Friday, 20 July 2018

The trials, tribulations... and fun of being Winnie’s wife

THE Kenton Theatre is to present a show about Winston Churchill’s wife this October starring seasoned actress Rohan McCullough.

THE Kenton Theatre is to present a show about Winston Churchill’s wife this October starring seasoned actress Rohan McCullough.

My Darling Clemmie is a one-woman show about Clementine, Lady Spencer-Churchill, who married and supported one of the great historical figures of the 20th century.

Throughout their 56-year marriage Clementine stood by her husband as he faced the challenges of political upheaval, led Britain through the dark years of wartime, and fought his own personal battle with depression.

Clementine was a strong, opinionated and loyal companion to Churchill and this show gives us an insight into her remarkable life story.

Rohan McCullough has achieved critical success with her touring one-woman shows, which have included The Testament Of Youth, and The Tale Of Beatrix Potter as well as My Darling Clemmie.

Rohan began her career in the cult musical Hair and went on to enjoy a long and successful career as an actress on the stage and in film.

She has given poetry and prose recitals with Sir Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox and Robert Powell, and appeared in theatres for many years with the late Sir John Mortimer in his entertaining poetry and prose show, Mortimer’s Miscellany.

My Darling Clemmie was written by playwright and screenwriter Hugh Whitemore. Whitemore’s 2002 TV film about Winston and Clementine Churchill, The Gathering Storm, starred Albert Finney and Vanessa Redgrave and won him an Emmy award for outstanding writing.

The show comes to the Kenton Theatre in Henley on Saturday, October 12 at 7.45pm. For tickets call the box office on (01491) 575698 or visit www.kentontheatre.co.uk

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