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Noughts & Crosses – Theatre Royal, York

Writer: Malorie Blackman Adapted by: Sabrina Mahfouz Director: Esther Richardson Designer: Simon Kenny Reviewer: Ron Simpson York-based Pilot Theatre now co-produce with four major theatres, including York Theatre Royal, and the current tour of Pilot’s vibrant production of Noughts & Crosses will have played a week or more at no fewer than ten theatres between February and May. Sabrina Mahfouz’s ...

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Noughts and Crosses – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Malorie Blackman Adaptor: Sabrina Mahfouz Director: Esther Richardson Reviewer: Michael Gray This ambitious new adaptation by Sabrina Mahfouz of Malorie Blackman’s seminal Young Adult dystopian masterpiece has a tough job on its hands; It has to make the story accessible and immediate to those who’ve read the books and those who haven’t. A whole alternative society, divided, we quickly ...

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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 – 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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