Presented by the Tower Theatre Company and written by Robert Massey, Chancers is thought-provoking and humorous whilst showing us “there’s more than one way to win the lotto”. Dee and Aiden Farrell are a decent couple facing tough times. Hard hit by Ireland’s recession, they’ve had to rent their home to strangers, a rough shower from Dublin, and move their family into their almost bankrupt convenience store. On the verge of losing it all a chance of money comes their way, via an unpleasant … [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.
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14 Bride Lane,
In 1963, at merely 47 years old, she passed away. Despite the brevity of her life and its premature end, Parisian chanteuse Edith Piaf was already established as a titan of French song; a singer who transcended her art-form to represent something bigger. ‘The Little Sparrow’ who became an icon of French culture both at home and abroad. The production at central London’s Bridewell Theatre - and entitled, simply, Piaf - is a reconstitution of a 1978 work by the late British playwright Pam Gems. … [Read more...]
Where to begin with Théâtre Volière’s Consolation? There’s so much that’s brilliant about this play that it’s difficult to fit it all in to one review. For one thing, I now know a lot more about Catharism than I did 24 hours ago - but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Consolation is the story of two lost souls: Carol, who’s fled to the south of France in pursuit of what she believes to be her past life as a Cathar heretic, and Raymond, a re-enactor at the local visitor centre, who spends … [Read more...]
The Bridewell Theatre is a lovely intimate venue set out of the way that you might miss it if you didn’t know it was there. A gripping, brilliantly written play with a superb use of humour in such a harrowing story helping the audience “deal” with the topic by easing them into the situation, allowing them to come to some form of acknowledgement before the story darkens further. The three actors contribute fantastically to this play taking us into this world with ease making it completely … [Read more...]
Tower Theatre Company is the only full-time, non-professional theatre company based in central London and have been running for over 80 years. Their current production is The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell, directed by Jane Dodd. The Pride is a very clever and thought provoking play with moments that will shock you, touch you, make you laugh and make you want to cry. However, most of all this beautiful piece of writing will really make you think and examine how society and its attitude towards … [Read more...]