Project Description

Onassis

Written by: Martin Shermann
Directed by: Nancy Meckler
Starring: Robert Lindsay

Theatre: Novello Theatre
Opening Night: 30th September2010

 

Aristotle Onassis was a millionaire at 25 and became one of the world’s richest men, but it was the glamour of the women in his life which brought him real fame, causing him to pursue personal vendettas and amassing empires on an international scale.

This is the true story of the relationships between Onassis, his lover Maria Callas, his wife Jackie Kennedy and his long running feud with the Kennedy family and the American establishment. An extraordinary account of one man’s voracious appetite for sex, money and power – how those with great wealth and political influence live their lives detached from the moral code and realities of ordinary mortals.

Robert Lindsay stars as Onassis with a superb cast of characters portraying his family and the women he loved. First performed to great acclaim at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre, this explosive new play by Martin Sherman transferred to the Novello Theatre.