Who is afraid of Rachel Roberts? One-woman show at Fairfield Halls, Croydon
The story of an actress who went from an award winning star to a foul mouthed Hollywood actress is being retold on the stage.
Rachel Roberts, was showered with awards for her passionate performances in the ground-breaking kitchen-sink dramas Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and This Sporting Life.
She married Rex Harrison, an English actor, which brought her a superstar lifestyle which she embraced but then she set about destroying it with her outrageous, provocative behaviour.
Roberts died aged 53 in 1980 after committing suicide.
Following a sell-out tour last year the fascinating story of the outrageous Welsh actress performed by playwright and Welsh BAFTA-winning actress Helen Griffin, has wowed Edinburgh audiences with sell out performances at one the prestigious Assembly Festival venues.
Griffin, who plays Roberts in this one woman show and co-wrote the play says the actress is a fascinating character.
She says: "Rachel Roberts was one of the Welsh Greats, who had a fascinating and shocking life.
"You don't have to know who she was to enjoy the show - the themes in her life and in our play - an obsession with celebrity, an addiction to alcohol, an inability to let go of a lost love - are eternal and perhaps more relevant than ever today.
"Rachel is a mass of fantastic contradictions, which makes her a rich and entertaining character to play."
Who’s Afraid of Rachel Roberts? Fairfield halls, Park Lane, September 24 and 25, 8.15pm, £15, for ages 16+, call 020 8688 9291 or visit Fairfield.co.uk.
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