Postcards from the Edge
We have recently enjoyed two exceptionally high-quality Brighton Fringe Festival productions. The first, of course, was Urinetown in the very creative hands of Louis Craig and Gary Nock who, with their talented cast and crew, gave us a show which would have graced any West End stage. The show was applauded by reviewers and was also the winner of the Argus Fringe Angel Award. Congratulations! A special thank you to Daniel Walford who took over the part of Penelope Pennywise, played by Katy Markey (Katy, we all hope you are well now) and within about 12 hours had learnt the part and the songs and gave a seamless performance.
Our second Fringe production was Lucy Prebble’s The Effect directed by Tess Gill. A wonderfully immersing play with sterling performances from Kirrily Long, Keziah Israel, Nick Farr (amazing Northern Ireland accent!) and Jeremy Crow. The production was simply and effectively staged and tackled a subject which made you stop and think. Thank you, Tess, for bringing us a great play and a beautiful production.
She Stoops to Conquer rehearsals are well underway. I can’t wait for opening night. I have been blessed with a very strong cast and crew that is working well together. It promises lots of laughs, I can tell you - so don’t miss out!
I would like to offer a big thank you to Richard Lindfield, Patti Griffiths and Janet White who came into the theatre one Monday recently in advance of our Environmental Health Check by Brighton and Hove City Council. I’m pleased to say we passed.
Finally, I’m looking forward to seeing you at our Season Launch on the evening of 1 July. My lips are sealed on our forthcoming Season, so come and join us when all will be revealed!
With best wishes