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    BAFTA Award-winner Stephen Beresford tackles faith and tradition in his quick-witted new play about a vicar at odds with his parishioners.

    Tradition vs tolerance in a small-town parish

    Acclaimed writer Stephen Beresford tackles tradition versus modernity in a new comedy about a vicar clashing with his community. Book The Southbury Child tickets to catch the BAFTA Award winner’s darkly funny new play at the Bridge Theatre

    David Highland is a quick witted and often drunk vicar who has kept his parish happy with a mix of charm and strong will. But when he denies a parishioner’s request to have Disney balloons at their child’s funeral, he suddenly finds himself at odds with the community. As his own family breaks down around him, David faces a crisis of belief and reputation.

    Stephen Beresford’s (The Last of the Haussmans) play about faith, community and tradition in a swiftly changing world premiered at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2022. It is directed by Bridge Theatre Co-Founder Nicholas Hytner (Bridge: Young Marx; Straight Line Crazy).

    The Southbury Child London cast includes Olivier Award winner Alex Jennings (The Habit of Art; My Fair Lady), Jo Herbert, Phoebe Nicholls, Sarah Twomey, Racheal Ofori, Hermione Gulliford, Josh Finan, Jack Greenlees and Holly Atkins.

    Quick-witted, funny and deeply human, don’t miss The Southbury Child play, in London for a strictly limited season.

    Sorry this show closed 27 August 2022, we recommend these similar productions.

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    Performance dates:
    26 Aug 2022 - 27 Aug 2022
    Running time:
    2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval.
    Age recommendation:
    Audience Notes:
    This play contains themes including racism, parental bereavement and grief.

    Latest Audience Reviews

    A very enjoyable play that deals with some interesting themes with complex characters, all very w... More

    A very good dark comedy brilliantly acted by Alex Jennings and an ensemble cast. At times quite... More

    All of the cast are excellent on this. Some real belly-laugh lines as well as drama, emotional en... More

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