LEGENDS PLAY LEGENDS IN BRISBANE.
ON stage together in Australia for the first time in more than 20 years, Hayley Mills and Juliet Mills, are proving to audiences that “Women of a certain age” can do anything.
The sisters are starring in a national tour of the Australian Premiere of James Kirkwood’s hilarious and touching comedy Legends! , which Premiered in Brisbane last night.
Hayley Mills and Juliet Mills, daughters of the legendary actor Sir John Mills, previously appeared across Australia in the play Fallen Angels, and Hayley starred in John Frost’s Tony Award winning production of The King and I during the original Australian tour in 1991. Hayley appeared in several Walt Disney films, most famously the dual roles of the twins Susan and Sharon in The Parent Trap (1961) and won the Academy Juvenile Award for Pollyanna (1960). Juliet gained enormous popularity in the television sitcom Nanny and The Professor, and won Emmy Awards for her performances in the mini-series QB VII (1974) and her role in the daytime drama series Passions.
Co-starring is International heart throb Maxwell Caulfield (Grease 2, Dynasty, The Colbys). Maxwell has more than 70 film, theatre and television credits, including Gettysburg (1993), Tom DiCillio's The Real Blonde (1987) and on television in the role of Mark Wylde in Emmerdale. Maxwell is married to Juliet Mills.
Legends! takes audiences into a world of gossip, rivalry, reminiscence, longing and scandal. As the sun sets in Manhattan, the claws come out as two famous but fading movie stars try to upstage one another. Leatrice Monsee (Hayley Mills) and Sylvia Glenn (Juliet Mills) are hustled by a theatre producer (Maxwell Caulfield) to kick-start their once-luminous careers by starring in a Broadway–bound play. There’s just one problem: they loathe one another.
The fiery feuds of Hollywood legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford fade in comparison to those of Leatrice Monsee and Sylvia Glenn. The fast-paced play takes audiences on a joyous journey from the glamour of Hollywood to the excitement and promise of a new lease of life on Broadway.
Playhouse, QPAC, Brisbane
Season: From Thursday 28 May
Performance Times: Wed–Sat 8.00pm, Matinees Tues & Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm & Sun 3pm
Price: From $79.90*
Bookings: qpac.com.au or phone 136246
Groups 8+ call 07 3840 7466
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