What's on at Bridge House?

THURSDAY 24th MAY 2018 - COMEDY REVENGE IN PENGE

Our regular comedy night is back with some of the best stand up acts on the circuit.  Early bird special tickets available. The comedy nights always sell out in advance, so book asap or be disappointed.

Tickets: Early Bird Special - £9.00 if booked before 24th April. £11.00 After this date. You can book tickets by CLICKING HERE.

Wednesday 30th May 2018 at 7:30pm - FOLLIES - A NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE PRODUCTION.

Last Year Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical was staged for the first time at the National Theatre and won the Oliver Award for "Best Revival" and multi 5 star reviews. The show starred Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee and Tracie Bennett.

We are overwhelmed to announce we have been given the rights to screen the cinema release version of the show.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

This exclusive showing also includes 2 special interviews with the director Dominic Cook and Sondheim himself and will last 3 hours with a 20 minute interval.

Tickets: £10.00 each and can be purchased by CLICKING HERE.

PLAYWRITING COURSE

Calling all budding Playwrights!
 
 It has been said that everybody has a play in them, for many however it's having the know how to bring it to paper. Don't worry help is at hand ...
 
The Bridge House is proud to have partnered with local playwright and Goldsmiths lecturer Victoria Summers, to offer a 3 session  “Introduction to Playwriting” Course.
 
These sessions will either take place on a Saturday Morning or a Wednesday Evening.
 
At this point we are taking expressions of interest in the course and then will fill members in. Spaces will be limited. Please email info@bhtheatre.com for more information.
 
Victoria Summers is a Goldsmiths Alumnus, who graduated in 2015 with a First Class Honours in Drama and Theatre Arts. Prior to this she was a spoken word artist and actor.  She has produced two of her own albums as well as achieving success supporting a number of established artists both in the capacity of performer and writer. Since graduating she has written 2 full length plays and has delivered a number of play writing workshops at Goldsmiths. Victoria is also a member of The Young Vic Directors Programme and produces a monthly scratch night for new writing, through which she both writes and directs. She is the manager of a social media group London, Writers, Directors and Actors which currently has 700 members.

WEDNESDAY 13th JUNE 2018 at 7:30pm - Oh! WHAT A LOVELY WAR (Film showing in association with Penge Festival)

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 and we commemorate this event with a special showing of the film version of  the stage Musical made famous by Joan Littlewood and the film was directed by Richard Attenborough and features a cast of some of the most famous actors of the time.

The film focuses mainly on the members of the Smith family who change their initially sunny views on World War I after the three boys of the family witness the harsh reality of trench warfare. Much of the action in the movie revolves around the words of the marching songs of the soldiers, and many scenes portray some of the more famous (and infamous) incidents of the war, including the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, the Christmas meeting between British and German soldiers in no-man's-land.

The play and film criticised the manner in which the eventual victory was won and made many people who saw it question their personal opinion on War.


Tickets: £7.50 and can be purchased by CLICKING HERE

MONDAY 18th JUNE 2018 at 7:30pm - PENGE POETS (Part of the Penge Festival)

Siegfried Sassoon, renowned First World War poet, is the focus for this seasonal meeting of Penge Poets.  First half of the evening: a brief introduction to his work, followed by readings of his poetry. Second half of the evening is for those who want to read their own poems.
 
If you write poetry, here is your chance to share them with us! Alternatively, you may just like to come and listen to all the creativity on offer.
 
 Tickets: £5.00 and can be purchased by CLICKING HERE

FRIDAY 22nd & SATURDAY 23rd JUNE 2018 - WILLIAM BLAKE: LETTERS FROM PARADISE

As British national treasures go, William Blake, famously eccentric painter, poet, and visionary, is often hard to fathom. Some of his epic poetry he claimed to write by dictation from above – 'I am under the direction of Messengers from Heaven, Daily and Nightly'. 

But much of Blake’s other written work was carefully and painstakingly crafted. Most of what he had to say resonates sharply to this day, yet so little of his sublime poetry, prose and humour is known to the public, and is rarely heard on stage. 

“William Blake: Letters From Paradise”, a newly devised one-man show, is going to change all that. Actor and Blake devotee Kenneth Jay (Clarence in our production of "It's a Wonderful Life" uncovers the astonishing razor-sharp theatricality of Blake the wordsmith, a charming and fiery dissenter with a powerful voice that soars across the centuries from a world uncannily close to our own, to scoff and to celebrate, to lament and rejoice. To admonish and encourage with passion, elegance and good humour, our ascent in this modern world.

Performances: Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 4pm and 7:30pm
Tickets: £10.00 each and can book by CLICKING HERE

SUNDAY 1st JULY - 6PM - CUBISM AND BOXES

Cubism and Boxes is a new play by local play-write Victoria Summers.

A medieval Dance of Life, played out on a surreal chess board, collides with contemporary Britain as a white woman with a mixed race son retraces her steps across a London landscape that has been shaped by the dangerous fantasies and tensions between its black and white citizens.

This is a script in hand performance.

Tickets:  £5.00

To book tickets CLICK HERE

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