Miriam Margolyes returns to Park Theatre in the world premiere black comedy of Eugene O’Hare’s Sydney & The Old Girl.
Nell and Sydney Stock are at war – and it’s mutually assured destruction. After 50 years cooped up in the same shabby East London house where ghosts of a hard life still linger, the points scored in never ending arguments continue to bind the pair together. And then, there is the not so simple matter of the inheritance…
As the twisted game between mother and son reaches breaking point, Irish care worker Marion Fee finds herself an unwitting pawn, played from both sides. Nell will stop at nothing for her bitter triumph over Sydney – but he has his own plans on how to end this once and for all.
Miriam Margolyes is a veteran of stage and screen, an award-winning actress who achieved success on both sides of the Atlantic. Winner of the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award in 1993 for The Age of Innocence, she also received Best Supporting Actress at the 1989 LA Critics Circle Awards for her role in Little Dorrit and a Sony Radio Award for Best Actress in 1993 for her unabridged recording of Oliver Twist. She was the voice of the Matchmaker in Mulan & Fly, the mother dog, in Babe.
Margolyes previously performed at the Park Theatre in the sell-out hit Madame Rubinstein in 2017.
Acerbic humour from O’Hare, coupled with the inimitable Miriam Margolyes in a rare London stage performance, make Sydney & The Old Girl a production not to be missed.