Evening Programme

Come along to one of our evening performances taking in a pre show drink in our Theatre bar.


Upcoming Evening Shows

Unoriginal Sin

Date/Time: 24 - 26 May @ 7.30pm. Sat 27 May @ 4pm

Bill is a rich 35-year-old alcoholic with the sex drive of a bull on steroids, in the throes of a cynical divorce from Jenny, his match in wit but not love. Miles is Bill's lawyer, who is switching loyalties due to the trifling matter of Bill shagging Miles's wife.

The acrimonious proceedings, and Bill's outlook on life, are disrupted by Eve, a never-been-kissed babe in the woods. She's engaged to Neville, a librarian in every sense of the word, and her father is a Father (don't they take vows of celibacy?). Everyone's cheating but no one's winning!

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Opera In the City Festival - Launch Night

Date/Time: Monday May 29 @ 7.30pm

Experience opera at the Bridewell Theatre with a performance of Time Zone Theatre’s new Mozart Medley A Night in Vienna and excerpts of the upcoming OPERA IN THE CITY FESTIVAL, including a taster of our acclaimed production Mozart & Salieri by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

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7.30pm – 8.30pm: Excerpt of Time Zone Theatre’s production Mozart & Salieri by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and presentation of the line-up of London’s new OPERA IN THE CITY Festival this summer at Bridewell Theatre.

8.30pm – 8.50pm: Interval

8.50pm – 9.45pm: A Night in Vienna – A Mozart Medley

Set in the reception area of the infamous Vienna Grand Hotel, three people become entangled in a web of love, affairs and intrigues. A fast-paced journey through the night with songs from Mozart’s most loved operas Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, Cosi fan tutte and The Marriage of Figaro.

Accompanied by piano and presented in a fresh interpretation with new English lyrics - Mozart as you’ve never heard it before!

And remember: What happens in the Vienna Grand...

Libretto and stage director: Pamela Schermann
Musical director: Andrew Charity

Ticket price includes a glass of Prosecco or soft drink!

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Napoli Milionaria

Date/Time: 06 - 09 June @ 7.30pm. 10 June @ 12pm & 5pm

While the man of the house is away at war, the rest of the family must do what it takes to stay afloat. Transporting you to a Naples slum, Napoli Milionaria charts how corruption can seep into every crevice of an impoverished neighbourhood fighting for survival.

John Brant is an award-winning director and one half of acclaimed producing duo Smith & Brant Theatricals. Recent successes include Gaslight (UK tour), Memphis (West End) and Come From Away (Broadway).

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Iolanthe

Date/Time: June 14 - 17 @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 2.30pm

Meet Strephon, a lowly shepherd, and Phyllis, a ward of the Lord Chancellor. They're madly in love. There's just one problem - Phyllis' guardian won't let them get married; in fact the whole House of Lords wants to marry her instead. Oh, and Strephon hasn't dared to tell her that he's actually half-fairy, and his fairy family is prepared to turn the country upside down to make him happy. The scene is set for the political clash of the century: Fairies versus Lords!

Iolanthe is regarded by many as Gilbert and Sullivan’s finest and most enchanting collaboration. Its affectionate satire of the perennial absurdities of our political system coupled with gentle whimsy and delightful music make it one of the most beloved of the Savoy operas.

Grosvenor Light Opera Company is one of London’s leading amateur operatic societies and has staged over 70 productions of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operas.

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The House of Bernarda Alba

Date/Time: 20 - 24 June @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 3pm

On the day Bernarda Alba buries her second husband, she imposes an 8-year mourning period on her household in accordance with her family tradition. Bernarda has 5 daughters, aged between 20 and 39, whom she has controlled inexorably and prohibited from any form of relationship.

Exchanging the oppressive heat of early twentieth century Southern Spain for the oppressive rain of 1950s England, this brand new translation of Lorca's masterpiece distils the essence of the original play, showing the parallels between 1920s Andalucía and 1950s Sussex while maintaining the emotional drive of Lorca's study of class, grief and - overall - the earthshattering consequences of attempting to repress the human heart.

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Little Women, the musical

Date/Time: 27 June - 01 July @ 7.30pm. Sat mat @ 2.30pm

“Some books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again.”

Against the backdrop of Civil War, aspiring writer Jo hides from life’s difficulties in her attic and pens stories of adventure.

With her father away, Jo and her sisters must learn to negotiate love, loss and life under the ever-loving watch of their beloved Marmee.

But despite tragedy and heartbreak, the March sisters discover that in reality the true adventure is life itself.

This much-loved musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel is suitable for all the family and reminds us that sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true.

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Sedos are resident company at the Bridewell Theatre

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A Chorus Line

Date/Time: 18 - 23 July @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 2.30pm

Set in a Broadway theatre during auditions for a musical, A Chorus Line focuses on the performers hoping to make the cut.

The original production in 1976 won nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score, while the London production won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Musical numbers include "I Hope I Get It", "I Can Do That" and "One".


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Mozart & Salieri / Zanetto

Date/Time: 01, 03 and 04 August @ 7.30pm

This summer, the Bridewell Theatre in the heart of the City of London will become the home of new and innovative opera productions.

A double-bill of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "crime-thriller" opera and Pietro Mascagni's gentle story about a failed love.

Rimsky-Korsakov's Mozart & Salieri follows the apocryphal legend that Antonio Salieri poisoned his rival and fellow composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart out of jealousy over his talent. Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) used the short story Mozart and Salieri by Alexander Pushkin as libretto, which also inspired Peter Shaffer’s play and film Amadeus.

Mascagni's opera Zanetto tells of the encounter between young Zanetto and rich curtesan Silvia, who recognises her one love in the wandering poet.

The project “Fin de Siècle“ is generously supported by Golsoncott Foundation.

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Lanza

Date/Time: 02 and 05 August @ 7.30pm

This summer, the Bridewell Theatre in the heart of the City of London will become the home of new and innovative opera productions.

LANZA charts the life of sensational 1950’s singer and movie star, Mario Lanza.


More than a tribute show, he comes alive to set the record straight, weaving together personal reminiscence and song. In a hospital room in Rome, inspired by a scratchy Caruso record, Lanza’s life flashes before him. He is tended by his nurse; who comes to embody all the women in his life. The drama examines the nature of fame and asks why a man, who seemingly has the world at his feet, spirals out of control.

Andrew Bain's musical-opera punctuates the compelling drama of his life with the music which made him famous. The operatic hits and lighter classics include E Lucevan le Stelle, Granada, You’ll never walk alone and Mario Lanza’s most famous song, Be my Love.

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A Florentine Tragedy

Date/Time: 07, 09 and 10 August @ 7.30pm

This summer, the Bridewell Theatre in the heart of the City of London will become the home of new and innovative opera productions.

Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky (1871 - 1942) used Oscar Wilde's unfinished play A Florentine Tragedy as libretto for his one-act opera, wich was first performed on 30 January 1917 at Staatsoper Stuttgart.

The opera is a psychological thriller which involves an erotic triangle of a woman, her husband and her lover. Their explosive encounter soon becomes a cat-and-mouse game, and when the tension erupts into violence, there can only be one winner.

This new production of Alexander Zemlinsky's masterpiece is sung in English and accompanied by piano.

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Even you, lights, cannot hear me / Nero Monologues

Date/Time: 08, 11 and 12 August @ 7.30pm

This summer, the Bridewell Theatre in the heart of the City of London will become the home of new and innovative opera productions.

A double-bill of bold, new and experimental works which combine art forms and push the boundaries of classical music.

Even you, lights, cannot hear me is a new operatic spectacle composed by Simone Spagnolo, based on a monologue by Anton Chekov's The Seagull.

Sarah Toth's multi-art form pastiche chamber opera, Nero Monologues, journeys the inner workings of the first-century emperor of Rome during his final hour. Music by Monteverdi, Handel, Kurtág, Copland, and Peter James Learn is layered with poetry by celebrated Australian poet Geoffrey Lehmann to structure this theatrical operatic piece for singer and dancer, accompanied by piano and string quartet.

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Dangerous Daughters

Date/Time: 13 - 16 Sept @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 3pm

The story of the extraordinary Pankhurst family who changed the world but destroyed each other.

Christabel, Sylvia and Adela Pankhurst along with their mother Emmeline and thousands of other brave Suffragettes fought for years against sexism, prejudice and the established order to win British women the right to vote. For the three daughters the cost of victory was the shattering of the family and an enmity that lasted for the rest of their lives.

Telephone 020 7427 4742

Tickets not transferable. No refunds.

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The MTA Acting and Musical Theatre Showcases

Date/Time: 14 and 15 September @ 1pm

The MTA graduating year group finish off their course in traditional style. Industry comps are available directly from the college.

Acting Showcase Thursday 14 September @ 1pm

Musical Theatre Showcase Friday 15 September @ 1pm

email: showcase@theMTA.co.uk

Telephone 020 8885 6543

No ticket refunds.

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The Rivals

Date/Time: 19 - 23 Sept @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 2.30pm

“COME, COME, WE MUST LAY ASIDE SOME OF OUR ROMANCE - A LITTLE WEALTH AND COMFORT MAY BE ENDURED AFTER ALL”

Wealthy, head-strong beauty, Lydia Languish, wants to marry a poor man to offend her guardian Aunt and hopefully prompt a romantic elopement. Jack Absolute, himself a wealthy man, learns of this, and adopts the fake identity of Beverley, a poorly paid Ensign, in order to win her affections.

From this deception, many complications arise with hilarious consequences, not least because she has two other eager suitors in the shape of Bob Acres and Sir Lucius O’Trigger.

This pedigree comedy is too often staged simply as an academic opportunity to study the period. It is here to be presented as the fine situation comedy it is and it will definitely be played for laughs. That, after all, was the writer’s intention.

Ticket prices and times to be confirmed. Box office opens later this year.

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Sedos are resident company at the Bridewell Theatre

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The Nether

Date/Time: 26 - 30 September Times TBA

NETHER REALM
1. Another world for mythical creatures
2. Demon world
3. A dimension of Evil or Imagination
                                urbandictionary.com

The internet has evolved into the Nether, a vast network of virtual reality realms. Users may log in, choose an identity, and indulge any desire. When Detective Morris investigates a realm called The Hideaway where people with a sexual interest in children may live out their fantasies involving children, she brings its creator in for interrogation. They discover they have made emotional attachments in his realm that blind them to the greater questions of ethical behavior, both in the imagination and the outside world.

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Sedos are resident company at the Bridewell Theatre

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Ordinary Days

Date/Time: 27 - 30 September. Times TBA

“[Ordinary Days] captures with stinging clarity that uneasy moment in youth when doubts begin to cloud hopes for a future of unlimited possibility." — Charles Isherwood, The New York Times”

From one of musical theatre's most exciting new composers comes Oridnary Days, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps (but probably should at some point.)

Oridnary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life.

Oridnary Days is an original musical for anyone who's ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.

For Ordinary Days, Adam Gwon won the 2008 Fred Ebb Award for excellence in musical theatre songwriting and the 2011 Kleban Award in the Lyricist category.

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Sedos are resident company at the Bridewell Theatre

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Top Hat

Date/Time: 31 Oct - 04 Nov @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 2.30pm

Based on the 1935 Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers screwball comedy of the same name, Top Hat is a 2011 musical based on the songs of Irving Berlin. The fun story centres around American star Jerry Travers and his tempestuous relationship with Dale Tremont told with comic characters, mistaken identities and classic tunes!

The Irving Berlin songs featured in the show include "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails", "Cheek to Cheek" and "Let's Face the Music and Dance". The West End production won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2013.

Ticket prices and times to be confirmed. Box office opens later this year.

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