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Wednesday, October 7

Full casting announced for European premiere of Broadway musical Grey Gardens starring Jenna Russell and Sheila Hancock

Updated 20th November:  Full casting ahs just been ann9unced fo Grey Gardens. Aaron Sidwell, Billy Boyle, Jeremy Legat, Ako Mitchell and Rachel Anne Rayham will join the previously announced leads Jenna Russell and Sheila Hancock.

Sidwell joins the cast from American Idiot and will play Joe/Jerry, while Boyle who most recently played Grandpa Joe in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will play Major Bouvier/Norman Vincent Peale. Legat stars as Gould, Mitchell plays Brooks Sr and Jr while Rayham plays young Edie.

Grey Gardens is about  the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Hancock will play Edith 'Big Edie' Bouvier Beale and Russell will play her daughter Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale.

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’.

The 2006 musical has a book by Doug Wright, lyrics by Michael Korie and music from Scott Frankel. The show won three Tony Awards and 12 Drama Desk awards when it ran on Broadway.
Producer Danielle Tarento and director Thom Southerland, the team behind recent productions of Titanic, Grand Hotel, and Parade, will bring the show to the Southwark Playhouse, London in January next year.


Tickets for Grey Gardens

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