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Brighton legend Terry is back, promising a hell of a good show
A Brighton legend who called time on his musical career last year is back with a new show.
Terry Garoghan, the creator of Brighton the Musical, told fans in March 2012 that he was bringing the show to an end after 16 years.
But less than 12 months later he has returned with a new production, The Devil Keeps Tugging.
Describing it as a move away from his usual material, he said: “Instead of singing songs about Devil’s Dyke, I’m just singing songs about the devil.”
The show, which will be premiered on March 23, is said to explore Mr Garoghan’s relationships, including with the devil.
The self-proclaimed unofficial mayor of Brighton said it would be a “musical cabaret”, adding that it would take a look at life, its difficulties and oddities.
He said: “I did the musical for 16 years and it was incredibly popular, but you have to move on.
“The new show isn’t so much about Brighton as it is about life, relationships and, as the title suggests, the little voice in your ear telling you to do things you shouldn’t.”
The local legend is best known for his songs I Believe in Dockerills, Moulsecoomb, The Leader, A Businessman in Whitehawk and Do You Believe in Life After Hove – none of which will appear in his new show.
However, he has reassured fans that there is plenty of the old show’s humour in his new creation, including “outright lies and all the usual flirtatious banter”.
He has already started testing the new material in small pubs around the city, including the Quadrant and The Rock.
The premiere of the show will be at the Old Market on March 23.
He said: “I’m pleased with how it has gone down so far.
“I’m putting myself on the line with booking such a big venue so I’m really happy in that respect.
“It’s also kind of freeing in a way because it isn’t Brighton-specific. Hopefully I can take the show all over the country.”
Mr Garoghan will be joined on stage for the new show by former English Chamber Orchestra cellist Angie Wilson, who will provide backing on a number of his songs.
The show will coincide with the release of a new album called The Aunt Flo Slide Show.
Tickets for the March 23 show cost £10. Call the Old Market box office on 01273 201801.
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