Joan Rivers at Leicester Square Theatre


Joan Rivers at Leicester Square Theatre

Comedy icon Joan Rivers is to celebrate her 75th birthday by making her London acting debut in the self-penned autobiographical play Joan Rivers - A Work In Progress By A Life In Progress, at the Leicester Square Theatre (formerly The Venue) from 29 Aug 2008 to 18 Sep 2008, then returning for a second run 2 Dec 2008 to 29 Jan 2009.

Directed by Sean Foley, the cast is Joan Rivers, Emily Kosloski, Carrie Paff, Mark Philips.

A four-handed, part-confession, part-performance comedy drama based on Joan Rivers own larger-than-life rollercoaster life. While it presents the Joan that we know, from her biographies, TV appearance and live stand-up shows, it also reveals the woman behind the public face that the public have never seen before. Set in Joan's dressing room backstage at the Oscars ceremony, Joan is preparing for one of her legendary annual TV catwalk commentaries on the fashion hits and disasters at Hollywood's biggest night of the year. But all is not well... her dressing room is B, not A!!; her complimentary cheese is puny, not plentiful; and her producer is the bigwig's nephew, not the bigwig! The tension and drama are the catalyst for an introspective look at aging, going through life's ups and downs and being a woman in Hollywood.

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