by McClure, Michael

  • DPS yellow New

Genre: Drama

Cast 1 male 1 female

Length Full

Set Bare Stage

Licence UK & Ireland only


One of the most famous and controversial plays of the modern theatre Examining the nature of seduction—and attraction—the play brings into explosive confrontation two legends of America’s recent past: the sultry, platinum blonde movie star, Jean Harlow; and the baby-faced, quick-temperated outlaw, Billy The Kid. Drawn to each other, but constrained from yielding by their towering egos, the two probe each other’s weaknesses and uncertainties with cruel precision—she mocking his vaunted masculinity, and he accusing her of envying his beauty. In time, as their obstinacy fades with the knowledge that there is no one watching them—that they are free to slip out from behind the larger-than-life facades with that they have been burdened—the two give way to their true feelings in a rush of unbridled passion, leading to a final scene which is one of the most celebrated and widely discussed of the modern theatree


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