Amina has just moved to Brighton, with her daughter Darya. She’s doing everything she can to settle into her new home in Whitehawk, but every time she looks out at the sea it doesn’t quite feel like home.
That’s when she finds an invitation to the Community Kitchen, takes a deep breath and a chance, and ventures into a world filled with boisterous bakers, ‘magical’ mixing bowls, and sweet, sour and salty stories.
Brighton People’s Theatre invites you to the Community Kitchen to join our ensemble of Brighton-based performers as they serve up a joyous, funny, hearty meal made from stories from across the city.
And that’s real magic…
Bread and Soup will be served at the end of the show.
The table has been laid and your invitation is right here.
See you at the table!
Born and Bread is a fictional story inspired by the stories contributed by the people of Brighton.
In 2022 Brighton People’s Theatre had conversations with over 100 people across the City about food, belonging and what it means to call Brighton ‘home’.
From Bangkok to Bevendean, Whitehawk to Mexico City, the stories paint a picture of the City from a perspective never seen before. A love letter to the past, a challenge to the future, revealing who we are today. Brighton People’s Theatre shared these stories to a sold-out ACCA auditorium in July 2022.
In the year after this first sharing, we ran a series of workshops with the original cast to develop these stories into a full play. And now, with a brand new cast of 24 Brighton-based non-professional performers, we are back!
We have four shows planned at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts; a matinee and an evening performance on each date where we will feed our audience as part of the show:
- Saturday 30 September 2023, 3.30 pm and 8 pm
- Sunday 1 October 2023, 3.30 pm and 8 pm
- The Saturday matinee performance will be captioned
- The Saturday evening performance will be BSL Interpreted by Sue MacLaine
- There will be filming and photography at both the Sunday performances
We held open auditions in April 2023. We cast 24 talented, local, non-professional performers who we’ve been rehearsing with once a week since then to bring Born and Bread to life.
Thanks to Arts Council England and Unity Theatre Trust for supporting this project.
“It made me feel like I’m alive again. It helped tremendously to build my confidence around people. It’s a huge progress for me and I’m so grateful and thankful to BPT who welcomed me and gave me this opportunity.”
Born & Bread R&D cast member