Date

Apr 03 2023

Time

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Gertrude Lawrence – A lovely way to spend an evening

Gertrude Lawrence was a theatrical star of the 1930’s who excelled in musical comedy.

This show tells her story. Funny, revealing and full of songs from London’s variety theatre, including hits by Noel Coward, Gershwin, Kurt Weill and Rodgers & Hammerstein.

The text is drawn from Gertrude Lawrence’s memoirs and tells of her childhood in Clapham “following the organ-grinder down the street … a push from Mother, ‘Go on now Gertie, sing your song’ was all the urging I needed.” Gertie was soon performing in London’s nightclubs and revues, Noel Coward wrote Private Lives for her which opened in The Phoenix Theatre! She went on to become a leading lady in the West End and on Broadway. “I love the theatre life, but people talk about ‘settling down’ as though it were something every nice girl should wish to do. Well, perhaps I’m not a nice girl!” Gertrude Lawrence: A lovely way to spend an evening is a song filled story about the girl from Clapham who became a Star!

Creatives

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“Utterly brilliant performance – the whole audience was spellbound throughout.”

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65minutes, no interval

 

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