By Frank Marcus
Director: Iqbal Khan
Cast Includes: Meera Syal, Belinda Lang
Sister George is no nun, but a fictional character in a popular BBC radio soap about English village life. To boost ratings the character is axed and Mrs Mercy (Belinda Lang) confronts June Buckridge who has played the part for some 2000 performances. June has a domestic relationship with Alice McNaught, who shares her home and her bed. With the impending catastrophe of June’s job lost the insecure relationship is taken advantage of and carnage and loss ensue. First performed in 1966 this play remains a wit and poignant comedy.
Following Meera Syal’s success with ‘Shirley Valentine’ in the West End, she tackles the grotesque role of June Buckridge made famous by Beryl Reid in the film version.
DRAMA at The ARTS Autumn Season
A Dish of Tea With Dr Johnson, 1 Sept - 1 Oct
The Killing of Sister George, 5 - 29 Oct
A British Subject, 2- 26 Nov