9 May - 12 May 2018
An unmissable new version of this gripping noir thriller by Graham Greene and music by Hannah Peel.
★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ ‘Esther Richardson’s dark, emotionally ambitious production could be something really remarkable.’ – The Observer
★★★★ ‘Brighton Rock provokes questions of morality, love, sex, violence, deception, and loyalty, and does so with elegance and style’ – North West End
‘A most thrilling and gripping production that’s well worth seeing.’ – Pocklington Post
Fred is found dead – they deny it was murder.
Rose is in love – they say she’s in danger.
And that boy, Pinkie…. They say he’s evil – but what has he done?
Two seventeen year olds, Pinkie and Rose get embroiled in a vicious gang war in Brighton. One brutal murder leads to the next, the police are impassive, but the courageous and life embracing Ida Arnold wants the truth. Whatever the cost.
Adapted by Bryony Lavery | Directed by Esther Richardson
A Pilot Theatre & York Theatre Royal co-production, by special arrangement with STUDIOCANAL | Co-commissioned by The Lowry for Week 53.