The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe

Tue 20 Oct 2020, 7.30pm

Please note this performance is rescheduled from 9 June 2020

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 production… an absolute must’ (Broadway Baby)
★★★★ ‘Powerful and poetic… a dazzling performance’ (Edinburgh Guide)

15*/£13*
Friends of the Grove Theatre (available online; 2 discounted tickets for Gold members and 4 for Platinum members – enter maximum amount of tickets required per membership type into basket as Standard) £1 off

Concessions £1 off

Wheelchair Users (cannot be booked online; please call Box Office) £1 off

*A £1 transaction fee will be added per ticket.