THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
The Chocolate Factory is pleased to present the UK premier of the musical version of the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller and subsequent motion picture directed by Clint Eastwood.
Jenna Russell will play Francesca, an Italian immigrant housewife living a happy existence on a farm in the American Midwest. However, when her family go off to the Iowa State Fair, she meets Robert Kincaid, a National Geographic photographer on assignment filming bridges in the area. Their initial friendship develops into a brief but passionate affair which has devastating consequences on all of their lives.
Winner of two Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, this is some of Jason Robert Brown’s most ravishing and unforgettable music.
Jenna Russell’s theatre credits includes: Merrily We Roll Along (Menier Chocolate Factory & Harold Pinter Theatre; Olivier nomination), Sunday in the Park with George (Wyndham’s and Broadway; Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical & Tony nomination), Fun Home (Young Vic); Di and Viv and Rose (Vaudeville), Grey Gardens (Southwark Playhouse), That Day We Sang (Manchester International Festival), Season’s Greetings (National), Into the Woods (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Amy’s View (Garrick), Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly; Olivier nomination), As You Like It, Anthony and Cleopatra, The Winter’s Tale, Misha’s Party, The Beggars Opera and Wildest Dreams (all RSC), Follies (Shaftesbury), Just So (Tricycle) and Girlfriends (Playhouse). TV includes: EastEnders, Minder, Born and Bred, Men Only, Peak Practice, Picking Up the Pieces and The Bill.
Further casting to be announced shortly...
Tuesday - Saturday 8pm
Saturday & Sunday 3:30pm
No matinees on Saturday 13th July, Sunday 14th July, Sunday 21st July & 28th July
Additional performances on Monday 15th & 22nd July at 8pm
Press Night on Tuesday 23rd July
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