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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.'


Creative Team

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

Cast List

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


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