‘Hello Norma Jeane’ in Southwold

Hello, Norma Jeane – Dylan P. Costello’s comedy drama about an Essex grandmother who believes she is MM – begins a 10-day run at Southwold Arts Centre on August 11, as part of this year’s Theatre on the Coast festival. Actress Vicki Michelle (best known for her role in TV’s ‘Allo ‘Allo) stars in the play, having appeared in the 2016 London production (see here.)

“It’s one of those plays which will either work brilliantly or will just die on its feet,” festival organiser Matthew Townsend tells the East Anglian Daily Times. “I have to admit I was quite nervous before going to see it but within minutes I was hooked and Vicki Michelle is just brilliant in it. The other thing that makes it – and it’s down to clever writing and committed acting – is that by the end you aren’t sure what’s real and what’s imagined. It’s left for you to decide, to mull over as you go home. It’s brilliant and I am very excited to stage this great piece of theatre in Southwold this summer.”