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P/review: View from the sofa 4

Brian Butler April 8, 2020

From his lockdown location Brian Butler takes a sofa view of show streaming from Lloyd Webber to Miss Hope Springs

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Brian Butler takes a look at what Eastbourne’s two theatres have to offer in 2020 and finds musical and dramatic delights to suit every taste.

Brian Butler December 8, 2019

Brian Butler takes a look at what Eastbourne’s two theatres have to offer in 2020 and finds musical and dramatic delights to suit every taste.

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Arts

New Queen on the block

Brian Butler September 4, 2019

Tom Redgrave aka Pat Clutcher is one of a new generation of drag performers working the Brighton circuit. He talks to Brian Butler about his Sunderland roots, not being a hit with pop star David Essex’s fans, and his hopes for his future act.

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Strictly a star performer

Brian Butler August 29, 2019

Joe McFadden, winner of Strictly, star of TV’s Heartbeat and Holby City talks to Brian Butler about his forthcoming lead role in Priscilla, dancing with Katya, and learning the hard way.

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Arts

FILM REVIEW: Tucked

James Ledward April 30, 2019

JACK Collins is an 80-something straight man enjoying every minute of his career as drag queen Jacky in Brighton.In Tucked we first see him singing I Will Survive and working his magic on an audience with innuendoes, suggestive offers and great repartee: “I’m not fat” he tells us – “just easier to see”.

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Jason Lee – King of the high C’s

James Ledward February 27, 2019

Jason Lee, the Brighton-based singer/entertainer, talks to Brian Butler about his musical family, Freddie Mercury and being Frankie Valli. Jason Lee was destined to be a singer and musician – it’s in his genes for sure. One of 4 sons of a highly talented musical family, he began life in the Cotswolds surrounded by the sounds of music at home.

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INTERVIEW: Bringing Beni to Brighton

Brian Butler February 23, 2019

Brighton-based actor Tony Maudsley chats to Brian Butler about his starring role in Benidorm, the smash hit TV comedy series, about playing Hagrid’s 16-foot high brother, and his penchant for rude T-shirts and hot pants.

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