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Raffish, urbane and frequently drunk, David Highland has kept a grip on his remote coastal parish through a combination of disordered charm and high-handed determination.But when his faith impels him to take a hard line with a bereaved parishioner, he finds himself dangerously isolated from public opinion. As his own family begins to fracture and his marriage falls apart, David must face a future that threatens to extinguish not only his position in the town, but everything he stands for.Stephen Beresford’s darkly comic new play is an exploration of family and community, the savage divisions of contemporary society and the rituals that punctuate our lives.Three time Olivier winning, Alex Jennings makes his first appearance at The Bridge to lead this eagerly awaited return to the stage by a writer whose work includes The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre and the BAFTA-winning Pride.
Ticket prices£15, £25, £39.50, £55, £65Premium tickets £95Performance scheduleMonday – Saturday: 7.30pmWednesdays & Saturdays: 2.30pmLengthTBD, will include intervalAccess performancesAudio Described: Saturday 30 July 2022, 2.30pmCaptioned: Tuesday 9 August 2022, 7.30pm
John Gabriel Borkman, once an illustrious entrepreneur, has been brought low by a prison sentence for fraud. As he paces alone in an upstairs room, bankrupt and disgraced, he is obsessed by dreams of his comeback. Downstairs, his estranged wife plots the restoration of the family name. When her sister arrives unannounced, she triggers a desperate showdown with the past.Simon Russell Beale plays Borkman in Ibsen’s towering masterpiece.
Ticket prices£15, £29.50, £45, £59.50, £75Premium tickets £99.50Prices may vary for preview performances and matineesPerformance scheduleMonday – Saturday: 7.30pmWednesdays & Saturdays: 2.30pmAccess Performances Audio described (plus touch tour): Saturday 5 November, 2.30pmCaptioned: Saturday 12 November, 2.30pm
Tube or RailThe nearest tube or rail station is London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee lines) which is a 10 minute walk to the theatre. Take the exit for City Hall and walk down Tooley Street. You can also travel to Tower Hill (Circle and District lines), a 15 minute walk over the river via Tower Bridge.Alternatively you can also take the following buses from London Bridge Station: 47, 343, 381 or RV1 or from Tower Hill Station: 42, 78 or RV1 and alight at stop ‘Tower Bridge/City Hall’BusBus routes RV1, 47, 343 and 381 stop on Tooley Street, get off at stop ‘City Hall’ and bus routes 42, 78 and 188 stop on Druid Street. Both stops are 5 minutes walk to the theatre.BicycleTooley Street has a number of bicycle racks and two Santander Cycle docking stations.CoachThere is a free coach bay on English Grounds off Tooley Street (entrance on Battle Bridge Lane; maximum stay 20 minutes). Check the TfL website for more information as the roadworks on Tooley Street may cause restrictions.
If arriving by car or taxi, you can find up to date information on roadworks and closures on the TfL website. The Bridge Theatre is located just within the boundaries of the congestion charge zone. Nearest parking is here and drop offs can be made on Potters Fields where there is level access to the entrance of the theatre. A map of the local area with disabled bays can be found on the Southwark Council Website. Bridge Theatre audience members can receive a 20% discount on parking at Q-Park, a five minute walk to the theatre and just outside of the congestion charge zone. You need to pre-book 24 hours in advance here using the discount code BRIDGE20.Visitors to the Bridge Theatre can also receive a 10% parking discount on nearby parking by redeeming the code BRIDGE10 on YourParkingSpace.
For detailed access information please visit the theatre's access page: bridgetheatre.co.uk/accessibility/
Founded by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr on leaving the National Theatre after 12 years, and now Co-Directed by them and Tim Levy, The Bridge focuses on the commissioning and production of new shows, as well as staging the occasional classic.The 900-seat adaptable auditorium is designed to answer the needs of contemporary audiences and theatre-makers and is capable of responding to shows with different formats (end-stage, thrust-stage and promenade). It is the first wholly new theatre of scale to be added to London’s commercial theatre sector in 80 years. The Bridge was designed by Steve Tompkins and Roger Watts of Haworth Tompkins Architects (winner of the 2014 Stirling Prize).
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