Brighton Beach Scumbags

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DOI: 10.5040/9780571291175.00000047
Roles: Male (4) , Female (2) , Neutral (0)

A typical day in Brighton; two working class couples – Derek and Dinah, Dave and Doreen – are on a day trip to the beach. But Brighton is changing, and the friends can’t keep up. The result is a vengeful act of violence that exposes the gaps and similarities between class, gender and sexual orientations.

Berkoff’s Brighton Beach Scumbags compassionately explores the mutual incomprehension inherent in the divide between heterosexuality and homosexuality, and the middle and working classes.

Brighton Beach Scumbags premiered at the Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton, in October 1991.

From Steven Berkoff Plays 2

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Faber and Faber

Steven Berkoff

ISBN: 9780571171026

Series: Faber Drama

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