Theatres and the coronavirus outbreak
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Some smaller theatres have already made plans to reopen, though this does not apply yet to all venues.
Many of the big, popular shows in the West End have delayed reopening until later in the summer or Autumn.
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23 Jun to 11 Sep 2021
The Bridge Theatre
Image courtesy The Bridge Theatre
Johann Sebastian Bach, irascible and turbulent, writes music of sensuous delight for his aristocratic patrons, and gives voice to his deep religious faith in music for the church.
He's touchy, he's fabulously rude, he has high standards (he stabs a bassoonist for playing badly) and he's constantly in trouble with his employers.
Music is the family business - both his wives and all his children are musicians.
His eldest son, Wilhelm, is brilliant, chaotic and paralysed by his father's genius.
Tense, industrious Carl is less talented than his father but more successful.
As the years pass, their gripping family drama provokes furious arguments about love, God and above all music.
What is it for - to give pleasure, like a cup of coffee in the sun, or to reveal the divine order that gives life its meaning?
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Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday - 2-30pm
Saturday - 2-30pm
Johann Sebastian Bach - Simon Russell Beale
Carl - Samuel Blenkin
Maria Barbara - Pandora Colin
Katharina - Ruth Lass
Wilhelm - Douggie Mcmeekin
Anna Magdalena - Racheal Ofori
Prince Frederick - Pravessh Rana
Author: Nina Raine
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Set designer: Vicki Mortimer
Costume designer: Khadija Raza
Lighting: Jon Clark
Sound: Gareth Fry