The Essence of Audrey
by Helen Anker
directed by Michael Vivian
All she really wanted was to be loved and to find love.
Have you ever wondered what is behind the seemingly idyllic life of Audrey Hepburn? She was, and continues to be, an inspiration. A beautiful, modest actress, and Ambassador of UNICEF.
Audrey proved to be one of those rare people who truly deserved ‘fashion icon’ status, but what made her into the star we think we know?
In The Essence of Audrey she shares her successes and failures, her triumphs and disappointments, confronting her anxieties and fears and finding the truth she’s never been able to voice before. Glimpse behind the icon in this new biopic play written and performed by Helen Anker.
Helen Anker. Helen has appeared in many shows in the West End and on Broadway, and in numerous regional productions including Crazy for You, Cats, Oklahoma, Beautiful and Damned, The 39 Steps, My Fair Lady, Mamma Mia! and The Prom. She is excited to share her one woman play about the life of Audrey Hepburn with you, which she wrote and created herself during lockdown.
PRESS on this production:
‘Anker pitches the tone just right, aided by a notable physical resemblance to Hepburn, and moreover by the voice.’ ★★★★ Spy in the Stalls
‘You were dazzling, funny, truthful, elegant and touching. I will always look at Audrey now through your eyes!’ Maureen Lipman
Dates and Tickets
Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 March 2024 at 7.30 pm
No performances: Sundays and Mondays
Tickets: £17, £15 conc; suitable for 13+.
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There is no charge for online bookings.
Phone: 0333 666 3366
Telephone reservations have a £1.80 booking fee.
Our concessionary price tickets are for: full-time students, over 65s, registered unwaged, under 18s and Equity Members. Please bring proof of status.
Running time: Sixty minutes, with no interval
The Essence of Audrey
Written by Helen Anker
Directed by Michael Vivian
The box office on-site opens at 7.15 pm for the checking-in of pre-booked tickets, to seat you early and to minimise queues. Please arrive in good time to be seated for the 7.30 pm start.
LATECOMERS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED
Food and drinks are served at the Brockley Jack pub. If you wish to book a table, please visit their website
There is strictly no photography or recording of any kind permitted in the theatre.
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