The Conor Baum Company presents


Tuesday 20th August
Thursday 22nd August


Due to exceptional demand, the critically-acclaimed, ★★★★★ (The Latest), ‘superb’ (Sussex Playwrights), ‘outstanding’ (FringeReview / Plays International), ‘stand-out’ (Support Local) production of Homestead by Steven Dykes, based on The House Of Bernarda Alba by Frederico Garcia Lorca, returns to Brighton Open Air Theatre this August!

Set in the American South of the turbulent 1950s, Homestead is a thrilling reimagining of Lorca’s masterpiece of desire and betrayal. A fatal collision of frontier values and post-war dreams. Communal hymns and boys with cars. Church elders and Elvis Presley.

Following the death of their father and governed by their mother’s Primitive Baptist faith, the five Beckman daughters face a lengthy confinement within the walls of their remote Texan homestead. The youngest daughter’s passionate defiance of religious convention, however, soon unleashes the pent up jealousy and sexual frustration of the all female household.

Conor Baum (Shakespeare’s Globe) directs the UK regional premiere of this extraordinary reinvention of Lorca’s tragic story of oppression, desire and rebellion in this all-new outdoor production for Brighton Open Air Theatre’s 10th anniversary season.

The original run of Homestead was programmed in partnership with Brighton Festival.

Dykes ’interpretation of La Casa de Bernarda Alba is a triumph!” – The Stage

★★★★★ “I gave it five stars, but only because I’m not allowed to give it six!” – The Latest

OUTSTANDING SHOW “Wonderfully visual… utterly believable… an unforgettable contribution to Brighton Festival.” – FringeReview

Outstanding… A lucidity as clean and deadly as Greek tragedy grips this production” – Plays International

A superb piece of theatre… we surely haven’t seen the last of this magnetic production.” – Sussex Playwrights

Hard-hitting, powerful and engrossing… Conor Baum’s production is one to look out for.” – Support Local

Length: 140 minutes
Interval: Yes
Age: 14+


Full Price £15

Concession £13.50

Group (10+) £54



Tue 20th August6pm7pm

Thu 22nd August6pm7pm