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My Darling Clemmie

by Hugh Whitemore

with grateful acknowledgment to Lady Soames

New Wimbledon Studio Theatre
The Broadway
Wimbledon SW19 1QG
Box Office 0870 060 6646
5 min walk from Wimbledon Rail
Tube: (District Line and Tramlink station) Turn left onto The Broadway.
South Wimbledon Tube Station (Northern Line) 10 min walk
Buses 57, 93, 131,163, 164, 200, 219, 493

www.newwimbledontheatre.co.uk

As part of a UK tour, My Darling Clemmie will be at the New Wimbledon Theatre Studio from Tues 18 – Sat 22 November 2008. The show has been touring since May including at the Chester Literary Festival, the Ellen Terry Theatre Kent, The Tower Winchester. In 2009 tour dates so far are King's Lynn, Thornbury, Alnwick, Somerton and Rotherham.

My Darling Clemmie, directed by Gareth Armstrong, is the remarkable, moving and highly entertaining story of the woman who married Sir Winston Churchill, one of the truly great figures of the 20th century: “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife

to marry me.” Winston Churchill

"Compelling, engaging, intimately and beautifully realised. An unforgettable evening."

Roger Graef, Chairman of Complicité Theatre Company.

HUGH WHITEMORE has written for the stage, films and television. His TV film ‘The Gathering Storm’ with Albert Finney and Vanessa Redgrave, about Churchill in the 1930’s, won an Emmy, the Writers’ Guild of America Award, and the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for the best television drama of 2002. His sequel ‘Into The Storm’ with Brendan Gleeson as Churchill and Janet McTeer, (Clemmie) continues the storyline and looks at the former British prime minister's life and career at the end of WWII. It will be aired in spring 2009 on BBC and HBO. He wrote the new version of Pirandello’s ‘As You Desire Me’ with Kristin Scott Thomas and Bob Hoskins for the sell out season at the Playhouse in 2005/6.

Rohan McCullough was in the original cast of ‘Hair’and in Jean-Louis Barrault's ‘Rabelais’. She played Antigone in ‘Oedipus at Colonnus’ (Manchester Royal Exchange) and in ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ (RSC).

Her film appearances include in Derek Jarman's ‘War Requiem’ and David Hare's ‘Strapless’. She has performed as narrator with leading American orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and The Boston Symphony at Carnegie Hall.

Her one-woman shows include ‘The Testament of Youth’ (based on Vera Brittain's celebrated book) at The Swan, Stratford, and at the Brighton and Edinburgh Festivals, where she won the 'Scotsman' Drama Award and subsequently at The Fortune Theatre, London.

Her solo performance of Rose Macaulay's ‘The Towers of Trebizond’ was part of the official Edinburgh Festival and selected as Critics' Choice "Pick of the Performances" by the Sunday Times. Rohan McCullough's third one- woman show, ‘The Tale of Beatrix Potter’ has been seen throughout the UK, Australia and US including the UK/LA Festival California. She has given poetry recitals with Sir Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, and John Julius Norwich, and appears frequently with Sir John Mortimer in his poetry and prose entertainment, ‘Mortimer's Miscellany’.

Director Gareth Armstrong is an actor, writer and director and has toured internationally with ‘Shylock’, his own one-man show.

Perfs Tue 18 – Sat 22 Nov 7.45pm Mat Sat 22 Nov 3.00pm
(running time 1 hr 45 mins)
Ticket Prices £10.00

3 November 2008