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Backstage Brighton

Theatre-going in Brighton & Hove

price: £11.99
Author(s)Digby Beaumont, Jules Craig, Frank Flood, Barry Hewlett-Davies, Harry Hillery, Jeanne James, Laura Kayne, Matthew Lawson, Rick Martin, Glenn Stevens, Robin Tulley and Lindsey Tydeman.

In 1900 Brighton had more theatres than anywhere in the UK outside London. Backstage Brighton celebrates theatre and theatre-going in the city past and present. If you ever wondered what once stood on the site of the Brighton Centre or why the Sallis Benney is so-called, then you’ll be enthralled by the book’s fascinating journey through the history and heritage of Brighton & Hove’s many theatrical venues. 'The Grand was cheaper and more working class than the Theatre Royal. You could get a seat and entertainment for about a shilling. There were about 300 seats, and there were some real characters playing there, like Max Miller. The most expensive seat was one and six, but up in the gallery used to be nine pence. All the yobs used to go up there because it was so cheap. They used to throw sweet wrappers and everything down on people.' Bill Richards (Local resident)

TypeMain Collection
ThanksDonald Auty, Kevin Bacon, Pat Boxall, Fiona Courage, Max Crisfield, Melita Dennett, Clive Dunn, Jane Gallager (Special Collections, University of Kent), Colin Granger, Jenny Harris, Margaretta Jolly, Marina Kobler, David Lavender, Matthew Lloyd (for permission to use material from the website www.arthurlloyd.co.uk), Geoffrey Mead, Anne Morrison, Gerald Oxley, Tom Sawyer, David Sewell and Jennifer Tonks
 1st Edition
EditorsFrank Flood, Sarah Hutchings and John Riches (Managing Editors), Isanna Curwen, Tim Earl, Emma Gray, Yvonne Luna, Jacqueline Paizis, Kahn Priestley and Katie Ramsay.
TeamPeter Bailey, Stanley Bates, Debbie Bridge, Geraldine Curran, Ron Ede, Peter Egan, Mike Ford, Bernard Lynn, Rebecca MacMillan, John McGivering, Michael Palmer, Bill Patterson, Bill Richards, Pat Shrimpton, Dorothy Smith, Jack Strutt and John Tatum (Memories); Nigel French (Art Director); Matthew Parker and Louise Richardson (Cover Design); Rosyln Cook, Yvonne Luna, Sue Milnthorpe and Umit Ozturk (Designers); Frank Flood, Kahn Priestley and John Riches (Proofreaders); Nicola Benge, Christina Briani, Geraldine Curran, Jeanette Eason, Matthew Ferns, Vicky Keape, Jan Holm, Imogen Lycett-Green, Catherine Page, Julie Singleton and Vaska Trajkovska (Interviewers); Renee Ansell, Peter Chitty, Brian Cunningham, Gordon Dean, Marcia Eason, Len Goldman, Terry Hardy, Shirley Jaffe, June Pamela Marshall, Alwyn Miller, Ray Saxby-Svigear and Pat Shrimpton (Interviewees).
Cover price£11.99
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