The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe
This event was originally due to take place on 30 May 2020 then changed to 6 Feb 2021 at Adam Smith Theatre, NEW Date moved to Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline 21 May 2021. If you had purchased tickets for the original dates, 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)