Kerry Katona will bring Marilyn Monroe, the silver screen’s most
enigmaticscreen legend and enduring icon, back to life in ‘Norma Jeane The
Musical’. Written by Belvedere Pashun (WAG! The Musical) and with original
songs from a hit song writing team including Jay Aston, Geoff Cotton ,Orna
Klement & Tony Bayliss.
The first outing for Kerry as Marilyn will be a rehearsed reading before
an invitation ONLY industry audience on September 22nd in London.
Karen Struel-White is behind the project and said:
‘There were only a handful of performers that the writer Belvedere
Pashun would even contemplate for the role of Marilyn Monroe and right at the top
was Kerry Katona. The script isn’t an ordinary Bio – Drama and Belvedere
has taken a new route into the personal history of Marilyn based on
little known facts from her life.
Belvedere Pashun added:
‘Marilyn’s life was one of extremes – poverty, abandonment, abuse
followed by a flowering beauty which brought attention. fame, wealth and power and
then the well documented tragic fall. I needed an actor of huge talent,
personality and experience – Kerry was at the top of my list. This show
will change the shape of people’s perceptions of Marilyn Monroe and we
expect to announce a new star of drama on stage and screen with Kerry’s
‘Norma Jean – The Musical’. An industry only reading on September 22nd
Kerry Katona said ‘I’m thrilled to have been given this opportunity to play one of the world’s
biggest female icons and can’t wait to get to work.
A successful career in drama has always been a main goal of mine and this
role is a challenge but one I’m going to grab with both hands.’
For more information visit http://www.normajeanethemusical.com