Racheal Ofori stars as Naomi Highland in The Southbury Child by Stephen Beresford
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.
The show, directed by Nicholas Hytner, is a co-pro between Chichester Festival Theatre and The Bridge Theatre in London.
The Southbury Child opens for previews on Monday 13th June in Chichester, where it will play until June 25th before transferring to The Bridge on July 1st. Tickets for Chichester are available here and tickets for London, here.
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