VenueRiverside Studios
Other spaces: Studios 1, 2 and 3, Cinema
TownOuter London
CountyGreater London
From14th January 2022
To16th April 2022
When20:00. Thu,Sat,Sun Mats 15:00
What is currently on at Riverside Studios (V331)
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Ava: The Secret Conversations

A fading star of Hollywood's golden age, now living a quiet life in 1980s London, hires a journalist to write her biography in order to bring in much needed income. The journalist can't believe his luck. From poor Southern farm girl to a powerful Hollywood goddess her story is pure celluloid. A devastating beauty whose hard drinking, hard loving lifestyle kept the gossip columnists busy as her movies thrilled the punters. The ultimate femme fatale - Ava Gardner Not always intentionally, Ava spills the beans on her three husbands to often humorous affect: Mickey Rooney, a serial cheater so notorious that even his mother warned Gardner about him; bandleader Artie Shaw "a dominating son of a bitch - always putting me down" and Frank Sinatra.. "We were fighting all the time. Fighting and boozing. It was madness. But he was good in the feathers". This compelling new play explores the fractured relationship between the public and private lives of one of Hollywood's great icons. .
Book by Peter Evans(The Secret Conversation) (The Secret Conversation)

Archive :: production:T01696681392, play:S1734894571, venue:V331

Production details


Producer Karl Sydow (with the support of the Ava Gardner Trust)
Presented byPW Productions
Director Gaby Dellal
Performer Elizabeth McGovern (Ava)
Performer Anatol Yuself (Peter Evans)

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