It’s Out of Hours at Theatre Royal Brighton – the show hasn’t started, the actors aren’t in – we’ve got backstage of the Theatre to ourselves.............
Theatre Royal Brighton has put together a programme of four atmospheric events in unusual settings to keep the Theatre alive during the annual “dark” period.
Children, families, and adults will have a rare glimpse of the hidden parts behind the scenes at the Theatre, where all the events take place. Audiences will enter the building through the Stage Door on Bond Street generally used by the actors.
Thursday 2 August
A troupe of troubadours take you on a journey jammed with melancholy music, playful puppetry and stories of dark mischief and high magic! Along the way we encounter the largest castle that has ever existed, an otter with a speech impediment and a girl who fears her own reflection.
This is no ordinary show – instead of taking a seat in the auditorium you will climb onto the stage, go through a side door in the wall and enter our backstage scene dock – a space never normally seen by audiences!
Performances at 2pm & 4pm Adults £7, Children £5 suitable for children 6+ and their accompanying adults
Tuesday 7 – Friday 10 August
Come in through the Stage Door, where stars have walked for over 200 years, and follow our atmospheric trail around the dressing rooms and backstage corridors. Open drawers, look behind doors, watch, listen, smell, as you pass through scenes of Theatre history - and make history yourselves by joining in the various activities on your way round. Things to touch, things to make, things to view, STAGE WHISPERS is an exciting and delighting interactive experience.
Timed slots every 15 minutes from 11am to 4pm £5 adults, £3 children Experience lasts approx 50 mins
A family event suitable for everyone 5yrs & over, younger members of your party are welcome but the event is designed for 5+
Friday 10 August
STAGE WHISPERS FOR GROWN UPS
It’s the 1950s and you are invited to a cocktail party on stage at Theatre Royal Brighton. Enter via the Stage Door, dressed in your finery, and join the other guests for drinks centre stage. Your host will impart some gems of Theatre Royal Brighton history, whilst you enjoy a little light music and a tour around the STAGE WHISPERS installation.
7.30pm & 9.30pm £12.50 (includes a welcome cocktail, pay bar after) Age 18+
Friday 17 & Saturday 18 August
An empty theatre, out of hours and after dark, is full of dark shadows, unexpected noises, and fleeting glimpses of theatre ghosts – or is that just your imagination? An atmospheric experience of stories and suggestion that will bring you out in goosebumps.
8.30pm & 10pm £8 (meet at The Parlour, New Road at least 15 minutes before start time) Age 16+
Troubadour Tales was created by Silent Announcement (Andrew Cresswell, Director: 07970 131042, firstname.lastname@example.org; Craig Jordan-Baker, Writer/Producer:01273 958852 /07963 691795)
Capacity is limited for all Out of Hours events. Please book in advance at Theatre Royal Brighton box office, New Road or 0844 871 7650
Published 26th July 2012
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