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Brighton Rock – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Bryony Lavery, from the book by Graham Greene Director: Esther Richardson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight There’s a power vacuum in Brighton’s underworld. Gangleader Kite is dead and the remains of his gang are in thrall to Pinkie. Just 17, Pinkie is a natural leader for the gang, ruthless and cunning, but can he win over Kite’s protection clients or will they ...

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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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Made in India – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

  Writer: Satinder Chohan Director: Katie Posner Reviewer: Rachel Watson The Tron Theatre is such a unique place to watch a play, with three small performance spaces, each production is so personal you truly feel part of the show, Made in India is no different. This fantastic play follows three very different women who are brought together through the business of ...

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The Machine Stops – Theatre Royal Studio, York

Writer: Neil Duffield (after E.M. Forster) Director: Juliet Forster Designer: Rhys Jarman Reviewer: Ron Simpson E.M. Forster’s short story, The Machine Stops, written in 1909, is very different in tone and subject-matter from the novels on which his reputation rests. A futuristic fiction about the danger of the dominance of technology, it appears particularly prophetic in these days of Facebook ...

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NEWS: Pilot Theatre appoints Esther Richardson as new Artistic Director

The former Associate Director of CAST Doncaster, Esther Richardson, has been appointed Artistic Director and joint Chief Executive of Pilot Theatre, the company has announced today [15 February 2016]. She will take over from Marcus Romer, who has headed the organisation for the last 22 years, on 4 July 2016. A graduate of Bristol University and Goldsmiths College, Richardson has ...

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Outsiders – Brewery Theatre, Bristol

Outsiders by Pilot Theatre

Writer: Emteaz Hussain Director: Fraser Corfield Reviewer: Joan Phillips   Just as Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea dealt with the back story of some of the central characters in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, so Emteaz Hussain’s Outsiders gives voice to two women in Albert Camus’ L’Etranger (The Outsider) Camus’ The Outsider tells the story of an estranged French Algerian, Mersault. ...

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Outsiders – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Outsiders by Pilot Theatre

Writer: Emteaz Hussain Director: Fraser Corfield Reviewer: Rich Jevons This is a revisiting of the existential classic novel by French writer Albert Camus. The original book became a signifier for outsiders the world over, who identified with the ennui of the main character and it influenced The Cure song Killing An Arab back in the late 70s. Writer Emtaez Hussain ...

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In Fog and Falling Snow – The Signal Box Theatre, York

Directors: Damian Cruden, Juliet Forster, Katie Posner Production Designer: Foxton Reviewer: Rosie Revell In Fog and Falling Snow is the latest in a long line of York Theatre Royal’s fine tradition of grand community based plays. It follows on from 2012’s York Mystery Plays which took place in the York Museum Gardens and Blood and Chocolate (2013) which took to ...

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