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.
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.
'RARELY has there been a musical based on real folk as eccentric as those depicted here.'
'WHEN asked about her elderly aunt and eccentric cousin who lived alone apart from 52 cats and various vermin in a tumbledown Long Island mansion, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis remarked that it was “a pr ...
'Love-hate story of upper class Americans strongly recommended'
'Sheila Hancock is a touching and unsettling presence as Edie in arthritic old age'
'A hauntingly textured musical makes its welcome London debut in a superbly acted production'
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’.