A Bristol Old Vic Young Company and National Youth Theatre production with a Twisted Theatre creative team.
Scotsman ****‘Engaging, dynamic and ultimately poignant'.
Public Reviews ****'A cast that is made up of some of the country's finest young talent'.
A Younger Theatre ****'... Theatre made by young people, about young people, for everybody... Intense, arresting theatre.'
Fest ****'Successfully avoiding all the clichés and stereotypes that burden typical depictions of 'youth culture' ... A powerful examination of teenage fragility.
Pigeon English is a groundbreaking co-commission between Bristol Old Vic Young Company and the National Youth Theatre.
Stephen Kelman's 2011 Man Booker prize shortlisted novel, drawn from one of Britain's most harrowing contemporary news stories, has been adapted for the stage by Fringe First winner Gbolahan Obisesan.Spoken word, beatboxing, free running and heart-breaking humour bring this powerful and unforgettable novel to life.Pigeon English is a mesmerising depiction of a teenage boy walking on a tightrope towards manhood. Eleven-year-old Harri is unable to see the real danger approaching and is drawn into actions that shape his world irrevocably.'
Director- Miranda Cromwell
Producer- Sian Henderson
Assistant Director- Taio Lawson
Assistant Choreographer- Chris Farish
Adaptor/Playwright- Gbolahan Obisesan
Musical Director- Mr Woodnote (Mikey Melican)
Designer- Liesel Corp
Costume Supervisor- Ruby Spencer
Projection Artist- Jack Offord
Harri- David C Johnson
Lydia- Hayley Konadu
Momma- Paris Campbell
Dean- Brandon Cook
Jordan- Joseph Langdon
Killa/ Chicken Joe- Eben Figueraido
X-Fire/ Pastor Taylor- Jamal Taylor
Miquita- Lara Simpson
Auntie Sonia/Chanelle/ Clipz- Chanelle Bernard
Never normal girl/ Asbo/ Ladycop- Alice Bernard
Terry Takeaway/Nathan- George Webster
Julius/Harvey/Dizzy- Omar Currie
Fag Ash Lil/ Suspect/ Newsreader- Felix Pilgrim