Kelly Burke plans West End return

Kelly Burke has confirmed that she will return to her popular one-woman show for a limited run.

First performed at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe, Burke plays the role of Zelda Fitzgerald – the first wife of US author F Scott Fitzgerald.

Tickets for the show will be available to people enjoying luxury hotels in London from September 18th until October 4th so fans need to act quickly if they want to get a seat.

Burke has a strong history of performing in live theatre and was a finalist for the 2011 Off West End Award for Best Female Performer in Zelda at the Charing Cross Hotel.  She also has strong writing credentials and recently produced an adaptation of John Moncure March’s The Wild Party, which was performed at London’s Rada.

The production is being performed at Trafalgar Studio 2, also known as the Whitehall Theatre. The venue is one of the most interesting in the capital and was Grade II listed by English Heritage in 1996 due to its “decorative cohesion and prettiness ” and “the best surviving original fabric of this type of theatre”.

There has been a recent surge in interest in the life of Fitzgerald with his work being released from copyright. Critics have praised the West End play Gatz that opened in June. Lasting eight hours at the Noel Coward Theatre, the production includes the entire text of the Great Gatsby.

John Collins, director of New York-based theatre company Elevator Repair Service, told the Guardian: “The most commitment is in the first 30 minutes, because that’s when we’re asking people to slow down their clocks a little bit.

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