Stage Beauty

Adapted from Jeffrey Hatcher's play and based loosely on the life of Ned Kynaston (Billy Crudup), a 17th century theatre star noted particularly for his female roles - it was considered unseemly for women to strut the boards. When his faithful dresser Maria (Claire Danes) stages an underground play with herself in it, King Charles II himself is taken with her performance, declaring women should play women from now on. â??Intelligent and wittyâ?|thematically rich and downright funny' â?? Empire magazine.

Year: 2004
Genre: Comedy, True Stories, Alice's Playhouse
Country: UK
Director: Richard Eyre
Starring: Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Tom Wilkinson, Rupert Everett, Ben Chaplin, Richard Griffiths, Hugh Bonneville, Edward Fox
Duration: 110 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains sexual references.
Location in store: Alice's Playhouse



Permanent Collection

For in-store pickup reservations please call 03 3650 615


Farinelli (1995)

'Farinelli il Castrato'. A sumptuously filmed saga of two brothers in 18th century Europe, one a com...

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

This witty and spellbinding account of the Bard's early days stars Joseph Fiennes as the young playw...

Victor / Victoria (1982)

A very funny sexual comedy of errors. Down-and-out singer Julie Andrews masquerades as a man and bec...

The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

Sublime reworking of Oscar Wilde's timeless comedy from director Oliver Parker ('An Ideal Husband')...

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

Set in 17th century Holland, this evocative drama of forbidden love and erotic tension stars Scarlet...

Being Julia (2004)

Hell hath no fury like the diva scorned in Istvan Szabo's wonderfully entertaining adaptation of the...

These Foolish Things (2006)

A gentle romantic comedy, set in London during the approach of World War II, with a young actress, a...

Victor / Victoria (Broadway) (1995)

Julie Andrews is a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman - again! An out-of-work Bri...