For anyone who’s ever wished upon a star…
Every generation has its heroes; from the screaming crowds who greeted Elvis Presley and The Beatles, to the millions who follow Justin Bieber and One Direction on Twitter today.
This touching and uplifting new play by acclaimed writer Amanda Whittington takes you through the joy and heartache of hero worship.
Adapted from the autobiographical memoir, My Judy Garland Life by Susie Boyt, it tells the story of growing up under the spell of Judy Garland. Featuring Garland’s best-loved songs alongside key moments in Susie and Judy’s lives, this is an original take on the relationship between a fan and a star.
Enthralled as a child by the passion and pain of Garland’s voice, Susie grows up dreaming of all things Judy. The troubled star becomes someone she can confide in, care for and be consoled by. Judy’s heart-stopping blend of joy and anguish helps Susie with her own troubles and will ultimately bring her through the darkest days of her life.
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After the publication of My Judy Garland Life, Susie received many letters from fans who have their own stories of hero worship and from people who experienced profound fellow feeling reading the book. One correspondent even read the book to a loved one in a coma and that loved one woke up! If you have your own story of hero worship that you would like to share, please use the comments box below.
Judy Garland Sally Ann Triplett
Susie Boyt Faye Elvin
Mr S (Piano) Stefan Bednarczyk
Mr L (Double Bass) William Oxborrow
Mr T (Drums) Delroy Brown
Director Kath Rogers
Designer Tom Rogers
Musical Director Stefan Bednarczyk
Lighting Designer Mike Gunning
Sound Designer Drew Baumohl
Choreographer Adele Parry
BACKSTAGE PASS MEMBERS SAVE UP TO 50%
Dates & Times
|My Judy Garland Life - Fri 31 Jan 7:45pm Fri 31 Jan||Main House||7:45pm||£7.50 - £11|
|My Judy Garland Life - Sat 1 Feb 7:45pm Sat 1 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£7.50 - £11|
|My Judy Garland Life - Mon 3 Feb 7:45pm Mon 3 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£7.50 - £11|
|My Judy Garland Life - Tue 4 Feb 7:45pm Tue 4 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£8.50 - £25.50|
|My Judy Garland Life - Wed 5 Feb 7:45pm Wed 5 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£8.50 - £25.50|
|My Judy Garland Life - Thu 6 Feb 7:45pm Thu 6 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£8.50 - £25.50|
|My Judy Garland Life - Fri 7 Feb 7:45pm Fri 7 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£9.50 - £27|
|My Judy Garland Life - Sat 8 Feb 2:30pm Sat 8 Feb||Main House||2:30pm||£8.50 - £14|
|My Judy Garland Life - Sat 8 Feb 7:45pm Sat 8 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£9.50 - £27.50|
|My Judy Garland Life - Tue 11 Feb 7:45pm Tue 11 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£8.50 - £25.50|
|My Judy Garland Life - Wed 12 Feb 7:45pm Wed 12 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£8.50 - £25.50|
|My Judy Garland Life - Thu 13 Feb 1:30pm Thu 13 Feb||Main House||1:30pm||£8.50 - £14|
|My Judy Garland Life - Thu 13 Feb 7:45pm Thu 13 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£8.50 - £25.50|
|My Judy Garland Life - Fri 14 Feb 7:45pm Fri 14 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£9.50 - £27|
|My Judy Garland Life - Sat 15 Feb 7:45pm Sat 15 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£9.50 - £27|
Praise for the stage show My Judy Garland Life:
Camp as kittens and almost as lovable
Huge hit for Nottingham and deserves to be seen elsewhere
Triplett’s portrayal of Judy, is heartstopping….sets the show alight
An explosion of showmanship
It’s a winning performance…exhilarating and upbeat
Sally Ann Triplett’s performance is nothing short of remarkable…one hell of a show (4.5 stars)
Triplett, a musical star
— Theatreworld Internet Magazine
Praise for the book My Judy Garland Life by Susie Boyt:
You’d need the heart of a tin man not to feel moved
— The Independent on Sunday
The book defies definition…it is a bold experiment that sets out to map the boundaries of celebrity obsession, and somewhere along the way discovers what it means to be human…beautiful, heart stopping writing
— The Observer
An extraordinary book…risky, clever, moving and innovative
— Guardian Books of the Year
Flings its arms out in the street like a wonderful diva. Brava.
— The Times
This is a memoir inside a biography inside a novel inside a play inside a meditation on hero worship, loss and excess.
— Times Literary Supplement
Contagious and ultimately uplifting…I couldn’t put [it] down
— Oprah Magazine
[The book is] not only of general interest but of universal significance
— The Toronto Globe and Mal