The Bridges of Madison County

The Bridges of Madison County

Menier Chocolate Factory, London

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Trevor Nunn directs the London premiere of The Bridges of Madison County at the Menier Chocolate Factory this summer.

The two-time Tony Award-winning musical is based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller and the film directed by Clint Eastwood. Enjoy the beautiful, original music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown in a show where love can be captured with a click of a camera.

The Bridges of Madison County is booking from 13 July 2019 until 14 September 2019 at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London.


Francesca, an Italian immigrant housewife lives a simple yet content life with her family in the American Midwest. When her family go off to the Iowa State Fair a chance encounter with Robert, a National Geographic photographer, develops into a brief but passionate affair which has devastating consequences on all of their lives.


The cast is lead by Olivier Award winner Jenna Russell (Sunday in the Park With George, Fun Home, Merrily We Roll Along) as Francesca and Edward Baker-Duly (The King and I, Peter and the Starcatcher) as Robert.

The cast is completed by Georgia Brown, Maddison Bulleyment, Shanay Holmes, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Paul F Monaghan, David Perkins and Dale Rapley.


Book by Marsha Norman with Music & Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. Directed by Trevor Nunn.

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Performance dates
Booking to 14 September 2019

Venue Information

Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU
Nearest Tube or Train: London Bridge (Northern line, Jubilee line)
Nearest Buses: 17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 343, 381, 521
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Trevor Nunn to direct The Bridges of Madison County at the Menier Chocolate Factory
Trevor Nunn will direct the UK premiere of The Bridges of Madison County at the Off-West End Menier Chocolate Factory. West End and Broadway actress Jenna Russell will play the role of Francesca, an Italian war bride who lives with her husband and two children on a farm in Iowa. The musical follows her chance encounter with a photographer and their ensuing four-day affair which leaves them changed forever. Russell’s numerous theatre credits include her Tony nominated role in Sunday in the Park with George; Fun Home (Young Vic); Urine Town: The Musical (Apollo Theatre/St James Theatre); Grey Gardens (Southwark Playhouse); Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along (Harold Pinter) and Into The Woods (Donmar/Regents Park); Guys and Dolls (West End); and Les Miserables (West End). She was recently seen playing Michelle Fowler in BBC soap EastEnders and has appeared in tv shows Doctor Who, On The Up, Born and Bred and Home to Roost. Further casting is to be announced. The musical is adapted from Robert James Waller’s best-selling novel of the same name with book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. The production will have set and costume design by Jon Bausor, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, sound design by Gregory Clarke and the musical supervisor and director is Tom Murray. The novel was previously adapted into a romantic film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. The Bridges of Madison County is booking from 12 July 2019 until 14 September 2019 at Menier Chocolate Factory, London

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