Alex Jennings to star in ‘The Southbury Child’ at the Bridge Theatre
The world premiere of Stephen Beresford’s new play will open next summer.
Alex Jennings will lead the cast of Stephen Beresford’s The Southbury Child in London next summer. The Southbury Child will play for a fortnight at the Chichester Festival Theatre, ahead of transferring to the Bridge Theatre from 1 July to 27 August.
The Southbury Child centres on David Highland, a coastal parish who deals with issues in the local community with charm and determination. When his family falls apart, David has to focus on keeping his position in society.
The three-time Olivier Award-winning actor Alex Jennings will play David Highland. His theatre credits include Hansard at the National Theatre, Hymn and Cocktail Sticks. Jennings has also played Prince Charles in The Crown and Alan Bennett in The Lady in the Van.
The Southbury Child is the newest play by Stephen Beresford. His writing credits include The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Fanny & Alexander at The Old Vic and the film Pride. Nicholas Hytner directs The Southbury Child, with scenic design by Mark Thompson costume design by Yvonne Milnes, lighting design by Max Narula and sound design by George Dennis .
The Southbury Child is at the Bridge Theatre from 1 July to 27 August.
Photo credit: Alex Jennings and Stephen Beresford (Photos courtesy of Premier Communications)