Here's what masked rehearsals look like

Here's what masked rehearsals look like as live theatre plots its return to Brighton.


Sarah Mann Company presents Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh at Brighton Open Air Theatre this August, from Wednesday 12-Friday 14 and Tuesday 18-Saturday 22 at 6.30pm; Thursday and Saturday Matinees at 2pm.

Performances are at Brighton Open Air Theatre, Dyke Road Park, Hove.

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Sarah said: “Dance under the stars to the music of Donna Summer, Demis Roussos and Jose Feliciano! Eavesdrop on Beverly’s bullying brashness, be aghast at Laurence’s casual racism and sexism and shrink back from Tony’s violent, coercive control of Angela. Bring your mask and picnic to Beverly’s garden and enjoy hilarious one-liners, an excess of Bacardi and Coke and laugh at the aspirations of the emerging middle class in Britain in the late 1970s.

“The play is being responsibly rehearsed and performed due to Covid-19. Bring your socially-distanced picnic and enjoy live theatre for the first time since lockdown!”

There will be Cheeky Cheesy Pineapples for Charity, prepared and served in full PPE, with proceeds to Brighton charity RISE – Freedom from Domestic Abuse & Violence

Tickets £15 & £10 (conc) 0333 666 3366 or


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