CECIL BEATON’S DIARIES
Direct from Brits Off Broadway 2023
For the first time, the diaries of photographer and designer Sir Cecil Beaton come to the stage, to accompany his most iconic images. Beaton’s photographs showed his versatility; his diaries exposed the cost. Even his triumphant designs for My Fair Lady never stopped his doubts. And his passion for Greta Garbo found fulfilment only in his writing. Blisteringly funny, with appearances ranging from the Queen Mother and Elizabeth Taylor to Churchill and Capote, the diaries paint a self-portrait of the 20th century’s most compelling dandy.
Performed by Richard Stirling, whose recent credits include Bridgerton and The Man who Fell to Earth.
Richard Stirling epitomises Beaton’s crisply tailored demeanour ***** Edinburgh Guide
Stirling does a superlative job of milking Beaton’s diaries for all their venom *****Talkin’ Broadway
Unexpectedly moving **** The Stage
Date & Time: Sunday 18th February 2024 at 2:30pm
Ticket Prices: All Tickets £22.50 (Ticket prices include a £1 Restoration Levy, a £1.25 Booking Fee and a 25p Community Fund Levy)
Running time: 80 minutes (No interval)