The Killing of Sister George

by  Frank Marcus

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  4f

A scathing examination of the public and private lives of so-called "cultural icons". "Sister George" is a beloved character on a popular BBC soap opera, a cheerful nurse who bicycles about the countryside singing hymns and doing good. In private life, June Buckridge the actress, is a swaggering, f…

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The Killing of Sister George

by  Frank Marcus

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A scathing examination of the public and private lives of so-called "cultural icons". "Sister George" is a beloved character on a popular BBC soap opera, a cheerful nurse who bicycles about the countryside singing hymns and doing good. In private life, June Buckridge the actress, is a swaggering, foul-mouthed, alcoholic lesbian in a long-term relationship with waifish Alice "Childie" McNaught. Due to low ratings, cut-backs and June's own bad behavior, the BBC decides to "kill Sister George" on the series. A visit from Miss Mercy Croft, a no-nonsense network executive bearing the bad news sends George into meltdown, which results in "Childie's" retreat to the arms of Mercy.
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Frank Marcus

Frank Marcus was born in Breslau, Germany in 1928, and emigrated to England in 1939. After being educated in England, he worked as a secretary, salesman and antique shop manager before joining London’s Unity Theatre as an actor, director and scenic designer. His first play, MINUET FOR STUFFED BIRDS, was written and p ...

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