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The Beach House

15 February 2023 to 10 March 2023 Park Theatre

A tender new play that explores the fragility of female relationships as three women grapple with motherhood, sisterhood and distractions. Until a betrayal exposes their secret desires...

Moving out of the city to raise their baby, the old house by the sea is supposed to be a peaceful new start for Liv and Kate. But Liv, the stay-at-home mother, is a songwriter in crisis who's too distracted to write, while Kate, who's just had a baby, needs to go back to work to get some order back in her life. And then there's Liv's sister Jenny who, despite wanting to distance herself from her overbearing sibling, finds herself being drawn back to the beach house time and time again.

Conceived against an ever-changing coastal backdrop, Jo Harper’s play explores the crisis of becoming a parent, knotted bonds between two sisters and the endurance of love.

The Beach House was shortlisted for Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize.

Company information

Directed by Bethany Pitts, Written by Jo Harper, Produced by Grace Nelder, Scott Skelton and Lucas A. Ferrara

Cast

Kate - Kathryn Bond

Liv - Gemma Lawrence

Jenny - Gemma Barnett

Running Time: 85 mins approx (incl interval) | Suitable for ages 12+

Further information: The Beach House | Projects | Park Theatre 

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