PREVIEW Brighton Fringe: GROOMED @Sweet Werks 1

Graham Robson April 14, 2019

Mankind, the Hove-based charity for male sexual abuse survivors, presents Patrick Sandford’s award-winning show GROOMED at this year’s Brighton Fringe at Sweet Werks 1 from Monday, May 20–Sunday, May 26.

BASED on Patrick’s real life experience, GROOMED weaves three narratives: a betrayed schoolboy, a Japanese soldier and the inventor of the saxophone, into a revealing and profoundly human statement.

With specially commissioned music by Simon Slater and directed by Nancy Meckler, both Olivier Award nominees, GROOMED is a blend of testimony, graphic narrative and live music.

Martyn Sullivan, Mankind’s CEO, said: “I was approached by Patrick Sandford in 2015 after he had completed one of our therapeutic groups to invite me to see a private showing of GROOMED, a play he had been writing for about 10 years! I immediately saw its potential and gave it its public premiere at the Fringe in 2016 where it won three awards!”


Where: Sweet Werks 1, 15-17 Middle Street, Brighton, BN1 1AL

When: Monday, May 20–Sunday, May 26 from 3.25pm

Time: 3.25pm

Tickets: £8/£6

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