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Keyser Soze treads
LAST SONG or THE NIGH‘ﬂNGALE the boards
Swansong of a diva
It’s 1969 and Martha Lewis has had enough. An MGM starlet, she has made her way to the London Palladium for her final performance and this show joins her backstage for her downward spiral. Holed up in a hotel room, an addict who’s lost the taste for life. it is easy to see why Martha has been likened to Judy Garland. However, Coronation Street actress Tracie Bennett is not so quick to pigeonhole the character she brings to stage, claiming ‘she should be seen as any kind of diva’. So what was it that attracted Bennett to the script? ‘It runs through every emotion going and she’s a real character,’ she says. Arriving from London rosy- cheeked with critical acclaim, Last Song of the Nightingale takes us back to old-time stardom with the promise of wit, drama and the odd tune to boot. (Corrie Mills)
IJong/eurs Comedy Club. 0870/ - - 870707, times vary, Clo-E1760 th an Oplmon (£8.50—f70). about a show?
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5.45pm I - 25 August (not 6. B. 20)
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