Burn the Curtain

South West Interactive Promenade Theatre Company

Tag: Brighton Festival

Thank you Brighton!

After an exhausting and successful week in Brighton, we returned home. Outdoor theatre is never just a case of rocking up and rehearsing. So many people help us deliver the show in each new space. We’d like to thank the following:

Kelly Turnbull (volunteers co-ordinator), Polly Barker, Chris Challis and Pippa Smith  of Brighton Festival for making us feel welcome and for bringing us to Brighton.

Devils Dyke pub for a back stage area, which was spacious, dry and warm.

Our volunteers Patrick, Niki, Lorraine, Mark and Carla. Your enthusiasm and commitment was vital to helping make the best show possible.

Charlie and Graham at National Trust and Chris the farmer – for land access/use, parking and much more.

Alison and David Hirst

John and Alexandra Hancock

Malcolm Smale from Sustrans – particularly for riding with us during a very cold and very snowy site visit in January. Plus numerous site visits on his own!

Knights and Squires – for riding with us through the epic landscape. Also the sheer creativity which lead to a variety of horcycles as well as ‘titles’.

Argus Angel

It’s official, Burn the Curtain are award winners! We were delighted to hear on Monday that we were the seventh recipient of an Argus Angel award. Here is a short history of it:

“The Argus Angel Awards were introduced in 2007 to award artistic excellence during the Brighton Festival and Brighton Festival Fringe. From theatre and dance to music, live literature and exhibitions – The Argus Angels are presented to artists and performers who truly stand out from the crowd.”

We can now reveal a sneak peek of said angel:



Also the review from The Argus.

Brighton with a new bike.

The Brighton Festival pedals towards us and the shows are fully booked. If you happen to be wandering around the South Downs, keep your eyes out for some slightly unusual bikes…

Which leads us to a debut tricycle for this year. Once again created by the very talented Ruth Webb, here is a sneak preview picture which was tweeted by The Eden Project on Monday:


It joins the other feathered bikes like Camilla Parker-Rolls the Flamingo, Akkeron the Black Swan. Don’t worry Quixote and Sancho, we can’t forget Rosinanté and Dapple.

Soon we will be revealing more dates and details of other performances this summer.

See you soon

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