Week 53 - Brighton Rock

Pilot Theatre: A Week 53 Commission

Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal are proud to bring the dark underworld of Graham Greene’s classic novel Brighton Rock to the stage in this new adaptation by acclaimed writer Bryony Lavery.
  • Dates Running: 22/05/2018 - 26/05/2018

Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal, by special arrangement with STUDIOCANAL 

 

Based on the novel by Graham Greene
Adapted by Bryony Lavery
Directed by Esther Richardson
With Music by Hannah Peel
Co-commissioned by The Lowry for Week 53

Fred is found dead – they deny it was murder.

Rose is in love – they say she’s in danger.

And that boy, Pinkie….  They say he’s evil – but what has he done?

As two seventeen year olds, Pinkie and Rose get embroiled in a vicious gang war in Brighton where one brutal murder leads to the next. The police are impassive – but the courageous and life embracing Ida Arnold wants the truth. Nothing scares her. Whatever the cost, she’ll see justice done.

Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal are proud to bring the dark underworld of Graham Greene’s classic novel Brighton Rock to the stage in this new adaptation by acclaimed writer Bryony Lavery.

An unmissable version of this gripping noir thriller.


There will be a limited allocation of Pay What You Decide tickets for all Week 53 productions, more details to be announced in Spring 2018.


★★★★ The Observer, The Times, The Stage, Plays To See 
"Wonderful show" The Times 
"A dark and ambitious production" The Observer 
"Arresting episodes spring from an imaginative staging" The Observer 
"propulsive and atmospheric" The Stage



Additional Information

Running time: 2 hours 35 minutes with an interval. There will also be a post-show talk on 23 May after the matinee performance.

Watch the trailer

Brighton Rock by Pilot Theatre

Coming to The Lowry in May 2018 as part of the Week 53 festival.

Week 53

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