The Lowry’s Week 53 festival continues with this new adaptation of Brighton Rock. The festival theme of ‘coming of age’ seems to have been stretched pretty far in the search for content, but that doesn’t necessarily stand in the way of a good night of theatre.
For a fast-paced and thought-provoking evening at the theatre which simultaneously offers very real, believable insight into gangster life, Brighton Rock has it all.
This production of Brighton Rock has a striking physicality to it, utterly eyecatching but careful not to overly glamourise this noirish world.
The beautifully fast, fluid staging moves of Brighton Rock combine with a loving creation of that dark 1950s seaside underworld complete. And the two young principals are more than worth seeing.