Bakersfield Mist marks the return to the London stage of multi award-winner Kathleen Turner for the first time since her tour-de-force performance in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.
She performs opposite Olivier and Tony award-winner Ian McDiarmid (Life of Galileo, Faith Healer) directed by Evening Standard award-winner, Polly Teale.
Inspired by true events, this new play by Stephen Sachs asks vital questions about what makes art and people truly authentic.
It’s the story of Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender, who’s 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.
3-5 Catherine Street
London WC2B 5LA
Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Show Opened: 5th May 2014
Booking Until: 30th Aug 2014
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 3.00