Remarkable Company Brings Marilyn Monroe To Downpatrick


DOWN Arts Centre are delighted to welcome back Dyad Productions, the company that brought Female Gothic, I, Elizabeth, The Diaries of Adam and Eve and Austen’s Women to Downpatrick, with their dazzling new production, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe on Saturday 1 February at 8pm.

[caption id="attachment_46407" align="alignleft" width="250"]Get a glompse of the real Marilyn Monroe at the Down Arts Centre on Saturday 1 February.  Show starts at 8pm. Get a glimpse of the real Marilyn Monroe at the Down Arts Centre on Saturday 1 February. Show starts at 8pm.[/caption]

The stage is set for 2 August, 1962. On stage, Marilyn Monroe as we’ve never seen her before: alone in her bedroom in a dressing gown and underwear; no glitz, no glamour, no masks.  Overdosed on pills, the woman behind the icon unravels her remarkable life and travels back through the memories of her closest relationships.  Repeatedly stalked by a mysterious caller, the Hollywood icon tells all (Joe DiMaggio, Clark Gable, Arthur Miller, her mother – it’s all here), revealing a biting intelligence and an imperfect body, and leads us in real time to the very moment of her death.

Dyad Productions creates, produces and tours classic theatre with an innovative and contemporary emphasis.  This radical interpretation of one of the world’s most famous women is Dyad’s fifth original production in as many years, and, although a work of fiction, exposes the truth behind the legend.

Described by critics as ‘Simply stunning’, ‘Spellbinding’ and ‘Anything but remarkable’, this radical, captivating production earned multiple four and five-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013. Live theatre doesn’t get much better than this.

Calling All Families! If you’re looking for something fun and creative to do with your kids at the weekend, why not come along to The Time Machine, a super-charged theatrical adventure for children age 5+ and their families at Down Arts Centre on Saturday 8 February at 1.30 & 3.30pm.

To purchase tickets (The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe £12 / £10; The Time Machine £7 adult / £5 child) and for further information on any Down Arts Centre events, please contact the box office on 028 4461 0747.

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