Bakersfield Mist

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Inspired by true events, this sparkling and colourful new comedy-drama by Stephen Sachs asks vital questions about what makes art and people truly authentic.

Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender, has bought a painting for a few bucks from the thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she now thinks it’s a Jackson Pollock worth millions. In fact she’s certain it is. But when world-class art expert, Lionel Percy, flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer park home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he really has no idea what he is about to discover.

Multi award-winner Kathleen Turner returns to the London stage for the first time since her tour-de-force performance in Edward Albee’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’  She will play opposite Olivier and Tony award-winner Ian McDiarmid (Life of Galileo, Faith Healer). Bakersfield Mist is directed by Evening Standard award-winner Polly Teale.

Maude- Kathleen Turner
Lionel – Ian McDiarmid

Creative Team
Author- Stephen Sachs
Director – Polly Teale
Designer- Tom Piper
Lighting – Oliver Fenwick
Sound – Jon Nichols

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