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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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Peter Pan- Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London

Writer: J. M. Barrie Director: Timothy Sheader, Liam Steel Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh   J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan is a quintessential children’s classic, about a boy, who like most of us, doesn’t really want to grow up. Wendy (Kae Alexander), John (Patrick Osborne) and Michael (Thomas Dennis) live their lives quite non-extraordinarily until one day Peter Pan (Hiran Abeyseykera) turns up, ...

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Only a Day – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Martin Beltscheit Director: Tony Graham Reviewer: Nicole Evans Who cares about a Mayfly anyway? That is the question posed by Martin Baltscheit’s short play, Only a Day. Should we care about an insect that only lives for a day? Does its short life even matter? Aimed at children aged 7-14, Only a Day tells the heart-warming tale of a ...

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Kes – Cast, Doncaster

Directors: Philip Osment and Kully Thiarai Book:Barry Hines Reviewer : Andrew White When you are celebrating the end of a successful first year of a new venue, it is ideal to feature a story with local significance which really makes a point about the venues place in the community. So for their celebration, Doncaster’s one year old theatre Cast, chose ...

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The Jungle Book – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Rudyard Kipling Adaptor: Rosanna Lowe Director: Liam Steel Reviewer: Laura Stimpson West Yorkshire Playhouse is renowned for its family plays at Christmas time which offer a welcome alternative to a pantomime. This year, under the direction of multi award winning Liam Steel, the playhouse brings to the stage Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. On entering the theatre the audience ...

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