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Danielle Tarento presents the European première of
Grey Gardens
"a triumph"
★★★★  Evening Standard
"Hancock is immensely poignant and Russell is outstanding"
★★★★  Financial Times
"joyfully on song"
★★★★  Observer
"a beautifully performed European première...strongly recommended"
★★★★  Independent
"this hauntingly textured musical makes its welcome London debut in a superbly acted production"
★★★★  The Stage
"brought back to magnificent life by two fine actors, this unapologetically eccentric double act get the songs and the dancing - and the audience - that they always deserved"
★★★★  Mail on Sunday
"as luxuriantly cast as it is elaborately and carefully designed, Grey Gardens punches well above its weight"
★★★★  The Arts Desk
"it may only be January but Russell's will be the performance to beat in this year’s best musical actress stakes"
★★★★  Sunday Express
"once in a lifetime, in the world of theatre, you’d hope you could say you bore witness to a theatrical event that would be engraved into the history books for eternity. This is it"
★★★★★  Broadway Baby
"a superlative production"
★★★★★  Attitude
"Grey Gardens' true accomplishment is that it provides an insight into two people’s lives who, through the fictional prism of musical theatre, emerge more real than before"
★★★★★  Musical Theatre Review
"Russell is quite, quite dazzling and assuredly the finest musical theatre actress of her generation"
★★★★  Johnny Fox
"damn well close to the perfect production"
★★★★  There Ought To Be Clowns
"the cast found it hard to stop the audience roaring for more curtain-calls"
★★★★  Theatre Cat
"there's not much on offer anywhere in London right now that could top this production...unmissable theatre"
★★★★★  Jonathan Baz
"Russell is one of the most formidable stage actors of our generation, and her Edie is a once in a lifetime performance, sure to go down in theatre history"
★★★★★  Gay Times
"Hancock and Russell deliver truly fantastic and heartwarming performances"
★★★★★  London Theatre 1
"heart-wrenching, hysterically funny, profoundly tragic...the hottest ticket in town"
★★★★★  Stage Review
"this fantastic and beautifully performed musical more than deserves all the praise that’s being heaped upon it, and I can’t recommend it enough"
★★★★★  Theatre Passion
"this show is far bigger than its humble 'fringe' status"
★★★★★  Londonist
"if the rest of the musicals London has to offer in 2016 are even half as good as Grey Gardens, we’ll be in for a bumper year"
★★★★★  PlaysToSee
"I was entranced from start to finish. It was a privilege to be there...the perfect show for musical theatre fans"
★★★★★  Theatre South East
"the jewel in the crown for this producer-director collaboration and London theatre is all the luckier for its existence"
★★★★★  London Theatre Guide
"a musical masterpiece. Opportunities to catch something so dazzling are rare in London and Grey Gardens is set to become the stuff of theatre legend"
★★★★★  Grumpy Gay Critic
"a captivating and wonderfully acted piece of theatre which is not to be missed"
★★★★★  London Weekly News
"Tarento, Southerland and Proud have done their usual magic and turned this sad story into a theatrical triumph"
★★★★★  Remote Goat

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 outcastsliving 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.


Grey Gardens stars multi Olivier Award winners Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell.

“the best argument I can think of for the survival of the American musical” Ben Brantley, New York Times