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The Southbury Child

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About The Southbury Child

Raffish, urbane and frequently drunk, David Highland has kept a grip on his remote coastal parish through a combination of disordered charm and high-handed determination.

But when his faith impels him to take a hard line with a bereaved parishioner, he finds himself dangerously isolated from public opinion. As his own family begins to fracture and his marriage falls apart, David must face a future that threatens to extinguish not only his position in the town, but everything he stands for.

Stephen Beresford’s darkly comic new play is an exploration of family and community, the savage divisions of contemporary society and the rituals that punctuate our lives.

Three time Olivier winning, Alex Jennings makes his first appearance at The Bridge to lead this eagerly awaited return to the stage by a writer whose work includes The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre and the BAFTA-winning Pride.

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The Bridge Theatre welcomes the world premiere of Stephen Beresford’s The Southbury Child. Book The Southbury Child tickets on TodayTix.

At the start of The Southbury Child play, audiences meet David Highland. He’s an outlandish vicar who manages to keep a grip on his community through his unrivalled charm and ability to connect with people. But as he deals with a bereaved local, David is quickly ousted from those around him. Friends, family and the wider community struggle to associate themselves with him. Throughout The Southbury Child, David must rescue his position and stand up for everything he believes in.

As Stephen Beresford’s The Southbury Child is a new play, it’s difficult to ascertain the full storyline. However, press material promises a dark comedy play which highlights the harsh divisions in our society, and the daily, mundane rituals that plague us.

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What to Watch For:

  • Alex Jennings plays David Highland in The Southbury Child play. He’s a three-time Olivier-winning actor who previously took on the role of Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
  • Stephen Beresford is a leading playwright in British theatre, however he hasn’t been around for that long! Beresford made his playwriting debut in 2012 with The Last of the Haussmans.
  • The playwright stated that The Southbury Child London setting is a fictionalised version of the area he grew up in.
Start date

July 1st, 2022

End date

August 27th, 2022

Genre

Play

Venue

Bridge Theatre

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