C’est La Vie – Sarah Bernhardt and Me

Sunday 17 June 2018

by Hilary Tones

‘C’est La Vie – Sarah Bernhardt and Me

An actress nervously awaits a life-changing audition. As she travels on the tube she shares her concerns with the audience… “What is the director looking for? Will they like me? And who is Sarah Bernhardt anyway?”

‘C’est La Vie – Sarah Bernhardt and Me’ tells the story of the celebrated and pioneering 19th Century French actress who performed all over the world, becoming the first global superstar. Her sensuality and emotion captured the hearts and imagination of British audiences from London to Edinburgh, Portsmouth to Nottingham, who thrilled to her vivid ‘Frenchness’.

This hour long mixed media theatre piece was written and is performed by Hilary Tones (who has appeared at The Globe, the RSC, many regional theatres as well as in many TV roles) which explores Sarah Bernhardt’s extraordinary life through the lens of Hilary’s own experiences as an actress – the piece employs authentic costumes and video projections to bring to life the two strands of the story – the historical and the contemporary.

Following a sell-out run at The Camden Fringe Festival 2017 at Cecil Sharp House and a successful run at Katzpace, London,  On The Brink Theatre invites you to join Sarah as she shares her extraordinary life and legacy once again…