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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    90 minutes
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    Target Audience

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

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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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“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


Performing Groups

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


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance



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


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  • All Female


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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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