The Revlon Girl

by  Neil Anthony Docking

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5f

Set eight months following Aberfan Disaster of 1966 (in which 144 people were killed; 116 of them children) The Revlon Girl tells the real life story of a group of bereaved mothers who met every week above a local hotel to talk, cry and even laugh without feeling guilty.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Docudrama/Historic
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

At one of their meetings, the women looked at each other and admitted how much they felt they’d let themselves go. So afraid that people would think them frivolous, they secretly arranged for a representative from Revlon to come and give them a talk on beauty tips.
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Reviews

“I shall never forget what I saw that day on television… Now I shall never forget the play” Clare Brennan, THE OBSERVER

“[a] visionary new play” Mike Wade, THE TIMES

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Tours

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1960s
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: A function room above the Aberfan Hotel
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

5f
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female

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Authors

Neil Anthony Docking

NEIL ANTHONY DOCKING is a British writer, composer and producer, and has worked in press, radio, film and, most recently, for theatre, where his first play- 'The Revlon Girl'- received not just an Olivier Nomination, but also took home 'Best New Play' at the Off-West End Awards 2018. Most recently the play scooped up t ...

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