Rita Hayworth in the Mirror by Bernie C Byrnes & Greg Mosse is brilliant, virtuoso script for three actors, telling the story of a Hollywood 'love goddess', her extraordinary transformative career and challenging life.
Born Margarita Cansino in Brooklyn NY ...
- how did she become Rita?
- what sinister role did her father, Edward Cansino, play in her life?
- how did she come to replace him with another ambitious Edward, the salesman Eddie Judson?
- what was the nature of her marriage to Orson Welles?
- how did she come to marry the international playboy and heir to the throne of Brunei, 'Aly' Aga Khan?
- what was her relatiosnhip with her daughters, Rebecca Welles and Yasmin Aga Khan?
- was she a drunk, or was that a cruel lie?
Rita Hayworth in the Mirror tells the story in two gripping acts of intense - but also witty and entertaining - drama. The show should have premièred in the Festival of Chichester 2020 before a national tour - but C-19 has delayed us.