Britt Ekland - Britt on Britt

Britt Ekland has known and loved many famous people and for this she is famous, but bubbling beneath the surface is a determined, vibrant woman who - through her own admission - knows the limits of her acting skills.

This is theatre as biography, part-play, part-memoir as Britt Ekland wanders through her life in a simply written look-back on her work. We are reminded of her films (including “The Man with the Golden Gun” ) and her marriages (including Peter Sellers) all amply illustrated with slide projection.

The fault is in the writing not the performance, when Britt is allowed to shine as her real self the audience suddenly comes to life too. She proudly passes around photos of her family and shares some advice on getting old - “Getting old is what young people worry about!” But when she resumes the script we feel a little sparkle disappears. More improvisation and chat would have been more than welcome.

This is not an indulgent wallow in the past, it is a summary of a life which has been priviledged and touched by some success. Britt Ekland comes across as a self-aware 60-something which much to look back on. And the show has a delightful and surprising canine finale.

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Assembly @ George Street. 31st July - 25th August (not 20th). 18:30 (1h)

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