Dame Diana Rigg to Bring NO TURN UNSTONED to the Duchess Theatre, Oct 20
Emma Brünjes Productions presents DAME DIANA RIGG: NO TURN UNSTONED, a history and anecdotes of life in the theatre, (in aid of non-subsidised theatres and theatre companies*) at The Duchess Theatre, 3-5 Catherine St, London WC2B 5LA on Monday 20th October at 7.30pm. Box Office: 0844 482 9672. Online: www.nimaxtheatres.com/duchess-theatre.
A scholarly, insightful and highly entertaining reflection of the worst-ever theatrical reviews in history and a celebration of the actors who survive.
Following a sell-out season at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Dame Diana Rigg will be appearing at London's Duchess Theatre this October for one night only with her hit show No Turn Unstoned. Hear stories from her many friends in theatre and film and a history of theatre criticism with reviews from as far back as Ancient Greece.
No Turn Unstoned is based on Dame Diana's best-selling book of the same name which was published in 1982. The book was a result of a savage review from John Simon - Film and theatre critic for New York Magazine - for her performance in Abelard and Heloise (a performance for which she was also nominated for a Tony Award). This inspired her to put together a collection of devastating theatrical reviews both from friends in the industry and throughout the history of performance.
The show will be followed by a question and answer session.
Dame Diana's career encompasses theatre, stage and film with notable roles in The Avengers, On Her Majesty's Secret Service and The Game of Thrones.
She has received many awards for her work including The London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performances in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Mother Courage and a Tony Award for Best Actress for her performance in the title role of Medea.
Dame Diana was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in June 1994 for her contributions to theatre and film.
*All proceeds from the show will be reinvested into non-subsidised Theatres and Theatre Companies in order to provide much needed support for the next generation of actors.