Peter Quilter's End Of The Rainbow captures the drama of Judy Garland's final performances in London and her controversial life off stage.
Set in London in 1968, End Of The Rainbow depicts Garland as she undertakes an exhausting series of concerts in a bid to reclaim her crown as the greatest talent of her generation. Despite a series of failed marriages and a ruined Hollywood career, Garland remains a tough and remarkable woman, armed with a sharp wit and a real understanding of the demons that possess her. Yet within six months she will be dead at the age of 47, her body wrecked by the legendary amounts of drink and drugs she had been consuming since a teenager.
Among the soundtrack, End Of The Rainbow features classic Garland songs The Man That Got Away, Come Rain Or Shine and Somewhere Over The Rainbow.
End Of The Rainbow stars Laurence Olivier Award-winner Tracie Bennett as Garland. Bennett's numerous West End credits include La Cage Aux Folles, Hairspray, Les Miserables and High Society. She will once again be directed by Terry Johnson, who directed her in La Cage Aux Folles, for which he won a Tony Award.
Cast & Creatives
- Tracie Bennett, Hilton McRae, Stephen Hagan, Robin Browne
- Peter Quilter
- Terry Johnson
- Lee Dean, Jenny Topper, Laurence Myers, Charles Diamond, Hilary Williams in association with Royal & Derngate Northampton
- Lighting Designer
- Simon Corder
- Gareth Owen
Trafalgar Studios 1
- 14 Whitehall, London, United Kingdom SW1A 2DY
- 0844 871 7632 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge)
- Official site
- Nearest tube
- Charing Cross/Embankment (approx. 500m)
- Nearest bus
- 3, 9, 11, 12, 24, 29, 53, 77A, 88, 153, 159
- Nearest train
- Charing Cross
50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Trafalgar, only 2 minutes walk away.
- This venue accepts Theatre Tokens
- How to book
- Tel: 0844 871 7677 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge) Minicom: 0870 060 6641 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Discounts for all disabled customers, please call the Box Office to check availability.
- Limited mobility
- Leg room is generally good with extra space on the front row and on the side aisle of row E.
- Access description
- Level access from the street to the foyer. Box Office opposite. All staircases have handrails and steps are highlighted. 25 steps down then up 10 steps in to the auditorium (3 steps between rows). Theatre opens 1 hour before performance. There is a lift to Studio 2 and Studio Bar, plis a stair lift to Studio 1.
- Hearing impaired
- Infrared system in the auditorium with 16 headsets, available from the box office with a deposit. Check with Box Office which seats in the auditorium have best reception. Induction Loop and Sennheiser Mobile Connect also available
- Guide dogs policy
- Guide dogs are allowed inside the auditorium by prior arrangement with the theatre, alternatively staff are happy to dog-sit. You will be seated in an aisle seat.
- No spaces for people who need to remain in their wheelchairs. Transfer seating is available to Row A (3 spaces) and K (1 space). Access to Row A is through the Stalls Bar and Row K is up 14 steps. Wheelchair users must bring 2 people to help with the steps. The theatre can store a maximum of 3 wheelchairs per performance. Venue is not suitable for scooters.
- 22 steps up from the foyer to women’s and men’s. More toilets off the Stalls Bar.
- Disabled toilets
- No adapted WC.
- Foyer bar next to the Box Office. 25 steps to Stalls Bar (spacious, few seats). Drinks can be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium upon request.
- This venue accepts Theatre Tokens