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Brighton Rock –  Brighton Theatre Royal

Writer: Graham Greene Adaptor: Bryony Lavery Director: Esther Richardson Reviewer: Cathy Swaby Playwright Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Graham Greene’s 1938 novel Brighton Rock is a haunting, stylish masterpiece, which leads the audience on a journey of life and death, good versus evil, and the angst of youth. Lavery, who’s most well-known play Frozen is re-running in London theatres, has cleverly ...

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Brighton Rock – Theatre Royal, York

Writer: Graham Greene Adapter: Bryony Lavery Director: Esther Richardson Composer: Hannah Peel Designer: Sara Perks Lighting: Aideen Malone Reviewer: Ron Simpson Brighton Rock presents many problems to the maker of a stage adaptation. Apart from a considerable roster of characters named and unnamed, its emphasis on violence, often for its own sake, and Greene’s use of Catholic theology and the ...

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Travels With My Aunt – Exeter Northcott

  Writer: Graham Greene Adaptor: Giles Havergal Director: Amanda Knott Reviewer: Lucy Corley   Purse-lipped, anxiously friendly and awkward-but-trying-to-hide-it, Henry Pulling is content to retire from his banking career at 50-something and pursue his interest in dahlias when his elderly mother passes away. His aunt Augusta has other ideas. He reluctantly befriends her at his mother’s funeral and, within two ...

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Travels With My Aunt – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Man walking on beach

Writer: Graham Greene adapted by Giles Havergal Director: Amanda Knott Reviewer: Bill Avenell Giles Havergal’s stage adaptation of Graham Greene’s amusing book is undoubtedly clever. Four actors, play a variation of characters at different times regardless of sex, with only the help of the odd hat or pair of glasses to distinguish between them, and create a world from London ...

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Travels with my Aunt – Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Writer: Graham Greene, adapted by Giles Havergal Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:2.5] There’s a strange disconnect at the heart of Travels with my Aunt which means it never really ignites the comic potential it possesses. Giles Havergal’s adaptation of Graham Greene’s 1969 novel sees four actors cover a multitude of characters and a globe-trotting range of locations in ...

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The Living Room – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Graham Greene Director: Tom Littler Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, Graham Greene’s first play The Living Room hasn’t been revived in the UK since opening in 1953 so Primavera’s revival for the Jermyn Street Theatre offers a rare chance to experience Greene the playwright. After the death of her mother, 20 year old Rose ...

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