America’s most famous flapper Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald will be the subject of the new play Zelda, which will premiere at the West End's Trafalgar Studio 2 on September 18 and run through October 4. Kelly Burke wrote and stars in the new work, which will be directed by Robert F. Gross.
Based on letters from America’s first flapper, Zelda follows Zelda Sayre in her rise from southern belle to jazz glamour girl, including her famous marriage to The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Burke previously performed the piece at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at London's Charing Cross Hotel. Her other stage credits include As You Like It, The Sluts of Sutton Drive, Blue Surge and InWorld. Burke’s writing credits includes an adaptation of John Moncure March’s The Wild Party and the short film Everything Before Us.