Olivier Award-winning actor Rory Kinnear stars in Richard Bean and Clive Coleman’s brand new comedy Young Marx, which features as the first production in the Bridge Theatre season. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, the comedy reunites the creative team behind the award-winning One Man, Two Guvnors. Young Marx sees the revolutionary struggling to cope but still providing the best night on the town!
David Morrissey and Ben Whishaw star in a brand new production of Julius Caesar, directed by Bridge Theatre co-founder Nicholas Hytner. One of Shakespeare’s best known tragedies, the play sees the triumphant dictator return to rebellion and an untimely death at the hands of Brutus and his allies. When Mark Antony and Octavius begin to threaten their ideas, they must do what they can to remain on top.
Acclaimed playwright Barney Norris premieres his new drama Nightfall, directed by Laurie Sansom. Following productions of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and new comedy Young Marx, Nightfall is the third production to premiere at the brand new London venue, the Bridge Theatre.
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HistorySet to open in 2017, the Bridge Theatre is London’s first large-scale commercial venue to be built outside of the West End. Founded by producing duo Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, who helmed a series of successful productions at the National Theatre from 2002-2014, the theatre is the flagship home of their new London Theatre Company.
Located at One Tower Bridge, a previous housing development close to London Bridge Station, the theatre is designed by 2014 Stirling Prize winning architects Steve Tompkins and Roger Watts of Haworth Tompkins Architects. Set to accommodate a complete Berkeley development, including restaurants, the venue comes from the duo behind the Royal Court Theatre and Liverpool Everyman, as well as the rebuild of the Young Vic and construction of the National’s Temporary Theatre.
The Bridge Theatre is set to host a series of adventurous new writing under the London Theatre Company, with some revivals of past successes to play limited seasons. Hytner and Starr led previous National Theatre success including The History Boys, War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and One Man, Two Guvnors.
With a programme set to include 4 shows a year, the first play of the season will be Richard Bean and Clive Coleman's new comedy Young Marx, starring Rory Kinnear, followed by Julius Caesar, directed in promenade by Nicholas Hytner and starring Ben Whishaw as Brutus and David Morrissey as Mark Anthony. The third show will be new playwright Barney Norris' production Nightfall.