A much-loved character on Applehurst, the BBC soap opera, Sister George is a cheerful nurse who cycles around the countryside singing hymns and doing good. In reality June Buckeridge, the actress who plays her, is a loose cannon who has very little in common with her radio persona.
Due to low ratings, cut backs and June’s own bad behaviour, the BBC decides “Sister George” has to go…
The Killing of Sister George is an iconic black comedy shot through with surprising moments of tenderness. Famously adapted into a film in 1968 with Beryl Reid in the title role, the New Vic and Told by an Idiot will bring to life this bittersweet play with a unique visual flair and an audacious blend of raucous humour and compelling drama.
Join us as we premiere this ‘60s cult classic on our extraordinary stage!
Approx. running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes including a 20 minute interval.
‘Their work is never less than sublime’
The Independent on Told by an Idiot
Image courtesy of Media Drum World
Join the company of The Killing of Sister George for an informal Q & A hosted by Jill Rezzano, our Head of Education.
Find out more about the play, acting and performing, with an opportunity to ask questions.
It’s starts shortly after the performance on Tuesday 2 May in the restaurant…
and it’s FREE
“Hunter brings us an inventive, tongue-in-cheek reinvention of the story of the demise of Sister George……”— Mark Brown, The Telegraph
“a bold production that isn’t afraid to make mischief...…”— Chris Barlett, The Stage
“stunning new production…”— Rick Lane, Times And Echo
“a real treat…”— John Hargreaves, Market Drayton Advertiser
“a really well produced and told production…”— Gareth Ekin, OnInMyCity
“an intriguing play full of dark humour… well worth a visit…”— Dave Stringer, Moorlands Radio