Goodbye Norma Jeane

Goodbye Norma Jeane

Jack Cole taught Hollywood to dance.


Now he’s writing a weekly column for Dance Magazine. Or trying to. Young men splash and yell in his swimming pool outside, and as the afternoon wears on a parade of his former muses arrives at his front door – Betty Grable, Jane Russell and Rita Hayworth among them. And each is determined to have the last word.

Liam Burke’s fascinating and inventive play shines a spotlight on one of Hollywood and Broadway’s most influential gay heroes, and the actresses he helped transform into cinema’s brightest stars.

Critic reviews

All high kicks and hip swings, Jack Cole’s dances from the 1950s are still sexy. But their vitality is lost in this play about the genius of the forgotten choreographer

The Guardian

Enjoyable albeit slight biographical play about a forgotten dance innovator

The Stage

The initial slow pace is recovered after the interval, when some bouncy numbers bring a good injection of brio to the production

The Upcoming

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 16 Mar - Sun 7 Apr, 5pm & 7.15pm


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