Hit show made famous by SJP is at Madinat Theatre
What’s On confirms a Madinat Theatre show from Nora Ephron – writer of Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally. Tickets for Love, Loss, and What I Wore.
It’s no secret that women are emotionally attached to their clothes. From her first party dress to her wedding gown, the contents of a girl’s wardrobe are made of hopes, dreams and memories as much as cotton, silk and thread.
In Love, Loss And What I Wore, the late Nora Ephron – best known as the writer behind classic rom-coms like When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless In Seattle – explores pivotal moments in the lives of a diverse cast of female characters through the items of clothing they hold most dear.
A rotating cast of four actresses will take on the series of monologues in the new production, set to run this month at the Madinat Theatre. “All four of us play several different women, and each one tells a story about something that’s happened in her life,” says UAE-born, London-based actress Sara Farah (inset), who will perform for the first time in her country of birth when she takes to the stage in Dubai.
“I think the clothes in any woman’s wardrobe are important, even if she doesn’t realise it. Take a prom dress for example – it’s such a big part in a woman’s life at that time. You’re growing up; you’re awkward around boys… I think girls will relate to every one of these stories.”
Asked to describe some of her own favourite ensembles over the years, Farah recalls a childhood dress that was close to her heart. “It was green with white polka dots, I loved it so much,” she says. “I also had a pair of pyjamas that were white with pink hearts on that I wanted to wear 24/7 – I once went to the beach club in them.”
Hollywood heavyweights Rosie O’Donnell, Kristen Wiig and Blythe Danner have all appeared in productions of Love, Loss And What I Wore, which sisters Nora and Delia Ephron adapted from Ilene Beckerman’s book of the same name.
Despite the all-female cast, Sara insists the show isn’t aimed solely at women. “I think the boys will find it funny too,” she says. “There’s plenty for them to relate to – after all, they’ve all been asked at one point, ‘Does this look okay?’”
October 16 to 18
Madinat Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, Dhs150. Tel: (04) 3666546. Taxi: Madinat Jumeirah. madinattheatre.com