One Tower Bridge, London SE1 2UP

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The Southbury Child

July 1 - August 27, 2022

Three time Olivier winner Alex Jennings makes his Bridge debut

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Alex Jennings makes his Bridge Theatre debut in this fierce new black comedy from Stephen Beresford, directed by Nicolas Hutner. An exploration of faith, tradition, family, and tolerance, Jennings is David Highland, an unconventional drunk Vicar with a rakish charm, leading his remote parish through a combination of charm and perseverance. 

But when he makes a faith-based decision to tell a bereaved parishioner that they can't have Disney themed ballons at a family funeral, the dominoes in his life begin to fall, beginning with his marriage and spreading quickly to his community, leaving him an outcast, questioning his faith and at the mercy of society's savagery and rituals that dominate our lives.

Enjoy watching Jennings unravel in this sharply comic exploration of faith and its place in today's world.

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Opening night: 1 July 2022


You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

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