With a fiercely funny andemotionally charged script from BAFTA and Olivier nominated writer Jonathan Harvey (Beautiful Thing, Coronation Street), DUSTY celebrates the extraordinary and vivacious woman whose timeless voice immortalised her as “oneof Britain's most successful female singers” (The Telegraph).
Olivier Award-winner Maria Friedman(Merrily We Roll Along, Stepping Out) directs Katherine Kingsley(Piaf, Singin’ in the Rain) in a career-defining performance that celebrates the music of a lifetime.
Premiered at Theatre Royal Bath(Saturday 23 June – Saturday 7 July 2018)
Then toured to: Sheffield’s LyceumTheatre (10 July –14 July 2018), Newcastle Theatre Royal (17 July – Saturday 21July), The Lowry Salford (24 July – 28 July 2018)
Writer: Jonathan Harvey
Director: Maria Friedman
★★★ “Katherine Kingsley is tremendous. She is stealthy with the voice, sneaking up on its huskiness, later letting itoff the leash as a gorgeous defiant foghorn.”
Sussanah Clapp for the Guardian
★★★ “A fun production that romps through the icon’s life.”
★★★★ “Kingsley is breath-taking as the blue-eyed soul singer”
“An enjoyable, highly coloured piece of pop history”