Pigeon English

Venue: Ambassadors Theatre
Director: Anna Niland
Assistant Director: Sean Hollands
Novel: Stephen Kelman
Adaption by: Gbolahan Obisesan
Movement Director: Kane Husbands
Designer: Cecilia Carey
Music & Sound Design: Dom James and
Tommy Antonio
Lighting Design: Elliot Griggs
Fight Directors: Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown of Rc-ANNIE Ltd
Photos by Helen Murray

As part of my award as the Bryan Forbes recipient at the NYT, I was the Assistant Director on this production of Pigeon English, with NYT Associate Director Anna Niland. The cast was the 2016 NYT REP company. The play was an adaption of the book by Stephen Kelman.

This was the setting: ”Set against a backdrop of beatboxing, graffiti and skate parks, Stephen Kelman's 2011 Man Booker prize shortlisted novel has been electrifyingly adapted for the stage for its West End premiere by award-winning playwright Gbolahan Obisesan. Pigeon English is a comic and tragic tale told through the eyes of 10 year old Harri, featuring playful, physical storytelling about inner city life and having to grow up fast on the streets”