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The Year Of Magical Thinking

4 June 2023
Tickets from £20.00
Running time 1 hour 30 minutes
Age recommendation 16+
Trigger warnings Mild Adult Themes



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‘This happened on December 30, 2003. That may seem a while ago but it won’t when it happens to you…’

In this dramatic adaptation of her award-winning, bestselling memoir, which The New York Times called “an indelible portrait of loss and grief… a haunting portrait of a four-decade-long marriage,Joan Didion transforms the story of the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband and their only daughter into a stunning and powerful one-woman play.

Starring Linda Purl and directed by Jenny Sullivan. Linda performed the role in its West Coast premiere and has since performed the role in 13 different venues across the United States.


Purl reminds us anew of just how nuanced and singular an actress she is on stage…unbearably poignant. Purl’s razor-edged turn ultimately makes The Year of Magical Thinking an unforgettable experience…subtle variants of phrase and intent are tailor-made for a virtuoso performer of significant inner resources. And in the transcendent hands of Purl, that’s exactly what it receives.

David C. Nichols, L.A. Times

An extraordinary performance.

Huntington Independent

A mesmerizing one-woman tour de force.

Montecito Journal

Linda Purl holds the audience spellbound throughout the one woman show The Year of Magical Thinking…a great performance.”

SB Independent

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