Sweet Waterfront, Venue 18, King’s Road, Brighton, BN1 2QS
Tuesday 9th – Sunday 14th May 2017
Inspired by the aftermath of the 2015 General Election, the world premiere of Wet Bread comes to the Brighton Fringe. Written by BBC Trans Comedy Award winner Tom Glover, Wet Bread is a one-woman satire about left-wing activism in a right-wing world.
Adele can’t work out how the Tories are in power – everyone she knows voted Labour. The shocking aftermath of the election inspires her next mission: to change the world for the better in a year. Bring on 2016!
She’ll end fracking, help the homeless, save whole families from a life on welfare, teach her niece about charity, learn to do Twitter, keep Britain in Europe and dedicate her life to putting things right (not Right). Unfortunately, her mum’s cancer is getting worse, her best friend has all the wrong opinions and the love of her life won’t convert to veganism. It would all be so much better if everyone just agreed with her. But change doesn’t happen just because you want it to – can Adele learn to listen as well as shout?
Glover, an ex-BHASVIC student who was brought up nearby in Seaford, comments, It’s great to be back in Brighton, where I spent my sixth form years, returning with a play which feels very suited to the times and the city. As a teenager I was bemused and enthralled by the passionate campaigning of some of my fellow students and Wet Bread is an exploration of my middle-aged thoughts on some of my teenage friends and their views. I love the rebellious spirit of Brighton and my years growing up in the area have definitely influenced my work even years later.
From the producers of Valhalla (Theatre503 Playwriting Award Winner) and Dirty Promises (Off West End Award nominated, Best Director).
Wet Bread has been selected for Brighton Fringe’s Arts Industry Showcase WINDOW