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The Revlon Girl comes to Park Theatre

Published 16 August 2017

Following a critically acclaimed and sell-out tour across Wales last year, The Revlon Girl will come to PARK90 in September after a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Set eight months following the death of 116 children during the Aberfan Disaster of 1966, the show tells the real life story of a group of bereaved mothers who met every week above a local hotel to talk, cry and even laugh without feeling guilty.

Written by composer and writer Neil Anthony Docking, The Revlon Girl is a poignant, heart-breaking and tender new play which explores a terrible episode in Welsh history and tells a story of amazing courage, hope and humour.

At one of their meetings, the women confided how much they felt they’d forgotten about themselves but were too afraid of being judged frivolous to do anything about it. So together they arranged – secretly – for a representative from Revlon to come along one night and give them all a talk on beauty tips.

The Revlon Girl is directed by Maxine Evans, with set design by Eleri Lloyd; lighting design by Chris Barrett and special technical effects by Dan Travers.

The show plays at the Park Theatre from 19 September – 14 October. You can book your tickets through the venue’s website.

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