Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with DEVIL WITH THE BLUE DRESS
The Bunker's production of Devil with the Blue Dress is now hard at work in rehearsal. Check out the photos below!
The world premiere of Kevin Armento's thrilling political drama Devil With The Blue Dress will star: Emma Handy (Handbagged, Tricyle Theatre; Miss Julie, Chichester Festival Theatre; Flare Path, Theatre Royal Haymarket), Dawn Hope (Follies, National Theatre; The Scottsboro Boys, Young Vic Theatre and Garrick Theatre; Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, New Players Theatre and National Tour), Daniella Isaacs (Hear Me Raw, Soho Theatre, Arcola Theatre, Underbelly Edinburgh; Fleabag, BBC/Amazon; Mush and Me, The Bush, Holden Street Theatre Award winner at Adelaide Fringe, Underbelly - Ideas Tap Underbelly Award winner), Flora Montgomery (Gaslight, Royal Alexandra Toronto; Arcadia, English Touring Theatre; Quirk, BBC1) and Kristy Philipps (Hush, Paines Plough; Clean Break, ITV1; Vera, ITV).
Directed by The Bunker's Artistic Director Joshua McTaggart, this exciting new production interrogates America's biggest political sex scandal of all time: The Monica Lewinsky Scandal. The production unfolds across two timelines - in 1995 when the affair took place and in 1998 when it burst into public view and almost took down the Clinton presidency. In Armento's dramatisation of this shocking scandal, we are taken along the corridors of power and through the closed doors behind which the abuse of that power took place.
Slyly exhuming the little blue dress that launched the biggest media circus of a generation, the five women who were at the centre of this infamous scandal collide on stage: A First Lady, a secretary, a daughter, a confidant, and an intern. A theatrical battle emerges over how it all went down, who were the heroes and villains, and why, twenty years later, we're only beginning to grapple with one of the most challenging questions in American political history: How do we respond to women seeking power, and the men who abuse that power?
Photo Credit: Helen Murray
Dawn Hope and Emma Handy
Dawn Hope, Daniella Isaacs and Flora Montgomery
Emma Handy and Daniella Isaacs
Flora Montgomery and Daniella Isaacs