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The Revlon Girl

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  5f

Set eight months after the Aberfan Disaster of 1966, in which 144 people were killed (116 of them children) , The Revlon Girltells the real-life story of a group of bereaved mothers who met every week above a local hotel to talk, cry and even laugh without feeling guilty.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    5f
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Docudrama/Historic
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Licence details
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Summary
Eight months after the Aberfan Disaster of 1966, in which 144 people were killed (116 of them children), a group of bereaved mothers meet weekly above a local hotel to talk, cry and even laugh without feeling guilty. At one of their previous meetings, the women looked at each other and admitted how much they felt they’d let themselves go. Afraid that people will think them frivolous, they've secretly arranged for a representative from Revlon to come and give them a talk on beauty tips.
Cast Attributes
  • All Female
Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Tours
  • Time Period 1960s
  • Setting A function room above the Aberfan Hotel
  • Features Period Costumes
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

Media

“[A] visionary new play” – The Times

“I shall never forget what I saw that day on television… Now I shall never forget the play.” – Clare Brennan, The Observer

“[A] visionary new play” – Mike Wade, The Times

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Neil Anthony Docking

NEIL ANTHONY DOCKING is a British writer, composer and producer, and has worked in press, radio, film and, most recently, for theatre, where his first play- 'The Revlon Girl'- received not just an Olivier Nomination, but also took home 'Best New Play' at the Off-West End Awar ...
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