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The Essence of Audrey

April 20, 2024

Doors open:

7:00 pm

Start time:

7:30 pm



Audrey Hepburn. All she really wanted was to be loved and to find love.

Have you ever wondered what is behind the seemingly idyllic life of Audrey Hepburn? She was, and continues to be, an inspiration. A beautiful, modest actress, and Ambassador of UNICEF.


Audrey proved to be one of those rare people who truly deserved ‘fashion icon’ status, but what made her into the star we think we know?


In The Essence of Audrey she shares her successes and failures, her triumphs and disappointments,confronting her anxieties and fears and finding the truth she’s never been able to voice before. Glimpse behind the icon in this new biopic play written and performed by Helen Anker.


Helen Anker has appeared in many shows in the West End and on Broadway, and in numerous regional productions including Crazy for You, Cats, Oklahoma, Beautiful and Damned, The 39 Steps, My Fair Lady, Mamma Mia! and The Prom. She is excited to share her one woman play about the life of Audrey Hepburn with you, which she wrote and created herself during lockdown.


“Fascinating, interesting,wonderful. Don’t miss it!”

Dame Maureen Lipman


“Helen Anker is sensational”

Christopher Biggins

Written & performed by Helen Anker

Directed by Michael Vivian

Produced by Giles Shenton

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