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Brighton Rock – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Hannah Peel Writer: Graham Greene Adaptor: Bryony Lavery Director: Esther Richardson Reviewer: Sam Lowe Anything is possible at the theatre, including the creation of one more week in the year. Yes, it is the Week 53 festival at The Lowry, and tonight's offering is Brighton Rock. Pilot Theatre aim to create theatre for young people, which allows them the ...

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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 –  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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Private Lives – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Private Lives - Mercury Theatre Colchester

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Esther Richardson Reviewer: Michael Gray   “Quite amusing. A bit dated.” That was a soundbite in the rush to the bar after Act Two. Possibly the same gentleman who was gently snoring during the quieter Deauville scenes. I hope he stayed (awake) to see stuffy, "I'm glad I'm normal", Prynne kissed unexpectedly on the lips... Despite ...

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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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Blood – The DOOR, Birmingham REP

Writer: Emteaz Hussain Director: Esther Richardson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Caneze and Sully are teenagers in love. But Caneze’s brother disapproves – Caneze is an A grade student hoping to study pharmacy at university; Sully is a downbeat cook. As they become more serious, her well-connected brother takes steps to stop the relationship and install his friend as her new, upgraded, ...

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How to Breathe – Nottingham Playhouse, Neville Studio

Writer: Mufaro Makubika Director: Esther Richardson Reviewer: Dave Smith Writer Mufaro Makubika is a Zimbabwean national now living in Nottingham and, having previously been accepted on to the Royal Court’s Young Writers Programme, is clearly forging an exciting future for himself in British theatre. Joseph, the protagonist in his one-man dramaHow to Breathe, is also a Zimbabwean national in Britain, ...

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