Brighton Rock

By Graham Greene

Adapted by Bryony Lavery 

Directed by Esther Richardson

Music by Hannah Peel


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


Hannah Peel will be performing her compositions live on stage at York Theatre Royal (excluding matinees on 1st and the 3rd March), before Laura Groves takes the reins for the rest of the tour.

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Tour Venues & Dates


York Theatre Royal

17 Feb - 3 Mar

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Theatre Royal Brighton

6 Mar - 10 Mar

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Mercury Theatre Colchester

13 Mar - 17 Mar

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Hull Truck Theatre

20 Mar - 24 Mar

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Cheltenham Everyman

27 Mar - 31 Mar

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Birmingham Rep

10 Apr – 14 Apr

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Theatre Royal Winchester

19 Apr - 21 Apr

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Watford Palace

24 Apr - Sat 28 April

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Northern Stage

1 May - 5 May

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Theatr Clwyd

8 May - 12 May

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Derby Theatre

15 May - 19 May

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The Lowry, Salford

22 May - 26 May

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