For the first time, the diaries of photographer and designer Sir Cecil Beaton come to the stage, to accompany his most iconic images.
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, 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.
Performed by Richard Stirling, whose recent credits include Bridgerton and The Man who Fell to Earth.
“Unexpectedly moving” ★★★★ The Stage
“Richard Stirling epitomises Beaton’s crisply tailored demeanour” ★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
“One man tour de force” – FringeReview Highly Recommended Show
“Makes you feel you are having a private audience with Beaton himself” ★★★★ The Reviews Hub
“Come for the photos. Stay for the pithy dialogue. Leave with a smile on your face” ★★★★ Get Your Coats On
Duration : approximately 65 minutes straight through.
After a brief interval there will be a short Q&A in the bar with actor Richard Stirling for those who would like to stay on.
Recommended age : 12+
Cecil Beaton’s Diaries
Evergreen Theatrical Productions Ltd
Tuesday 18 April 2.30pm
Tickets : £12.50