THE STAGE -One Night With Joan
Collins’ self-penned script is witty and insightful, condensing an autobiography into slick, entertaining sound bites delivered with the energy of an enthusiastic ingenue. It’s all here from Land of the Pharaohs to Dynasty via Empire of the Ants and The Bitch, proving if nothing else that Collins’ body of work is probably one of the more colourful in screen history.
Thanks to designer Oliver Sones, who the host generously introduces on stage, the evening is given a backdrop of tantalising video clips and stills from Collins’ career. From gorgeous child to wasp-waisted vamp, from small screen to CinemaScope, Collins’ acting career might not be critic proof but she is certainly a part of Hollywood folklore and in a world full of mere celebrity, she remains a genuine British star.