The Bridge of San Luis Rey – A Musical Fable
25th March to 25th March 2022
Pint of Wine Theatre Company held a development workshop of Tim Connor and Susannah Pearse’s new musical ‘The Bridge of San Luis Rey – A Musical Fable’. This new musical is adapted from Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, by permission of The Wilder Family LLC.
Hundreds of people cross the bridge of San Luis Rey every day. Until the unthinkable happens: the bridge collapses and five strangers plunge into the gorge below. But was the accident the hand of fate or an act of God? A life-affirming musical fable about the fragility of life.
Principal casting included: Asha Banks (‘Spring Awakening’, Almeida Theatre and ‘The Boy In The Dress’), Tiago Dhondt-Bamberger, Marc Elliott (‘Urinetown’, ‘The History Boys’ and ‘Eastenders’), Kaisa Hammarlund (‘Fun Home’, Young Vic and ‘She Loves Me’, Sheffield Crucible), Abiona Omonua (‘Caroline, Or Change’ and ‘Guys and Dolls’, The Royal Exchange) Eve Polycarpou (‘In the Heights’ and ‘The Threepenny Opera’, National Theatre), Martin Callaghan (‘Curtains’ and ‘Chicago’) Celinde Schoenmaker (‘Les Misérables’, ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘The Light in the Piazza’) and Jo Servi (‘Dreamgirls’ and ‘The Color Purple’ (Leicester Curve)).
The workshop was directed by Richard Fitch (Associate Director of ‘Back To The Future: The Musical’), with musical direction by Joe Bunker (‘The Rink’, Southwark Playhouse, ‘Spring Awakening,’ Almeida Theatre) and Guitar and Charango by John Gregson (‘Caroline, Or Change’ and ‘Prince Of Egypt’).
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