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.
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.