The Southbury Child Tickets London Theatre

The Southbury Child Tickets

A co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre

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Overview

Sharp-witted, wilful and frequently drunk, David Highland has kept a grip on his parish through a combination of disordered charm and high-handed determination. But when his conscience forces him to take a hard line with a parishioner who wants Disney balloons at a family funeral, he finds himself dangerously isolated from public opinion. As his own family begins to fracture, David must face a future that threatens to extinguish not only his position in the town, but everything he stands for.

Stephen Beresford’s very funny new play is a deeply humane exploration of family, faith, tradition and tolerance in a rapidly changing world.

Three time Olivier winning, Alex Jennings makes his first appearance at The Bridge to lead this eagerly awaited return to the stage by a writer whose work includes The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre and the BAFTA-winning Pride.

Critic reviews

Hugely cathartic, this is the play of the year so far

· The Telegraph (Chichester Festival Theatre)

Alex Jennings excels as a vicar refusing to find the common touch

· The Observer

Very funny, inevitably divisive drama about a dissolute vicar

· Time Out

Gripping

· The Stage

A beautiful personal tour de force for Jennings

· WhatsOnStage (Chichester Festival Theatre)

Our thespian prayers answered

· The Times (Chichester Festival Theatre)

Where it hits, it hits hard

· Broadway World (Chichester Festival Theatre)

A reassuringly enjoyable drama

· London Theatre

Alex Jennings is a joy to watch

· Evening Standard

Even-handed to a fault

· The Guardian (Chichester Festival Theatre)
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Date & time

Show ended
Fri 1 Jul - Sat 27 Aug, 2022
2.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue

One Tower Bridge SE1 2SD London, UK · Get Directions

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Photo by Manuel Harlan
Photo by Manuel Harlan
Photo by Manuel Harlan
Photo by Manuel Harlan
Photo by Manuel Harlan
Photo by Manuel Harlan
Photo by Manuel Harlan
Photo by Manuel Harlan
Photo by Manuel Harlan
Photo by Manuel Harlan
4.7
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