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22 May

As part of the Finborough's Celebrating British Music Theatre series, David Heneker and Warner Brown's love letter to Hollywood's first movie stars THE BIOGRAPH GIRL receives its first revival since its 1980 West End premiere. We caught up with #StageFaves Sophie Linder-Lee and Lauren Chinery about the show and the real-life Hollywood legends they play: Mary Pickford and Dorothy Gish...

17 May

'A show viewed through a microscope may also be seen through a magnifying glass': Warner Brown had consigned THE BIOGRAPH GIRL, which he co-wrote with the late David Heneker in 1980, to the history of his youth. Mercurius artistic director Jenny Eastop and the Finborough Theatre have made him consider it anew. Here, he explains the 'small is sublime' approach and new additions to the material...

16 May

They could be the Golden Girls of the 1920s. Check out these fantastic publicity photos of Emily Langham and Lauren Chinery as sisters Lillian and Dorothy Gish, who became two of Hollywood's first movie stars, with Nova Skipp as Momma. They're celebrated in 1980s West End musical THE BIOGRAPH GIRL, revived next week at the Finborough Theatre...

10 May

They absolutely oughtta be in pictures, and they will be soon. A nine-strong cast of #StageFaves has been announced for the UK's first-ever professional production of THE BIOGRAPH GIRL, David Heneker's 1980 lovesong to Hollywood's silent film era. Who's playing Lillian Gish, Mary Pickford, DW Griffith and other celluloid legends?