My Mam Was An Ice-Cream Blonde

“There you were, next to Garbo’s eyebrow pencil and below Jane Russell’s Playtex bra. There you were, just a tiny square of fabric. Gold silk in a glass case.” 

WINNER, People’s Play Award.

“a play that stood out from the norm … emotive, original” – The Evening Chronicle

“Alison Carr will have a bright future ahead of her as a playwright” – Claire Malcolm, New Writing North

Jenny’s Mam is a 1920s Hollywood blonde bombshell movie star. They are really close, hanging out and doing regular mother-daughter stuff. The only trouble is that here in the real world, Jenny’s fantasies are about to cause her Dad to have a meltdown. Will he be able to coax her back to reality and convince her that a relationship with him is worth having? And will his girlfriend ever fit into the picture?

First produced by the People’s Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne, in May 2006. Directed by Tony Childs.

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