“Sharply observed”, “electric”, and “brilliant drama” – Take a look at what Twitter users are saying about the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Bridge Company’s productions of The Sandman and What Was Left, then book your tickets for the final performances!
The pair of productions were commissioned by the company and tackle issues that lie at the heart of young people’s lives: mental health, sex and trauma. They run at Southwark Playhouse from until 29 June 2019.
Written by Molly Taylor, drama What Was Left follows a year in the life of three siblings who are learning to survive in unknown territory, and struggling with trauma and mental health as the world around them is falling apart. It is directed by Matt Hassall.
Loosely based on the short story by E. T. A. Hoffmann, musical The Sandman, written by Harry Blake, features fierce fashion, jump scares, the supernatural and a bold contemporary score in the story of a nightmarish character from childhood who steals people’s eyes and stalks a talented young artist who is about to start university.
This is the second year that the company, supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, will have performed at Southwark Playhouse, following 2018’s Infinite Joy and Sticky.
The Brit School’s Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Bridge Company is a unique training initiative made up of recent graduates from the south London school that provides vocational training in the performing arts, media, art, design and technology.
What Was Left and The Sandman run at Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD from 14 to 29 June 2019 with performances Mondays to Saturdays 8pm, matinees Tuesdays and Saturdays 3.30pm. Tickets are priced £22. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Twitter reactions to The Sandman
‘#TheSandman is an engaging 80 minutes of musical theatre which makes imaginative use of an ensemble’#Review @BridgeTheatre_ @TheBRITSchool @swkplay @SusanElkinJourn https://t.co/91KYbjSAns pic.twitter.com/Ub5bQFyUyC
— MusicalTheatreReview (@MusicalTheatreR) June 24, 2019
— Gilly Roche (@gillypiece) June 23, 2019
— Joshua Gadsby (@Joshua_Gadsby) June 21, 2019
Twitter reactions to What Was Left
#whatwasleft @swkplay by @BridgeTheatre_ @MollyHopeTaylor @hassallmatt broke me a little yesterday. What a sensitive, beautiful show, brought together with such heart, guts & life. So wonderful to see something so truly felt, meant & connected. My heart hurt, in a wonderful way. https://t.co/85WRG4wAKM
— Elizabeth Bacon (@lyzbacon) June 20, 2019
— Vicky Olusanya (@VickyOlusanya) June 19, 2019
— Elliot C. Mason (@ElliotCMason) June 24, 2019
Every year I go and see the @BridgeTheatre_ final productions. Every year there’s actors there who within 12 months you see in some of our major TV dramas and theatres. But more importantly than that – you see a group of young actors and theatre makers creating brilliant drama.
— Thomas Hescott (@MrThomasHescott) June 21, 2019