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PREVIEW: Dial ‘M’ for Murder at Emporium

Gary Hart October 11, 2015

Former Coronation Street Actor, Oliver Mellor, is set to take a role in Dial ‘M’ for Murder this autumn at Brighton’s Emporium on London Road. Mellor began his career on stage before moving to television appearing in Dr Who, Skins, Hollyoaks, Midsummer Murders, and then landing the role of Dr Matt Carter in Coronation Street in 2010.

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REVIEW: The Jungle Book at Emporium

James Ledward July 12, 2015

From the moment you enter the Emporium Theatre, you become part of the wonderful world of the jungle created for this production. The set is very effective, you can feel the humidity of the jungle, you can smell it and you can touch it. It is all around you creating a magical world, where the darker sides of Kipling’s classic sit comfortably with the magical touches and tricks James Weisz the director, brings to this production.

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PREVIEW: Jungle Book comes to Emporium, Brighton

James Ledward May 25, 2015

Emporium will be staging its own tribute to Rudyard Kipling, the Rottingdean based writer born 150 years ago, with a musical version of his most famous work, The Jungle Book. This classic tale of Mowgli the man cub raised by wolves, taught by a bear but hunted by a tiger, will transport its audiences from seagull-squawking Brighton to monkey-chattering India between July 7 and 31 with a script that was one of The Guardian’s ‘Top Five – not to be missed‘ shows when it toured in 2002/2003.

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REVIEW: What the Butler Saw at the Emporium

April 25, 2015

Joe Orton’s final play is his masterpiece, a frenetic, surreal farce which encompasses madness, incest, nymphomania, cross dressing, male prostitution and the missing gentlemen’s parts of a statue of Winston Churchill. Dr Prentice (Brian Capron) is in the middle of seducing his secretary Geraldine (Melissa Clements) when he has a surprise inspection from Dr Rance (Michael Kirk) who holds a senior position in the government department which oversees madhouses.

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Emporium needs your help

James Ledward March 28, 2015

Emporium, Brighton’s only professional producing theatre, is raising funds to improve its facilities to provide a better experience for audiences and performers alike. Since opening its doors in April 2013, Emporium on London Road has coped with temporary seating and kind gifts of technical equipment from supporters, but now in its second year it is looking to create a permanent space that can be used by theatre companies. A crowd-funding page has been created to raise a small amount of money for carpentry, building, plumbing, electrical work and some painting and decoration.

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