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Independence Shows in association with Park Theatre presents

The Revlon Girl

By Neil Anthony Docking

"a remarkably warm, sorrowful, and times even funny drama about survivors, small-town bickering, and make-up" ★★★★ The Independent

"a tale of rage, of compassion, of sorrow and of laughter, and each emotion is executed flawlessly by five incredibly talented actresses" ★★★★★ The Upcoming

"the cast perform as a perfectly coordinated ensemble throughout... It's hard to miss the play's relevance" ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

"I shall never forget the play... stupendous performances from the five actors, whose highly individual characters refract universal suffering and resilience" The Observer

Directed by Maxine Evans

Set 8 months following the death of 116 children during the Aberfan Disaster of 1966, 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.

At one of their meetings, 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.

The action takes place on a rainy Tuesday night in a room above the Aberfan Hotel.

"Shocking, heartbreaking The Revlon Girl offers no cosmetic solution to unbearable pain but does suggest the power of powder and eye-liner in helping heal wounds." ★★★★★ Stage Review
"A brilliant piece of theatre... And the performances are superb" ★★★★ The Wee Review
"A funny, feisty, heart-wrenching story of how lipstick can look like hope" ★★★★ The Wee Review
"Grief, anger and community all blend together flawlessly" ★★★★ The List
"A masterclass in creating real life drama" ★★★★ Reviews Hub
"powerfully written by Neil Anthony Docking... This accomplished cast superbly create each of the characters" ★★★★ British Theatre Guide
"beautifully acted throughout... a powerful performance" Sardines Magazine
"A very powerful and well-written play, with moving performances from all five women" ★★★★★ Southside Advertiser, Edinburgh
The Revlon Girl must surely rank as one of the best pieces of new writing in London at the moment” There Ought To Be Clowns
“Unmissable” Kat Leslie ★★★★★ Get the Chance

"A huge undertaking... skilful and coupled with expert delivery, it encapsulates the poignancy and loss of those mothers who said goodbye to their children one morning and never saw them again." Wales Arts Review