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Stormy: The Life of Lena Horne

 

Wednesday 17 May 7.30pm

Norwich Playhouse

Camilla Beeput wearing two red rose in her hair and a red dress.

© McVirne Etienne

WORLD PREMIERE

Starring Camilla Beeput
Written by Camilla Beeput
Music & Lyrics by Camilla Beeput & Alex Webb
Directed by Maxwell Golden
Creative Director Clarke Peters

Camilla Beeput celebrates dancer, movie star, activist and singer Lena Horne in her centenary year. Under the creative direction of Clarke Peters (Writer Five Guys Named Moe), Stormy brings Lena to life, alongside a five-piece band, providing a thrilling musical evocation of one of the great African-American figures in 20th century entertainment.

Considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, Lena Horne was an electrifying performer who shattered racial boundaries by changing the way Hollywood presented black womenWashington Post

Post show talk following the performance

Performance runs: c. 1 hr 50 mins (including interval)

Visit Stormy: The Life of Lena Horne's website here

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