Saturday, January 2

New show about Judy Garland

Award winning musical theatre diva Tracie Bennett is about to start rehearsals for a new production about Judy Garland.    Tracie has a long and distinguished career in musical theatre and was last seen in London as Velma von Tussle in Hairspray for which she won the 2008 Olivier Award for the best actress in a supporting role. Prior to that she played Madame Thénardier in Les Miserables.

Written by Peter Quilter, End of the Rainbow, explores the last days of Miss Garland’s life in 1969 when she was visiting London while married to her fifth husband Mickey Deans. Sadly until her tragic end she was searching for the crock of happiness at the end of a rainbow that never existed.

Quilter's play will be directed by the very talented Terry Johnson and features seven songs, accompanied by a five piece band. Hilton McRae plays a musical director with Stephen Hagan as Deans.

End Of The Rainbow will try out at the Royal Theatre Northampton and run there from February 5th -20th: hopefully then being ready to transfer into the West End.

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