End of the Rainbow (Modern Plays) (Paperback)

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Musical drama of Judy Garland's come-back concerts

Christmas 1968: with a six week booking at London's Talk of the Town, it looks like Judy Garland is set firmly on the comeback trail. The failed marriages, the suicide attempts and the addictions are all behind her. At forty-six and with new flame Mickey Deans at her side, she seems 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 Judy ended every show: If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why, oh, why, can't I?

End of the Rainbow is a savagely funny drama featuring a glorious ensemble of Judy Garland hits and infused with the glamour and the melancholy of stardom.

Every note she sings, every racket she makes, every tear she sheds, every joke she cracks, every pill she pops - is conveyed with alarming honesty. This knockout portrait of a living catastrophe should not be missed. What's On

Published to tie-in with the premiere at the Sydney Opera House in July 2005

About the Author


Peter Quilter's work includes Respecting Your Piers (UK tour, 1994 and amateur productions worldwide ); The Canterville Ghost (number one UK tour, 1998 starring Ron Moody); Stand by your Man (number on e UK tour, 1999/2000); Boyband (Palace Westcliff, Derby Playhouse, Gielgud Theatre, Nico Centre in C ape Town and tour of Holland and Denmark, produced by PW Productions, Adam Spiegel, Mark Vijn, 1997-2001); Glorious! (Birmingham Rep Theatre and UK tour, 2005 produced by Michael Codron and starring M aurcen Lipman).


Product Details
ISBN: 9780413775320
ISBN-10: 0413775321
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Publication Date: March 1st, 2012
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Modern Plays