The Red by Marcus Brigstocke
Available to watch until 24 May 2023 23:59
Written by Marcus Brigstocke
Film direction by Charlotte Peters
After the show on Wed 16 Mar, some of the company took part in a live Q&A hosted by Terri Paddock. To watch this Q&A please visit our YouTube channel here.
★★★★★ 'Written with humour and compassion' TheReviewsHub
★★★★★ 'a theatrical experience where the best seat in the house is yours' Behind the Arras
★★★★ 'This is an excellent piece of theatre.' West End Best Friend
★★★★ ‘A gripping account with some knife-edge moments… his [Marcus Brigstocke] is a hybrid production that manages to combine the best of both worlds’ London Theatre Reviews
'Worth watching online, with or without a glass of red.' Daily Mail
‘Astutely written… Touching and real’ The Guardian
The right bottle at the right time - it brings people together.
Bruce Alexander and Sam Alexander star in Marcus Brigstocke’s bittersweet drama.
Benedict’s dad loved wine.
He loved collecting it, drinking it and found sharing it with friends and family was an act of love.
Benedict was a teenage alcoholic. He’s been sober now for 25 years.
On the day of his father’s funeral, Benedict receives an unsettling final bequest: a bottle of exceptionally fine red wine.
Will he drink one final toast to his father?
Originally commissioned for BBC Radio 4 and winner of the BBC Audio Drama Award 2018 for Best Single Drama, Marcus Brigstocke’s compelling drama of family and addiction is based on his own recovery.
Marcus Brigstocke is best known for his stand-up comedy and as a regular performer and writer on BBC Radio 4 including The Now Show, I’ve Never Seen Star Wars, The Brig Report and Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off.
Starring father and son Bruce Alexander (A Touch of Frost) and Sam Alexander (Royal Shakespeare Company).
Standard - £20
Supporter - £40 (including a digital programme)
Premium - £100 (including a signed script, digital programme)
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Subtitles Available l Age Guidance 14+ l Contains themes of addiction
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