End of the Rainbow

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DOI: 10.5040/9781408168486.00000003
Acts: 2. Scenes: 10. Roles: Male (5) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

End of the Rainbow is a savagely funny and deeply moving drama, infused with all the glamour and melancholy of stardom.

It is Christmas 1968, and with a six-week booking at London’s famed cabaret restaurant 'Talk of the Town', it looks as though Judy Garland is set to make a comeback. The failed marriages, suicide attempts and addictions are all behind her: at forty-six, with her new fiancé at her side, she seems determined to reclaim her crown as the greatest talent of her generation.

Yet in her suite at the Ritz Hotel, Garland battles with a tornado of drugs and alcohol as the exhausting series of concerts takes its toll. A tough, compelling woman, armed to the teeth with a razor-sharp wit, she finds that happiness continues to elude her.

End of the Rainbow premiered at the Sydney Opera House in 2005.

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Peter Quilter

ISBN: 9780413775320

Series: Modern Plays

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