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Story of life of Churchill's lady

PUBLISHED: 18:25 14 October 2008 | UPDATED: 11:06 08 July 2010

SHE was a strong woman who destroyed a distinguished artist's painting of her husband because she couldn't stand the sight of it.

And now the story of Baroness Spencer-Churchill is brought to life by actress Rohan McCullough in My Darling Clemmie, a touring production calling at Westacre River Studios next week.

SHE was a strong woman who destroyed a distinguished artist's painting of her husband because she couldn't stand the sight of it.

And now the story of Baroness Spencer-Churchill is brought to life by actress Rohan McCullough in My Darling Clemmie, a touring production calling at Westacre River Studios next week.

Hugh Whitemore's drama is the remarkable, moving and highly entertaining story of Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill, who married one of the giants of the 20th century, Sir Winston Churchill.

Lady Spencer-Churchill, a life peeress in her own right, was at his bedside with other members of the family when he died at his Hyde Park Gate, London, home at the age of 90. She herself went on to live to a grand old age, 92, and it was only after her death that it emerged that she had destroyed the Graham Sutherland portrait of her husband.

Rohan McCullough was last seen at the studios in her one-woman show about the children's author, Beatrix Potter.

My Darling Clemmie

plays at the studio

theatre at West Acre, north of Swaffham, next Thursday and Friday, at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £15, available by calling the box office on 01760 755800.

For more information about the Westacre autumn and winter programme visit www.westacretheatre.com

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