Cast confirmed for 'Brighton Rock' at Almeida


Cast confirmed for 'Brighton Rock' at Almeida

Casting has been confirmed for musical Brighton Rock, which opens at the Almeida Theatre (Off West End) 5 Oct 2004, following previews from 20 Sep, and booking to 13 Nov 2004.

Cast includes: Michael Jibson (Pinkie Brown), Sophia Ragavelas (Rose), Harriet Thorpe (Ida Arnold),Paul Bentall (Spicer), Anthony Clegg (Crab), David Burt (Dallow), Michele Hooper (Molly), Nick Lumley (Fred Hale), Neil McCaul (Cubitt), Gary Milner (Phil Corkery), Corinna Powlesland (Judy), Elizabeth Price (Delia), Joshua Richards (Mr Colleoni), Andy Durham, Michael Everest, Nina French, Victoria Nadler, Mark Oxtoby .

Giles Havergal's dramatisation of Graham Greene's classic novel, Brighton Rock, has original music by John Barry and lyrics by Don Black.

It is directed by Michael Attenborough, designed by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Tim Mitchell, choreography by Karen Bruce, musical direction and arrangements by Steven Edis, sound by John Leonard and fights by Terry King.

It is co-produced by Almeida Theatre and Bill Kenwright (suggesting a West End transfer may be in the offering??)

A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of 1930's Brighton. Pinky, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Caught up in the violence of the weekend, the only incriminating witness to the murder is Rose, a 16 year old Catholic girl with a memory for faces and eyes only for Pinky. A wedding would buy her silence, but though Pinky doesn't believe in love and marriage. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing music hall artiste Ida Arnold, who is determined to see justice done. Brighton Rock is a thrilling study of gangland rivalry and the psychology of a psychotic seventeen year old Catholic boy.

Michael Jibson (Pinkie Brown). His theatre experience includes the leading role - Joe Casey - in "Our House" at the Cambridge Theatre, Bobby in "A Chorus Line" for the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, Theo in "Pippin" at the Bridewell Theatre and Dipper in "Oliver!" at the London Palladium.

Sophia Ragavelas (Rose). She made her professional music theatre debut in "Jesus Christ Superstar". After joining the cast of "The Witches of Eastwick" at the Prince of Wales Theatre she performed in "The Lion King" at the Lyceum. Most recently she completed a year in "Les Miserables" playing Eponine.

Harriet Thorpe (Ida Arnold). Her more recent theatre work includes "A Prayer for Owen Meany" and "All My Sons" for the National Theatre, "The Vagina Monologues" at the Arts Theatre and "Jackie" at the Queens Theatre.

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