The House They Grew Up In

14th Jul 2017 - 5th Aug 2017

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29th May 2017 - 30th Sep 2017

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The House They Grew Up In

Written by Deborah Bruce. Directed by Jeremy Herrin

A co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre

The present day. A residential street in South East London. The house where reclusive siblings Peppy and Daniel were born is now stuffed full of everything they have ever owned. This hoard, their eccentric appearance and rampant garden hedge, set them conspicuously apart from others on their road.

When young Ben visits from next door he is simply looking for friendship; but what happens next challenges everyone’s idea of neighbourliness.

The House They Grew Up In is a tender, dark and funny look at a co-dependent relationship between a brother and a sister, and how they cope when the world bursts in on them. It explores how, in an age of anxiety, we live alongside those different to us.

Deborah Bruce’s first play was Godchild (Hampstead 2013); her second, The Distance, premiered at the Orange Tree Theatre and was revived there and in Sheffield in 2015 and nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Artistic Director of Headlong Jeremy Herrin (People Places & Things, This House, The Nether) returns to Chichester.