TV actors take to the stage for poignant play

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Award-winning play The Last Lunch has a tour across the south, nine nights at the Brighton Fringe, and a brand-new cast, including TV actors from Brookside, Casualty and Minder.

Playwright and director Jonathan Brown said: “We’ve all heard the age-old adage ‘you are what you eat’, but Something Underground Theatre Company’s play takes that notion to new heights. And given the recent horsemeat scandals, the revival of this favourite of the 2012 Fringe is likely to be received with renewed interest.

“It’s about traditional British butcher Albert, who’s enraged at having opinionated vegan sons, hippies and pregnant grand-daughters show up for Sunday lunch, who’s trying hard to keep his trusty Nokia out of the tofu casserole, and who’s trying not to buy yet another consignment of ‘damaged stock’ from beef-farming friend Peter.

“As guest upon guest arrives, the house fills with demons, gods, and archetypes that start to play havoc with the whole family. It’s funny, moving, poignant, and more than a little disturbing.”

Something Underground Theatre Company have been racking up the Brighton Fringe Awards in recent years, including Best New Play 2012, Best Male Performer 2013, Best Female Performer nomination 2013 and Best New Play shortlist 2013.

The Last Lunch plays on May 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31 at the Friends’ Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton. Tickets are available from the Fringe box office on 01273 917272 or online at www.brightonfringe.org.