Tag: London Bridge Theatre

Straight Line Crazy at The Bridge Theatre

Published on 02nd March 2022

Ralph Fiennes stars in David Hare’s blazing account of the life of a man whose iron will exposed the weakness of democracy in the face of charismatic conviction. For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses was the most powerful man in New York. Though never elected to office, he manipulated those who were through a mix of guile, charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created new parks, new bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors. But in the 1950s, groups of citizens at grass roots began to organise against his schemes and against the motor car, campaigning for a very different idea of what a city was and for what it should be. Straight Line Crazy debuts at the Bridge Theatre on March 14th. Find out more

An Evening with An Immigrant at the Bridge Theatre

Published on 28th August 2020

Presented by Inua Ellams and Fuel; An Evening with An Immigrant at the Bridge Theatre. Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory, award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England in 1996 aged 12, moved to Ireland for three years, before returning to London and starting work as a writer and graphic designer. Part of this story was documented in his autobiographical Fringe First Award-winning play The 14th Tale, but much of it is untold. Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, Inua tells his ridiculous, fantastic,poignant immigrant-story of escaping fundamentalist Islam, experiencing prejudice and friendship in Dublin, performing solo at the National Theatre, and drinking wine with the Queen of England, all the while without a country to belong to or place to call home. Book tickets

National Theatre at Home: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Published on 11th June 2020

At a time when we aren’t able to visit  venues or local theatres, National Theatre have been streaming a selection of world-class theatre for all to enjoy. On the 25th June, the nation will be able to relive the magic of the Bridge Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. You can watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream as part of National Theatre at Home from Thursday 25 June at 7pm on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel, then on demand for one week until 7pm on Thursday 2 July, but you’ll need to start watching by 4pm on 2 July to see it all. A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.  Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, One Man, Two Guvnors, Twelfth Night, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (Barber Shop Chronicles, ‘Master Harold’… and the boys) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream saw the Bridge Theatre become a forest in 2019 – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

Anansi The Spide

Ansansi The Spider Respun with the Unicorn Theatre

Published on 04th June 2020

Anansi the Spider Respun is a unique digital experience for young children created by the Unicorn Theatre  Created and directed by Justin Audibert and streamed for free in partnership with The Guardian,  this fun online performance features music, song and humour and is suitable for ages 3-8. The first episode, Brother Anansi and Brother Snake, is out now. Watch it here on  YouTube. Given 5 Stars by A Younger Theatre and described ‘as an unbeatably fun and fresh experience’, this is one not to miss. “Inspired by our 2019 five-star hit show, Anansi the Spider, about the infamous mischief-maker and master spinner of yarns, we’ve adapted these classic West African and Caribbean tales for Unicorn Online. Made with our film partner, Illuminations, we’ve creatively responded to the current situation – the cast filmed themselves in their own homes so that we can bring them to yours!” Subscribe to the Unicorn Theatre’s YouTube channel to join the party! STREAMING DATES Each episode will be streamed on our YouTube channel and The Guardian’s website, with content available to play on demand for the following three weeks only. Episode 1: Anansi the Spider Re-spun: Brother Anansi and Brother Snake Streamed: Sat 30 May, 11am Available until Sat 20 Jun 8pm Episode 2: Anansi the Spider Re-spun: Anansi and the Two Dinners Streamed: Sat 6 Jun, 11am Available until Sat 27 Jun 8pm Episode 3: Anansi the Spider Re-spun: Anansi and the Pot of Wisdom  Streamed: Sat 13 Jun, 11am Available until Sat 4 Jul 8pm Find out more

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at The Bridge Theatre

Published on 30th October 2019

Step through the wardrobe this winter into the magical kingdom of Narnia for the most mystical of adventures in a faraway land.  Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and say hello to a talking Faun, an unforgettable adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. “A theatrical miracle” – THE TIMES  This critically acclaimed Leeds Playhouse production reunites director Sally Cookson with designer Rae Smith, writer in the room Adam Peck, movement director Dan Canham, puppetry director Craig Leo, lighting designer Bruno Poet, sound designer Ian Dickinson and music by Benji Bower all of whom originally brought the show to life in 2017 breaking box office records. Book tickets

Anansi the Spider at Unicorn Theatre

Published on 19th July 2019

People say that in a time long, long ago, animals walked on two feet and spoke with words, like we do. And back then it was known by everyone that the cleverest of all the animals in the kingdom was a spider – the infamous Anansi – the original trickster and the master spinner of yarns. But sometimes Anansi could be a little too clever for his own good… In celebration of Black History Month, these classic West African and Caribbean tales about the spider hoaxster are brought vividly to life here in Artistic Director Justin Audibert’s newest production for the Unicorn Theatre.  Find out more

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre

Published on 23rd April 2019

The Bridge Theatre becomes the forest – Shakespeare’s dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels. The seating is wrapped around the action while immersive tickets allow the story to be followed on foot. Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst and Hammed Animashaun lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.  The production also reunites the team responsible for last year’s smash-hit Julius Caesar. Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Find out more/ book tickets

Dido at Unicorn Theatre

English National Opera and the Unicorn join forces for the very first time to create a new production of Purcell’s powerful and emotional masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas, for teenagers and adults. Belinda is the only child of Dido. A teenager like any other, in any big city. The audience watch through her eyes as her mother – heroine, feminist icon, modern parent – slowly starts to fall apart, with tragic consequences. Directed by the Unicorn’s former Artistic Director Purni Morell and conducted by ENO’s Valentina Peleggi, this contemporary production will be an incredible first experience for some, and for others a chance to see a familiar and much-loved opera in a new light. Sung in English. Book tickets 

A German Life at The Bridge Theatre

Published on 13th February 2019

Maggie Smith returns to the theatre for the first time in 12 years in the world premiere of Christopher Hampton’s play A German Life at The Bridge Theatre. The play, drawn from the life and testimony of Brunhilde Pomsel is directed by Jonathan Kent and will have a limited 5 week run. “I had no idea what was going on. Or very little. No more than most people. So you can’t make me feel guilty.” Brunhilde Pomsel’s life spanned the twentieth century. She struggled to make ends meet as a secretary in Berlin during the 1930s, her many employers including a Jewish insurance broker, the German Broadcasting Corporation and, eventually, Joseph Goebbels. Christopher Hampton’s play is based on the testimony she gave when she finally broke her silence to a group of Austrian filmmakers, shortly before she died in 2016. Tickets will be available to the general public from 10am on Tuesday 26 February. Find out more / book tickets