The Killing of Sister George (1966). Comedy. Written by Frank Marcus
. Directed by Val May. Belasco Theatre: 5 Oct 1966- 1 Apr 1967 (205 performances + 7 previews that began on 3 Oct 1966). Cast: Eileen Atkins
(as "Alice 'Childie' McNaught") [Broadway debut], Lally Bowers
(as "Mrs. Mercy Croft"), Beryl Reid
(as "June Buckridge/...
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Dame Eileen Atkins
5' 7" (1.7 m)
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In England, as here, there are always two kinds of audiences: the Royal Shakespeare and the West End. In the last 10 years, audiences have been changed by television. One can tell: people don't concentrate and they expect lighter fare - and I do hate disappointing the audiences. One lady came up to me afterwards here, very complimentary, and then she said 'Well, this is terrible heavy.' And I ...
She was awarded the Laurence Olivier
Theatre Award in 1989 (1988 season) for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for "Cymbeline and Mountain Language".