First Look At Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell in Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens at Southwark Playhouse

BritishTheatre.com are pleased to be bringing you this image of Sheila Hancock as Edith “Big Edie” Bouvier Beale and Jenna Russell as Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale in the eagerly awaited European premiere of Grey Gardens. Grey Gradens is based on the iconic documentary of the same name with music by Scott Frankel, book by Doug Wright and lyrics by Michael Korie, which tells the story of the spectacular ruse and fall of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s aunt and cousin. Starting in 1941 at an engagement party at Grey Gardens, the Bouvier’s mansion in East Hampton, Long Island, the musical tracks the progression of the two women’s lives from American aristocrats to reclusive social outcasts living in such squalid conditions, in a home overrun by cats, that the Health Department deemed the mansion ‘unfit for human habitation’. Grey Gardens is produced by Danielle Tarento and directed by Thom Sutherland. The show … Read more

Casting Announced For European Premiere Of Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens musical Southwark Playhouse

Final casting has been announced today for the European premiere of Grey Gardens the musical which will play at the Southwark Playhouse from Saturday 2 January – Saturday 6 February 2016. The musical Grey Gardens is based on the iconic documentary, telling real life rise and fall of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s aunt and cousin, Edith and Edie Bouvier Beale.  Starting in 1941 at an engagement party at Grey Gardens, the Bouvier’s mansion in East Hampton, Long Island, the musical tracks the progression of the two women’s lives from American aristocrats to reclusive social outcasts living in such squalid conditions, in a home overrun by cats, that the Health Department deemed the mansion ‘unfit for human habitation’. Joining the previously announced Olivier Award-winning West End stars, Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell are: Billy Boyle, who has just finished two years playing Grandpa George in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory at the … Read more

Russell And Hancock Cast in Grey Gardens Musical

Jenna Russell in Grey Gardens

Olivier Award-winning West End Stars, Jenna Russell and Sheila Hancock, are to star in the European premiere of Grey Gardens. The musical will play a six week season at the Southwark Playhouse from 2 January 2016. Starting in 1941 at an engagement party at Grey Gardens, the Bouvier’s mansion in East Hampton, Long Island, the musical tracks the progression of the two women’s lives from American aristocrats to reclusive social outcasts living in such squalid conditions, in a home overrun by cats, that the Health Department deemed the mansion ‘unfit for human habitation’. Based on an iconic 1975 documentary, Grey Gardens, with Book by Doug Wright, Music by Scott Frankel, Lyrics by Michael Korie, tells the spectacular real life rise and fall of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s aunt and cousin, Edith and Edie Bouvier Beale. Grey Gardens will reunite Danielle Tarento (Producer) and Thom Sutherland (Director), the award-winning team behind Grand … Read more

REVIEW: Grand Hotel, Southwark Playhouse ✭✭✭

Grand Hotel at Southwark Playhouse

Proud’s choreography is redolent with an acute understanding of all this and everything he does aims to help involvement in and understanding of the work’s intent. The hotel is seen as reflective of the Berlin experience and that is reflective of world experience: the microcosm in the hotel provides universal truths and observations. From the almost military opening routine, through the set pieces and the smaller incidents, the big, joyous all-in numbers, and the more intimate moments of pain or joy, Proud sees to it that dance propels the action, accentuates the fun and underscores the darkness.

Cast Announced For The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour - Finborough Theatre

Alastair Brookshaw, Nick Kyle and Zoë Doano are to head the cast for the European première of Jerry Herman’s 1979 Broadway musical, The Grand Tour, directed by Thom Southerland, at the Finborough Theatre as part of the 20 Premières Season. The Grand Tour will run for a strictly limited eight-week season from Thursday 1 January to Saturday 21 February, 2015. France, 1940. Jacobowsky, a Polish Jewish intellectual, has been one step ahead of the Nazis for years. Stjerbinsky, an aristocrat, anti semitic Polish colonel is desperately trying to get to England. Jacobowsky has purchased a car he doesn’t know how to drive. The Colonel knows how to drive, but has no car. When the two meet at a Paris hotel, they agree to join forces in order to escape the approaching Nazis. Together with the Colonel’s girlfriend, Marianne, they begin their perilous journey on the road to freedom. Featuring one … Read more

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