The Bridewell Theatre has been running since 1994 in what was once a swimming pool. Come along to one of our evening performances, taking in a pre show drink in our Theatre bar.
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Ophelia Thinks Harder
A riotous reworking of Shakespeare's Hamlet - with serious themes, nevertheless. Featuring Ophelia, her maid, St Joan and a couple of locals - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
Two Venetian gondoliers just wed, one of whom turns out to be the King of the island of Barataria. The only trouble is that nobody can remember which of the two gondoliers is the King, except for their old nursemaid, and she isn’t due to turn up until the end of Act II.
A hilarious musical featuring both puppets and human actors, part flesh, part felt and packed with heart.
Working: A Musical
Working is a delightfully funny and thoroughly touching musical which explores what goes through the minds of everyday people - from construction workers and waitresses to firemen, secretaries and cleaning women. It showcases the individuals' occupations and also laments their lost hopes and dreams - taking the average worker's viewpoint and showing that he or she is anything but average.
A community of people helps Jesus Christ tell different parables using a wide variety of storytelling techniques with plenty of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from rock to vaudeville, brings the story of Jesus' life to the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.