Blonde, a new musical about Marilyn’s life (and no relation to Joyce Carol Oates’s novel of the same name), scripted by Paul Hurt with music composed by Adam Howell, is being staged at the Buxton Opera House in Derbyshire’s Peak District, on September 14-15.
Blonde is a new musical play by Paul Hurt, based on Marilyn’s life (though I have no idea whether it relates to Joyce Carol Oates’s novel of the same name.) It will be staged as a student production at the Derby Theatre in the city’s Eagle Centre.
Blonde is described as featuring ‘cameo appearances from JFK to Arthur Miller and a host of other influential characters who tell the tragic and scandalous story of the original blonde bombshell.’
I hope I’m wrong, but ‘scandalous’ is often just a polite word for sleaze. I’d like to see Marilyn’s life portrayed in a different way than by simply focussing on the men with whom she was romantically linked.