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VIVA B R I G H T O N EDITORIAL #81 NOV 2019 ........................... ....................... Viva Magazines is based at: Lewes House, 32 High St, Lewes, BN7 2LX. For all enquiries call: 01273 488882. Every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of our content. We cannot be held responsible for any omissions, errors or alterations. What’s the most memorable piece of theatre that you’ve ever seen? I can still recall every detail of Before I Sleep – the unforgettable reimagining of Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard – expansively played out by masters of immersive theatre dreamthinkspeak in the shell of the grand old Co-op department store on London Road in May 2010. Truly extraordinary! And, more recently, Kneehigh’s bawdy and brilliant adaptation of Tristan & Yseult; my personal highlight of the 2017 Festival. Wonderful, life-affirming stuff. There’s nothing quite like going to the theatre to transport you from the daily grind (and we live in grinding times). So, as the nights draw in and all about is gloomy, we’ve slipped behind the velvet curtain and sought out some of the dream weavers who make it all happen. Like Brighton People’s Theatre – the truly inclusive theatre company who are making sure that everyone gets to see (or be in) the show, regardless of their means. We meet the prop makers at Plunge Creations who can make just about anything you can dream of. (Or at least give it a very good go.) We go rummaging at Gladrags – a costume store that serves the whole community, as well as visiting the state-ofthe-art Production Hub at Glyndebourne. We look back fifty years to the opening of the experimental Gardner Arts Centre, celebrate its recent reinvention as ACCA and look forward to the imminent opening of a new performance space in Circus Street. And Adam Bronkhorst goes backstage at some of our smaller theatres for his 60th(!) instalment of The Way We Work. Now, places please everybody. It’s time to get on with the show.