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Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Now showing, Closes 1 Nov 2014
The British equivalent to Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?Buy Tickets
A radio show character is facing the chop, but the actress voicing her is not to happy about it. That's the premise of The Killing of Sister George, a razor sharp black comedy which is something of a British equivalent to Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Written by Frank Markus, this disturbing work won actress Beryl Reid a Tony Award in 1965 during its Broadway transfer. Groundbreaking in its time for its portrayal of lesbian relationships (which are heavily implied though never spelled out), this play remains just as powerful today and always draws intense performances from its players.
Applehurst is a popular radio serial in 1960s England, featuring the beloved character of Sister George, a local nurse who tends to the ailments of Applehurst's residents with quiet pride and unbridled devotion. The actress who voices Sister George couldn't be more different - June Buckridge is a rude and spiteful curmudgeon, who's never happier than when chomping on a cigar and swigging from a bottle of gin. When she hears plans afoot to kill off Sister George in a future episode, her world begins to crumble.
Opening night: 23 September 2014
Booking through until: 1 November 2014
May be inappropriate for 10 and under
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