Stage adaptation of Brighton Rock to tour the UK

Bryony Lavery has adapted Brighton Rock for the stage, which is to embark on a UK tour
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Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal in York have announced a new adaptation of Brighton Rock, which is to tour the UK.

Based on Graham Greene’s 1938 novel and adapted by Bryony Lavery, the play will first run at York Theatre Royal from February 16 to March 3, before embarking on a UK tour until May 26.

Directed by Pilot Theatre’s artistic director Esther Richardson, the production will show at locations including Hull, Birmingham, Derby and Salford.

Set in Brighton it tells the story of a violent gang war and features original music by Hannah Peel and design by Sara Perks.

Peel said: “With an even greater sense darkness in the current world climate, my mind is already buzzing from the amount of music and sonic possibilities we will be bringing live to the stage.”

Co-commisioned by The Lowry in Salford, Brighton Rock is produced by Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal with special arrangement with Studiocanal.