THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
The Chocolate Factory is pleased to present the UK premiere of the musical version of the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller and subsequent motion picture directed by Clint Eastwood.
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 music.
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
The Bridges of Madison County
Original Broadway Version
Based on the best-selling novel, a forbidden love affair between a photographer and a housewife changes them forever.
Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman, The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question" "What if...?" Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.
Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life.
With a soaring score and a heartbreaking story, The Bridges of Madison County is a touching and powerful addition to any theatre's season. The tour de force roles of Francesca and Robert are a dream come true for any actor, while the ensemble is rich with characters that tell their own individual stories and receive plenty of focus on stage.