Through the Mill chronicles the turbulent life of the legendary singer, her rise from teenager to MGM movie star, from “has-been” to concert hall darling and her short-lived career as a TV personality. On film, on stage or in people’s living rooms every Sunday evening, Garland was, and continues to be, one of the biggest stars of Hollywood’s golden age. As conflicted as she was celebrated, Through the Mill gives the audience an opportunity to go beyond the rainbow and witness the life of a woman destined for greatness, one who is as loved today as she was when she made her way along the yellow brick road.
The new photograph features the three actresses sharing the role of Judy Garland in the world premiere of Through The Mill. It is the work of photographer Darren Bell with post photography Digital Design by Justin Williams.
Judy 1 (Young Judy – “Am I Pretty”) is newcomer Lucy Penrose
Judy 2 (Palace Judy – “When the concert’s over you fans go home, and you’re left up there alone absolutely terrified”) is played by Australian-born Belinda Wollaston
Judy 3 (CBS Judy – “While you were being taken to the movie theatre to watch the Andy Hardy movies, I was working a 17-hour day to make them”) is played by Helen Sheals
Helen Sheals, Belinda Wollaston and Lucy Penrose have been cast to play Judy Garland in three different stages of her life in Through the Mill, a new play featuring a hit list of Garland greatest standards, by Ray Rackham.
Through the Mill, a new play featuring a hit list of Garland greatest standards, by Ray Rackham, will get its world premiere in a three-week season at London Theatre Workshop.
Through the Mill is directed by Max Reynolds (Ushers: The Front of House Musical at the Arts Theatre). Musical Supervisor Simon Holt. Choreographer Chris Whittaker. Set Design Johnson Williams Design. Costume Millie Hobday & Evie Holdcroft. Hair and Make Up Lea Steedman. Lighting Jordan Lightfoot. Sound Ed Shaw. Casting Samuel Julyan. Produced by Skye Crawford for London Theatre Workshop, whose recent productions include the critically acclaimed, sell out musicals Parade and Apartment 40C.
THROUGH THE MILL
London Theatre Workshop
65 New Kings Road,
London, SW6 4SG
Tuesday 1st December – Saturday 19th December, 2015
Performances: Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm
Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 5pm