The Killing of Sister George

Comedy - Original

Belasco Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 3, 1966
  • Opening Date: October 5, 1966
  • Closing Date: April 1, 1967
  • Previews: 7
  • Performances: 205

Playwright: Frank Marcus


A radio actress clings to her role as Sister George, a nurse who is ultimately killed off a BBC soap opera, while dealing with her needy roommate in real life.


Opening Night Cast

Eileen Atkins in The Killing of Sister George Eileen Atkins Alice "Childie" McNaught
Lally Bowers Mrs. Mercy Croft
Beryl Reid June Buckridge (Sister George)
Polly Rowles Madame Xenia
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Frank Marcus Writer
  Val May Director
  Helen Bonfils Producer
  Morton Gottlieb Producer
  Michael Codron Produced by arrangement with
  Bernard Delfont Produced by arrangement with
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1967 Actress in a Play Beryl Reid Winner
1967 Actress in a Play Eileen Atkins Nominee
1967 Play   Nominee
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