★★★★★ Theatre Weekly
‘The show is as remarkable as its heroine’
★★★★★ Musical Talk
★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
‘Magnetic, magical performance’
‘Her voice is pitch perfect’
Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018, Eliza Jackson plays Marni Nixon, the most prolific ghost singer of all time. Dubbing for over fifty Hollywood films, she was the singing voice for stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Deborah Kerr, Natalie Wood and Marilyn Monroe. Featuring songs from West Side Story, My Fair Lady, The King & I and more, she was ‘the best film diva you (almost) never saw’.
In a classic story of old Hollywood, Marni Nixon was forbidden from telling anyone what films she sang on and for whom. She lived her life in the shadows until one infamous interview with Deborah Kerr led to her story being totally uncovered. But despite all of this notoriety, to this day, her work is still mostly unknown.
This show tells her story – the scandal, the secrets and the songs. It has something for everyone and exposes the truth behind some of the world’s most loved movie musicals.
Director Ian Good