Becoming Marilyn (3 stars)

This article is from 2009.

Becoming Marilyn

It’s a neat concept presenting Norma Jean and her screen idol alter ego Marilyn Monroe as a showbiz Jekyll and Hyde, and having the dead blonde bombshell narrate her/their story to that effect. And Issy Van Randwyck does a very presentable impersonation of both women. Unfortunately, this is a by-the-numbers show – chat, song, chat, song, repeat – that fails to ignite.

Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, until 31 Aug (not 17), 3.10pm, £12 (£10).

Becoming Marilyn

  • 3 stars

'Don't tell me I'm dead. The evening's just beginning'. Norma Jeane meets Marilyn Monroe in this sparkling, powerful and fascinating portrait of an icon. With Issy Van Randwyck (Fascinating Aida) directed by Gareth Armstrong.

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