A critically acclaimed one-women play based on the life of Australian legendary star of stage and screen, Coral Browne, the Brunswick Ballroom presents, as part of the 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Coral Browne – This F*cking Lady starring Amanda Muggleton, from 6 April.
Diva, adventuress, beauty, wit… the flamboyant Coral Browne travelled a world away from her humble Australian beginnings to become the toast of the London stage in the 1940s. Browne is proof that while good girls go to heaven, naughty girls go everywhere!
Sexually adventurous, with a deliciously bawdy wit, Coral was as well known for her glamorous lifestyle as she was for her memorable stage and screen performances: Auntie Mame, The Killing of Sister George, Dennis Potter’s Dreamchild and Alan Bennett’s An Englishman Abroad)
She had a string of famous lovers, including Paul Robeson and Maurice Chevalier, and enjoyed a late-life marriage to the king of schlock horror, Vincent Price.
With a script by Maureen Sherlock, and directed by Nadia Tass, the wonderful Amanda Muggleton (The Book Club, Hollyoaks, Prisoner) brings Coral Browne to sparkling life and puts this Grande Dame back in the spotlight where she belongs.
“A delightful surprising show, superbly presented – a must see!” – Miriam Margolyes
Coral Browne – This F*cking Lady
Brunswick Ballroom, 314 – 316 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Performances: 8 – 18 April 2021 (previews: 6 & 7 April)
Information and Bookings: www.brunswickballroom.com.au