16 February 2018 – 26 May 2018

Brighton Rock

By Graham Greene

Adapted by Bryony Lavery 

Directed by Esther Richardson

Music by Hannah Peel


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★★★★ The Observer

★★★★ The Stage


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? 

As 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. Nothing scares her. Whatever the cost, she'll see justice is done.

Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal are proud to bring the dark underworld of Graham Greene's classic novel Brighton Rock to the stage, adapted by Bryony Lavery.

An unmissable new version of this gripping noir thriller. 


Suitable for ages 13+

Running time: 2 hour 30 minutes, 20 minute interval


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Tour Venues & Dates


York Theatre Royal

17 Feb - 3 Mar


Theatre Royal Brighton

6 Mar - 10 Mar


Mercury Theatre Colchester

13 Mar - 17 Mar


Hull Truck Theatre

20 Mar - 24 Mar


Cheltenham Everyman

27 Mar - 31 Mar


Birmingham Rep

10 Apr – 14 Apr


Theatre Royal Winchester

19 Apr - 21 Apr


Watford Palace

24 Apr - Sat 28 April


Northern Stage

1 May - 5 May


Theatr Clwyd

8 May - 12 May


Derby Theatre

15 May - 19 May


The Lowry, Salford

22 May - 26 May


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