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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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Katharine Hepburn is preparing for

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Joseph

    20:15, Thu 3rd September 2020 at The Old Vic

    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 Book of Genesis.…

  • Pippin - Berthe

    19:30, Wed 2nd December 2020 - Sun 6th December 2020 at Royal Opera House, London

    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 uses…

  • Assassins - Samuel Byck

    19:15, Mon 21st December 2020 - Sun 27th December 2020 at The Old Vic
    17:30, Mon 28th December 2020 - Sun 3rd January 2021 at The Old Vic
    19:15, Mon 4th January 2021 - Sun 10th January 2021 at The Old Vic

    Assassins is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. It uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to produce a revue-st…

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Director

    20:30, Mon 12th April 2021 - Thu 15th April 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    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 Book of Genesis.…

  • We Will Rock You - Brit

    21:00, Tue 27th April 2021 - Sun 2nd May 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    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,…

  • The Visit - Roby

    21:00, Tue 22nd June 2021 - Fri 25th June 2021 at The Old Vic

    The Visit is a 1956 tragicomic play by Swiss dramatist Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

  • Peer Gynt - Mr. Trumpeterstrale

    20:30, Tue 27th July 2021 - Fri 30th July 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    Peer Gynt is a five-act play in verse by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen, loosely based on the fairy tale Per Gynt. Written in the Dano-Norwegian language, it is the most widely performed Norwegian…

  • Starlight Express - Dustin the Big Hopper, Set Designer

    21:00, Thu 12th August 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    Starlight Express is a rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe and Arlene Phillips, with revisions by Don Black, David Yazbek and Alistair Lloyd Webber & Nick Coler. The story follows a…

  • All's Well That Ends Well - Violenta

    19:45, Sun 5th December 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre

    All's Well That Ends Well is a play by William Shakespeare. It is traditionally believed to have been written between 1604 and 1605, and was originally published in the First Folio in 1623.
    Though origi…

  • Hair - Sheila Franklin

    20:00, Tue 8th February 2022 - Sat 12th February 2022 at Royal Court Theatre

    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…

  • Spring Awakening - Reeds

    19:15, Wed 9th February 2022 - Sat 12th February 2022 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    Spring Awakening is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the controversial German play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind which was banned in…

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