Printers Playhouse (PPH) is one year old on Friday June 4. This small theatre and live music venue has built a solid reputation over the last year, and has big plans for the future.
Located in the old Sumfield and Day building in Station Street behind Terminus Road, the Playhouse company has pioneered new theatrical writing with Code of Conduct, The Bula Loop and Coldstream, and is showcasing new musical talent every Friday and Saturday night with Open Mic and regular live music nights.
Plans for the future include the development of a Printers Playhouse theatre company, already in the making, acting, singing and lifestyle courses and workshops, play reading, and the attraction of nationally recognised musical artists, for example, Dean Friedman on June 25, in the theatre space upstairs. There is already a community choir and the Christmas community theatre shows sold out in days. “It’s been a roller coaster of a year,” said John Berry, PPH Director, and an actor himself. “Eastbourne needs a venue like this and we have been blown away by the welcome we have received.”
The first birthday celebrations will take place on both Friday June 3 and Saturday June 4. On the Friday there is a triple bill of OTB Soul, a Brighton-based band, plus local acts She Owl and Teetotum, and on the Saturday, rising London-based soul, funk and dirty blues outfit Coffeepot Drive will be supported by PPH’s own Tom Robinson, who hosts the weekly Open Mic Nights. Tickets are only £10 for both nights, or £6 per night, available at the venue at 12 Station Street.