Sedos presents a new sell-out production of the award-winning musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Bridewell Theatre, off Fleet Street, from 22nd November - 2nd December 2017. The musical, which has book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, is based on the 1994 Oscar winning Latent Image/Specific Films Motion Picture distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. The critically-acclaimed stage musical version of Priscilla has played to packed houses all over the world during its 11-year … [Read more...]
Bridewell Theatre London EC4Y 8EQ - Reviews
Bridewell Theatre is a thriving off-west end venue built over the City of London’s first swimming pool. This versatile space plays host to a range of production companies throughout the year and can also be transformed into a truly atmospheric ballroom, a magical cabaret venue or conference space. Early booking essential.
The Victorian glass lantern roof, viewing gallery and changing rooms remain in situ giving this historic venue a dramatic and surreal atmosphere. The tiled swimming pool itself is also still in place underneath the seating, accessible via a floor hatch.
St Bride Foundation
14 Bride Lane,
Pravda, David Hare’s warning about the death of Fleet Street and the coming of Murdoch, is now 30 years old. While some at least of what Hare predicted has not come true the play retains its bite. The Tower Theatre Company’s new production delivers some good moments but overall is less successful than it could have been. The production lacks pace at times and, while the simple set is effective – a stage covered with newspaper print as a metaphor for how LeRoux and his real-life counterparts … [Read more...]
An emotional roller-coaster. Actually, no, Happiness is really a roller-coaster about emotions. The roller-coaster bit is provided through a table on castors that gets violently rolled around Ann Holm Petersen’s excellent sterile-chic set design, whose transparent plastic chairs (love them, want one) are flung indiscriminately about the psychologist’s office with tornado-esque abandon. Yes, Lily Lowe-Myers’s pulsating pill-polemic is an edge-of-seat dissection of the tablet-taking … [Read more...]
If you have experienced Mel Brooks’ version of Young Frankenstein and wondered what Mary Shelley’s original was really like, you should head to the Bridewell Theatre near Blackfriars Station this week where the amateur Stock Exchange Operatic and Dramatic Society is staging Nick Dear’s faithful and evocative play based on the novel, first seen at the National Theatre in 2011. What is immediately apparent is that the ‘stars’ of this show are the designers. Steven King has produced a … [Read more...]
If you can get down to the Bridewell just off Fleet Street at lunchtime you will be rewarded in the discovery of a Tennessee Williams jewel. Every Twenty Minutes is a ten minute zinger presented with magical panache by Lightbox Theatre which revels in producing intimate little play-gems to fill the forty-five minute end of morning chomp-slot - this time as part of the Bridewell's Lunchbox programme - so bring your own skinny latte and hoisin duck wrap if you are so inclined as the theatre … [Read more...]
On realising that I was going to watch an amateur production I embarrassingly didn't have high hopes for this production of Little Women the Musical - however, within the first few lines, I was proven very wrong. The Stock Exchange Dramatic and Operatic Society - better known as Sedos - are an amateur company who I now realise deliver professional standard productions. Little Women the Musical is based on the well-known novel by Louisa May Alcott and thankfully stays very true to the … [Read more...]
“It does what a musical is supposed to do. It takes you to another world.” Sit back, relax and enjoy a trip back to the years of flapper fashion, gangsters, and senseless musicals. The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical comedy that revives the frivolous, overly dramatic songs that will transport audiences to time without the luxury of television. Instead, we escape into our imaginations as we reminisce about this comical musical live on stage. The Drowsy Chaperone begins with a man sitting at … [Read more...]