Sheila Hancock to lead London stage premiere of ‘Harold and Maude’ at the Charing Cross Theatre

Sheila Hancock is to star in the London stage premiere of the cult black comedy favourite, Harold and Maude, which will play a strictly limited 6-week run at the Charing Cross Theatre from Monday 19 February to Saturday 31 March, 2018.

Adapted for the stage by original screenwriter, Colin Higgins, Harold and Maude will reunite Hancock with director Thom Southerland following their collaboration on the UK premiere of Grey Gardens in 2016.

Harold and Maude is an idiosyncratic romantic fable told though the eyes of the most unlikely pairing: a compulsive, self-destructive young man and a devil-may-care, septuagenarian bohemian.

Dame Marjorie “Maude” Chardin (Sheila Hancock), is a free spirit who wears her hair in braids, believes in living each day to its fullest, and “trying something new every day”. Harold Parker Chasen is an 18-year-old man who is obsessed with death, attends funerals of strangers for entertainment and stages elaborate fake suicides. Through meeting Maude at a funeral, he discovers joy in living for the first time. Part dark comedy and romantic innocence, Harold and Maude dissolves the line between darkness and light along with ones that separate people by class, gender and age. 

Harold and Maude is produced by Patrick Gracey, Steven M. Levy and Vaughan Williams.

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