End of the Rainbow (4 stars)

  • List.co.uk
  • 8 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

Having knocked out packed houses with her one-woman show Bombshells, Aussie diva Caroline O’Connor returns to the Fringe with a transfer of her Sydney show charting the final days of troubled Hollywood superstar Judy Garland as she battles with drugs, men and celebrity while attempting to make a comeback at London’s The Talk of the Town in 1969. It’s a slick production, and O’Connor, who has appeared in everything from Chicago to Moulin Rouge, gives an unsurprisingly flawless performance. But more than merely a showcase for its star’s talents or a Garland tribute concert, this is a proper piece of theatre in its own right, even if it’s more West End than Fringe. (Miles Fielder)

Assembly Hall, 226 2428, until 28 Aug (not 14, 21), noon, £15-£18 (£13-£16).

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