Based on the iconic film, Grey Gardens 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’.
Winner of 3 Tony awards and nominated for a further 7, along with 12 Drama Desk awards on Broadway, Grey Gardens finally gets its European première in London from the multi award winning team behind Grand Hotel, Titanic, Parade and Mack & Mabel.
“the best argument I can think of for the survival of the American musical” Ben Brantley, New York Times
Grey Gardens stars multi Olivier Award winners Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell. Based on the film Grey Gardens by David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Mayer and Susan Froemke. Presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED.
This European premiere is directed by Thom Southerland and produced by Danielle Tarento.
(Source: Southwark Playhouse website)