All aboard for B.O.A.T. fundraiser

Kat Pope June 7, 2013

Adrian Bunting
Adrian Bunting

Adrian Bunting, who died suddenly last month of pancreatic cancer was a well-known and much respected face in Brighton theatre circles.

He founded the legendary performance platform ZINCBAR in the 1990s and his play, Kembel’s Riot, won Best Play at Brighton Fringe Festival a couple of years ago. A generous soul, he also provided a helping hand for others to get their work up and running.

Adrian’s last wish was for his home town of Brighton to have a theatre in the open air. He even chose the site –  the disused bowling green in Dyke Road Park – and named the project B.O.A.T: Brighton Open Air Theater. When he died, he left a substantial amount of money towards the project.

His friends have now got together and taken Adrian’s project a step further. The council has, this week, approved the site and on Sunday, June 16 there’s to be a B.O.A.T benefit concert at the Dome Concert Hall.

Featuring Stewart Lee, Time Vine, Simon Evans, Joanna Neary and Mark Thomas, the city will get together to raise money for this fantastic project, as well as honouring Adrian’s memory and applauding his vision.

It’s hoped that the B.O.A.T will be sailing in time for next year’s Brighton Festival, so get down to the Dome and do your bit for the theatrical life of the city. Oh, and have a good chuckle too….

Event: B.O.A.T.Fundraiser

Where: Dome Concert Hall, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE
When: Sunday, June 16, 8pm
Tickets: £20/£15
More information: CLICK HERE:

To see Adrian talking about the project: CLICK HERE: