One Man, Two Guvnors: All Things Bright(on) Beautiful
With One Man, Two Guvnors coming soon to Derby Theatre, we’ve put together a few facts about Brighton, the seaside city where the play is set so that you can brush up on your facts before opening night.
1. Pubs galore!
There’s certainly plenty of places to get a drink in Brighton with over 1,400 licensed premises, that’s around 1 drinking place for every 320 people!
2. Brighton was the backdrop to ABBA's Eurovision success
Most people don't know that when the Swedish band ABBA won the Eurovision song contest with ‘Waterloo’ in 1974, it was in Brighton! The event was held at the Brighton Dome concert hall, still a popular arts venue today.
3. Brighton is home to quite a few celebrities
Just like Alan the actor in One Man, Two Guvnors, many other actors, musicians and public figures have lived or bought houses in Brighton including, Sir Paul McCartney, Adele, Noel Gallagher and Fat Boy Slim.
4. Brighton is the only town in Britain with a Grade I listed pier
Brighton’s Palace Pier is a key location in One Man, Two Guvnors however, did you know there are actually two piers in Brighton? Brighton’s West Pier is a grade I listed building that due to weathering and two fires is now completely derelict.
5. Food glorious food
Like Francis, the lead character in One Man, Two Guvnors, the people of Brighton certainly love their food, with the city previously being voted the foodie capital of Britain and is home to some of the country’s best food festival. We’re not sure if the food is as good as what Lloyd serves in The Cricketers Arms (a pub in One Man, Two Guvnors) but it sounds like Francis would certainly find a lot to eat!
One Man, Two Guvnors runs at Derby Theatre from Saturday 7 - Saturday 28 September.