Inspired by Peter Evans’ biography, released after Ava Gardner’s death, Elizabeth McGovern stars as the actress in the last years of her life, living in London.
On the anniversary of Hollywood legend Ava Gardner’s death, she lived again in the form of Elizabeth McGovern, whose play AVA: The Secret Conversations has now opened at Hammersmith’s Riverside Studios.
Beautiful, sexy and luminous are words most associated with Hollywood starlets of the 1940s, 50s and 60s, and indeed they were, but they were also talented and savvy movie actors who commanded the screen.
Twenty years ago Lady Anne Tree founded Fine Cell Work. It teaches prisoners fine needlepoint and quilting and sells it in the top shops. So the men (and some women, but most prisoners are men) can build up a modest fund for when they are freed.
Jermyn Street Theatre’s The Reaction Season, running from 10 April to 18 August, will feature 15 plays and musicals – 12 of them one-act – based around themes of reacting and re-enacting.