Cecil Beaton’s Diaries

Saturday 2nd March 2024 at 7:30pm
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For the first time ever, the diaries of photographer and stylist Sir Cecil Beaton are dramatised for the stage, to accompany his most iconic and lesser-seen photographs and designs.

Beaton’s photographs showed his versatility; his diaries exposed the cost. Even his triumphant designs for My Fair Lady never stopped his doubts. And his passion for Greta Garbo found fulfilment only in his writing. Blisteringly funny and at times deeply moving, with appearances ranging from the Queen Mother and Elizabeth Taylor to Churchill and Capote, the diaries paint a self-portrait of the 20th century’s most compelling dandy.

The diaries are adapted and performed by Richard Stirling, whose recent credits as an actor include appearances in Bridgerton and The Man who Fell to Earth.

Stirling does a superlative job of milking Beaton’s diaries for all their venomTalkin’ Broadway

★★★★ Unexpectedly movingThe Stage

Stirling dexterously juggles the façade of the flamboyant eccentric and the truth of the man behind it The Front Row Center

★★★★★ Stirling epitomises Beaton’s crisply tailored demeanourEdinburgh Guide

Highly recommendedFringe Review

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