The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe


Tue 20th Oct 2020


£18.50 (conc. £16.50) + £1 Reservation Fee

2 hours

Adam Smith Theatre

01592 583302

This event was originally due to take place on 30 May 2020 but has been rescheduled for 20 Oct 2020. If you had purchased a ticket for the original date, our Box Office will be in touch to discuss your options but please bear with us as we are dealing with a large number of enquiries. Thank you for your support and patience.


From the award-winning creators of Austen’s Women, I, Elizabeth, Orlando, Christmas Gothic, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, and The Time Machine.

August 5th, 1962: Monroe as we’ve never seen her before: alone in her bedroom, in dressing gown and underwear; no glitz, no glamour, no masks. Overdosed on pills, the woman behind the icon unravels her remarkable life, taking us back through the memories of her closest relationships. Repeatedly stalked by a mysterious caller, the Hollywood icon tells all (Joe DiMaggio, Clark Gable, Arthur Miller, her mother – it’s all here), revealing a biting intelligence and an imperfect body, leading us in real time to the very moment of her death.

Written and Directed by Elton Townend Jones (Dalloway, Orlando, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, The Time Machine). Performed by Lizzie Wort (RSC’s The Magician’s Daughter, Animal Farm). Winner of the Three Weeks Editors Award.

***** ‘A simply stunning production’ (Edinburgh Reporter)

***** ’Superlative’ (Remotegoat)

***** ’Spellbinding’ (The Carrick)

***** ‘Outstanding’ (One4Review)

**** ‘Startling, sensual, sarcastic…anything but unremarkable’ (Three Weeks)

**** ‘A fantastic performance… a great pr)oduction… an absolute must’ (Broadway Baby)

**** ‘Powerful and poetic… a dazzling performance’ (Edinburgh Guide)

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