The Story of Winston Churchill’s Wife

TheChurchillsA powerful one-woman show about Winston Churchill’s wife is coming to the Kenton Theatre on Saturday 12 October at 7.45pm.

Starring seasoned actress Rohan McCullough, My Darling Clemmie is the story of Clementine, Lady Spencer-Churchill, who married and supported one of the great historical figures of the last century.

Rohan McCullough is “a fantastically talented and moving actress” (said the Scotsman), and has achieved critical success with her touring one-woman shows, which have included The Testament of Youth, The Tale of Beatrix Potter and now My Darling Clemmie. She began her career in the cult musical Hair, and went on to enjoy a long and successful career as an actress on the stage and in film. She has given poetry and prose recitals with Sir Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox and Robert Powell, and appeared in theatres for many years with the late Sir John Mortimer in his entertaining poetry and prose show, Mortimer’s Miscellany.

Clementine stood by her husband throughout their 56-year marriage, as he led Britain through the dark years of wartime and fought his own personal battle with depression.  Clementine was a strong, opinionated and loyal companion to Churchill, and this show gives us a fascinating insight into her incredible life story.

My Darling Clemmie was written by playwright and screenwriter Hugh Whitemore. Whitemore’s 2002 TV film about Winston and Clementine Churchill, The Gathering Storm, starred Albert Finney and Vanessa Redgrave and won him an Emmy award for outstanding writing.

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