Sally Mortemore off to the Edinburgh Festival in The Marilyn Conspiracy

Sally Mortemore is heading to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the world premiere of Vicki McKellar and Guy Masterson’s The Marilyn Conspiracy.

The production explores theories surrounding the death of celebrated Hollywood star, Mailyn Monroe and is set to be a Fringe highlight.

The official Edfringe website blurb reads:

August 5, 1962. Marilyn Monroe is found dead! Official verdict: probable suicide. Seven people are present from 22:30 before police are finally called at 04:30. What do they discuss? In the style of 12 Angry Men, all the known facts are brought together, lies exposed, myths debunked. Was it suicide? Was it the Mafia… the CIA? Or was it Bobby Kennedy? With so many unanswered questions, this is the first time the probable truth has been exposed on stage. Revealing! Shocking! Brutal! Unmissable!

Sally will be playing Marilyn’s housekeeper, Eunice Murray, who discovers her body, with Susie Amy, Oliver Farnworth, Gavin Robertson, Vicki McKellar, Martin Rossen and Angela Bull making up the company.  

The Marilyn Conspiracy has been directed by Olivier Award-winning Guy Masterson and will run from Aug 2-12, 14-27 at 13.45 at Assembly George Square Studios 1.

Kandaka Moore in The Jungle Book at the Greenwich Theatre and Milton Keyenes Theatre

Actorum’s Kandaka Moore will be one of five actors bringing Rudyard Kipling’s classic story, The Jungle Book, to life this summer at Greenwich Theatre and Milton Keynes Theatre.

The story has been adapted for the stage by Tracey Power and will be directed by Jamie Haddrell. Kandaka will be taking on the role of Tabaqui the jackal and showcasing her abundant musicianship on the drums throughout.

Running from 15 – 26 August in Greenwich and 28 August – 1 September in Milton Keynes, the production promises to be the perfect family treat with thrilling percussion, vibrant puppetry and Kipling’s unforgettable, larger-than-life characters.

Hannah Boyde in Holby City

Tune in to BBC 1 at 8pm tonight to catch Actorum’s Hannah Boyde as guest lead Katherine Clarke in Holby City.

Episode 27 of Holby City’s twentieth series sees the hospital pushed to its limits after a major incident. This also puts the party celebrating seventy years of the NHS on hold.

One of the patients awaiting treatment after the town’s major incident is Katherine Clarke; her situation is complicated by the fact that she is suffering viral cardiomyopathy so is actually on the Holby Heart Transplant list. Shy and soft-spoken, Katherine is not kicking up a fuss like some other patients so could be in danger of being overlooked. 

More information about this episode, entitled The Anniversay Waltz, can be found here