Thursday 28 July 2011

Brighton 'Til I Die

Theatre Royal, Brighton - Wed 27th July 2011:
I went to see ‘Brighton Til I Die’ at the Theatre Royal in Brighton. Tony Bloom and Martin Perry were there along with a few other familiar Withdean faces (hello Tim, Merv, Penny and Chris) plus a packed house of Albion fans. We were sat behind Albion’s poet in residence John Baine (aka Attila The Stockbroker) and the voice of Withdean, Paul Samrah. The show tells the history and story of the Albion including the fans long fourteen year battle to get new ownership of the club and a new home.

A fantastic, entertaining show with lots of humour and audience participation, it was so great to see loads of Brighton fans in Albion colours chanting ‘Seeeeagulls’ at the end as blue and white balloons came down from up above. Everyone had a great time and the show has been brought right up to date with reference to the new Amex Stadium at the beginning and end of the performance. A technical glitch right at the very end of the show meant that the time lapse slide show showing the building of the Amex on the stage backdrop wasn’t seen but it didn’t matter as we all know it’s there, we’ve seen it, believe it and love it.

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