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Outsider Memoirs: Tracey Thorn & Dustin Lance Black.

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Theatre Royal, Brighton


Sun 23 Jun 2019

  Tickets available from £16.90
subject to a transaction fee of £3.65
2 hours 30 minutes
incl. interval
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We all have our own stories - our own secrets. Too often we're told to be quiet. To write your memoir is to share your story. To read a memoir is to become part of somebody else's story, to see yourself reflected in their pages. In this special Literary Salon, we meet two brilliant outsiders - they've both fought hard to find their voice and make it heard. And what voices! What stories!

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In 'Another Planet', Tracey Thorn returns to the scene of her 1970's childhood where 'life was slow and very little happened, over and over again' as her diary records. How did she get from there to 'Everything But the Girl?'

Dustin Lance Black - who wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for 'Milk' and helped overturn California's anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 - grew up in a conservative Mormon household in Texas. In his inspiring memoir 'Mama's Boy', Black takes us back to his childhood and introduces us to his plucky, determined mother.

Hosted by Damian Barr, award winning writer and Literary Salon host, whose past guests include Armistead Maupin, Jojo Moyes, Caitlin Moran, Mary Beard and John Waters.

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Theatre Royal, Brighton

New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
Brighton Rail Station
Monday - Friday show days: 12pm – 8pm. Non-show days: 12pm – 5pm | Saturday show days: 10am – 8pm. Non-show days: 10am – 5pm
Please note the Box Office only open Sundays when there is a performance schedule, and in this case it will open 2 hours prior to the performance.
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There is no cloakroom available at this venue.

Theatre Royal Brighton opened in 1806 and is one of the oldest working theatres in the country. Ibsen premiered a UK production of The Doll’s House at the Theatre and Lord Olivier, John Gielgud and Dame Judi Dench have all performed on the famous stage. Theatre Royal Brighton has a bright future as it starts a third century of entertaining audiences.

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Sun 23 Jun 2019
New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
2 hours 30 minutes incl. interval
Sun at 19:00
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