THEATRE: Inside, she’s still a diva...

Diva in Me
Diva in Me

HAVING gone down a storm at the Brighton Festival last year and playing to sell out audiences in December, the hilarious and heartbreaking The Diva in Me is finally coming to the Devonshire Park Theatre from March 17-19.

Philippa has the X factor. But she was born in the wrong place at the wrong time. She grows up. Falls in love. Gets married. Has a baby. All the ‘ordinary’ things.

But inside she’s still a diva. That is, until her husband leaves her, her best friend dies and her X factor becomes a hideous eX-factor.

Combining songs, humour and packing an emotional punch, The Diva in Me is a rare thing – a well crafted play that has class and is popular. Philippa transforms herself into well known personalities, including Amy Winehouse, Judy Garland, Bjork, Florence Welch and even welsh songstress Duffy, paying amazing attention to detail.

As a result of her dazzling performance Philippa was nominated for Best Actress by The Latest magazine and the play won an Argus Angel Award.

The Diva in Me is a new play with music by award-winning playwright Charlotte Jones whose credits include Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis, In Flame and Humble Boy and the book for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical The Woman in White.

She is currently working on What To Do When Someone Dies starring Anna Friel to be broadcast in 2011.

Evening performances are at 7.45pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost £12.50, call 412000.