I do hope your campaign is successful.
I remember the Hippodrome very well from 1964 when, as an eighteen year old, I was working for Victor Hochhauser with the Moiseyev Folk Dance Company from Russia. We played a three week season at the Royal Albert Hall immediately following the Proms and then a five week tour which I think started at Brighton. Certainly the Brighton Hippodrome was on the tour and the week there was the last full week ever at the theatre before it closed down in October 1964.
It was a wonderful theatre with a great atmosphere and I could never understand why it was going to close. From memory, I believe it had a bigger capacity than the Theatre Royal and certainly a good sized stage as well. Brighton with its rich cultural heritage needs its Hippodrome and it would be an absolute tragedy if your wonderful initiative was not given the support it deserves to succeed.
Good luck with everything you are doing.
Raymond Gubbay is a classical music promoter and impresario based in London. He presents more than seventy performances each year at London’s Royal Albert Hall and hundreds more around the UK and in Europe and Australia.