Bernie wants his pub to be child friendly, a party atmosphere, a sort of Santas Grotto, with himself as Father Christmas. But hes so busy making his dream come true, that his own ten year-old son, Teddy, doesnt get a look in. Blind to his sons need for love, his wifes need for moderation and his best friends need for honesty, Bernie sails his prized ship, The Toby, directly and decisively, onto the rocks. Funny, full of laughter, moving, disturbing, poignant, and emotionally satisfying.
One mans odyssey, to save his son and his own sanity, from the sinister forces hes exposed them both to.
5 Stars. (Latest 7)
4 Stars (Fringe Review)
4 Stars (Three weeks)
Written and performed by Jonathan Brown
Winner: Best Male Performer, Brighton Fringe 2013
Nominated: Best Male Performer, Brighton Fringe 2007
Winner: Best New Play Award, Brighton Fringe 2012
Shortlisted: Best New Play Award, Brighton Fringe 2013
BEST ACTRESS (nom) Liverpool Daily Post & Echo Awards for A View From the Bridge
BEST ACTRESS (nom) Manchester Evening News North West Theatre Awards for Decadence
BEST ACTRESS NSDF Sunday Times Theatre Awards for Decadence
Director of Memoirs of a Hermaphrodite and many more.
Including Music performed & recorded by James Waters
5/5 A perfect piece of fringe theatre. Writer/actor Jonathan Brown takes you on a complex, funny and harrowing journey. Bernie. is portrayed brilliantly by Brown, who plays with equal plausibility and pathos his neglected son, brash wife, lust interest and various drunken regulars. Brown has a terrific eye for social observation and his one man show is a profoundly moving piece of theatre. If youre only going to see one play this festival, youd be hard pressed to beat this. Rachel Pegg, Latest 7 Magazine, Brighton Fringe 2010.
Contains strong language. Suitable for 12+ yr olds.
All Saint's Centre, (View)
Lewes BN7 2LE
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|