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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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  • Fame - Composer

    20:45, Sun 17th October 2021 - Thu 21st October 2021 at Crucible Theatre

    A stage musical based on the 1980 musical film Fame has been staged under two titles. The first, 'Fame – The Musical' conceived and developed by David De Silva, is a musical with a book by Jose Fernande…

  • The Book of Mormon - Carpenter

    20:00, Sat 11th December 2021 - Thu 16th December 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
    17:45, Sat 18th December 2021 - Thu 23rd December 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
    11:00, Sat 25th December 2021 - Thu 30th December 2021 at Royal Court 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-cr…

  • The Rocky Horror Show - Lighting Designer

    19:30, Fri 14th January 2022 - Thu 20th January 2022 at Globe Theatre, London

    The Rocky Horror Show is a musical with music, lyrics and a book by Richard O'Brien. A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through early 1970s, the musical tell…

  • Hamlet - Guildenstern

    19:15, Fri 28th January 2022 - Tue 1st February 2022 at Globe Theatre, London

    The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King…

  • Hedda Gabler - Thea Elvsted

    20:00, Fri 11th March 2022 at Crucible Theatre
    19:45, Sat 12th March 2022 at Random Venue 45
    20:00, Mon 14th March 2022 at Random Venue 1
    19:30, Tue 15th March 2022 at Almeida Theatre
    20:00, Thu 17th March 2022 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    12:45, Sat 19th March 2022 at Noël Coward Theatre
    19:15, Tue 22nd March 2022 at The Old Vic
    17:00, Wed 23rd March 2022 at Noël Coward Theatre
    19:30, Thu 24th March 2022 at Savoy Theatre

    Hedda Gabler is a play first published in 1890 by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. The play premiered in 1891 in Germany to negative reviews, but has subsequently gained recognition as a classic of…

  • War Horse - Musical Director

    19:30, Sat 12th March 2022 - Tue 15th March 2022 at Random Venue 59

    War Horse is a play based on the book of the same name by acclaimed children's writer Michael Morpurgo, adapted for stage by Nick Stafford. Originally Morpurgo thought "they must be mad" to try to make…

  • The Crucible - Choreographer

    20:00, Tue 22nd March 2022 at Savoy Theatre

    The Crucible is a 1953 play by the American playwright Arthur Miller. It was initially called "The Chronicles of Sarah Good". It is a dramatization of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Provi…

  • A Raisin in the Sun - Lighting Designer

    20:15, Sat 16th April 2022 - Thu 21st April 2022 at Almeida 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…

  • The King and I - Carpenter

    23:15, Fri 22nd April 2022 at Noël Coward Theatre

    The King and I is a musical, the fifth by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon, which deriv…

  • The Sound of Music - Marta von Trapp

    21:00, Mon 23rd May 2022 - Sat 28th May 2022 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:45, Mon 30th May 2022 - Sat 4th June 2022 at Haymarket Theatre
    21:00, Mon 6th June 2022 - Sat 11th June 2022 at Haymarket Theatre

    The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of…

  • Pippin - Trombone

    19:30, Sat 4th June 2022 - Tue 7th June 2022 at Sadler's Wells 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 uses…

  • La Cage aux Folles - Jean-Michel

    11:00, Sat 6th August 2022 - Wed 10th August 2022 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    La Cage aux Folles is a musical with a book by Harvey Fierstein and lyrics and music by Jerry Herman. Based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret, it focuses on a gay couple: Georges,…

  • The Book of Mormon - Stage Manager

    20:30, Sat 13th August 2022 - Thu 18th August 2022 at Almeida 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-cr…

  • Dance of the Vampires - Graf von Krolock

    19:45, Fri 2nd December 2022 - Thu 8th December 2022 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    19:30, Fri 9th December 2022 - Thu 15th December 2022 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    19:30, Fri 16th December 2022 - Thu 22nd December 2022 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Dance of the Vampires is a musical remake of a 1967 Roman Polanski film of the same name. Polanski also directed the original German production of this musical. Music was composed by Jim Steinman and…

  • Gypsy: A Musical Fable - Reeds

    19:30, Sat 3rd December 2022 - Wed 7th December 2022 at Random Venue 91

    Gypsy is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and…

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