Switchboard to benefit from play’s opening night

Besi Besemar April 21, 2013

Return to VeniceAuthor Bern Bowers has donated the opening night of his play Return to Venice to raise funds for Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard. All proceeds from the performance on Saturday May 4, will go to the charity.

Return to Venice is a new play based on the boy who inspired Thomas Mann’s iconic novella Death in Venice. He returns to Venice as a grown man to unravel the mystery behind the chance encounter with the novellist, twenty-five years earlier. The play has been described as “a feast for the senses” and includes music by Gustav Mahler.

Bern Bowers, said:

“Switchboard is a fantastic local charity and I’m pleased to be able to support them in this way.” Switchboard Trustee, Maria Antoniou, said “We are very grateful to Bern, and we’re all looking forward to seeing the play. It’s a great way to kick off the Brighton Fringe Festival”.

Switchboard are also planning a raffle on the night. Prizes include a pair of tickets for a performance by the Actually Gay Men’s Chorus.

You can buy tickets for Return to Venice (£12.50 each) from the Brighton Fringe Box Office 0n 01273 91 72 72 or CLICK HERE:

Only the 4th May performance is for Switchboard

Event:  Return to Venice

Where: Purple Playhouse, 36 Montefiore Playhouse, Hove

When:   May 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16 , 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 26, 28, 29, 30, 31

June 1, 2