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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, they 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, they are back!

Meet the cast here

Notes about the show

The Saturday matinee performance will be closed captioned via 121 Captions.

The Saturday evening performance will be BSL Interpreted by Sue MacLaine.

Please note, there will be filming and photography at both Sunday performances.

Audience members will be fed a bowl of soup (vegan, gluten free) made by The Real Junk Food Project, and a chewy brown roll especially made by The Real Patisserie for Born and Bread.

To donate to Brighton People's Theatre, please click here

Cast and creative team

Written by Jack Parris

Co-directed by Jack Parris and Naomi Alexander

Dramaturgy by Lou Cope

Produced by Naomi Alexander

Movement by Tanushka Marah

Sound Design by Sarah Sayeed

Set and Lighting Design by Ben Pacey

Songs and Music by Jack Parris

Stories by the people of Brighton and Hove

Musical Arrangement by Guy Hughes

Set and Prop Construction by Tim Simpson, Makers and BPT Volunteers at Plunge Creations

Thank you to the Funders and Supporters:

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Arts Council England

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

Chichester University

Unity Theatre Trust

People's Postcode Lottery

The Trust for Developing Communities

Together Co

Brighton and Hove City Council

Plunge Creations

We want theatre to be affordable for everyone. We are a small charity with limited resources so please choose a ticket price that you can afford.

General Information:

Guests who use a wheelchair or experience mobility impairments are asked to call the box office on 01273 678822 or email so that we can assist you to find the best seat to suit your requirements.

Personal assistance tickets are available for free for customers who would otherwise be unable to attend the venue. Please contact the box office on 01273 678822 or email for further information.

The Box Office (phone line and drop-in service) is open from 10am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. The box office is also open one hour before the advertised show start time.


Saturday 30 September & Sunday 1 October

Please note that there is a train strike all day on Saturday 30 September, no trains will be running this day. To see the alternative modes of transport, please see our ‘Visit Us: Your Journey’ page on our website. Please allow additional time for your journey as roads and public transport are likely to be busy.

For those arriving by car or other road vehicles

Stoney Mere Way, which leads into University Way, will be blocked off for Boundary Festival from Friday 29 September and Sunday 1 October. This means that this access road to Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA) will not be available.

The Sports Centre Car Park, which is the Car Park located opposite ACCA, is also booked out for Boundary Festival. This means that this car park will not be able to be used by guests attending performances at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.

Please alternatively use the Knights Gate Road Entrance (off the A27) and follow the road signs to the Jubilee Multi Storey Car Park.

A map of car parking locations on University of Sussex campus can be accessed here, Jubilee Multi Storey car park is P7 on this map.

For those with any mobility or access needs, we have a turning circle outside of our main entrance that you can be dropped off at before the driver goes to find a parking space.

For those with a Blue Disability Badge, you are able to park on any yellow lines for up to 3 hours.

Dates & Times

  • Saturday 30 September, 2023
    3:30pm, 8:00pm
  • Sunday 01 October, 2023
    3:30pm, 8:00pm


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We want theatre to be affordable for everyone. We are a small charity with limited resources so please choose a ticket price that you can afford. Age guidance: 12+ (under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult).
Brighton People's Theatre - Born and Bread
Saturday 30 September  – Sunday 01 October

Brighton People's Theatre - Born and Bread Tickets

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