Posted on May 26th, 2012 at 8:05 am by Sean Borg
I normally only write about British celebrities based in Los Angeles, however I reckon Sadie Frost more than makes the SBGLA grade… She is the ex-Mrs. Jude Law and mother of Jude’s three children, Rafferty, Iris and Rudy. And for a bit of Sadie Frost trivia… the actress and fashion designer once starred opposite Keanu Reeves and Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker’s Dracula…
Yes, I know that was all such a long time ago, but still, Sadie Frost was making headlines long before the Winslet’s and Blanchett’s of the world.
Though, I’m not sure Sadie would appreciated me calling this a “comeback”, it is one… of sorts…
In London, Frost takes to the stage after a 20-year absence for a limited three week run at the trendy Soho Theatre, to play a Madonna-loving Mancunian – Lesley in TOUCHED…LIKE A VIRGIN - a one-woman show written by Zoe Lewis.
Based in 1984 at the height of Madonna-mania, Lesley, is an ordinary lass from up north who is ‘Touched for the very first time’ by the queen of pop, her “mad-gesty,” Madonna.
This begins a lifelong love affair until the world’s biggest pop star gets married and ditches the pointy bra in favor of twinsets and pearls.
Lesley feels betrayed and the clock is ticking. What if, when you are ready to settle down, you find you’ve left it too late?
Lewis takes a gut-wrenching look at the thirty something dilemma. Expect pop classics, IVF and tears in what is poised to be a riotously funny and wry look at modern womanhood.
So far, the reviews on Frost’s return have been quite favorable, which is surprising really, since the press often like to clobber Ms. Frost, hard. I’m guessing this is half the reason why she tries to fly under the radar as much possible. More often than not, the media tends to be rather unkind to ‘our’ Sadie.
Let’s hope that TOUCHED…LIKE A VIRGIN proves them all wrong and that in the near future Tinseltown will get to see more of her talents, once again!
I urge my Hollywood friends visiting London between Tuesday 22 May – Saturday 9 June to make a stop off at the Soho Theatre. Doors open at 7.45pm: Tickets range from £10 – £20. Visit www.sohotheatre.com or call the box office on +4420-7478-0100. A must for all Madonna fans…check it out!
Main photograph taken by Boy George for The Hepatitis C Trust’s Get Tested! Campaign.