My Darling Clemmie

Theatre (true-life)

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  • Assembly Rooms - Drawing Room
  • 12:30
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 8+
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Cahoots Theatre Company Ltd
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 8 and above (8+)
  • Accessibility: 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 18 months

Description

Written by Hugh Whitemore and performed by Rohan McCullough, this play celebrates one of the most successful partnerships in history: the long and remarkable marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill. From their unconventional courtship, through the testing and tumultuous years of the First World War and Churchill's erratic political progress, Clemmie was his unwavering ally. As a mother, fierce protector of his reputation and devoted wife, she could also courageously confront Britain's wartime leader if she thought him misguided. This moving, amusing and frank portrait celebrates this couple and the power of their love.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There is lift access into the performance space. If not taking the lift there are 23 steps into the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Marion Byrne 53 days ago

Found this play completely absorbing due to the brilliant acting skills of the lady playing Clemmie. Thank you for an outstanding performance

David Christopher Lyness 55 days ago

An excellent one woman show. Kept the audience spellbound for the whole hour. Full of knowledge, emotion and detail. So good I want to see it again!!

Jemima Carr 63 days ago

This show is fantastic. A one woman show which is gripping from start to finish! I am so glad that I went to this, the standing ovation was completely deserved. I laughed and I cried - brilliant. Beautiful storytelling. Beautiful.

Carola Martin-Smith 68 days ago

A brilliant performance. A well deserved standing ovation from the audience.

Sean Davis 69 days ago

My Darling Clemmie (***)
A senior actress plays Winston Churchill’s wife recounting the events of her and Winston’s lives. Her portraits seem balanced as hear of her own foibles as well as Winston’s along with letters that reveal their love and differences. The juxtaposition of her dislike of their Chatworth home with his and their family’s love of it made it all the more real.

This was the 18th most enjoyable of the 43 shows I have seen so far this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website: www.fringefan.com.


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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 60 days ago

As far as former politicians go, Winston Churchill must be one of the hottest potatoes at the farmer’s market right now. The 2017 Oscar-winning drama Darkest Hour invoked his struggles to win through against the evils of Adolf Hitler in WWII, while various politicians and celebrities have labelled him a...

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 66 days ago

Shining a light on such a well explored historical figure always has to be daunting task, which is why I applaud anyone who finds a different angle from which to view the great and good. This is writer, Hugh Whitemore’s choice as he gives us insight into the both the man himself and the woman at his shoulder. The writing is wonderfully fluid and engaging, occasionally punctuated with humour and genuinely emotive moments as we are taken through some 60 years of acquaintance and marriage.

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Broadway Baby (5/5 stars) 67 days ago

This elegantly enchanting piece is a one woman play, telling the story of Clementine Hozier’s life. Most renowned for being the wife of Winston Churchill, Hugh Whitemore has written this gem which elaborates on the life of a woman we only know because of the man in hers. Rohan McCullough...

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British Theatre Guide (5/5 stars) 67 days ago

It’s 10 years since this tiny Hugh Whitemore nugget of a play first played here, and gave actress Rohan McCullough an enduring and luminous one-woman role as Winston Churchill’s wife.It returns as much to remind us of the late playwright’s mastery of dramatising real-life characters, giving them convincing dialogue, and...

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 69 days ago

Written by Hugh Whitemore and performed by Rohan Mccullough, My Darling Clemmie is a one-woman play telling the story of Clementine Hozier's life with Winston Churchill. The play opens with a beautiful yet simple set of a desk and armchair in a grand venue. We meet Clementine who takes us...

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