The Bridge Theatre in London announce plans to re-open in September 2020

Plans to re-open the Bridge Theatre in London during September and October have been announced, assuming that the Government gives the go ahead for indoor performances with socially distanced audiences.

Eight of the actors (Monica Dolan, Tamsin Greig, Lesley Manville, Lucian Msamati, Maxine Peake, Rochenda Sandall, Kristin Scott Thomas and Imelda Staunton) from the series of Alan Bennett‘s Talking Heads which LTC made for BBC One this summer will reprise their performances on The Bridge stage.

Three monologues – An Evening with an Immigrant, Quarter Life Crisis and Nine Lives – from Inua Ellams, Yolanda Mercy and Zodwa Nyoni will run alongside them, the first two played by their authors, the third by Lladel Bryant.

There are also plans to stage David Hare‘s passionate Beat the Devil about his own experience with the virus and the politics of its handling, performed by Ralph Fiennes.

The Bridge Theatre are hoping to get the green light to open with a reduced capacity of 250 seats and stringent safety measures, and are inviting audiences to book seats with the assurance that, if the season is delayed there will be automatic refunds for any performances that can’t go ahead.

Tickets go on general sale on 13 August 2020.