Three time Olivier Award winner, Alex Jennings makes his debut at the Bridge Theatre with The Southbury Child, and leads this eagerly awaited return to the London stage by a writer whose former work includes 'The Last of the Haussmans' at the National Theatre and the BAFTA-winning play 'Pride'.
Urbane, raffish, and frequently drunk, David Highland has managed to keep a grip on his remote coastal parish using a blended combination of disordered high-handed determination and disordered charm
However, when his faith impels him to take what looks like a hard line with a bereaved parishioner, Highland suddenly finds himself vulnerable and isolated from public opinion. When his own family subsequently starts to fracture and his marriage begins to fall apart, David has to face up to a future which threatens to extinguish both his position in the town, and everything that he stands for.
Stephen Beresford’s darkly comic new play explores the link between family and community, and how the savage divisions of contemporary society can impact our existence, and the rituals that give us a sense of normality and can punctuate our lives.
Seating PlanThe Bridge Theatre Seating Plan
Address3 Potters Fields Park, London, SE1 2SG
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