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REVIEW: That Was 2020 That Was

Brian Butler December 31, 2020

Brian Butler gives his top 20 of 2020 – on stage, film and streaming

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FEATURE: The Future of Theatre Through Brighton Eyes

Brian Butler July 19, 2020

As We move to a limited reopening of theatres Brian Butler talks to three of Brighton’s theatre professionals.

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P/REVIEW: View From The Sofa 11

Brian Butler June 4, 2020

Brian Butler surfs what’s on offer this week, including a boy who never grows up .

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INTERVIEW: Making all the right moves with Stephen Mear

Brian Butler May 29, 2018

Brighton-based Stephen Mear has established himself internationally as the go-to choreographer for big classy stage musicals. Fresh from his triumph with Chess in the West End, he talks to Brian Butler about dyslexia, Strictly, and working with Stephen Sondheim. 

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Check Mate: Chess @The Coliseum, London

Craig Hanlon-Smith May 2, 2018

THE history of the stage musical Chess is as chequered as its current set design at London’s Coliseum. A successful stint in the West End from 1986 to 1989 was long overshadowed by a Broadway disastrous run of two months following vast rewrites as US producers insisted that the American must beat the Russian at the end of Act One, and not as the story originally dictated.

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