Brighton Little theatre is a fast-moving company and, as we approach our new Season, I would like to thank everyone who made 2016/17 so successful.  As always this was achieved through talent, commitment and great team work. Our final productions of the season are behind us, the brilliant Earthquakes in London by Mike Bartlett directed by Steven Adams and the contrasting light and funny A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody by Ron Bernas directed by Tina Sitko.

We begin our new Season with two one act plays - Joe Orton’s The Ruffian on the Stair directed by Joseph Bentley – his first director’s slot at BLT and Man in A Room by K. J. Heritage directed by Suzanne Buist. My ticket is booked – they’re selling fast, so best book now to avoid disappointment!

Hot on their heels, of course, is our journey on the high seas with The Voyage of The Dawn Treader. I love C.S.Lewis and the director, Steven Adams, has assembled a great cast. The set will be challenging as it includes both a ship and a dragon! Can’t wait to see it.

I would like to thank Alison Atkinson for all her brilliant work on Play Reading evenings which are very much enjoyed. Alison is standing down and, in future, they will be jointly run by Mandy Jackson and Ellie Mason. Looking forward to seeing what Mandy and Ellie have in store for everyone.

Plans for the theatre’s renovation are moving ahead. We now have the necessary planning permissions from Brighton and Hove City Council and we have a Members’ Information Evening booked for Saturday 14 October to discuss the proposals and an Extraordinary General Meeting on Sunday 29 October.

I’m delighted to see that we have quite a number of new members joining us and, as is customary, we will be holding a welcome evening for them Friday 3 November. 

With best wishes

Felicity Clements