The troubled life of a screen icon is brought to the London stage in a new dance musical. Read More >
Dance musical Marilyn, celebrates the life of the actress crowned ‘Sexiest Female Movie Star of all Time’ by Empire Magazine and ‘Sexiest Woman of the Century’ by People magazine, Marilyn Monroe.
Marilyn’s story encompasses a childhood without a father and love, a schizophrenic mother who doesn’t want her child to exist and even tries to strangle her, and a marriage aged just 16 to avoid being sent to an orphanage. Marilyn Monroe’s screen career, which included roles in classic films Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How To Marry A Millionaire, The Seven Year Itch and Some Like It Hot, lasted just 16 years, but made an incredible impact. The final years of her life were rife with illness, personal problems and a reputation for being unreliable and difficult to work with. Her untimely death from a barbiturates overdoes is still the subject of conjecture and conspiracy theories.
British ballerina and Peter Schaufuss company regular Zara Deakin takes the lead role of Marilyn. The former English National Ballet and Deautsche Oper Berlin dancer has previously taken key roles in Schaufuss’s Divas and Diana – The Princess.
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