroe’s tragic ...

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EXHIBITION: Happy Birthday, Miss Monroe

By MARYAM PHILPOTT Had she lived, Marilyn Monroe would have been 90 on the 1st June – making her a few weeks younger than the Queen incidentally - and to celebrate this auspicious anniversary ONGallery is hosting a month-long exhibition of prints and photographs by some of the 20th Century’s most notable artists. The title of this exhibition appropriately references ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Conversations With Miller – Centenary Edition

Author: Mel Gussow Reviewer: Glen Pearce   A writers life is often a solitary one and for their audience the only insight into the personality of playwrights is the work they share on stage. While Arthur Miller’s personal life may have been as interesting as his stage work, his life is somewhat overshadowed by his impressive catalogue of work, something ...

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Hello Norma Jeane – Park Theatre, London

Vicki Michelle in Hello Norma Jeane

Writer: Dylan Costello Director: Matthew Gould Reviewer: Scott Matthewman When Norma Jeane Mortensen – better known as Marilyn Monroe – died from an apparent barbiturates overdose in 1962, several conspiracy theories emerged that rejected the conventional wisdom of an accident or suicide, mostly predicated on the actress’s relationships with both President John F Kennedy and his brother Robert. Yet none ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: James Brining Musical Director &Composer: David Shrubsole Reviewer: Janet Jepson It has become something of a cliché to say that a production is a “gritty Northern story set in working-class Britain”, but there is no other way to give an overview of The rise and Fall of Little Voice currently playing at West Yorkshire Playhouse in ...

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The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe – The Civic, Barnsley

Writer and Director: Elton Townend Jones Reviewer: Ray Taylor As you enter the auditorium the actress playing Marilyn Monroe is already in situ lying face down on a bed in a dressing gown, next to a telephone and clutching a bottle of tablets. The bedroom is in disarray strewn with artefacts of a life lived in the public glare, alongside ...

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One Night With Joan Collins – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matthew Nichols [rating: 1.5]   “But what is she actually going to DO?” I wondered as I approached the Lowry. Turning 80 this year and still going, Joan Collins is a self-declared living legend, national treasure, actress, writer, wife, mother and grandmother. Showing absolutely no signs of slowing down, she brings her one-woman show to the Lowry. And what ...

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