Photo Flash: First Look at Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal's BRIGHTON ROCK

Here's a first look at the production images for the Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal production of Bryony Lavery's exciting new adaptation of Graham Greene's iconic 1938 novel of sin and redemption Brighton Rock.

As two seventeen-year olds, Pinkie and Rose get embroiled in a vicious gang war in Brighton where one brutal murder leads to the next. The police are impassive - but the courageous and life embracing Ida Arnold wants the truth. Nothing scares her. Whatever the cost, she'll see justice is done.

Brighton Rock's exciting cast will feature Jacob James Beswick; Gloria Onitiri; Sarah Middleton; Angela Bain; Marc Graham; Chris Jack; Jennifer Jackson; Dorian Simpson and Shamira Turner.

Written in 1938, Graham Greene's classic novel of good and evil was first adapted for the stage at the Garrick Theatre with Richard Attenborough playing Pinkie, a role he resumed in the iconic 1947 film version. In 2010 Greene's novel was remade, setting it in 1964, with Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough and Helen Mirren. In 1993 Vicky Featherstone directed David Hurlock's stage adaptation of the novel at West Yorkshire Playhouse and in 2004 John Barry and Don Black wrote a musical version which ran at the Almeida Theatre.

Directed by Pilot Theatre's new Artistic Director Esther Richardson and featuring a soundtrack composed by the acclaimed singer, musician and composer Hannah Peel, Brighton Rock will premiere at York Theatre Royal until the 3 March and then tours to Brighton, Colchester, Hull, Cheltenham, Winchester, Watford, Birmingham, Newcastle, Mold, Derby and finally Salford.

Brighton Rock is co-commissioned by The Lowry for Week 53 and presented by special arrangement with STUDIOCANAL

For more info visit www.pilot-theatre.com and www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

Photo Credit: Karl Andre Photography



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