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The Red

Author(s): Marcus Brigstocke
Company: Original Theatre Online
Running time: 1h 00min approx

Originally commissioned for BBC Radio 4 and winner of the BBC Audio Drama Award 2018 for Best Single Drama, Marcus Brigstocke’s drama of family and addiction is based on his own recovery. The 2019 stage production had runs at Omnibus Theatre and Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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?

The Red stars father and son Bruce Alexander (A Touch of Frost) and Sam Alexander (Royal Shakespeare Company). It is written and directed by Marcus Brigstocke, directed for film by Charlotte Peters, designed by Alex Marker and has sound and composition by Max Pappenheim.


Online / no venue