About This Show

For the first time ever, the diaries of photographer and stylist Sir Cecil Beaton are dramatised for the stage, to accompany his most iconic and lesser-seen photographs and designs. Beaton’s photographs showed his versatility; his diaries exposed the cost. Even his triumphant designs for My Fair Lady never stopped his doubts. And his passion for Greta Garbo found fulfilment only in his writing. Blisteringly funny and at times deeply moving, with appearances ranging from the Queen Mother and Elizabeth Taylor to Churchill and Capote, the diaries paint a self-portrait of the 20th century’s most compelling dandy.

The diaries are adapted and performed by Richard Stirling, whose recent credits as an actor include appearances in Bridgerton and The Man who Fell to Earth.

Irving Studio

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: 23 June 2023 Final Performance: 24 June 2023