Emporium Theatre

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October, 2015

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Those who have not yet discovered the delights of the Emporium theatre and café-bar in Brighton should take the opportunity to do so by going there to watch the classic thriller Dial M for Murder.

This delightful venue at 88 London Road, Brighton, could hardly be given a more glowing recommendation than that by its patron, actor and director Alan Rickman.
Rickman said: “The Emporium opens an exciting new door in British theatre venues. A great space with limitless potential for performance and serving the local community.”

Open seven days a week, the Emporium’s cafe bar is a hub for theatre and film professionals and enthusiasts alike.

So it is an ideal venue for Dial M for Murder which is being staged by the highly respected talking Scarlet and their highly talented director-producer Patric Kearns from October 28th to November 21st before embarking on an 11-venue tour in 2016.
Famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock, Frederick Knott’s intense and darkly gripping thriller should keep you on the edge of your seats – and you’ll never want to answer the telephone again!

Tony is convinced his wife is having an affair. We watch mesmerised at his precision in planning what must surely be the perfect murder until it falters in the most unexpected way. Claustrophobic and frightening, this new production reclaims the brilliant and erotic tale of betrayal, passion and ultimately, murder.

It stars Oliver Mellor (Coronation Street), Terri Dwyer (Hollyoaks) and Marcus Hutton (Brookside). Talking Scarlet, run by Patric and Jane Shakespeare, has already had outstanding success with a string of productions including What the Butler Saw, Sherlock and Stone Cold Murder. They have had excellent reviews, and there should be more for Dial M for Murder.

Why not spend a full day in Brighton? The Royal Pavilion, the quaint shops in The Lanes, the marina and, of course, the pier are just a few of the places that are worth a visit.

Then you can round it all off with a visit to the unique Emporium with it’s comfy sofas, charming atmosphere and excellent entertainment.

By award-winning writer Tony Flood, author of My Life With the Stars and The Secret Potion.


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