It has had West End and Broadway runs, has scooped an Olivier award and now you can see Charles III at the Theatre Royal Brighton. I caught it last night at the start of its week’s run.
This is a political satire billed as a ‘future history play’ directed by Rupert Goold and written by Mike Bartlett, who also penned the recent nail-biter of a BBC mini series Doctor Foster.
Once, while we were being shown round a posh hotel for work, a friend made me lose all decorum and laugh until wine came down my nose by whispering, “I live in your eyes,” as we walked past the lounge pianist.
He knew that as a fellow Bill Bailey fan I would remember this was the menacing subliminal message the comedian claimed he used to slip in to relieve the boredom when he had a job playing the piano in a hotel lounge.
Now that Brighton Museum charges for non residents, if you’re not part of the BN1-3 /41 massive you can’t just stroll in to drool over the gorgeous Art Nouveau furniture and you’ll be wanting an exhibition to stretch your fiver.
Pierdom, which is on for a couple more weeks, is the result of a labour of love from Brighton-based photographer Simon Roberts, who has documented Britain’s 58 remaining piers.
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