On the Waterfront with Steven Berkoff

On the Waterfront with Steven Berkoff

A stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning film On The Waterfront, adapted for the stage by its original screenwriter Budd Schulberg, working with Stan Silverman, will open at the Haymarket Theatre 12 Feb 2009, following previews from 28 Jan - running to 25 Apr 2009.

The play was performed at the Nottingham Playhouse and the Edinburgh Fringe in 2008.

Steven Berkoff directs and stars in the play. His recent London stage writing & acting credits include "Sit and Shiver" at the Hackney Empire in 2007; "Messiah - Scenes from a Crucifixion" at the Old Vic in 2003; "Berkoff's Women" at the New Ambassadors in 2001 & Arts in 2002; "East" at the Vaudeville in 1999; "Shakespeare's Villains" at the Haymarket in 1998.

The classic story of beleaguered boxer bum Terry Malloy’s fight against the New York underworld has been transported from screen to stage. After throwing too many fights Terry is now working on the docks and in the pay of mobster Johnny Friendly. Unwittingly implicated in a murder, facing conflicting feelings of guilt and pragmatism, he is forced to make a decision when falling for the dead man’s sister.

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