Last Updated on 7th May 2019
The Bridges Of Madison Country by Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman is to have its UK premiere at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Trevor Nunn is to direct the UK premiere of The Bridges Of Madison County by Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman basedon Robert James Waller’s best selling novel of the same name.
Francesca is 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 the Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, this is one of Jason Robert Brown’s most ravishing and unforgettable shows.
Marsha Norman is a playwright and screenwriter. Her theatre credits include Master Butcher’s Singing Club, Third and Oak: The Laundromat, Night, Mother – Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama, The Secret Garden – Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, The Red Shoes, The Color Purple, Getting Out, The Pool Hall, The Holdup, Traveler in the Dark, Sarah and Abraham, Loving Daniel Boone, Trudy Blue and Last Dance. Her television credits include In Treatment; and for film, Night, Mother, Face of a Stranger, A Cooler Climate, Custody of the Heart and The Audrey Hepburn Story.
Jason Robert Brown is a three-time Tony Award winning composer and lyricist. His theatre credits include 13, The Last Five Years – which was also adapted into a film in 2015 starring Anna Kendrick,Parade – which won a Tony Award for Best Score, Honeymoon in Vegas, Songs for a New World andUrban Cowboy – which he co-wrote with Jeff Blumenkrantz.
Trevor Nunn is perhaps the world’s most acclaimed director of musical theatre having directed Les Miserables, Cats, Starlight Express, Sunset Boulevard and Aspects Of Love. From 1968 to 1986 he was the youngest ever Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
The Bridges of Madison Country will be designed by Jon Bausor, lighting by Tim Lutkin, sound design by Gregory Clarke and musical direction by Tom Murray. It is produced in association with Michael Harrison and David Ian.
The Bridges Of Madison Country will play at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 12 July to 14 September 2019.