09 - 13 May


The Eagle & The Seagull

Intriguing dark comedy


09 - 13 May


The Eagle & The Seagull

Intriguing dark comedy

show info
cast & Artistic team
venue details

From the team that brought you last year’s award nominated, The Man In The Shed, comes a brand new play.

After a violent incident on a train, two England football fans who were on their way to an international match find themselves thrown together in a Spanish police cell.  The fans quickly find out that one of them supports Brighton, and the other supports Crystal Palace, two teams with a bizarre and intense rivalry between them. 

Despite being in another country and both wearing England shirts, their home team prejudices are still at large. The police try to find out what happened on the train, the temperature in the cell keeps rising, and the two football fans undertake a funny yet dark exploration of identity, belonging, personal history and pointless animosity. Can their time locked up together help them form an aviary alliance, or are these prison birds destined to be pecking each other’s eyes out forever?

This 60 minute comedy about football, rivalry, classism and tribalism will have you laughing out loud whilst all the while questioning your own preconceptions.

The Eagle & The Seagull premieres at The Bridge House before going on to The Brighton Fringe Festival.


Oliver Joseph Brooke


Laurence Perry


Mark Steere

Chief Inspector

Artistic Team


Sally Toynton


Tim Connery

The Bridge House Theatre, 2 High Street, Penge, SE20 8RZ

Less than a minute from Penge West station. Also not far from Penge East and Crystal Palace stations. The theatre is situated on the first floor of the Bridge House Pub and is currently only accessible by stairs. If you have accessibility issues please email and we will do our best to assist you.

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