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The Duchess a.k.a. Wallis Simpson

Ruby Slippers Theatre (Vancouver)

Apr 7 – 18, 2015

Historic Theatre

Eligible for 14/15 Cultch subscription packages.

Apr 7-12, 14-18: 8PM
Apr 11, 12, 18: 2PM
Lively post-show talkbacks: Apr 9, 14
Preview: Apr 7
Opening Night: Apr 8

Running time: 120 minutes with intermission

DuchessBy Linda Griffiths | Featuring Eileen Barrett, Georgia Beaty, Diane Brown, Craig Erickson, Joel Garner, Melissa Oei, Kamyar Pazandeh, Matt Reznek, Xander Williams, Raugi Yu.

Directed by Sarah Rodgers | Set by Michael Bock | Costumes by Mara Gottler | Lighting by John Webber | Sound by Scott Zechner | Choreography by Shelley Stewart Hunt. Featuring the sexy stylings of John Fluevog Shoes!

Don’t miss this scandalous play from Linda Griffiths! The fabulous, epic, and true tale of Wallis Simpson: the notorious, convention-smashing American divorcee for whom Edward VIII gave up the throne. Featuring 10 of Vancouver’s finest actors playing 36 roles, take a trip with Simpson through her tumultuous adult life stopping for visits with historical figures such as Noel Coward, King George V, Hitler, and Queen Mary.

Official shoe supplier for The Duchess a.k.a. Wallis Simpson, John Fluevog Shoes‎

Photo by Tim Matheson of Diane Brown.


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I’ve seen this play performed a few years ago at UBC and it was phenomenal- if you’re considering it, you should definately go see it!

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I’m so please to see my late sister’s work being performed – a tribute to her and a comfort to my family. Break a leg!

-- Bruce Griffiths

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