Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem

Christmas Eve. 1948. Deep in the heart of Galway, Eamonn, the fattest baby you've ever seen, is found abandoned in a manger.
Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem at Old Red Lion Theatre


Genre: Drama
Venue: Old Red Lion Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 30 April 2019
Closes: Saturday 25 May 2019
Running time:1 hr 20 mins (no interval)
Age suitability: 12+

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Winner of the Methuen Drama and Marlowe Society Other Prize 2017, Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem, is a visceral and candid new play about the lengths we'll go to for the ones we love.

Starring Daragh O'Malley (star of the long-running hit show Sharpe alongside Sean Bean, On Home Ground, Waking the Dead, Silent Witness), Madeleine Bowyer (Black Mirror, Emmerdale, Holby City) and Daniel Rainford (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama graduate).

Written by Rachel Tookey (Winner of the Footlights Harry Porter Prize for Judge Judy's Buzz World), and directed by Thomas Martin (Ross and Rachel, If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You), with music by multi-award-winning composer Hollie Buhagiar (Best Composer Underwire Film Festival 2018, and 2018 OffWestEnd Award Nominee for Best Sound Designer for Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties).


"I loved the bones of yeh then and I love them now."

Christmas Eve. 1948.

Deep in the heart of Galway, Eamonn, the fattest baby you've ever seen, is found abandoned in a manger.

70 years later, after struggling to make amends with his estranged daughter Sarah and grandson Ben, one final and fateful action leaves the next two generations of his family reeling.

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Box office tel: 0333 012 4963

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Previews from:Tuesday 30 April 2019

Press night:Friday 3 May 2019

Closes:Saturday 25 May 2019

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Wednesday - 3-00pm

Saturday - 3-00pm


Tuesday 30th April, Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd May £12 (£3 Job Seekers)




Under 30's Tickets Tuesday 30th - Saturday 4th May £10

Saturday Matinee Tickets £10

Wednesday 8th, 15th & 22nd May Matinees Pay What You Can

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Access information

Relaxed performance: Wednesday 8th May, 3.00pm

Parent and baby performance: Wednesday 15th May, 3.00pm


Eamonn: Daragh O'Malley

Sarah: Madeleine Bowyer

Ben: Daniel Rainford


Author: Rachel Tookey
Composer: Hollie Buhagiar
Director: Thomas Martin
Production: Hannah Tookey for Voxie Productions

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