Joan Collins is to return to the West End with her acclaimed one woman show, One Night With Joan, to share more stories and secrets of her celebrated
life and career as one of the world's most glamorous and intriguing actresses.
Joan Collins - One Night With Joan is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to spend an intimate evening in the company of a true English Hollywood legend. Joan Collins will take to the stage with honesty, style and grace and with the same engaging wit and frankness that turned her two memoirs, Past Imperfect and Second Act, into international best-sellers. Among the many confidences, she tells of the ups and downs of her career and screens rare and often hilarious film footage from her life. It's a chance to hear first hand about her screen test for Cleopatra and why she lost the role to Elizabeth Taylor, her on-set
encounters with the formidable Bette Davis and many others including Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Paul Newman and Richard Burton; and, of course, her relationships! Another highlight of the evening are outtakes and her legendary bitch-fights with Linda Evans in Dynasty. The evening includes a question and answer session with the chance to ask Joan anything you've always wanted to know about her amazing life.
Joan Collins has appeared in more than 118 feature films and TV shows, including creating the role of Alexis Carrington on Dynasty, one of the most highly rated television dramas of all time. Her novels and memoirs have sold over 50 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 30 languages. She is a regular diarist for The Spectator and a contributor to The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Times and Harper's Bazaar.
On stage, Joan Collins has performed on Broadway, the West End, and in national tours in the UK and North America. She is recognised world-wide as a fashion maven of timeless beauty, and is a brand ambassador and spokeswoman for top cosmetic, health and beauty companies. On the humanitarian front, Joan Collins is devoted to the well-being of women, children and families and regularly lends her support and celebrity to causes that include finding a cure for breast cancer and empowering children with learning disabilities. She is also a commited patron of Shooting Star/Chase Hospice for Children. She is married to Theatrical Manager Percy Gibson, and they live between their homes in Los Angeles, London, New York and the South of France. In 1997 she received an OBE for her lifetime contribution to the arts and her continuing charity work.
cast: Joan Collins
director: Percy Gibson
producer: Martin Witts for London International Arts Theatre Ltd (LIAT)
designer: Oliver Sones
Leicester Square Theatre
5 Leicester Place, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 7BP