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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”

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.

Donate to RISE | RISE (riseuk.org.uk)

the cast :
Sarah Mann
Pip Henderson
Nathan Ariss
Nick Bartlett

Winnie Ikediashi

with special thanks to :

Nadia Bartlett – ASM

Jim Stokes – Poster and Flyer Designer
Annie Gilbert – Merchandising
Sirona Thorneycroft – ASM/Performer
Photos © James Weisz

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 – nstoddart@unitedagents.co.uk

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