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The House They Grew Up In

A new play by Deborah Bruce

A co-production with Headlong

Minerva TheatreDatesPrice: From £20

Overview

My parents are here. In the walls and the floorboards and the bricks of this house. This is not only your street with only your stories.

The present day. A residential street in South East London. The house where reclusive siblings Peppy and Daniel were born is now stuffed full of everything they have ever owned. This hoard, their eccentric appearance and rampant garden hedge, set them conspicuously apart from others on their road.

When young Ben visits from next door he is simply looking for friendship; but what happens next challenges everyone’s idea of neighbourliness.

The House They Grew Up In is a tender, dark and funny look at a co-dependent relationship between a brother and a sister, and how they cope when the world bursts in on them. It explores how, in an age of anxiety, we live alongside those different to us.

Deborah Bruce’s first play was Godchild (Hampstead 2013); her second, The Distance, premiered at the Orange Tree Theatre and was revived there and in Sheffield in 2015 and nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Director Jeremy Herrin makes a welcome return to Chichester where his recent work includes This House, South Downs and Another Country. He is Artistic Director of Headlong.

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Cast & Creatives

Creative team

Jeremy Herrin

Director

Max Jones

Designer

Natasha Chivers

Lighting Designer

Anne McNulty

Casting Director

Charlotte Sutton

Casting Director

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