This new opening is set to be big news on the theatre scene
The Bridge Theatre is a recent addition to London’s cultural landscape. Opened by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr (ex-National Theatre) this is the first new theatre of real scale to arrive on the scene in 80 years.
Next to Tower Bridge, the building itself has been designed by Stirling-Prize winning architects Haworth Tompkins. It is sure to become a favourite destination because of the quality of performance as well as the careful attention to every detail of experience.
Food and drink are fabulous thanks to a collaboration with iconic London restaurant St John. Coffee, fresh doughnuts or a proper lunch? We dare you to try the doorstop sandwich dreamt up by Fergus Henderson himself. Even the interval ice cream is special, made by Jack’s Gelato, so look out for reassuringly English flavours like Chelsea bun, salted treacle and spiced pumpkin.
Our top pick:
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Step through the wardrobe this winter into the magical kingdom of Narnia for the most mystical of adventures in a faraway land. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and say hello to a talking faun, an unforgettable lion and the coldest, cruellest White Witch. Sally Cookson’s acclaimed Narnia adaptation with a design by Rae Smith is truly magical. Its commanding performances, magical puppetry and dynamic use of every corner of the stage are sure to keep even the most fidgety little people transfixed.