THEM TWO at it AGAIN - Thursday July 25 - 21.00 at Hygeia House (next to Tesco), 64 High Street, Ventnor PO38 1LT
BRAND NEW SHOW. Back with a bang, ‘furiously fabulous’ duo, Them Two, are AT IT AGAIN. Following sell-out shows, festival veterans Donna Jones MBE and Joan Ellis bring you a brand-new show that won’t be pigeon-holed. Real life tales, told through a mix of jokes, poetry and prose, to make you laugh and cry.
'Joan and Donna brought a warmth to my heart' – Two Lasses in London
'Two fine performers. Touching and funny.' – Faversham Fringe
'furiously fabulous females… two severely interesting, talents and inspirational women…heartfelt anecdotes… a bloody good laugh' – Ventnor Fringe Review
'imaginative and full of wit and glamour but also managed to touch on profound issues – a smashing occasion.' – Isle of Wight Literary Festival
DIED BLONDES - Tuesday July 23 - 19.00 at Hygeia House (next to Tesco), 64 High Street , Ventnor PO38 1LT
Marilyn Monroe, movie star. Ruth Ellis, murderer. Infamous women. Famous last words, reimagined by award-winning writer and performer, Joan Ellis. Died Blondes pieces together the latest theories to give these two so-called dumb blondes a voice moments before they die. The women had more in common than a bottle of peroxide. They were ambitious, not afraid to use their charms on men to get what they wanted but found themselves abused by men too.
Joan Ellis as Marilyn Monroe, whispers secrets about the Kennedy clan to ex-husband, Joe DiMaggio, in her final paranoid phone call. She relives her past and fends off threats from intruders. Are they real or imagined?
Joan as Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, alone in her cell minutes before her execution, reads her letter to lover, David Blakely, justifying why she shot him. She had been humiliated and beaten for the last time and took the ultimate revenge.
'Hottest show in town…triumph…spellbinding' – Ventnor Fringe 2018
'Fascinating theatre…convincing and beautifully contrasted, subtly observed.' – The Fine Times Recorder
'Watch Joan Ellis. She’s really quite the writer' – Clapham Fringe 2018