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You Might As Well Live

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About the Show Less...

The untold life of Dorothy Parker. Read More >

Dissolute, glamorous and always provocative, Dorothy Parker was an American legend and You Might As Well Live is her story. In 1927, Dorothy was at the height of her fame as a wit, poet and socialite. A year later, she was a radical hothead who smuggled herself into Spain during the civil war and secretly joined the communist party. What sparked the transformation? And why did she lose everything in her battle for a better world? Dorothy’s ferocious humour dominates as she crosses continents, battling depression and the bottle in her bid to escape celebrity and do one thing she can be proud of. Pandora Colin (NY-Lon, Black Books, Coupling) plays Dorothy Parker in a one-woman show that starts in 1927 and ends 40 years later in the same hotel.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 16/10/2006

Opening Night: 17/10/2006

Closing Night: 04/11/2006

Running time: 1h10

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Cast & Creative


Director - Tim Roseman

Producer - New End Theatre in association with Boatswain Theatre

Author - Christian Spurrier, based on an idea by Christian Spurrier & Pandora Colin

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