Stephen Cookson, Melanie Harris
Larry Lamb, Phil Davis, Lesley Sharp, Marion Bailey, Adjoa Andoh
Brighton brings together the crème of British characters to portray Derek, Dinah, Dave and Doreen, two retired working-class couples, who return to the seaside resort of Brighton after an absence of 40 years in an uproarious attempt to relive their youth.
Flashbacks to the 1950s reveal teenage Derek and Dave as a couple of lively cockney chancers out to pull as many girls as they can over the weekend, and Dinah and Doreen down from London and enjoying independence for the very first time in their lives.
Strolling the promenade in the new millennium, the aged couples present a grotesque reflection of their heady rock-and-roll years as they struggle to come to terms with the changes in society and themselves.
The couples’ return provides Doreen with a chance meeting which reveals an act of self-sacrifice that finally brings closure to decades of remorse. However, a single bigoted act of aggression from Derek exposes the mutual intolerance of class, gender and sexual orientations still prevalent in Britain today.
Each only learns to live and let live following a hilarious and memorable culture clash showdown between old world and new.