Evening Programme

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


Upcoming Evening Shows

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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Opera Scenes

Date/Time: 12 - 14 July @ 7.30pm. 15 July @ 2pm

Celebrating the end of another successful year, the Morley Opera School will take to the stage at the Bridewell Theatre to present an evening of German and English opera scenes.

The evening will feature such classics as Die Fledermaus, Hänsel und Gretel and The Magic Flute and excerpts from lesser known treasures Die Zwerg and A Dinner Engagement.

Telephone 020 7450 1889

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A Chorus Line

Date/Time: 18 - 22 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

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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

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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.

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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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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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Natural Causes

Date/Time: 11 - 13 October @ 7.30pm. Sat 14 Oct @ 4pm

When hired euthanasia expert Vincent is hired by Walter Bryce to help end the life of his terminally depressed wife, things are not as they seem.

For example, why are all her suicide letters typed, why does Walter's secretary keep appearing and why is Walter keen to get rid of Vincent?

The mystery is further deepened by the appearance of Celia Bryce, terminally depressed, but unwilling to leave her husband on his own.

Throw in a colourless, odourless and traceless poison, a rubber plant, a call to a concerned Samaritan and a lot of cases of mistaken identity and you have a funny, black comedy with witty lines and the question of: who will die?

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Frankenstein

Date/Time: 17-21 October @ 7.45pm, Saturday matinee @ 2.45pm

"Slowly I learnt the ways of humans: how to ruin, how to hate, how to debase, how to humiliate. And at the feet of my master I learnt the highest of human skills, the skill no other creature owns: I finally learnt how to lie."

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

Frankenstein was first presented at the National Theatre, London, on 5 February 2011, directed by Danny Boyle.

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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.

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Pravda

Date/Time: 07 - 11 November @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 3pm

It's 1985 and Lambert Le Roux is a South African press baron who dominates the British newspaper industry. He headhunts Andrew - a young, inexperienced journalist - to run his most recent acquisition, but it's only a matter of time before Andrew's conscience collides with what Le Roux is asking of him. Will integrity triumph over ambition?

Winner of the 1985 Evening Standard Best Play Award, Brenton and Hare's biting comedy still asks pertinent questions thirty years after it was first performed. Pravda (Russian for "truth") shows us what happens to the news before it reaches us.

Telephone 020 7353 1700

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Date/Time: 22 Nov – 02 Dec @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 2.30pm (No perf Sun or Mon)

"A journey to the heart of fabulous!"

Based on the Oscar-winning 1994 hit movie, the critically-acclaimed stage musical version of Priscilla has played to packed houses all over the world during its journey over the last 10 years!

A colourful and vibrant spectacular featuring all-time dance and pop hits from the 80’s and 90’s, the story follows three friends brought together under very differing circumstances on their adventure from the glamour and sparkle of Sydney as they ‘Go West’ into the heart of the Australian continent and desert.

Their journey through the desert introduces them to a variety of memorable characters and situations that only three drag queens could find themselves in. Technicolour costumes and wigs, sky-high platform boots and dance anthems entertain from start to finish but at the very the heart of the story is the rekindling of relationships and new romances which will keep you smiling, laughing – and singing along!

Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical was first presented at the Lyric Theatre, Sydney, on 7 October 2006, directed by Simon Phillips.

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Nell Gwynn

Date/Time: 05 - 16 December @ 7.30pm. Sat matinees @ 3pm. No perf Sun or Mon

It is 1660. The Puritans have run away and Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence. Little does she know who's watching.

Premiered at The Globe and winner of the 2016 Olivier Best Comedy award, Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain's most celebrated actress, and her hard-won place in the heart of the king. But at a time when women are second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the court? And at what cost?

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