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Lynne Truss introduces a series of theatrical short stories, specially commissioned to celebrate the bicentenary of the Theatre Royal, Brighton.

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20070226

Lynne Truss introduces a series of theatrical short stories, specially commissioned to celebrate the bicentenary of the Theatre Royal, Brighton.

1/5. The Road to Ruin

By John Peacock, read by Bernard Cribbins.

It's 1813, and the stage doorman has a tale to tell of backstage lust and treachery.

20070227

Lynne Truss introduces a series of theatrical short stories, specially commissioned to celebrate the bicentenary of the Theatre Royal, Brighton.

2/5. A Stage in Life

By Cathy Feeny.

Penelope Keith plays Amy Sedgwick, a thrice-married Victorian actress famed for her dramatic recitations.

20070228

Lynne Truss introduces a series of theatrical short stories, specially commissioned to celebrate the bicentenary of the Theatre Royal, Brighton.

3/5. Bela in Brighton

By Stephen Sheridan.

In 1951, Bela Lugosi visited Brighton to play Count Dracula. This bittersweet black comedy is read by Timothy West.

20070301

Lynne Truss introduces a series of theatrical short stories, specially commissioned to celebrate the bicentenary of the Theatre Royal, Brighton.

4/5. Marlene and Me

By Eric Pringle, read by Struan Rodger.

A suicidal manservant's life is transformed when he sees Marlene Dietrich on stage in 1965.

20080427

Lynne Truss introduces a series of theatrical short stories, specially commissioned to celebrate the bicentenary of the Theatre Royal, Brighton.

1/5. The Road to Ruin

By John Peacock.

It's 1813, and the stage doorman has a tale to tell of backstage lust and treachery.

Read by Bernard Cribbins.

20080504

Lynne Truss introduces a series of theatrical short stories, specially commissioned to celebrate the bicentenary of the Theatre Royal, Brighton.

2/5. A Stage in Life

By Cathy Feeny.

Penelope Keith plays Amy Sedgwick, a thrice-married Victorian actress famed for her dramatic recitations.

Followed by News.

20080511

Lynne Truss introduces a series of theatrical short stories, specially commissioned to celebrate the bicentenary of the Theatre Royal, Brighton.

3/5. Bela in Brighton

By Stephen Sheridan.

In 1951, Bela Lugosi visited Brighton to play Count Dracula. This bittersweet black comedy is read by Timothy West.

Followed by News.

20080518

Lynne Truss introduces a series of theatrical short stories, specially commissioned to celebrate the bicentenary of the Theatre Royal, Brighton.

4/5. Marlene and Me

By Eric Pringle, read by Struan Rodger.

A suicidal manservant's life is transformed when he sees Marlene Dietrich on stage in 1965.

Followed by News.

20080525

Lynne Truss introduces a series of theatrical short stories, specially commissioned to celebrate the bicentenary of the Theatre Royal, Brighton.

5/5. Nell's First Night

By Roy Apps.

What better way for Nell to give her 13-year-old god-daughter a treat than to take her to a proper theatre?

Read by Thelma Barlow and Clare Corbett.

AR01The Road To Ruin2007022620080427

Lynne Truss introduces a series of theatrical short stories, specially commissioned to celebrate the bicentenary of the Theatre Royal, Brighton.

By John Peacock, read by Bernard Cribbins.

It's 1813, and the stage doorman has a tale to tell of backstage lust and treachery.

AR01The Road To Ruin2007022620080427

Lynne Truss introduces a series of theatrical short stories, specially commissioned to celebrate the bicentenary of the Theatre Royal, Brighton.

By John Peacock, read by Bernard Cribbins.

It's 1813, and the stage doorman has a tale to tell of backstage lust and treachery.

AR02A Stage In Life2007022720080504

By Cathy Feeny.

Penelope Keith plays Amy Sedgwick, a thrice-married Victorian actress famed for her dramatic recitations.

AR02A Stage In Life2007022720080504

By Cathy Feeny.

Penelope Keith plays Amy Sedgwick, a thrice-married Victorian actress famed for her dramatic recitations.

AR03Bela In Brighton2007022820080511

By Stephen Sheridan.

In 1951, Bela Lugosi visited Brighton to play Count Dracula.

This bittersweet black comedy is read by Timothy West

AR03Bela In Brighton2007022820080511

By Stephen Sheridan.

In 1951, Bela Lugosi visited Brighton to play Count Dracula.

This bittersweet black comedy is read by Timothy West

AR04Marlene And Me *2007030120080518

By Eric Pringle, read by Struan Rodger.

A suicidal manservant's life is transformed when he sees Marlene Dietrich on stage in 1965.

AR04Marlene And Me *2007030120080518

By Eric Pringle, read by Struan Rodger.

A suicidal manservant's life is transformed when he sees Marlene Dietrich on stage in 1965.

AR05 LASTNell's First Night2007030220080525

By Roy Apps, read by Thelma Barlow and Clare Corbett.

What better way for Nell to give her 13-year-old god-daughter a treat, than to take her to a 'proper' theatre?

AR05 LASTNell's First Night2007030220080525

By Roy Apps, read by Thelma Barlow and Clare Corbett.

What better way for Nell to give her 13-year-old god-daughter a treat, than to take her to a 'proper' theatre?