Wanting the Moon (by Rose Collis)

The Bread & Roses Theatre

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19:30 - 20:30
£10 - £13

*First London Theatrical Run*

If I really had a free hand I’d wish to broadcast on my hundredth birthday, fly round the world…

Oh, I forgot — I have often wanted the moon…’


Clemence Dane, eminent author, artist, playwright, journalist and Oscar-winning

screenwriter, is asked by her great friend Noel Coward to revive her acting career and play

the famous role he once created for her: the eccentric medium ‘Madame Arcati’ in Blithe

Spirit. She observes, ‘I have enough ghosts around me nowadays without playing someone

who makes a living from conjuring them up…’


As she prepares to answer him, she reflects on their long personal and professional

relationship − as well as memorable episodes from her chequered career, including penning

the controversial early 20 th century lesbian novel Regiment of Women, her war experiences,

and her adventures in Hollywood with Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich… and The Marx


And, as she ‘summons up’ these ghosts from her past, she contemplates her own imminent

future in the other world: ‘Perhaps I’ll come back and haunt you all. But I promise not to do

it when Madame Arcati is summoning up the spirits.’

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The Bread & Roses Theatre
68 Clapham Manor Street, London, SW4 6DZ

Nearest station:
Clapham North (Tube)


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The Bread & Roses Theatre

An innovative and award-winning fringe pub theatre in Clapham.


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