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NEW FOR 2023 Gertrude Lawrence: A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening

Gertrude Lawrence was one of Britain's brightest theatrical stars during the first half of the 20th century. A charismatic stage presence who excelled in sophisticated musical comedy.

This play, with the usual unique combination of word and with music, tells her funny and revealing story with songs from Music Hall and Variety, to Kurt Weil and Noel Coward.
She tells of her childhood in Clapham:
“… following the organ-grinder down the street, dancing and holding out my skirts … a push from Mother, ‘Go on now Gertie, sing your song’ was all the urging I needed.”

Gertrude Lawrence: A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening is the latest collaboration between “Superbly gifted” actor and contralto, Lucy Stevens & pianist Elizabeth Marcus following their previous acclaimed plays: Virginia Woolf: Killing The Angel, Ethel Smyth: Grasp The Nettle, Kathleen Ferrier Whattalife!

It is accessible to anyone who enjoys a jolly good night out.

We provide high quality, full rounded entertainment for the rural touring circuit, for anyone over 12 years, with the minimum amount of fuss and at incredibly affordable prices as a self funded company. Our work is accessible and relevant. We have received rave reviews from other touring schemes and their audiences with many repeat visits with each new show.

We are also going to keep Ethel Smyth: Grasp The Nettle in rep given the renewed interest in her following her exposure at Glyndebourne.

We have a special, reduced price for rural touring and further reductions if you can provide hospitality for Lucy and Liz.. For more information, please contact Penny Mayes,

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