About On The Waterfront
ON THE WATERFRONT starring Steven Berkoff
“I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody.”
The classic story of the guy who ‘coulda been a contender', ON THE WATERFRONT is best known for the multi-Oscar winning film starring Marlon Brando. Steven Berkoff brings this iconic work to the stage directing a 12 strong ensemble with his trademark style of bold physical theatre.
In 1950s New York, the dock workers' unions are in the stranglehold of the Mob. If you're on the inside then life is sweet - kickbacks, bribes and easy shifts are your rewards. Go against them and your life isn't worth living.
Unwittingly implicated in a murder, Terry starts to question where his loyalties lie. When he falls for the dead man's beautiful sister, he enlists the help of the street-wise Father Barry to bring down the racketeers.
**** - The Guardian
**** - Financial Times
**** - The Times
**** - The Independent
Steven Berkoff - Johnny Friendly
Simon Merrells - Terry Malloy
Vincenzo Nicoli - Father Barry
Coral Beed - Edie Doyle
Alexander Thomas - Luke / Mutt
Ian Gofton - Moose / Barney
Sean Buckley - Cop Doyle
Alex McSweeney - Joey / Tommy
Dominic Grant - Runty Nolan
Alex Giannini - Big Mac
Gavin Marshall - Glover / Billy