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‘Witty & warm-hearted’: MURDER FOR TWO – The Other Palace

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The Studio at The Other Palace is the perfect setting for Murder For Two, which is an affectionate homage to black and white murder mystery movies and to camp musical theatre. It is written by an American pair, Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair, who clearly have a love for both of the genres that they are sending up.

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GREY GARDENS – Southwark Playhouse

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Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unlikely places. Grey Gardens is a musical based on the critically acclaimed 1975 documentary about former First Lady Jackie Kennedy’s aunt and cousin, Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale. Despite their wealthy background and connections, the two were revealed in the 1970s to be living in squalor, their house overrun by stray cats (and other wildlife) and deemed ‘unfit for human habitation’ by the Health Department.

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GREY GARDENS – Southwark Playhouse

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

Director and producer Thom Southerland and Danielle Tarento solidify their reputation for salvaging ancient wrecks off the American coast. Having rescued Titanic equally from the icy waters of the North Atlantic and the deadly maw of a Kate Winslet movie to polish it to a high shine, they now dredge up two decrepit floaters from the shore of Long Island in Grey Gardens.