"END OF THE RAINBOW"
the JUDY GARLAND musical drama
a West End hit in 2011 and a Broadway smash in 2012
nominated for the OLIVIER AWARD - BEST NEW PLAY
three TONY AWARD nominations on Broadway
"There are moments in the theatre when you lean forward in your seat, with shivers racing down the spine, and realise there is nowhere else on God's earth you'd rather be. End of the Rainbow is one such occasion...
One of the greatest musical performances I have ever witnessed"
(Daily Telegraph, London)
BEN BRANTLEY REVIEW IN THE NEW YORK TIMES:
"After watching the electrifying, intense production that opened on Monday night at the Belasco Theater, you feel exhilerated and exhausted.In other words, you feel utterly alive. That's what comes from witnessing acting that is this unconditionally committed, not to mention this sensational - in every sense of the word...End of the Rainbow is a lurid account of the twilight of an all-too-mortal goddess on the eve of destruction and is revealing in a way that tell-all bio-drama seldom is...Tracie Bennett locates, both physically and emotionally, that perilous, bipolar energy that so often animates great performers. Touch this woman at your own risk. She burns... Every chapter of Garland's history is alive: she is foul-mouthed, flirtatious, hypersexual, childlike, unedited, manipulative and supremely self-conscious as she makes love and war with Mickey and Anthony. She has a strong sense of herself as a human tragedy on a world stage, but her sense of humor, of the absurdity of it all, is just as sharp. Some of her zingers are appallingly funny...And then she sings. And all those disparate, desperate elements coalesce into a coherent, riveting whole."
"Judy Garland has been brought back to utterly convincing stage life in Peter Quilter's moving, miraculous new play...Ferocious and fascinating" (Sunday Express)
VIDEO TRAILER FOR THE 2011 LONDON PRODUCTION:
THE PLAY IS PUBLISHED BY METHUEN DRAMA/BLOOMSBURY