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Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell in Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens castPhotos have been released this morning of Sheila Hancock as Edith “Big Edie” Ewing Bouvier Beale and Jenna Russell as Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale in the eagerly awaited European première of Grey Gardens.

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.

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 6-week season in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from Saturday 2 January, 2016.

Grey Gardens Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell
Grey Gardens Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell Photo Scott Rylander.
Grey Gardens Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell
Grey Gardens Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell Photo Scott Rylander.
Grey Gardens Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell
Grey Gardens Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell Photo Scott Rylander

Southwark Playhouse
The Large
77-85 Newington Causeway
London, SE1 6BD
Box Office: 020 7407 0234
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Saturday 2 January – Saturday 6 February 2016

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