A rehearsed reading of new play One Night With Marilyn will be free to attend in York this week.
The reading will be part of worldwide celebrations to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s passing.
There will be other planned reads across the UK as well as Mumbai, Dehli, New York, San Francisco and more.
In York, the exclusive reading will take place at York Medical Society on Tuesday 28 September from 7pm.
Written by PT Rose, the cast stars YorkMix Radio‘s very own Laura Castle as the Narrator, with Becky Kershaw and Sanna Buck taking on the titular role.
The play will focus on a lesser-known part of the blonde bombshell’s life – in February 1961 Marilyn was sectioned to the psychiatric division of Cornell University in New York. One Night With Marilyn will speculate on what may have happened that night.
Eleanor Royse, executive producer for the York reading, said: “As a long time Marilyn fan, it’s been so insightful to learn about the dark side of her fame and her upbringing as Norma Jeane.
“This reading is one of many taking place around the world, and is set to become a film in the near future.
“Audience members can attend this reading for free, as we are still working to develop the script and welcome any audience feedback.”
Free tickets are available to book via Eventbrite.
For more information about the play, visit the One Night With Marilyn website.