The Revlon Girl by Neil Anthony Docking

Play. 5f. 1960s. Room above a pub

Set eight months following Aberfan Disaster of 1966 (in which 144 people were killed; 116 of them children), The Revlon Girl tells the real life story of a group of bereaved mothers who met every week above a local hotel to talk, cry and even laugh without feeling guilty.

At one of their meetings, the women looked at each other and admitted how much they felt they’d let themselves go. So afraid that people would think them frivolous, they secretly arranged for a representative from Revlon to come and give them a talk on beauty tips. This is a poignant, heart-breaking and tender new play which explores a terrible episode in Welsh history and tells a story of amazing courage, hope and humour.

Hear from the writer and original cast – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgvmzIuQslY

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