Love, loss and ice cream in Beacons at the Park Theatre

Tessa Peake-JonesPaul KempEmily Burnett

Tessa Peake-Jones, Paul Kemp and Emily Burnett star in Tabitha Mortiboy’s new play, Beacons, at London’s Park Theatre from next Tuesday.

Directed by Philip Wilson, Attic Theatre’s magical new play tells of love, loss and midnight ice cream sundaes under the starlit skies of the South Downs.

Julie sells ice cream on the cliffs at Beachy Head and searches for love online. Her friend Bernard walks the clifftops and can’t seem to settle.

When sixteen-year-old Skye arrives for the summer and decides to stay, the lives of all three become unexpectedly entwined. But when memory takes hold, will their buried fears force them apart?

Tessa Peake-Jones (Julie) is best known for her role as Raquel in the award-winning BBC series Only Fools and Horses and can currently be seen in ITV’s Grantchester. Tessa’s theatre credits include Home and Brimstone and Treacle (Arcola Theatre), The Five Wives of Maurice Pinder (National Theatre), as well as The Park, Hamlet and The Comedy of Errors (RSC).

Paul Kemp (Bernard) was recently in Wendy and Peter Pan (RSC), Ghost Stories (Arts Theatre, West End), To Sir With Love (Royal & Derngate/UK tour), Seven Year Twitch (Orange Tree Theatre), The Lady in the Van (Hull Truck/UK Tour) and Woman in Mind (Vaudeville, West End). His television credits include Life on Mars, Black Books and The Trial of Tony Blair.

Emily Burnett (Skye) was recently seen in First Love is the Revolution (Soho Theatre). Her television credits include Sweet Sixteen (BBC Wales) and The Sparticle Mystery (CBBC).

Beacons plays at in Park Theatre (Park90) from March 22-April 16.

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