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A show for Dusty Springfield, Weston Playhouse Theatre
12:50pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in What's On
AN HOMAGE to sixties siren and soul singer Dusty Springfield can be found in Weston with a brand new play to celebrate 50 years since her solo career skyrocketed.
At 7.30pm next Wednesday, September 4, The Playhouse Theatre hosts the first performance of ‘Call Me Dusty’, penned by playwright Derek Webb.
Born Mary O’Brien, the once introverted Catholic convent girl shot to fame in 1963 with hit ‘I Only Want to Be With You’, driven by her love of Hollywood and music.
Accredited with bringing Motown’s popular soul to a UK audience, Call Me Dusty explores her meteoric rise, her struggles with addiction and her sexuality, and her activism.
Dusty is played by Jessica Sandry, who in the past has also portrayed another British singing legend – Doris Day.
Tickets for the show are priced at £14, available online from the website at www.theplayhouse.co.uk.