About The Play
Set 8 months after the Aberfan Disaster of 1966 in which 144 people were killed (116 of them children; most perishing at their school desks), 'The Revlon Girl' tells the uplifting true story of a group of bereaved mothers who met in the disaster's aftermath to talk, cry and laugh without feeling guilty. At one of their meetings, they looked at one another and admitted how much they felt they'd let themselves go. Terrified of being judged however, they secretly arranged for a representative from Revlon to come and give them beauty tips.
The action takes place on a rainy Tuesday night, in a room above the Aberfan Hotel
Written by Neil Anthony Docking (Casualty, Emmerdale) and directed by Maxine Evans (Stella, Call the Midwife) the play toured Wales in 2016 the 50th anniversary year of the disaster- to overwhelming critical and audience acclaim, and featured Charlotte Gray, Bethan Thomas, Michelle McTernan, Terri Dwyer and Sarah Jayne Hopkins.
In 2017, the play will be presented for the first time at the Edinburgh Festival (with support from Arts Council Wales) before returning to the London stage for a 4-week run in the autumn at the prestigious Park Theatre, Finsbury Park. Reprising their roles in 2017 will be Charlotte Gray, Michelle McTernan and Bethan Thomas, and joining them are the outstanding Antonia Kilnay and Zoe Harrison.