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Sydney & The Old Girl

The legendary Miriam Margolyes is joined by theatre veteran Mark Hadfield in this brilliantly-written theatrical piece that is centred around the tense relationship between a mother and her son who have been cooped up together in a decrepit old house in East London for over 50 years!

Why Watch Sydney & The Old Girl

Writer O’Hare is well-known for his sharp humour, and he brings every last morsel of that inimitable humour to this wonderful production. Sydney & The Old Girl is essentially a tale of family disputes and the small battles we fight everyday with those closest to us. The trope offers a splendid platform for tart humour that is sure to keep you entertained until the final scene!

The show features acclaimed British-Australian actress and voice artist Miriam Margolyes as the distraught Nell Stock. She won the coveted BAFTA Award for her acting in the 1993 film The Age of Innocence. She is widely known for playing Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter series. Her flawless and emphatic performances in shows in Britain and Australia have made her one of the most sought after actresses in the industry today. Margolyes is also one of the very few to hold a dual British and Australian citizenship for her contribution to art.

Her co-star Mark Hadfield is an Olivier Award-nominee who has appeared in countless classical plays including Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Seagull in the UK and abroad. Sydney & The Old Girl is directed by the well-known Phillip Breen.

The Story

London is changing faster than ever and it no longer feels like home for Sydney Stock and his ageing mother Nell. They have been unwillingly stuck with each other in a crummy old apartment in East London for a whopping 50 years. The ghosts of their traumatic past haunt them to no end as they vie to win arguments and add points to an imaginary scoreboard. Somehow, they manage to tolerate each other and eke out a living.

When the question of inheritance is no longer avoidable, however, the situation turns sour. An unwitting Irish care worker named Marion Fee finds herself in the midst of a full-scale war between Nell and her scheming son!

Good for

Teen and Adult Audiences | Fans of Miriam Margolyes | Lovers of Comedies

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

Performances are held from 31 October 2019 to 30 November 2020 on all days of the week except Sunday.

An Audio Described Performance will be held on 16 November at 3 PM with a Touch Tour at 2 PM.

Show Timings

Mon - Sat 7:30 PM

Leading Roles
Miriam Margolyes as Nell Stock
Mark Hadfield as Sydney Stock
Cicien Parry as Marion Fee

Written By
Eugene O'Hare

Directed By
Philip Breen

Additional Info

Important Information
- Photo and video recording are not allowed during the show.
- Latecomers may not be admitted if no suitable break is available during the performance.

The show runs for 2 hours and 15 minutes including one interval.

The play is suitable only for viewers above the age of 14.

Available Facilities
In-house lounge
Wheelchair Accessible

The Park Theatre has a seating capacity of 90.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Cancellation Policy

All West End show tickets are non-refundable.

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My Tickets

Your booking confirmation will be sent via email. Please display the ticket on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the Box Office of the theatre.

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