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Following the sell-out hit Madame Rubinstein in 2017, Miriam Margolyesreturns to Park Theatre alongside Mark Hadfield in the World Premiere black comedy Sydney & The Old Girl.

Across the autumn we’re championing the work of emerging playwright Eugene O’Hareproducing not one but two of his plays in-house. Acerbic humour from O’Hare coupled with the inimitable Miriam Margolyes in a rare London stage performance makes Sydney & The Old Girl a production not to be missed. Scroll down to find out more about O’Hare’s second play this season, a startlingly powerful drama called The Weatherman.

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.

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Seats from just £18.50

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By Eugene O’Hare

Directed by Phillip Breen

Supported by Park Theatre’s Producers’ Circle


31 Oct – 30 Nov


Mon – Sat Evening 19.30

Thu & Sat Matinees 15.00
No matinee Thu 21 Nov


Previews £18.50

Standard £18.50 – £32.50

Concessions £16.50 – £23.50
Child (under 16) £15 – £20*

Park Up

16 – 26 yrs £10*

31 Oct – 6 Nov


Buy 10 tickets, get the 11th free

Audio Described

Sat 16 Nov 15.00
Touch Tour 14.00

Access conc. available*

*Subject to availability.

T&Cs apply.

Age Guidance: 14+

Hear Miriam’s opinion on ‘The Old Girl’ in this clip…

Meet Sydney & The Old Girl…

Miriam Margolyes I Nell Stock

Miriam Margolyes is a veteran of stage and screen and an award-winning actress.

Major film credits during her celebrated career include: Yentl, Little Shop of Horrors, I Love You To Death, End of Days, Sunshine, Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence, Cold Comfort Farm & Magnolia. Margolyes was Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter films.

Most memorable TV credits include: Blackadder,

Old Flames, Freud, Life and Loves of a She Devil,

The Real Marigold Hotel and most recently as Mother Superior in Call the Midwife.

Her extensive stage credits: include Madame Rubinstein at Park Theatre, Madame Morrible inWicked, and a World Wide tour of her show Dickens’ Women.

Mark Hadfield I Sydney Stock

Theatre credits include: Tamburlaine (Swan Theatre), Road (Royal Court), The Libertine (Bath/ Theatre Royal Haymarket), Richard III (Almeida), The Painkiller (Garrick Theatre), The Meeting, Matchbox Theatre (Hampstead Theatre), Made in Dagenham(Adelphi Theatre), Jeeves and Wooster: Perfect Nonsense (Duke of York’s Theatre), Singing in the Rain(Palace Theatre), Uncle Vanya (Vaudeville Theatre), The Tempest, Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell, Man and Superman, Don Juan (Bath Theatre Royal).

Television credits include: Outlander, Maigret, From the Cradle to the Grave, Trollied, Wallander, The Wyvern Mystery, People Like Us, The Vice, Headless, Foyle’s War, Doc Martin.

Film credits include: Girls Night Out, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, In the Bleak Midwinter, Felicia’s Journey, A Cock and Bull Story, Hamlet.

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Make it a double bill & book The Weatherman by Eugene O’Hare

The Weatherman
By Eugene O’Hare

Directed by Alice Hamilton
Stars Mark Hadfield
15 Aug – 14 Sep

We are championing the work of emerging playwright Eugene O’Hare this season. Make it a double bill by booking for Eugene’s second play in our 2019 season. 

Beezer and O’Rourke live on the fringes of society in a dingy London flat. When their dodgy landlord, Dollar, makes them a ‘business’ proposition, O’Rourke finds himself selling out cheap with the weight of a heavy conscience as the price. Production supported by Park Theatre’s Producers’ Circle. 

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