The Marilyn Conspiracy - Cast for Park Theatre

the Marilyn Conspiracy – Cast revealed Park Theatre revival

Casting has been announced for the Marilyn Monroe conspiracy drama – The Marilyn Conspiracy running at the Park Theatre this June.

Reprising their roles from 2018 production are Susie Amy (Footballers Wives, Hotel Babylon) as Pat Newcomb, Sally Mortemore (Game of Thrones, Doctors) as Eunice Murray, Angela Bull (Coronation Street) as Hildi Greenson and co-writer of the show, Vicky McKellar as Patricia Kennedy-Lawford.

New for the London run are Declan Bennett (Moulin Rogue, Hirschfield Broadway New York, Jesus Christ Superstar) as Peter Lawford, David Calvitto (12 Angry Men, Garrick Theatre and UK tour) as Dr Ralph Greenson and Genevieve Gaunt (Ghosts of the Titanic) as Marilyn Monroe. Genevieve has played Marilyn Monroe twice before in readings of The Dame and the Showgirl at The Criterion with Dame Harriet Walter and House of the Wicked at the National Theatre.

Co-written by Vicki McKellar and Olivier Award-winning West End and Broadway director Guy Masterson, The Marilyn Conspiracy is an extraordinary thriller that delves into the final hours of Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe.

The Marilyn Conspiracy is playing at the Park Theatre in London from 19 June to 27 July 2024.

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What is The Marilyn Conspiracy About?

Based on years of meticulous research, actress and writer Vicki McKellar and Olivier Award-winning director Guy Masterson’s thriller reconstructs the last four days and immediate aftermath of the death of Marilyn Monroe. In the official version of events, she was found nude in her bed holding a telephone, but before the police were called, her doctor, psychiatrist, publicist, housekeeper, and some close friends gathered to decide how to break the news. But what led to this tragic event? A tangled web of misinformation and lies unfold and the facts and myths of the case are exposed to reveal what really happened that fateful night and why. The first version of The Marilyn Conspiracy, which focused on the conspiracy elements of the story, was a hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018 and this updated version, which adds more around the build-up to Monroe’s death, is making its world premiere in London.

Guy Masterson said ‘’When you go deeper, there were so many forces at play, it’s just too easy to take the official version of Marilyn’s death as gospel. We may never know the full truth, but this ‘whodunnit’ lays it all out for the audience to make their own judgment. It’s likely that the alternative storyline – the probable truth – could not bear thinking about. It was that big. But when you put it into context, it becomes a tragedy.”

Who was Marilyn Monroe?

Marilyn Monroe was an iconic American actress, model, and singer who rose to fame in the 1950s. Born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, she endured a challenging childhood, spending much of her youth in foster homes and orphanages. She began her career as a model, eventually transitioning into acting. Monroe became one of Hollywood’s most famous sex symbols, known for her beauty, charm, and comedic talent.

Marilyn Monroe – films

Some of her most notable films include “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (1953), “The Seven Year Itch” (1955), and “Some Like It Hot” (1959). Despite her immense popularity, Monroe struggled with personal issues, including anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. She tragically died on August 5, 1962, at the age of 36 – officially recorded as a drugs overdose.

Marilyn Monroe – scandals

Monroe was married three times, and her relationships often attracted media attention. Her marriages to James Dougherty, Joe DiMaggio, and Arthur Miller ended in divorce. She was also rumoured to have had affairs with several high-profile men, including President John F. Kennedy and his brother, Robert F. Kennedy.

Marilyn Monroe – legacy

Monroe’s legacy endures through her iconic film performances; her status as a cultural icon symbolizing beauty, glamour, and vulnerability; and her association with scandal and controversy, whether real or perceived, has only added to her enduring fame and fascination as an icon of Hollywood glamour and tragedy.

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