Grey Gardens The Musical

Southwark Playhouse, London

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The award-winning Broadway musical Grey Gardens makes it European premiere at London’s Southwark Playhouse.

Grey Gardens the hilarious and bittersweet musical about Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis’ eccentric family and based on Albert and David Maysles 1975 iconic documentary is to receive its UK premiere in the West End in early 2016.

STORY

Based on the 1975 documentary by Albert and David Maysles, the musical tells the story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis. Set in 1941 and 1973 at the Bouvier mansion in East Hampton, this bold musical follows a mother and daughter on their hilarious and heart-breaking journey from glamorous aristocrats to notorious recluses in a crumbling house filled with memories and cats.

Grey Gardens will play from 2 January 2016 until 6 February 2016 at Southwark Playhouse.

CAST

Olivier Award winning West End stars Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell star alongside Aaron Sidwell, Billy Boyle, Jeremy Legat, Ako Mitchell and Rachel Anne Rayham. The cast is completed by child actors Alana Hinge, Grace Jenkins, Rebecca Nardin and Eleanor Waldron.

CREATIVES

Grey Gardens features music by Scott Frankel, lyrics by Michael Korie and a book by Doug Wright. The production is directed by Thom Southerland with choreography by Lee Proud, set design by Tom Rogers, lighting design by Howard Hudson, sound design by Andrew Johnson and costume design by Jonathan Lipman.

REVIEWS

★★★★ Smart and intriguing – Financial Times
★★★★ Sheila Hancock is superb – Daily Telegraph
★★★★ A triumph – Evening Standard
★★★★ Strongly recommended. – The Independent
★★★★ A hauntingly textured musical.. superbly acted production – The Stage
★★★★ – The Observer
★★★ High Society meets What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? – The Guardian


Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 6 February 2016

Venue Information

Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest Tube or Train: Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 35, 40, 133, 136, 333, 343, C10, N35, N133, N343
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Casting announced for Grey Gardens

Final casting has been announced for the European première of acclaimed Broadway musical Grey Gardens

Aaron Sidwell, Billy Boyle, Jeremy Legat, Ako Mitchell and Rachel Anne Rayham will join the previously announced Olivier Award-winning West End stars, Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell.  Also in the cast are child actors Alana Hinge, Grace Jenkins, Rebecca Nardin and Eleanor Waldron.

Billy Boyle, who has just finished two years playing Grandpa George in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, is a veteran of the West End stage having played leading roles in over 15 hit shows from his big break in Maggie May in 1964 to Barnaby in Hello, Dolly! at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Maurice in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Dirty Dancing.

Aaron Sidwell joins the cast direct from starring as Johnny in Green Day’s American Idiot at the Arts Theatre. His other starring roles include Loserville (Garrick), Cool Rider (Duchess Theatre) and Carl Bruner in Ghost The Musical. He played Steven Beale in over 100 episodes of EastEnders.

Jeremy Legat most recently played Camille in Thérèse Raquin at Finborough Theatre and Park Theatre.

Ako Mitchell’s West End roles include Mufasa in The Lion King, Sweaty Eddie in Sister Act, Gabriel in Fences and Mitch in Jamie Lloyd’s première of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Donmar Warehouse

Broadway musical Grey Gardens is based on an iconic 1975 documentary, telling the spectacular real life rise and fall of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s aunt and cousin, Edith and Edie Bouvier Beale. The story was made into an award winning film by HBO starring Drew Barrie More as Edie and Jessica Lange as Edith in 2009.

Grey Gardens is directed by Thom Southerland with choreography by Lee Proud, set design by Tom Rogers, lighting design by Howard Hudson, sound design by Andrew Johnson and costume design by Jonathan Lipman.

Grey Gardens will play a limited 6 week run from 2 January 2016 until 6 February 2016. For more info click here

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