Judy Strikes Back breathes new life into the Garland legend to question our notions of ambition, tragedy and what it means to finally get over that rainbow. It’s an all-singing, all-dancing coming out story, for the little girl lost in all of us.
Asked about writing her autobiography, Judy Garland stated: “When you’ve lived the life I’ve lived, when you’ve loved and suffered, and been madly happy and desperately sad – well, that’s when you realise you’ll never be able to set it all down. Maybe you’d rather die first.”
And die she did. In 1969.
But now she’s finally done it, her autobiography is hot off the heavenly presses and she wants to share it with you! This is the come back to end all come backs. Garland in her own words and on her own terms. Coming clean about those nasty rumours and Hollywood hallucinations. Reunited with her musical director Mort Lindsey, she’s ready to reminisce, sing some old favourites and try out some new numbers she’s been working on beyond the grave.
Judy Strikes Back
Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 August, 7:30pm
Performance Space, JWCOCA