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Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield was an American actress in film, theatre, and television, a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates. She was a major Hollywood sex symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s. Mansfield was 20th Century Fox's alternative Marilyn Monroe and came to be known as the Working Man's Monroe. She was also known for her well-publicized personal life and publicity stunts.
Mansfield became a major Broadway star in 1955, a major Hollywood star in 1956, and a leading celebrity in 1957. She was one of Hollywood's original blonde bombshells, and although many people have never seen her movies, Mansfield remains one of the most recognizable icons of 1950s celebrity culture. With the decrease of the demand for big-breasted blonde bombshells and the increase in the negative backlash against her over-publicity, she became a box-office has-been by the early 1960s.
While Mansfield's film career was short-lived, she had several box office successes and won a Theatre World Award and a Golden Globe. She enjoyed success in the role of fictional actress Rita Marlowe in both the 1955–1956 Broadway version, and, in the 1957 Hollywood film version of Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?. She showcased her comedic skills in The Girl Can't Help It, her dramatic assets in The Wayward Bus, and her sizzling presence in Too Hot to Handle. She also sang for studio recordings, including the album Shakespeare, Tchaikovsky & Me and the single As the Clouds Drift By. Mansfield's notable television work included television dramas Follow the Sun and Burke's Law, game shows The Match Game and What's My Line?, variety shows The Jack Benny Program and The Bob Hope Show, the The Ed Sullivan Show, and a large number of talk shows.

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  • The Phantom of the Opera - Costume Designer

    20:15, Mon 14th September 2020 - Sat 19th September 2020 at Random Venue 6
    20:15, Mon 21st September 2020 - Sat 26th September 2020 at Random Venue 6
    19:30, Mon 28th September 2020 - Sat 3rd October 2020 at Random Venue 6

    The Phantom of the Opera is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart with additions from Richard Stilgoe. Lloyd Webber and Stilgoe also wrote the musical's book together.…

  • A Chorus Line - Larry

    19:45, Tue 8th December 2020 - Fri 11th December 2020 at Globe Theatre, London
    17:00, Tue 15th December 2020 - Fri 18th December 2020 at Globe Theatre, London
    19:45, Tue 22nd December 2020 - Fri 25th December 2020 at Globe Theatre, London

    A Chorus Line is a musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante. Centred on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on…

  • The Mousetrap - Director

    19:45, Sun 27th December 2020 - Thu 31st December 2020 at Barbican Centre

    The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play by Agatha Christie. The Mousetrap opened in the West End of London in 1952, and has been running continuously since then. It has the longest initial run of any…

  • Miss Saigon - The Engineer, Oboe

    17:45, Mon 11th January 2021 - Fri 15th January 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
    19:45, Mon 18th January 2021 - Fri 22nd January 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
    19:30, Mon 25th January 2021 - Fri 29th January 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr. It is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the…

  • The Importance of Being Earnest - Bunbury

    19:30, Sun 28th February 2021 - Thu 4th March 2021 at Haymarket Theatre

    The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at St. James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the…

  • Hair - George Berger

    15:00, Mon 26th April 2021 - Thu 29th April 2021 at London Palladium
    12:45, Mon 3rd May 2021 - Thu 6th May 2021 at London Palladium
    20:30, Mon 10th May 2021 - Thu 13th May 2021 at London Palladium

    Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolu…

  • A Raisin in the Sun - Beneatha Younger

    20:15, Tue 18th May 2021 - Fri 21st May 2021 at Gielgud Theatre

    A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. The title comes from the poem "Harlem" by Langston Hughes. The story is based upon a black family's experiences in…

  • Much Ado About Nothing - Don Pedro

    18:00, Tue 22nd June 2021 - Fri 25th June 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Much Ado About Nothing is a comedic play by William Shakespeare thought to have been written in 1598 and 1599, as Shakespeare was approaching the middle of his career. The play was included in the First…

  • Fiddler on the Roof - Rabbi

    21:00, Mon 19th July 2021 - Fri 23rd July 2021 at The Old Vic
    20:15, Mon 26th July 2021 - Fri 30th July 2021 at The Old Vic
    20:15, Mon 2nd August 2021 - Fri 6th August 2021 at The Old Vic

    Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters by Sholem Aleichem.…

  • The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde, First MP

    19:15, Mon 8th November 2021 - Sat 13th November 2021 at Random Venue 47

    The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at St. James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the…

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