The World Premiere of a double bill, with live music, on the life of Kathy Kirby
Kathy Kirby: Icon
Kathy Kirby was the girl who had it all: charisma, beauty, money, talent. Tom O'Brien's latest play charts the rise and demise of the most popular and highly paid female singer of her 1960's generation. Kathy amassed and lost lovers and fortunes, and retired from public view at the height of her career to become a virtual recluse. So what happened to Kathy Kirby?
This is her story ... of remarkable talent and inner demons, and the spiral downwards in her turbulent personal and professional life.
This is her story ... with her songs and music, with hits from the 1930s to the 1970s.
Director Tim Heath, Musical Director Lloyd Morris, Musical Arranger Carl Gurney, Design David Shields, Choreography Karen Halliday, Lighting Elliott Mountford, Casting Sally Vaughan CDG, Graphics by Catmachine.
Secret Love Let Me Go Lover Waitin' For The Robert E Lee Someone To Watch Over Me Dance On Who's Sorry Now I Belong The Man I Love Smile Make Someone Happy
On previous plays by author Tom O'Brien ...
“With rough charm ... Tom O'Brien's writing is real fun...”
Evening Standard ✭✭✭
“O'Brien's script engages passionately with its subject... I left determined to read more ...”
Camden New Journal