The Bridges of Madison County Tickets

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Menier Chocolate Factory
53 Southwark St, London, SE1 1RU

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.
Monday - 20:00
Tuesday - 20:00
Wednesday - 20:00
Thursday - 20:00
Friday - 20:00
Saturday 15:30 20:00
Sunday 15:30 -
  • Running Time: tbc
  • Booking Until: Sat, 14 September 2019

The Original Broadway version of The Bridges of Madison County, which won the Tony Awards for Best Orchestrations and Best Original Score, is set to receive its West End premiere this summer for a strictly limited run at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Based on the highly acclaimed novel by Robert James Waller and the 1995 film of the same, which was directed by Clint Eastwood and starred both Eastwood and Meryl Streep, The Bridges of Madison County musical is set to take the London theatre scene by storm.

The Bridges of Madison County is set in the swinging 1960s and follows an Italian housewife and immigrant named Francesca Johnson who leads a seemingly blissful, simple life on a farm in the American Midwest. But when her family embarks on a trip to the Iowa State Fair, she runs into a stranger named Robert Kincaid, a photographer for the National Geographic who has come to Madison County, Iowa on an assignment to shoot photos of covered bridges in the area. What starts out as an innocent friendship quickly unfolds into a full-blown affair, which reaps detrimental consequences on both of their lives.

Developed by the critically acclaimed creative duo Marsha Norman (Pulitzer prize winner for her 1983 play night, Mother) and Jason Robert Brown (Tony Award winner for Best Original Score for Parade, and lyricist and composer for both Songs for a New World and The Last Five Years), The Bridges of Madison County boasts a touching score and heart-wrenching story that is a welcome addition to any London theatre season. The powerful roles of Robert and Francesca are a dream role for any actor whilst the ensemble is packed with rich and well-developed characters who receive the spotlight in their own right as they share their own life stories.

Menier Chocolate Factory

53 Southwark St, London, SE1 1RU

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Throughout its history, the Menier Chocolate Factory building has been inspired by both individuality and the pursuit of quality. Built in 1870 to house a chocolate factory, this unique space now comprises a restaurant and bar, rehearsal room and 150 seat theatre. Having maintained the original exposed wooden beams, unusual cast iron columns and an amazing brick feature interior, the Chocolate Factory is a stimulating environment to enjoy a high-quality and entertaining theatrical experience.


Guide dogs allowed into auditorium.

There are 16 steps down to the male and female toilets, and 3 steps up to the theatre box office.

Disabled tolilet - kept locked, and has no alarm cord, but does have grab rails and a low level basin.

The entrances to the cafe and the gallery areas both have 3 steps and automatic doors. There is a ramp to the right of the cafe entrance which leads to a fire door, which can be opened to give level access to the cafe, and from there the gallery can also be accessed.

Bar: Table service. Assistance with carrying.

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