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Kate Productions Ltd and Lucas A. Ferrara in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere of

The Beach House

By Jo Harper

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Directed by Bethany Pitts




A tender new play that explores the lives of three women navigating queer parenthood, love and family madness

A tender new play that explores the fragility of female relationships as three women grapple with motherhood, sisterhood and distractions. Until a betrayal exposes their secret desires...

Moving out of the city to raise their baby, the old house by the sea is supposed to be a peaceful new start for Liv and Kate. But Liv, the stay-at-home mother, is a songwriter in crisis who's too distracted to write, while Kate, who's just had a baby, needs to go back to work to get some order back in her life. And then there's Kate's sister Jenny who, despite wanting to distance herself from her overbearing sibling, finds herself being drawn back to the beach house time and time again.

Conceived against an ever-changing coastal backdrop, Jo Harper’s play explores the crisis of becoming a parent, knotted bonds between two sisters and the endurance of love.

The Beach House was shortlisted for Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize.

★★★★ ‘Well acted, conveyed simply, and a compelling meditation on the fragility of female relationships’ Salterton Arts Review

★★★★ 'Well-acted and presented without obstruction, The Beach House is a delicate, moving play' All That Dazzles 

★★★★ 'Heart-breaking… so worth it' London Pub Theatres

★★★★ 'Beautifully created characters with flaws and vulnerabilities who, above all else, feel utterly genuine and totally normal' The Reviews Hub

★★★★ 'An exquisitely crafted production' Broadway World

★★★★ 'A gentle but tumultuous play about motherhood, sisterhood and the price of wanting it all' A Young(ish) Perspective

‘Superb acting in Bethany Pitts's simple but clear and classy staging, and also by Harper's understated storytelling, and leavenings of humour’  WhatsOnStage

‘A considered study of the fragility of motherhood, sisterhood and sexuality. The three actors all give accomplished performances' The Stage

‘The performances by the cast of three are well thought out’ ReviewsGate



With thanks to Arts Council England, New Diorama Theatre Broadgate and Lucas A.Ferrara for development support.

















Artwork: James Parson