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Rules For Living: By Sam Holcroft, Directed by Simon Godwin

- October 10, 2017


The SMASH hit comedy Rules For Living comes to Theatre Royal Brighton 17 October for one week only!

Award-winning director Simon Godwin directs this new production of Sam Holcroft’s brilliant and darkly funny play following a critically acclaimed run at the National Theatre in 2015. It has been delighting audiences on tour this autumn and will be at Theatre Royal Brighton 17 – 21 October.

“I left aching with laughter”
BBC Radio Northampton

Everyone creates their own coping strategies or rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers for a traditional Christmas dinner, and each of them rigidly follows those rules?

As the drinks flow and the obligatory games intensify

Christmas Day will never be the same again. As the drinks flow and the obligatory games intensify, family resentments rise and relationships are pulled apart with a bang – like oh so many Christmas crackers.


“Horribly funny”
The Times

The Guardian described Rules For Living as “an ingenious take on a family’s Christmas crisis”. It is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre, Rose Theatre Kingston and Royal & Derngate Northampton, the producing team who won the 2016 UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production for The Herbal Bed.

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“A glorious bun fight”
Daily Mail

Theatre Royal Brighton | Tue 17 – Sat 21 Oct
0844 871 7650**
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