The Atkinson Celebrates Marilyn Monroe

The Atkinson Celebrates Marilyn Monroe

Celebrate the Holly Wood Legend Marilyn Monroe at The Atkinson this June

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Wednesday 11 June is Marilyn Monroe Day at The Atkinson with a screening of the Oscar nominated Some Like it Hot and a performance of The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe by Dyad productions.

Full of hilarious set pieces and movie in-jokes Some Like it Hot ended up the biggest moneymaking comedy up to 1959. An all time classic film directed by Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. Some Like it Hot will be shown at 2.30pm and tickets are £2.50.

Later that evening at 7.30pm, Dyad Productions the company who brought Female Gothic to The Atkinson last year, returns with The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe a radical interpretation of the Hollywood legend.

August 2nd, 1962…

Monroe as we’ve never seen her before: alone in her bedroom in a dressing gown and underwear; no glitz, no glamour, no masks.  Overdosed on pills, the woman behind the icon unravels her remarkable life and travels back through the memories of her closest relationships.  Repeatedly stalked by a mysterious caller, the Hollywood icon tells all (Joe DiMaggio, Clark Gable, Arthur Miller, her mother – it’s all here), revealing a biting intelligence and an imperfect body, and leads us in real time to the very moment of her death.

Dyad Productions creates, produces and tours classic theatre with an innovative and contemporary emphasis.  This interpretation of one of the world’s most famous women is Dyad’s fifth original production in as many years, and, although a work of fiction, exposes the truth behind the legend.


***** “Simply stunning.” – Edinburgh Reporter

***** “Spellbinding”The Carrick

**** “Anything but unremarkable” – Three Weeks

“Handles Marilyn’s life with intelligence and compassion” The Stage


Tickets for The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe are £12 and are available online at or by calling The Atkinson Box Office on 01704 533333. You can also purchase your tickets over the counter during The Atkinson’s opening hours.

*Please be advised there is a £2 booking fee for booking over the phone and online bookings.





Some Like It Hot

Wednesday 11 June


Tickets: £2.50


The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe

Wednesday 11 June


Tickets: £12


*Please be advised that there is a £2 booking fee for telephone and online sales.

The Atkinson
Lord Street


In person: Visit The Atkinson box office on Lord Street

For tickets: visit the website or call box office on 01704 533333


Notes to Editors

For more information, interviews, images or review tickets, please contact Emma Lloyd at The Atkinson on 0151 934 2129 |


Posted on 5 June 2014 under General news

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