By Georgina Newman
Andrew Hoggarth directs City College Brighton and Hove’s (CCBH) third year performing arts students in a new stage adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s children’s novella Haroun and the Sea of Stories.
In a tale that borrows its defining elements from magical realism, the literal and the prosaic are abandoned in favour of fanciful allusions, dreamscapes, and a quizzical cast of characters.
This adaptation is successful in recreating such a world. Performing arts leader Andrew Hoggarth said:”As well as being a really magical tale which has inspired the students to excel themselves from an acting point of view, I think it’s also a great showcase for what the College can offer to budding actors.”