Nicholas Quirke, from Droll and Folly Theatre, has brought The Tempest indoors! Known in Brighton for his award-winning outdoor productions, director Nicholas talks about the challenges and delights of having “proper lighting” and the opportunity to create a storm at the Emporium Theatre (now known as 88 London Road).
Paul Levy talks to writer, director, and designer of The Albatross 3rd and Main, Simon David Eden, which plays during February 2016 at Emporium Brighton. A fascinating insight into the process of discovering an idea which then becomes a powerful piece of theatre.
“It’s cabaret, it’s burlesque… welcome to Cabalesque. Do you dare to step inside?” Paul Levy talks to producer and director, Roman Withers, and writer, performer and assistant director, Rosanna Bini about Cabalesque – Tales of the City which begins its journey with one performance at Emporium Brighton, with further performance lined up for 2016. The piece comes from Normal People Productions and the show benefited from artistic advice from Archie Caine.
“In every story of things that go bump in the night, there are two possibilities. One, that it’s a hoax. Two, that there is something going on beyond the grasp of the human mind”.
And so begins Black Channels’ radiophonic exploration in to the poltergeist phenomenon that forms part of this evenings immersive entertainment, alongside a talk on the folklore of death and water by James Burt, ghost stories and archive video footage, all hosted by paranormal enthusiast, Curtis James.
Real life reports of paranormal activity, otherworldly vibrations and oscillations, chilling accounts of nocturnal visitations and strange activity in the most mundane of suburban surroundings will echo around the 19th Century stone walls of Saint Andrews Church, Brighton. There are tales of hauntings in the venue itself (no longer used for worship), and it is certainly true that the burial vaults beneath the pews have yet to be removed.
Doors open at 7:30pm on 23rd August 2015. Performance starts at 8. There will be no admittance after 8.
This event is part of a series called Miniclick contacts the spirit side. It is produced in collaboration with Miniclick.
Paul Levy talks to comedy performers, Roisin O’Mahony and Chiara Goldsmith about Wild at Heart. “Unpredictable comedy theatre from debut duo Róisín and Chiara. Get personal with their creations in a highly improvisational 45 minutes of ‘comedic genius’ and unexpected tenderness. Meet roller-blading couriers, ex-pat rockers, T4 presenters and lifestyle gurus as they collide and connect in a tapestry of physical storytelling and character creation.”
Paul Levy talks to Peter Michael Marino about Late with Lance! How do you create a new character? Where is the line between character comedy and theatre? “From the creator of the global smash Desperately Seeking the Exit comes Lance – a delusionally optimistic cruise ship entertainer. This pathological musical theatre fanatic and celebrity stalker is docked in town, so he’s hosting his own twisted, musical variety chat show. Featuring Lance’s original songs, clever dances, and witty rapport with his special scheduled guests Liza Minnelli, Hugh Jackman and Miami Sound Machine. Lance has suffered for his art. Now it’s your turn.”