| C U L T U R E | Theatre Listings ABOVE THE STAG 72 ALBERT EMBANKMENT, SE1 7TP 020 3488 2815 Goodbye Norma Jeane 16 March To 7 April by Liam Burke Jack Cole taught Hollywood to dance. Now he’s writing a weekly column for Dance Magazine. Or trying to. Young men splash and yell in his swimming pool outside, and as the afternoon wears on a parade of his former muses arrives at his front door – Betty Grable, Jane Russell and Rita Hayworth among them. And each is determined to have the last word. Romance Romance From 12 March by Barry Harman This charming and intelligent musical brings together two contrasting stories, set 100 years apart. In late 19th Century Vienna, two bored high-society lovers disguise themselves as struggling members of the working class. Can their love survive without the comforts and luxuries they’re used to? And 100 years later, two couples rent a beach house in The Hamptons, where a spot of extramarital flirtation might explode into something more. Romance Romance was nominated for five Tony Awards for its Broadway run. BRIDGE THEATRE SOUTHBANK, SE1 9PX 020 7452 3000 Alys, Always To 30 March by Lucinda Coxen Frances works on the books pages of a Sunday newspaper. One evening, driving back to London after visiting her infuriating parents, she comes across an upturned car crumpled on the side of the road. She waits with the injured driver, Alys Kyte, until the ambulance arrives. A gripping psychological thriller that excavates the fault line that separates the entitled from the unentitled. The heyday of Hollywood is recreated at the Above the Stag theatre Kathy Kiera Clark in Tartuffe by Moliere ENTERTAINMENTS THE RIVER MAGAZINE | Spring 2019 23