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Tim Sharman, of Warsaw, Poland, said: "Although I made dozens of visits to the Royal during my childhood and youth in the Forties and Fifties, the first thought that comes to mind is that I was in the theatre when Kennedy died.
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Food critic Audrey Simpson, who has been a regular at the Theatre for 30 years, said: "I loved it in the old days when managers Roger Neil and others always wore a black tie. They would stand at the bottom of the stairs and greet everyone who went by - it was very grand, like a posh hotel.
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Vera Vandall, of Saltdean, said: "They show a real variety of stuff which I like. I go to so many shows a year but the ones I really like are things like High Society which are fun and have lots of music and dancing.
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Adrian Morris, of Queen's Gardens, Brighton, said: "The theatre used to be a real magnet for the greats when it was the place shows went to before they were on at the West End. It was a real testing ground, how well the show went down here could make or break its success. A lot of the more experimental plays had people walking out because of the language used.
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Mark Baldwin, artistic director, of Rambert Dance Company said: "In modern-day theatre and film, people forget the centrality of the actor standing on the stage but this theatre brings it back to the skill of the actor, the human being, and the contact the actor has with the audience.
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Allon Bacon said: "I visited the Theatre Royal in the 1950s for my birthday, which is December 24. The show was 'The Visit' starring Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt, at that time the king and queen of American theatre.
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Argus News Editor Frankie Taggart said: "The Theatre Royal reminds me a lot of the auditorium in the Muppet Show. I last went there to see the peerless Al Murray's Pub Landlord stand-up routine and I half expected Statler and Waldorf to start heckling from the balcony seats."
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Felicity Harvest, from the Arts Council England South East, said: "I have spent many excellent evenings in the Theatre Royal but the most memorable so far has been at DreamThinkSpeak's wonderful Underground, a version of Crime and Punishment.
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A recent memory of the Theatre Royal Brighton comes from Brenda Pollack, of Hollingdean Terrace, Brighton, who took her four-year-old daughter Gemma Todd to her first pantomime - Aladdin - in January.
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My memories of the Theatre Royal go back a long way, but my mother's - Edith Clarke's - went back a lot further. In the 1950s she and a neighbour would climb up into 'The Gods', paying just a shilling (5p) to enjoy a performance every week.
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My memories of the Theatre Royal Brighton go back to 1942. I was in the RAF stationed at the Royal Albion and Lion Mansions next door and one morning on parade the flight sergeant told four of us in the front row to step forward as we were volunteers to go to the theatre for special duties.
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