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Gene Kelly: The Legacy with Patricia Kelly

Cinema Talks
Gene Kelly: The Legacy with Patricia Kelly
When

Wednesday 26th February, 2020

Where

Ashcroft Playhouse

About

An intimate and personal look into the life of Gene Kelly.

Legendary actor, dancer, director and choreographer Gene Kelly brought astonishing grace and athleticism to the big screen – yet we know little about him. Patricia Ward Kelly – his wife and biographer – presents an intimate portrait of this dynamic and innovative artist who created some of the most memorable and iconic scenes in film history.

This unique one-woman performance, combines rare and familiar film clips, previously unreleased recordings, personal memorabilia, and insights culled from Kelly’s hours of interviews and conversations with her husband.

Performances

Wednesday - 26th February 7:45 PM Book Now

Venue Info

Ashcroft Playhouse

With increased capacity of over 800 seats the Ashcroft Playhouse will present seasons of plays and musicals as well as being home to local community performances and events.  Seasons of live cinema broadcasts will also feature in the programme.

 

On Monday 16 September 2019, Dame Judi Dench formally re-dedicated the Ashcroft Playhouse at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls to her friend and Croydon-born fellow actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft. The award-winning actress unveiled the People’s Picture, a giant commemorative mosaic by artist Helen Marshall.

 

Dame Judi Dench unveils Dame Peggy Ashcroft mural