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The Herbal Bed

Overview

An English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production.

“Love changes us. Love’s alchemy! In that furnace everything...

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Running time: The running time will be added as soon as it is confirmed.

Overview

An English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production.

“Love changes us. Love’s alchemy! In that furnace everything...

Read More

Running time: The running time will be added as soon as it is confirmed.

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Theatre Royal Brighton, Brighton
New Road,Brighton,BN1 1SD

The Herbal Bed

An English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production.

“Love changes us. Love’s alchemy! In that furnace everything changes. Hard stone shatters, iron goes soft and turns to liquid… and so do we… in love’s fire”

Based upon real events from Stratford-upon-Avon in the summer of 1613, The Herbal Bed is a powerful thriller about human desire. When William Shakespeare’s daughter is publicly accused of adultery, her family’s lives fall under the glare of intense public scrutiny. Culminating in a dramatic trial at Worcester Cathedral, the scandal threatens to destroy her family’s reputation within their tight-knit community. 

Originally produced to great acclaim by the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Herbal Bed was a huge hit in the West End and on Broadway, with an Olivier Award nomination and writer Peter Whelan winning Playwright of the Year.

The production features a beautiful original score by acclaimed Icelandic composer Valgeir Sigurðsson (previous collaborations with Bjork and Damon Albarn). It is directed by Royal & Derngate Artistic Director James Dacre whose recent credits include King John in a co-production with Shakespeare’s Globe and the UK tour of Brave New World. Design is by Jonathan Fensom who worked with James the critically acclaimed production of Peter Whelan’s The Accrington Pals at the Royal Exchange Theatre, winner of the UK Theatre Award for Best Design.

Cast includes Emma Lowndes (Downton Abbey, Jane Eyre), Philip Correia (Doctors, The History Boys), Jonathan Guy Lewis (Coronation Street, Soldier Soldier), Patrick Driver, Michael Mears, Charlotte Wakefield and Matt Whitchurch.

 

★★★★ ‘A Beautiful revival of a wise and witty play’
The Telegraph

★★★★ ‘Historically fascinating and emotionally searching.’
The Times

★★★★ ‘Gripping drama’
The Independent

★★★★ ‘A stirring evening’
The Guardian

★★★★‘Lush theatricality’
WhatsOnStage

★★★★ The Sunday Times

★★★★ The Daily Mail

 

Age guidance 12+

The Herbal Bed

There are no booking fees for this production.

However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £2.85 Transaction fee.

The Herbal Bed Access

Booking Information

Access Booking line: 0800 912 6971

Theatre Royal Brighton Visual Story: a visual resource to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with new surroundings and what to expect. 

Please contact Access Champion James Dubois to request the Visual and/or Social Story.


Access Performances
  • Audio Description None scheduled
  • Sign Language Interpreted None scheduled
  • Captioned None scheduled
  • SUR Titles None scheduled
  • Relaxed Performances None scheduled
Venue Access Information

There are four wheelchair spaces available in the stalls, these are H1, O1, Q4, & Q5. These seats will not appear available online, please call or come into our Box Office to enquire about availability. The first counter of the Box Office is at a height suitable for wheelchair users.

Theatre Royal Brighton is equipped with a Sennheiser infra-red sound amplification system. To access the infra-red systems please request receiving equipment from the kiosk situated in the main foyer. Please be sure to request a compatible seat when booking your tickets, as only selected seats work within the infra-red area

Equipment available: Headset This device amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid or some hearing aid devices that are able to accommodate a headset over them.

The first counter of the box office is fitted with an induction system for people who are hard of hearing.

Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.

There is a separate, accessible toilet facility on the ground floor by the stalls bar.

Theatre Royal Brighton Information

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  • There are four wheelchair spaces available in the stalls. The first counter of the Box Office is at a height suitable for wheelchair users.
  • There are bars on every level who can take orders for interval drinks.
  • The Parlour is open throughout the day for coffee, pastries and plates of savoury delights.
  • Our charming, stylish rooms throughout the building are available for hire, for meetings, conferences and hospitality. We are happy to arrange catering and extra resources should you need them.
  • There is no cloakroom available at this venue.
Theatre Royal

New Road
Brighton

East Sussex
BN1 1SD


Directions

By train:

Theatre Royal Brighton is situated only five minutes walk from Brighton rail station; with frequent train services serving London and the South East.

By road:

From the M23/A23, follow the signs to the town centre. There is parking nearby for over 3,000 cars.

Parking:

There are 3,000 parking spaces in the city, with the nearest to the theatre being NCP on Church Street. Enter after 5.00pm and leave before 3.00am and pay just £6.00

Parking in Brighton 


Contact Information
Telephone Booking : 0844 871 7650

Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Groups Bookings : 0330 102 7532

Calls charged at local rate.

Access Bookings : 0800 912 6971

Stage Door / Admin:* : 01273 764400

Security

ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority.  As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

The Parlour

Theatre Royal Brighton has announced its latest production; The Parlour, the Theatre’s new cafe located on New Road. Open from early morning to early evening, The Parlour will serve a selection of teas, fresh ground coffee, pastries, cakes and snacks. So take your seat and join us for a drink and snack next time you are visiting.

Theatre Royal Box Office Opening Hours

10am-8pm Show Days

10am-6pm Non-show days

Please note the Box Office is closed on Sunday's except when it is a Show Day and will open 2 hours prior to the performance.

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