Cecil Beaton's Diaries

Theatre (photography, painting)

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  • Greenside @ Nicolson Square - Lime Studio
  • Times vary. Click 'Dates, times and prices' to view the calendar
  • Aug 5-6, 8-13, 15-20, 23-27
  • 55 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Richard Stirling
  • Warnings and additional info: -
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Description

For the first time ever, the diaries of photographer and stylist Sir Cecil Beaton are dramatised for the stage. Beaton's society photographs flattered their subjects; his diaries did not. His wartime photographs showed his versatility; his diaries show the cost. Even his triumphant designs for My Fair Lady never stopped his doubts. And his passion for Greta Garbo found fulfilment only in his writing. Blisteringly funny and at times deeply moving, with appearances ranging from the Queen Mother and Elizabeth Taylor to Churchill and Capote, the diaries paint a self-portrait of the 20th century's most compelling dandy.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp, Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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