Aberfan Disaster based play heads to the London stage

The Revlon Girl by Neil Anthony Docking heads from Edinburgh to London next month.

Following a critically acclaimed and sell-out tour across Wales last year, The Revlon Girl will come to PARK90 in September after a run at the Edinburgh Festival. Written by composer and writer Neil Anthony Docking, The Revlon Girl is a poignant, heart-breaking and tender new play which explores a terrible episode in Welsh history and tells a story of amazing courage, hope and humour.

Set eight months following the death of 116 children during the Aberfan Disaster of 1966, The Revlon Girl tells the real life story of a group of bereaved mothers who met every week above a local hotel to talk, cry and even laugh without feeling guilty.

At one of their meetings, the women confided how much they felt they’d forgotten about themselves but were too afraid of being judged frivolous to do anything about it. So together they arranged – secretly – for a representative from Revlon to come along one night and give them all a talk on beauty tips.

Charlotte Gray plays Sian while Antonia Kinlay plays Revlon. Other cast include Michelle McTernan as Marilyn, Bethan Thomas as Rona and Zoë Harrison as Jean.

The Revlon Girl begins at the Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, N4 3JP, from the 19th of September to the 14th of October.

 

www.parktheatre.co.uk

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