OOOOOOOOOOH… LOVE TO LOVE YOU, BABY!
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!
Sarahmanncompany would like to thank all audience members for partaking in Cheesy Pineapples for Charity before Abigail’s Party at Brighton Open Air Theatre this August. We are pleased to announce that between us we raised £601.54 for R.I.S.E Brighton – to help victims of domestic abuse. Here is Sirona Thornycroft – The cheesy pineapple girl herself! and Sarah Mann with their certificate. We hope that this money will go towards helping anyone who suffered domestic abuse during lockdown…
If you would like to donate to R.I.S.E see the link below.
Directed by members of the cast & Michael D’Cruze
Produced by Nathan Ariss & Sarah Mann
Designed by Sean Chapman
Company Stage Manager – Katie Rutson
ASM – Nadia Bartlett
Cheesy Pineapple Girl! – Sirona Thorneycroft
Hair by Gary
Sue’s braids by Akos’s Mobile Hairdressers
Costumes by Gladrags
Daisy Balls by Rosemary Richardson
Anti-Covid19 hand sanitiser by ParaSure Organics – thanks to Cindy Graham
Thanks for 70s items to Amanda Sangorski, Iris Mann, Pip’s mum, Sean Chapman
Thanks to Will and all at BOAT.
Written by Mike Leigh
Copyright agency for Mike Leigh – United Agents Nicki Stoddart – email@example.com