OPERA BY THE SEA – Sunday, July 20

IMG_4066We received a great letter of thanks this morning from an audience member:

We thought that yesterday’s Opera by the Sea was absolutely splendid….everything was perfect !

The singers were wonderfully relaxed and entertaining and all of them gave superb performances, and the Rottingdean Terraces proved to be a superb setting for this most unusual event.

We congratulate you on providing the audience with an unforgettable experience.

We were lucky with the weather which was just right…not too hot …just very comfortable.

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IMG_4023The Brighton Big Band (formerly Dave Masters Big Band) gave the first concert of this Summer’s season of events on the Terraces Stage. A huge crowd in lovely weather conditions enjoyed the varied concert of favourite swing music including items by Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Glen Miller. Vocalist Jackie Sampson returned to entertain in several classic numbers and the audience was treated to some items by vocal ensemble Phoenix during the interval.

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DSC02208A capacity crowd watched professional all-male (as Shakespeare intended) The Lord Chamberlain’s Men perform Shakespeare’s magical “Romeo and Juliet” in the Kipling Gardens on Friday and Saturday, June 20 and 21. The 7 young actors gave a superb and very moving performance of the play in perfect weather. Many audience members enjoyed a picnic in the Gardens or on the Village Green before the show.

This was the first time there has been live theatre in the Kipling Gardens for 20 years and the two nights were a great success.


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Shakespeare in Kipling Gardens

Romeo and JulietROMEO AND JULIET
Lord Chamberlain’s Men
Fri 20th and Sat 21st June
Sponsored by:
Friday: Helena, Lady Hughes
Saturday: Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital and Rottingdean Dental Care

What could be more romantic than to revel in a performance of Romeo and Juliet in the Kipling Gardens on Midsummer’s Day? The acclaimed professional touring company, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men will present a brand-new action-packed production of the world’s greatest love story. For 400 years the tragedy of Shakespeare’s “star crossed lovers” has gripped audiences with its perfect blend of excitement, heart-stopping thrills and the most famous balcony scene in theatre history. With Elizabethan costume, music and dance and an impressive set, audiences will be able to enjoy this tale of feuding families and two young lovers who are driven by youthful passion and blind love.

Enjoy a picnic on the green or in the gardens if you wish before the show, but comfortable chairs will be provided for all the audience. There will be a bar available. Tickets are priced at £16 and can be booked with Suzanne at Rottingdean Arts Box Office at Best of Brighton and Sussex Cottages in Laureens Walk, Nevill Road. Tel: 01273 308779. They can also be booked online at www.rottingdeanarts.ticketsource.co.uk

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DSC02312Last Weekend Sell-Out!

The Spring Music Festival ended on a high note when the whole audience joined in with “Climb Every Mountain…” as a finale for The Magic of The Musicals dinner in the village hall. This brought to a close the Fifth Rottingdean Music Festival where audiences had enjoyed concerts by a wide variety of artists: Jonathan Wiseman on Classical Guitar, Latin American music with Rafael Berio, the Choral workshop with Bach’s St Matthew Passion and the Spring Prom Concert. Rottingdean Arts remain very grateful for all our Sponsors, and the many Patrons and Friends without whose support such a Festival would not be possible.

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