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Welcome to Beverly’s socially distanced garden party at 13 Richmond Rd

Sarah Mann Company presents


by Mike Leigh

In association with Brighton Open Air Theatre

“Like a little Bacardi to go with it, Tone?”

Mike Leigh’s classic 1977 suburban satire was voted 66th in The National Theatre poll of the best 100 plays of the 20th Century. Praised as a period piece with hilarious one-liners and the music of Donna Summer, Demis Roussos and Jose Feliciano, the play still has issues that are relevant today: Beverly’s bullying brashness, Laurence’s casual racism and sexism, and Tony’s violent, coercive control of Angela. Set in Beverly’s garden, this production shines a light on these issues as well as the aspirations of the emerging middle class in Britain in the late 1970’s.

The play is being responsibly rehearsed and performed due to Covid-19. Bring your socially distanced picnic and enjoy live theatre for the first time since lockdown!

“I’d like to sellotape your mouth”

Cheeky Cheesy Pineapples for Charity – prepared and served in full PPE!

These will be available on the night for your delectation with proceeds to:

Brighton charity RISE – Freedom from Domestic Abuse & Violence

Brighton Open Air Theatre, Dyke Road Park, Hove

August, Weds 12th – Fri 14th & Tues 18th – Sat 22nd @ 6.30pm
Thursday & Saturday Matinees @ 2pm

Tickets £15 & £10 (conc) 0333 666 3366