End of The Rainbow extends 5 weeks to 21 May 2011
Peter Quilter's End of The Rainbow, has extends another 5 weeks to 21 May 2011.
The show, starring Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland, opened at the Trafalgar Studios 1 Theatre, 22 Nov 2010, following previews from 15 Nov, to good notices from the popular press: Charles Spencer for Telegraph says, "Bennett’s performance is as dazzling as it is unforgettable." Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard says, "Bennett is superb."
Directed by Terry Johnson, designed by William Dudley , lighting by Simon Corder , sound by Gareth Owen, musical direction by Gareth Valentine. Produced by Lee Dean, Jenny Topper, Laurence Myers, Charles Diamond and Hilary Williams in association with Royal & Derngate, Northampton.
Combines humour and heartbreak to capture both the drama of Garland’s final performances in London and her controversial life off stage.
Set in London in 1968 and featuring her most memorable songs including The Man That Got Away, Come Rain or Come Shine, The Trolley Song and Somewhere Over the Rainbow. In her hotel room, with a new young fiancé at her side, Garland battles with drugs and alcohol as she undertakes an exhausting series of concerts at the Talk of the Town in a bid to reclaim her crown as the greatest talent of her generation. Despite a series of failed marriages and a ruined Hollywood career, she remains a tough and remarkable woman, armed with a legendary razor-sharp wit and a real understanding of the demons that possess her. Yet, within six months, she will be dead at the age of just 47, her body wrecked by the legendary amounts of drink & drugs she had been consuming since a teenager.