Ava: The Secret Conversations archiveA 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. .


Elizabeth McGovern (Ava), Anatol Yuself (Peter Evans)


Book by: Peter Evans (The Secret Conversation)
Producer: Karl Sydow (with the support of the Ava Gardner Trust)
Presented by: PW Productions
Director: Gaby Dellal
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Ava: The Secret Conversations

Ava: The Secret Conversations (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01696681392. Details of all Ava: The Secret Conversations archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1734894571

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14 Jan 22
16 Apr 22
Riverside Studios
Outer London
Greater London

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