"Elaine Stritch at Liberty" extends to 14 Dec 02 at Old Vic

"Elaine Stritch at Liberty" extends to 14 Dec 02 at Old Vic

Elaine Stritch's one-woman show Elaine Stritch at Liberty , has been extended by a further 15 performances at the Old Vic Theatre and is now booking to 14 Dec 02.

The show opened at the Old Vic Theatre on 9 Oct 02 to good notices from the popular press: THE EVENING STANDARD says, "A triumph of ageless personality and performance." THE TIMES says, "Still here, packing a punch." THE INDEPENDENT says, "Our heroine is unfailingly fresh, funny and ruefully honest...A non-stop masterclass in comic timing." THE GUARDIAN says, " It is not what she can do that we are applauding, but the fact that after more than 50 years in "the biz" she is still upright..." THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Almost every moment of this show is pure pleasure."

The show, which was presented in New York, won the Tony Award for 'Special Theatrical Event'. The show features a full orchestra under the musical direction of Broadway musical director Rob Bowman. Performing musical theatre classics including Sondheim's 'The Ladies Who Lunch' and 'I'm Still Here', the 76-year old tells stories from her anecdote-filled career.

It is directed by George C Wolfe, contructed by John Lahr and reconstructed by Elaine Stritch.

Elaine Stritch has starred on Broadway in many shows including 'A Delicate Balance', 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' 'Company' and 'Showboat'. She starred in both the Broadway and West End productions of Noel Coward's production of 'Sail Away' and her other West End credits include 'The Gingerbread Lady', 'Small Craft Warnings' and 'Love Letters'. She co-starred in the 1977 Alain Renais film 'Providence' and opposite Donald Sinden in the BBC TV series 'Two's Company'.

This show marks Elaine Stritch's return to the West End for the first time since 'Love Letters' in 1990.

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