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Three To See 2013: Hollywood types

By | Published on Wednesday 24 July 2013

Longing For Grace

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends theatre shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Longing For Grace (pictured)
Grace Kelly is a bit of a legend, really, isn’t she? The Hollywood actress and Hitchcock darling who won an Oscar and married a prince. This award winning show, written and performed by Grace Kiley is a look at the actress’s personal life, and a cautionary tale about abandoning one’s dreams.
Hill Street Theatre, 1-25 Aug, 2.30pm.

Who’s Afraid Of Rachel Roberts
The name Rachel Roberts is possibly a little less recognisable than Grace Kelly, but you’ll know her from her face; you probably saw her in films such as ‘Saturday Night And Sunday Morning’, ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’, ‘Murder On The Orient Express’ and ‘This Sporting Life’, for which she won an Academy Award nomination. The Wales-born actress married fellow thesp Rex Harrison, and died tragically early from an overdose of barbiturates; Bafta-winning actress Helen Griffin depicts how it all went so badly wrong.
Assembly Roxy, 1-26 Aug, 3.00pm.

Bette Davis Aint For Sissies
I’d be surprised if you hadn’t heard of Bette Davis, a performer who, as the blurb rightly points out, “wouldn’t fit into the Hollywood mould”. This one woman show performed by Jessica Sherr takes place on the eve of the 1939 Academy Awards, when Davis discovers that she is going to lose out in the Best Actress race to Vivien Leigh. How will she deal with losing?
The Fiddlers Elbow, 3-24 Aug, 12.45pm.

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