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Joan Collins returns to the W/E with One Night With Joan

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

JOAN Collins is returning to the West End with her acclaimed one woman show, One Night With Joan, to share more stories and secrets of her celebrated life and career as one of the world’s most glamorous and intriguing actresses.

The show plays at Leicester Square Theatre for just nine performances between Sunday, February 2 and Sunday, February 9, 2014 (for details see below).

Joan Collins – One Night With Joan is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to spend an intimate evening in the company of a true Hollywood legend.

Joan Collins will take to the stage with honesty, style and grace and with the same engaging wit and frankness that turned her two memoirs, Past Imperfect and Second Act, into international best-sellers. Her latest memoir, Passion for Life, has just been published by Constable & Robinson.

Among the many confidences, she tells of the ups and downs of her career and screens rare and at times hilarious film footage from her life. It’s a chance to hear first hand about her marriages, her screen test for Cleopatra and to discover why she lost the role to Elizabeth Taylor, her first on-set encounter with the formidable Bette Davis, being broke and why and how Hollywood changed her fortune.

Another highlight of the evening are outtakes and her legendary bitch-fights with Linda Evans in Dynasty. The second half of the evening is a question and answer session with the chance to ask her anything you’ve always wanted to know about her amazing life.

Joan Collins has appeared in more than 118 feature films and TV shows, including creating the role of Alexis Carrington on Dynasty, one of the most highly rated television dramas of all time. Her novels and memoirs have sold over 50 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 30 languages. She is a regular diarist for The Spectator and a contributor to The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Times and Harper’s Bazaar.

On stage, Joan Collins has performed on Broadway, in the West End, and in national tours in the UK and North America. She is recognised world-wide as a fashion connoisseur of timeless beauty, and is a brand ambassador and spokeswoman for top cosmetic, health and beauty companies.

On the humanitarian front, Joan Collins is devoted to the well-being of women, children and families and regularly lends her support and celebrity to causes that include finding a cure for breast cancer and empowering children with learning disabilities. She is also a commited patron of Shooting Star/Chase Hospice for Children.

She is married to Theatrical Manager Percy Gibson, and they live between their homes in Los Angeles, London, New York and the South of France. In 1997, she received an OBE for her lifetime contribution to the arts and her continuing charity work.

Presented by Martin Witts for London International Arts Theatre Ltd (LIAT), One Night with Joan is directed by Percy Gibson and designed by Oliver Sones.

Tickets: £20 – £50 – available from the box office on 08448 733433 or online at www.leicestersquaretheatre.com/.

Dates and Times:

Sunday, February 2 at 7pm.
Tuesday, February 4 at 7pm
Wednesday, February 5 at 7pm.
Thursday, February 6 at 3pm and 7pm.
Friday, February 7 at 7pm.
Saturday, February 8 at 4pm and 7pm.
Sunday, February 9 at 4pm.