Joan Collins Unscripted at London PalladiumCultureTheatre
At 83, the London-born-and-bred Dame Joan Collins continuous to be stunning. With a career that has spanned over 60 years – and is unlikely to conclude soon – she has achieved so much.
Incredibly talented and versatile, as an actress Collins is mainly celebrated for her portrayal of Alexis Colby in the TV series Dynasty, but she is also a successful author and adept at drawing. Gorgeous, witty and, more importantly, a feminist and gay icon, Collins is beyond a doubt the treasure of a nation. For someone so accomplished, she is also remarkably modest.
Joan Collins Unscripted is not so much of a show but rather a comfortable tête-à-tête with her most loyal fans. The stage is appropriated as a cosy sitting room where she and her husband, Percy Gibson, invite you into their private lives. The audience is allowed to ask questions – with some topics, such as the Kardashians, excepted. Collins and Gibson are an adorable and almost comedic pair and, even though it is supposedly “unscripted”, the performance is exceptionally prepared, with photos and videos that were appropriate for the occasion being presented on an enormous television screen.
Collins is a diva, yes, but a playful and extremely likeable one, and the show is a fantastic effort of Collins and Gibson to connect with the fans and make it obvious that they are exactly like us. They also have their silly stories. The life of the stars is not purely glitter and glamour, except her outfits – they always are, and she wore two sequined ones of her personal design.
Joan Collins Unscripted is momentarily touring and had its climax when it was at the London Palladium on 30th of September; however, if you want to see it, you need to act speedily, as there are two performances to go on 3rd October at the Theatre Royal in Brighton and on 5th October at The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, respectively.
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