Oscar, Olivier, Tony and BAFTA-winning actress, Vanessa Redgrave CBE, is set to reprise her critically acclaimed solo performance in The Year of Magical Thinking as it debuts on Audible in August.
Adapted from Joan Didion’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated memoir of the same name, The Year of Magical Thinking stage production first ran on Broadway in 2007, starring Vanessa Redgrave in a solo performance and winning her a Tony nomination, before moving to the National Theatre in London.
A powerful portrait of marriage, life, death and mourning, The Year of Magical Thinking is an account of the year following the death of the author’s husband, novelist John Gregory Dunne. It is ranked at number 40 on the Guardian’s list of the best 100 books of the twenty-first century.
Proclaimed as the “greatest actress of our time” by Tennessee Williams, Redgrave has won multiple awards for her work in theatre and film, including a BAFTA Fellowship. She rose to prominence in 1961 with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has since starred in more than 35 productions in London’s West End and on Broadway. On screen she has starred in the likes of Mary, Queen of Scots, Camelot, A Man for All Seasons, Julia, Atonement and Murder on the Orient Express, and is a six-time Oscar nominee.
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The Year of Magical Thinking joins a wealth of Audible Theatre productions performed by world-class talent, including: Until The Flood, written and performed by Pulitzer Prize nominee Dael Orlandersmith; True West performed by Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn; Girls and Boys performed by Carey Mulligan; Radio performed by Adam Gillen; Iphigenia In Splott performed by Sophie Melville; Sakina’s Restaurant written and performed by Aasif Mandvi; and Harry Clarke starring Billy Crudup and David Cale.