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Dirty Blonde

BY Theatre 19 | 19-Mar-2013
There’s a charm to this show… it’s fun, and it’s easy to watch and relax into, and if you’re having half the ball the actors are having then it’s going to be a grand old time – and that’s what you’ll find yourself having.– Aussie Theatre
Drawing its title from the Mae West film quote "I made myself platinum, but I was born a dirty blonde,” this award winning play with music, conceived by Claudia Shear and James Lapine and featuring ten songs from the Mae West films I'm No Angel and She Done Him Wrong, will play Theatre 19 from Friday 8 March 2013. Directed by Stuart Maunder, Dirty Blonde is a contemporary love story between Jo and Charlie, two Mae West fans in New York. Together they revisit the life of iconic stage and screen star Mae West, famous for her uninhibited sexuality and provocative double entendre. Carefully and confidently Mae West develops the extravagant, sexy, taboo-breaking public persona that was the hallmark of her fame. Lara Mulcahy will play Jo. Lara is best known for her award winning performance as Rosie in MAMMA MIA! both in Australia and on London's West End. Other career highlights include Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables, Agnes Gooch in Mame, Sweet Charity, My Favorite Year and Celebrity Autobiography and film roles in soon to be released, The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge and Strictly Ballroom.