A View from the Bridge comes to Stourbridge

A performance of a critically acclaimed production is coming to Stourbridge Town Hall as part of the popular National Theatre Live broadcasts.

Thursday 12 May will see a performance of The Young Vic’s interpretation of Arthur Miller’s tragic Masterpiece, A View from the Bridge, featuring Mark Strong as Ivor in an Olivier Award winning performance. The production garnered an additional two Olivers in 2014 for Best Reviva and Best Director for Ivo van Hove.

This dark, compelling story tells the tale of Brooklyn born, longshoreman Eddie Carbone who welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Tickets for the performance which starts at 7pm cost £16 adults, £12 for children (certificate 12A).

National Theatre Live Broadcasts feature live and recorded performances of plays, concerts and ballets beamed direct to the town hall’s brand new seven metre screen in the main town hall.

Other shows this season include an encore screening on Thursday 9 June of Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan’s The Audience, directed Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours). It tells the story of the queen’s private weekly meetings over 60 years with all 12 of her prime ministers, and what they reveal of this inscrutable woman and her sometimes unscrupulous ministers. This encore screening includes an exclusive question and answer session with Mirren and Daldry.

Future live broadcasts have a musical bent with Glyndbeourne Opera’s production of the Barber of Seville on Tuesday 21 June; an encore version of their Mastersingers of Nurmeberg on Tuesday 12 July; their live screening of Berlioz’s take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing ‘Beatrice et Benedict’ on 9 August.

There’s theatre with Kenneth Branagh’s version of Romeo and Juliet on Thursday 7 July starring Lily James, Richard Madden and Derek Jacobi. Branagh stars with John Hurt on Thursday 27 October in John Osborne’s The Entertainer, exploring and exposing torment of the old music hall performers. 

For more information about any of these shows or to buy tickets visit dudley.gov.uk and, for information on the National Theatre Live programme, you should head to ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk.


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