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Live Show

Lambert Jackson Theatre Company presents

The Voice Behind the Stars

written and performed by Eliza Jackson

Friday   1st November|7:30pm

Lambert Jackson Theatre Company presents

The Voice Behind the Stars

written and performed by Eliza Jackson

You thought you heard Deborah Kerr singing as Anna in The King and I, Natalie Wood singing as Maria in West Side Story and Audrey Hepburn singing as Eliza in My Fair Lady?  Well you didn’t.  It was actually the unheralded Marni Nixon, and this is her musical story.  Featuring much-loved tunes from these films, this show is not to be missed.

This one-woman show tells the story of the most prolific ghost singer of all time: the best film diva you (almost) never saw.  In a classic story of old Hollywood, Marni Nixon had to sign her life away.  She was forbidden from telling anyone who or what films she sang on.  Luckily for her, Deborah Kerr (The King and I, An Affair to Remember), who she dubbed for extensively, ‘accidentally’ spilled the beans about Marni.  ‘It happened last night!’, ‘Deborah tells a secret’ – these headlines lead to interviews with all the papers and even Time Magazine.  But despite all of this notoriety, her work as the ‘ghostess with the mostess(t)’ is still mostly unknown.

★★★★★  Magnetic, magical performance - Edinburgh Guide
★★★★★  The show is as remarkable as its heroine - Theatre Weekly 
★★★★★  Her voice is pitch perfect - One4Review
★★★★★  Immaculate perfection - Musical Talk

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Standard:£13

Student:£8