From 18 October 2017
On 18th October later this year, the new Bridge Theatre opens: London’s first commercial theatre outside of the West End. Set up by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, former artistic director and executive director of The National Theatre, who brought to stage hits such as History Boys, War Horse and One Man, Two Guvnors, the lineup for their new theatre (located in SE1’s London Bridge development) is impressive. First up, Rory Kinnear will be playing Young Marx in a comedy by Richard Bean (of One Man, Two Guvnors fame). In January 2018, Ben Whishaw will be appearing as Brutus in a new production of Julius Ceasar with Michelle Fairley as Cassius and David Morrissey as Mark Antony. Later on there will be an adaptation of Bizet’s Carmen by Lucy Prebble (author of ENRON, 2009) and a new play about J S Bach by Nina Raine starring Simon Russell Beale. Maybe best of all, tickets start at a bargain £15 and go on sale to the public at 8am Thursday 27th April 2017. Plus, do keep an eye out for their Monday night sessions which will include intimate gigs by world class musicians, talks and live recordings of podcasts – all details are yet to be announced.