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Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress of film, stage, and television. Known for her headstrong independence and spirited personality, Hepburn's career as a Hollywood leading lady spanned more than 60 years. Her work came in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and she received four Academy Awards for Best Actress—a record for any performer. Hepburn's characters were often strong, sophisticated women with a hidden vulnerability. Raised in Connecticut by wealthy, progressive parents, Hepburn began to act while studying at Bryn Mawr College. After four years in the theatre, favorable reviews of her work on Broadway brought her to the attention of Hollywood. Her early years in the film industry were marked with success, including an Academy Award for her third picture, Morning Glory, but this was followed by a series of commercial failures. In 1938 she was labeled "box office poison". Hepburn masterminded her own comeback, buying out her contract with RKO Radio Pictures and acquiring the film rights to The Philadelphia Story, which she sold on the condition that she be the star. In the 1940s she was contracted to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where her career focused on an alliance with Spencer Tracy. The screen-partnership spanned 25 years, and produced nine movies.

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  • Mary Stuart - Mortimer

    20:45, Sat 10th August 2019 - Wed 14th August 2019 at Royal Opera House, London

    Mary Stuart is a play by Friedrich Schiller that depicts the last days of Mary, Queen of Scots. The play consists of five acts, each divided into several scenes. The play had its première in Weimar, G…

  • Sunset Boulevard - Flute

    19:45, Sun 27th October 2019 - Wed 30th October 2019 at Royal Opera House, London

    Sunset Boulevard is a musical with book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on the 1950 film of the same title, the plot revolves around Norma Desmo…

  • Dreamgirls - Michelle Morris

    19:15, Sun 1st December 2019 - Wed 4th December 2019 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    20:00, Sun 8th December 2019 - Wed 11th December 2019 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    10:30, Sun 15th December 2019 - Wed 18th December 2019 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    Dreamgirls is a Broadway musical, with music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelle…

  • Pippin - Lighting Designer

    19:45, Mon 30th December 2019 - Fri 3rd January 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre
    19:45, Mon 6th January 2020 - Fri 10th January 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre
    20:00, Mon 13th January 2020 - Fri 17th January 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical use…

  • The Lion King - Set Designer

    19:30, Mon 13th January 2020 - Fri 17th January 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    21:45, Mon 20th January 2020 - Fri 24th January 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    19:30, Mon 27th January 2020 - Fri 31st January 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    The Lion King is a musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice along with the musical score created by Hans Zimmer with choral arran…

  • My Fair Lady - Mrs. Pearce

    19:15, Mon 3rd February 2020 - Fri 7th February 2020 at London Palladium
    19:30, Mon 10th February 2020 - Fri 14th February 2020 at London Palladium
    19:45, Mon 17th February 2020 - Fri 21st February 2020 at London Palladium

    My Fair Lady is a musical based upon George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower…

  • The Book of Mormon - Set Designer

    18:30, Sat 9th May 2020 - Fri 15th May 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre

    The Book of Mormon is a religious satire musical with book, lyrics, and music by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone. Best known for creating the animated comedy South Park, Parker and Stone co-…

  • The Winter's Tale - Autolycus

    20:45, Sun 10th May 2020 at Almeida Theatre

    The Winter's Tale is a play by William Shakespeare, originally published in the First Folio of 1623. Although it was grouped among the comedies, some modern editors have relabelled the play as on…

  • We Will Rock You - Cello

    17:30, Sun 7th June 2020 - Wed 10th June 2020 at Barbican Centre

    We Will Rock You is a musical based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, a…

  • West Side Story - Reeds, Chino

    13:15, Wed 21st October 2020 at Random Venue 66

    West Side Story is an American musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins. It was inspired by Wil…

  • The Trojan Women - Master Carpenter

    20:30, Sat 24th October 2020 - Tue 27th October 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    19:45, Sat 31st October 2020 - Tue 3rd November 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    19:15, Sat 7th November 2020 - Tue 10th November 2020 at Royal Opera House, London

    The Trojan Women, also known as Troades, is a tragedy by the Greek playwright Euripides. Produced in 415 BC during the Peloponnesian War, it is often considered a commentary on the capture of the Aege…

  • Urinetown - Bobby Strong

    22:15, Mon 2nd November 2020 - Thu 5th November 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    15:15, Mon 9th November 2020 - Thu 12th November 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    19:45, Mon 16th November 2020 - Thu 19th November 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical comedy musical, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. It satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibil…

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Trombone

    12:30, Mon 16th November 2020 - Thu 19th November 2020 at Barbican Centre

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story is based on the "coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Bible's …

  • A Streetcar Named Desire - Harold Mitchell

    14:15, Sat 28th November 2020 - Thu 3rd December 2020 at Random Venue 44

    A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1947 play written by American playwright Tennessee Williams for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. The play opened on Broadway on December 3, 1947, a…

  • Richard III - King Richard III

    20:00, Fri 8th January 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    Richard III is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1592. It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of Richard III of Engla…

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