It seems we’re moving fast towards our new Season but not before our second summer production, Mike Bartlett’s Earthquakes in London, directed by Steven Adams followed by A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody by Ron Bernas and directed by Tina Sitko.

Earthquakes in London, first performed at The Cottesloe in 2010, will be our second outing to Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT) this year. I highly recommend a trip either to BLT or BOAT (or maybe both!) to see this challenging and humorous play performed by a very strong cast. Best book your tickets now!

Of course, having directed She Stoops to Conquer, this production has been high on my personal agenda for some weeks. Whilst the weather at BOAT was changeable we completed three of the five planned performances. My lasting memory of the show will be how fortunate I was to work with a group of people who were committed, brilliant and such fun to work with. A very big thank you from me.

Congratulations to Jonah York, who began his acting career as a lad with Brighton Little Theatre Youth, subsequently performing with the main company. Jonah has recently graduated from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts with a First in Acting. We all wish Jonah much success in his future career.

On the theatre renovation, at the time of writing, our planning application was considered at the Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee meeting on 9th August.  I am pleased to be able to let you know that we were granted unconditional planning permission!  More on this subject in the next Little Voice.

Finally, if you’ve been down to the theatre in the last few weeks, you will have noticed that the plants at the front and back of the theatre are looking really lovely. This is thanks to Janet White who has tidied and replanted the pots. Thank you Janet!

Enjoy the rest of the summer (if it ever arrives!  – Ed) everyone!

With best wishes

Felicity Clements