Movie starlet’s last minutes

Marylin Monroe
Marylin Monroe

Relive the moments leading up to the death of a 50s Hollywood icon and the story of her life at Blackfriars Theatre on Friday.

The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe tells the story of the day August 2, 1962, and shows audiences a side of the starlet we’ve never seen her before.

Production company Dyad Productions shows Monroe alone in her bedroom in a dressing gown and underwear; no glitz, no glamour, no masks.

Overdosed on pills, the woman behind the icon unravels her life and travels through the memories of her closest relationships.

Repeatedly stalked by a mysterious caller, the Hollywood icon tells all ( including Joe DiMaggio, Clark Gable, Arthur Miller and her mother) and reveals a biting intelligence and an imperfect body.

The show is written and directed by Elton Townend Jones and performed by Lizzie Wort.

Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol.

She starred in a number of motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.

Dyad Productions radical interpretation of one of the world’s most famous women is its fifth original production in as many years, and, although a work of fiction, promises to exposes the truth behind the legend.

The company has previously performed Austen’s Women and I, Elizabeth, The Diaries of Adam and Eve and Female Gothic.

The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £14 (£12.50 early bird).

To book call 01205 363108.