She’s a star of stage and screen, a household name, and the face of beloved characters from shows such as Mame and Murder She Wrote. But beneath the glamorous façade lies a tale of struggle and perseverance, as one woman fights against the misconceptions and expectations of Hollywood and Broadway.
Discover how one woman used her courage, talent and tenacity to become the icon we know today. Drawing extensively on exclusive interviews and memoirs, and accompanied by live renditions of well-known classics from Mame, Dear World, Gypsy, and Sweeney Todd, along with freshly-revived jazz and country numbers, Fiona-Jane Weston brings this story to the stage for the very first time to explore how Dame Angela Lansbury captured a generation.
Fiona-Jane Weston’s sell-out show Wartime Women: the Khaki Cabaret played in the Studio last year to rave reviews:
★★★★ ‘Performed with charm and wit…. energetically researched .. Weston somehow maintains a light touch, imparting intriguing nuggets of information at every step.’ The Times
‘An absorbing couple of hours for a capacity St James Studio…this versatile singer-actress-writer (she even threw in a bit of nifty dancing) immersed herself into this project for a year. It made for a hugely educational and rewarding evening.’ Musical Theatre Review