Remarkable story of hero's wife

SHE was a strong woman who destroyed a distinguished artist's painting of her husband because she couldn't stand the sight of it.And now the story of Baroness Spencer-Churchill is brought to life by actress Rohan McCullough in My Darling Clemmie, a touring production arriving at Westacre River Studios next month.

SHE was a strong woman who destroyed a distinguished artist's painting of her husband because she couldn't stand the sight of it.

And now the story of Baroness Spencer-Churchill is brought to life by actress Rohan McCullough in My Darling Clemmie, a touring production arriving at Westacre River Studios next month.

Hugh Whitemore's drama is the remarkable, moving and highly entertaining story of Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill, who married one of the giants of the 20th century, Sir Winston Churchill.

Lady Spencer-Churchill, a life peeress in her own right, was at his bedside with other members of the family when he died at his Hyde Park Gate, London, home at the age of 90. She herself went on to live to a grand old age, 92, and it was only after her death that it emerged that she had destroyed the famous Graham Sutherland portrait of her husband.

Rohan McCullough was last seen at the studios in her one-woman show about the children's author, Beatrix Potter.

My Darling Clemmie plays at the studios at West Acre (subs correct, two words), north of Swaffham, on Thursday and Friday, October 23 and 24, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £15.

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(blob) Yasmina Reza's highly-acclaimed comedy about friendship, Art, will be the next drama production from Westacre's own company later in the autumn.

Christopher Hampton's translation of one of the hit plays of recent years will arrive on stage on Friday, October 31 and run on Friday and Saturday evenings until November 15.

Performances will be at 7.30pm, and tickets will be £12, or £6 for under-18s.

(blob) Westacre Studios' stable of young performers is to feature in Will Power, an all-action extravaganza for all ages based on the works of William Shakespeare. The show will run from Thursday to Saturday, November 27-29, at 7.30pm, and tickets will be £6.

(blob) For bookings and more information about what's on at Westacre River Studios this autumn, call 01760 755800 or visit www.westacreriverstudios.co.uk

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