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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.

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

    joc78's avatar
    joc78 Top 10 reviewer 18 Jul 2022

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

    catherine9's avatar
    catherine9 29 Jul 2022

    Lots thrown at you in this play. It is a very clever look the clash between old traditional value... More

    katiel16's avatar
    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 02 Jul 2022

    Preview of a new play, transferred from Chichester. Unbelievably good cast. The always exceptiona... More

    katiel16's avatar
    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 02 Jul 2022

    Great story, brilliant acting and a real roller coaster of emotions for the audience. Highly reco... More

    alisonb's avatar
    alisonb 04 Aug 2022

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

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    leepeddie Top 100 reviewer 05 Jul 2022
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