Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

The Gabriels Trilogy

‘[History] is being recorded in these deeply moving portraits of the dissolving American dream’
The Guardian ★★★★★ 

Tony award-winning writer-director Richard Nelson returns to Brighton Festival with The Gabriels, a landmark series that lets you eavesdrop on the lives of one American family during the turbulent election year of 2016. Enjoy each play individually or watch all three across the week.

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The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family

by Richard Nelson | UK Premiere

‘Nelson writes with compassion and insight… his actors brilliantly inhabit his characters’ The Guardian ★★★★★

'Nelson's triptych... feels like a theatrical miracle. With the simplest of ingredients, it conjures an entire world in front of your eyes and fills it with teeming life' What's On Stage ★★★★★

'Sad, funny, political, deeply intelligent and richly human, this trilogy is a huge achievement' The Times ★★★★

Richard Nelson’s The Apple Family Plays were the theatrical highlight of the 2015 Brighton Festival.

Now the Tony Award-winning playwright and director follows up with The Gabriels, a landmark series that follows one extraordinary, imperfect American family in real time, tracking their lives throughout the turbulent election year of 2016.

History, money, politics, art and culture are all on the table in this moving three play cycle about a family celebrating, remembering and waiting for the world to change. The Gabriels features some of the finest writing and ensemble acting you'll see all year, as you're invited to eavesdrop within the home of this extraordinary family. 

This is 'box set theatre' at its best. You can enjoy each play individually, or watch all three in any combination.

Watch our Spotlight on The Gabriels or read our interview with Richard Nelson.

Book tickets for each play on its individual page or buy a bundle for all three.

Limited £10 Festival Standby tickets are available for certain groups (including under 26s and over 60s) on the day of each performance from the Brighton Festival Ticket Office (10am - 12pm only), and then from 45 minutes before the show at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.

See all three plays together or individually in any combination:

1. Hungry
Tue 23 May, 8pm
Sat 27 May, 1.30pm

2. What Did You Expect?
Wed 24 May, 8pm
Sat 27 May, 4.15pm

3. Women of a Certain Age
Thu 25 May, 8pm
Sat 27 May, 7.30pm
Per show:
£22, Under 26s £17.50, Festival Standby £10

The Gabriels Trilogy:
£60, Under 26s £48

There is a £2 per order charge. Additional postage fees (£1.50 or 50p standard) apply