Created by Claudia Shear and James Lapine, who star and direct respectively, Dirty Blonde centres on two urban loners and their budding romance as they learn to discover in their own lives a bit of the swagger of Mae West, the legendary vaudeville star and Hollywood sex siren.
Shear and co-stars Kevin Chamberlin and Bob Stillman were all Tony-nominated for the New York run of Dirty Blonde, which received five Award nominations in total.
The play was originally tipped for a 2001 West End run. Instead, it – and the original trio - had its UK and European debut at the Leeds’ West Yorkshire Playhouse in July 2002, with another planned London transfer delayed due to lack of venue availability. It’s now produced in the West End by James Hammerstein Productions in association with Darren Bagert and Nick Salmon for Act Productions.
- by Terri Paddock