Postcards from the Edge

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Happy New Year everyone!

We’ve started the year as we mean to go on – busy, busy, busy!

Thanks go to Mimi Goddard and to everyone involved in The Wizard of Oz - it was fabulous. Great all round family entertainment with terrific performances, costumes and make-up and technical wizardry.

A contrast in style for our next production - John Millington Synge’s early 20th century classic Irish drama, The Playboy of The Western World, directed by Nick Roche. When Synge’s play was first performed at The Abbey Theatre, Dublin in 1907 it apparently caused public riots at the theatre. Whilst I hope you will all come and enjoy the play and the wonderfully lyrical language, I trust our audience reaction will not be quite so extreme.

Following discussions with Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT), who already have a number of Shakespearean plays in their 2016/17 programme, our planned July production of The Comedy of Errors has been replaced by Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer (or the Mistakes of a Night) – an hilarious comedy of mistaken identity. Great parts for both men and women. The show will run at Brighton Little Theatre from 11 July to 15 July and then at BOAT 27 July to 30 July (5 performances).

This will be followed by Mike Bartlett’s Earthquakes in London at BLT from 22 August to 26 August and BOAT from 30 August to 2 September.

With best wishes

Felicity Clements