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'Underfoot in Showbusiness' on stage - TAKE 1... New York playwright Charles Leipart's adaptation of Helene Hanff’s comic memoir, Underfoot in Show Business, received its world premiere at the Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne, UK, from Tuesday 13 - Saturday 17 May 2008, directed by award-winning BBC director, David Giles.

From the Devonshire Park Theatre's website:
"Adapted from the memoir by Helene Hanff, author of 84 Charing Cross Road, Underfoot in Showbusiness follows the hopes and dreams of those who want to get started in the glamorous world of showbusiness. Helene grew up in Philadelphia dreaming of becoming a playwright. When she won a fellowship and moved to New York she believed it would be the start of something big...
Each year, hundreds of stage-struck kids arrive in New York firmly convinced they’re destined to be the next Noel Coward or Tennessee Williams or Marlon Brando...
1 in a 1,000 turns out to be right. This play is about life among the other 999, by one of them."

Author Charles Leipart
Vivienne Moore and Felicity Dean as Helene Hanff and Maxine Stuart
Company
Director: David Giles
Design: Kenneth Mellor
Performer: Roger Martin
Performer: Vivienne Moore
Performer: Joss Van Tyler
Charles Leipart
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BBC TV PLAY FOR TODAY
1975 - Anne Jackson and Frank Finlay as Helene Hanff and Frank Doel.
ON STAGE - LONDON
1981 - Rosemary Leach and David Swift as Helene Hanff and Frank Doel.
ON STAGE - NEW YORK
1982 - Ellen Burstyn and Joseph Maher as Helene Hanff and Frank Doel.
THE MOVIE
1988 - Anne Bancroft and Sir Anthony Hopkins as Helene Hanff and Frank Doel.
'UNDERFOOT' ON STAGE
2008 - Vivienne Moore and Felicity Dean as Helene Hanff and Maxine Stuart.
PRODUCTIONS OF '84' WORLDWIDE
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