WORLDWIDE smash hit End of the Rainbow is set to tear down the bright lights of the Hollywood myth at Koorliny Arts Centre.
Directed by Brad Tudor, the play with music is about the final months of Judy Garland’s life.
With a six-week booking at London’s Talk of the Town, it looked like Judy Garland was set firmly on the comeback trail. The failed marriages, the suicide attempts and the addictions are all behind her. At 46 and with new flame Mickey Deans at her side, she seemed determined to carry it off and recapture her magic.
But lasting happiness always eludes some people, and there was never any answer to the question with which Judy ended every show: “If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why, oh, why, can’t I?”
Written by Peter Quilter, End of the Rainbow is a funny drama featuring a glorious ensemble of Judy Garland hits and infused with the glamour and the melancholy of stardom.
Tudor says audiences can expect an unforgettable night of theatre.
“Rachel Monamy is outstanding in the role of Judy,” he said.
“Her performance will bring the beauty and complexity and music of Judy Garland to the stage once more.”
The play is not suitable for children under 15 due to coarse language and sexual references.
WHAT: End of the Rainbow
WHERE: Koorliny Arts Centre, Kwinana
WHEN: November 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 8pm, and November 17 and 24 at 2pm (matinees are almost sold out).
TICKETS: $25 standard, $23 concession and $18 children. Visit www.koorliny.com.au or call the box office on 9467 7118.