P451 Teletext 459 Apr13 21:24:10    REVIEg  —————————————— (,/ ————————————  MARLENE Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave., London Pam Gems's play is set in a Paris theatre in the '70s when Dietrich was nearing the end of her career. 'f see her obsessively cleaning her dressing room (a trademark, apparently) sharply sorting out her lighting, and alternately bullying and charming her young assistant. 'j also witness the stress building and realise how much effort went into creating and preserving her legendN ——————————————————————————————————2/3—— Classical music 458 Dance/Opera 459 IT'S YOUR LIFE! INDEX p410 'jst End A-H I-N O-Z Full guide
P451 Teletext 451 Apr13 21:11:00    REVIEW  —————————————— (,/ ————————————  MARLENE Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave., London I'm not quite old enough to have seen the legendary Marlene Dietrich perform. But I did once own an EP of hers, with Where Have All the Flowers Gone? on one side and Lili Marlene on the other. So I can compare Sian Phillips' performance as the famous screen and cabaret star with the real thing - at least as far as the voice is concerned. And let me tell you, the resemblance is simply uncanny. ——————————————————————————————————1/3—— by Serena Hennessy OUTTA THIS WORLD! PLANET SOUND p480 'bst End A-H I-N LY Full guide
P451 Teletext 451 Apr13 21:10:01    REVIEG  —————————————— (,/ ————————————  MARLENE Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave., London The climax of the show comes when Dietrich says, "Let's see if we can fool them one more time." And Phillips, clad in the most amazing sparkly frock, does just that. As my companion remarked: "Seeing behind the illusion first, makes you want to believe in it even more." 'f get the whole Dietrich canon, from Boys in the Backroom to Falling in Love Again. And the audience loved it. ——————————————————————————————————3/3—— Fun for the whole family 443 'FST END THEATRE GUIDE p452 'fst End A-H I-N O-Z Full guide