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.
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!
Teen and Adult Audiences | Fans of Miriam Margolyes | Lovers of Comedies
Know Before You Go
- 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.
The Park Theatre has a seating capacity of 90.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
All West End show tickets are non-refundable.
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.