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Review: 'Brighton' (2019) Dir. Stephen Cookson

Larry Lamb, Marion Bailey, Phil Davis, Lesley Sharp, Adjoa Andoh, Charlie Quirke, Dean Middhat, Jamie Bacon, Luke Charlesworth, Hana Stewart and Phoebe Jones


Shot across the seaside resort of Brighton in East Sussex, it’s full of the classic pebbled beaches, crying seagulls (“white pigeons”), shimmering waters, cans of pop and takeaway chips. There’s nothing as authentic as a seaside location in classic British summertime.

It’s a very evident stage adaptation, with our four older leads carrying the story sat on the front in their deckchairs, intercut with flashbacks with their younger selves going through a number of both cheerful and uncomfortable life experiences...

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