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Grey Gardens - hear Jenna Russell sing Another Winter In A Summer Town

The cast of Grey Gardens

Casting news

THE first video has been released from the eagely anticipated European première of the Broadway musical Grey Gardens and it features Jenna Russell, who won the 2007 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Sunday in the Park With George, singing the haunting ballad Another Winter in a Summer Town. To listen to it visit

Previously Posted: Final casting has been announced for the European première of the Broadway musical Grey Gardens, which runs at Southwark Playhouse (The Large) – from January 7 (previews from January 2) to February 6, 2016.

Joining previously announced Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell are Billy Boyle, Aaron Sidwell, Jeremy Legat, Ako Mitchell and Rachel Anne Rayham.

Completing the cast are child actors Alana Hinge, Grace Jenkins, Rebecca Nardin and Eleanor Waldron.

Billy Boyle, who has just finished two years playing Grandpa George in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, is a veteran of the West End stage having played leading roles in over 15 hit shows from his big break in Maggie May in 1964 to Barnaby in Hello, Dolly! at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Maurice in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Dirty Dancing.

Aaron Sidwell joins the cast direct from starring as Johnny in Green Day’s American Idiot at the Arts Theatre. His other starring roles include the original West End cast of Loserville (Garrick Theatre), the lead in Cool Rider (Duchess Theatre) and Carl Bruner in Ghost The Musical. He also played Steven Beale in over 100 episodes of EastEnders.

Jeremy Legat most recently played Camille in Thérèse Raquin at Finborough Theatre and Park Theatre.

Ako Mitchell’s West End roles include Mufasa in The Lion King, Sweaty Eddie in Sister Act, Gabriel in Fences and Mitch in Jamie Lloyd’s première of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Donmar Warehouse.

Rachel Anne Rayham has just played Louisa in The Sound of Music. Grey Gardens marks her London professional debut.

Based on an iconic 1975 documentary, Grey Gardens tells the spectacular real life rise and fall of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s aunt and cousin, Edith and Edie Bouvier Beale.

Grey Gardens is directed by Thom Southerland, with musical supervision by Simon Lee, musical direction by Michael Bradley, choreography by Lee Proud, set design by Tom Rogers, lighting by Howard Hudson, sound by Andrew Johnson and costume design by Jonathan Lipman.

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