The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe
Thu 23 Apr 2020
From the award-winning creators ofAusten’s Women, Christmas Gothic, and I, Elizabeth.
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 icon 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 (Dalloway, Orlando, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, The Time Machine). Performed by Lizzie Wort (RSC’s The Magician’s Daughter, Animal Farm). Winner of the Three Weeks Editors Award.
★★★★★ ‘A simply stunning production’ (Edinburgh Reporter)
★★★★★ ’Superlative’ (Remotegoat)
★★★★★ ’Spellbinding’ (The Carrick)
★★★★★ ‘Outstanding’ (One4Review)
★★★★ ‘Startling, sensual, sarcastic…anything but unremarkable’ (Three Weeks)
★★★★ ‘A fantastic performance… a great production… an absolute must’ (Broadway Baby)
★★★★ ‘Powerful and poetic… a dazzling performance’ (Edinburgh Guide)