Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock Comes to the Theatre Royal this week!
What better place to see this brooding, intriguing piece of theatre than the city in which it takes place? As one bloody murder leads to the next, Pinkie and Rose are caught up in Brighton’s violent gang warfare. Ida Arnold plays the role of the bold heroin, who will stop at nothing to see justice done, whatever the consequences…
‘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?’
This popular novel, written in 1938 by Graham Greene and adapted for film twice (once in 1947 and again in 2010) follows Charles “Fred” Hale, who comes to Brighton on an innocent work assignment, and Pinkie Brown, a teenage sociopath and gangster who serves as the novel’s anti-hero. The tale explores morality and religion in a violent, revenge-driven underworld.
This dark, thrilling tale is brought to life by Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal, and will play in Brighton’s Theatre Royal from the 6th to the 10th of March. Greene’s popular novel has been adapted for the stage by the critically acclaimed writer Bryony Lavery.
“Lavery has filleted the book into a series of quick moments. Pilot’s new artistic director, Esther Richardson, has made a production that flickers from one brightly lit spot to another. Economical but lucid.” – The Guardian
- Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal
- By special arrangement with STUDIOCANAL present
6th Mar 2018 – 10th Mar 2018
7:45pm eves, 2:30pm Thurs & Sat matinee
Tickets available online or alternatively call the box office on: +44 (0)844 871 7650