Music & Lyrics by Adam Howell and Book by Paul Hurt

“I knew I belonged to the world… not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.” MARILYN MONROE

Through their friendship, we witness the ups and downs of Marilyn’s career, her failed marriages, her dependency on drugs and alcohol and her radiant beauty that made her the American Goddess of the silver screen and icon she still is today. We meet real-life characters… the misogynistic 20th Century Fox Studio Executive, Daryl Zanuck, the maternal yet manipulative acting coach, Paula Strasberg, famous husbands, baseball star, ‘Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio, playwright, Arthur Miller and Norma Jeane, the shy, naive, small-town girl Marilyn once was.

For all her trials and tribulations, Marilyn’s story is also one of hope and survival, reminding us to enjoy life and above all to always… “BE WONDERFUL!”

Directed by Tom Hopcroft with Musical Direction from Tom Bond and Staging & Choreography from Kristian Cunningham.

Featuring: Anna Bond, Becky Wrench, Charlie Ellerton, Chelsea Hawkins, Chloe Hopcroft, Finlay Paul, Jinny Gould, Louise Grantham, Maison Kelley, Natalia Brown, Sam Holden, Tom Hopcroft, Tom Samuels and Verity Power as Marilyn Monroe.

Show Dates & Venue


Streamed Online

  • From

    Sunday 1st May 2021

  • To

    Sunday 16th May 2021


Filmed (Socially Distanced) At:

The Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton