Ruth Leon recommends…The Red – Original TheatreRuth Leon recommends
The Red – Original Theatre
February 24 – May 24
Benedict’s dad loved wine. He loved collecting it, drinking it and found sharing it with friends and family was an act of love. Benedict was a teenage alcoholic. He’s been sober now for 25 years. On the day of his father’s funeral, Benedict receives an unsettling final bequest: a bottle of exceptionally fine red wine. Will he drink one final toast to his father?
Father and son actors Bruce Alexander and Sam Alexander star in Marcus Brigstocke’s bittersweet drama of family and addiction.
Originally commissioned for BBC Radio 4 and winner of the BBC Audio Drama Award 2018 for Best Single Drama, Marcus Brigstocke’s Brigstocke’s compelling drama of family and addiction is based on his own recovery. Film Direction by Charlotte Peters.