Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell to star in Grey Gardens

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Olivier Award-winning West End stars, Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell, are to star in the eagerly awaited European première of Grey Gardens at the Southwark Playhouse.

Based on an iconic 1975 documentary, Grey Gardens, with book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel and 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.

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, produced by Danielle Tarento and directed by Thom Southerland, the award-winning team behind Grand Hotel, Titanic, Parade and Mack & Mabel, will open for a six-week season in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from Saturday 2nd January, 2016.

More cast are to be announced.

Visit www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk to find out more.

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