End of the Rain­bow

The world­wide smash hit is com­ing to Koor­liny Arts Cen­tre.

Kwinana Courier - - News -

WORLD­WIDE smash hit

End of the Rain­bow is set to tear down the bright lights of the Hol­ly­wood myth at Koor­liny Arts Cen­tre.

Di­rected by Brad Tu­dor, the play with mu­sic is about the fi­nal months of Judy Gar­land’s life.

With a six-week book­ing at Lon­don’s Talk of the Town, it looked like Gar­land was set firmly on the come­back trail. The failed mar­riages, the sui­cide at­tempts and the ad­dic­tions were all be­hind her.

At 46 and with new flame Mickey Deans at her side, she seemed de­ter­mined to carry it off and re­cap­ture her magic.

But last­ing hap­pi­ness al­ways eludes some peo­ple and there was never any an­swer to the ques­tion with which Gar­land ended ev­ery show: “If happy lit­tle blue­birds fly beyond the rain­bow, why, oh, why, can’t I?”.

Writ­ten by Peter Quil­ter, End of the Rain­bow is a funny drama fea­tur­ing a glo­ri­ous ensem­ble of Gar- land hits and in­fused with the glam­our and the me­lan­choly of star­dom.

Tu­dor said au­di­ences could ex­pect an un­for­get­table night of theatre.

“Rachel Mon­amy is out­stand­ing in the role of Judy,” he said.

“Her per­for­mance will bring the beauty and com­plex­ity and mu­sic of Judy Gar­land to the stage once more.”

The play is not suit­able for chil­dren un­der 15 due to coarse lan­guage and sex­ual ref­er­ences.

Rachel Mon­amy.

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