Forthcoming Productions


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The story of Hortense Schneider. An immersive theatre experience beginning in a French style Café Chantant, Bouffe! takes the audience into the bohemian world of 1850s Paris. Redblonde Productions return to the Brighton Fringe with their unique style of opera theatre, using the music of Donizetti and Offenbach to tell the story of Parisís greatest diva and courtesan.

Written and directed by Stephen Plaice
Starring Red Gray, Marcia Bellamy, Jon Grave, and introducing Lila Palmer as Hortense

Church of the Annunciation
May 28th — 30th 8pm
Tickets: £10 on the door or at


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(Image courtesy of Dod Proctor Estate and the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings)

Lilian, a young novice training to be a nun, is beset by visions of Mary Magdalene. The local priest, who has waited years for his faith to be rekindled, sees the potential this visitation has for the revival of the Church. This controversial new play returns to the stunning setting of the Annunciation after its acclaimed run last autumn.

Written and directed by Stephen Plaice
Designed by Berthe Fortin

Church of the Annunciation
May 7th — 9th 8pm
Tickets: £10/8 on the door or at


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Stephen Plaice : portrait

Stephen Plaice is a dramatist working in opera, theatre and film. In the last decade he has become one of Britain's leading librettists and bookwriters for musical theatre.


* Stephen is Writer in Residence in the Composition Department at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he co-runs the Opera Making and Writing MA. He is also researching his forthcoming book Who Wrote the Libretto?
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* As part of its 150th annniversary celebrations, The Church of the Annunciation in Brighton published The Real Presence, Stephen's history of the church from its founding as a mission to the poor and up to the present day.†Read more here...
The Real Presence

* Stephen has completed the libretto for†Amy, commissioned by†the Royal Swedish Opera. It is scheduled for performance in 2018. The †composer is Rolf Martinsson. This mainstage production†is an adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novella†Amy Foster.†
Royal Swedish Opera House

* YouTube is now hosting clips of Act One and Act Two of the recent Culturgest production of Paint Me in Portugal (the links will open in a new tab or window).