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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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  • In the Heights - Usnavi

    20:30, Sat 28th September 2019 - Tue 1st October 2019 at London Palladium
    20:30, Sat 5th October 2019 - Tue 8th October 2019 at London Palladium
    13:00, Sat 12th October 2019 - Tue 15th October 2019 at London Palladium

    In the Heights is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The story is set over the course of three days, involving an ensemble cast of characters in …

  • Anything Goes - Elisha J. Whitney

    14:30, Thu 27th February 2020 - Sun 1st March 2020 at Random Venue 29
    19:30, Thu 5th March 2020 - Sun 8th March 2020 at Random Venue 29
    19:30, Thu 12th March 2020 - Sun 15th March 2020 at Random Venue 29

    Anything Goes is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The original book was a collaborative effort by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, heavily revised by the team of Howard Lindsay and Russel…

  • Hairspray - Horn

    22:00, Sun 8th March 2020 at Random Venue 82

    Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs incl…

  • Much Ado About Nothing - Borachio

    19:30, Thu 26th March 2020 at Random Venue 26

    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 Fir…

  • Chicago - Sound Designer

    20:45, Thu 23rd April 2020 - Mon 27th April 2020 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    20:45, Thu 30th April 2020 - Mon 4th May 2020 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    20:30, Thu 7th May 2020 - Mon 11th May 2020 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Chicago is a musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name by reporter Mau…

  • My Fair Lady - Reeds

    20:30, Sat 2nd May 2020 - Tue 5th May 2020 at Crucible Theatre

    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…

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - Violin

    21:00, Fri 8th May 2020 - Wed 13th May 2020 at Haymarket Theatre

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwrig…

  • Rock of Ages - Sherrie Christian

    20:15, Sat 4th July 2020 - Tue 7th July 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Rock of Ages is a rock/jukebox musical, with a book by Chris D'Arienzo, built around classic rock hits from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of the decade. The musical featu…

  • The Seagull - Lighting Designer

    21:00, Thu 8th October 2020 - Wed 14th October 2020 at London Palladium

    The Seagull is the first of what are generally considered to be the four major plays by the Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov. The Seagull was written in 1895 and first produced in 1896. It dramatises t…

  • The Music Man - Producer

    12:00, Thu 5th November 2020 - Wed 11th November 2020 at Random Venue 96

    The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organ…

  • Grease - Violin, Costume Designer

    19:30, Thu 12th November 2020 - Sun 15th November 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The musical is named for the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as greasers. The musical, set in 1959 at fictional Rydell…

  • Henry V - Lighting Designer

    19:30, Sat 19th December 2020 at Random Venue 83
    20:00, Tue 22nd December 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    19:45, Fri 25th December 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    20:00, Sun 27th December 2020 at Royal Court Theatre
    22:45, Tue 29th December 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    20:00, Wed 30th December 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre
    19:30, Fri 1st January 2021 at Savoy Theatre

    Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1599. It tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after th…

  • Annie - Franklin Roosevelt

    19:45, Sat 9th January 2021 - Wed 13th January 2021 at Random Venue 52

    Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Bro…

  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Viola

    18:30, Sat 13th February 2021 - Tue 16th February 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a long one-act musical comedy conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay…

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