2ND JUNE - 23RD JUNE 2018
Design by Bob Crowley
All Scene All Props took on another challenge for the Bridge Theatre. Working along side Bob Crowley and his creative team, they built the fourth production from this new theatre. MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON, a haunting dramatic monologue written by Elizabeth Strout, based on her best-selling short novel which captivated readers in 2016.
Lucy Barton will be played by three-time Academy Award and four-time Tony nominee Laura Linney, making her London debut.
Unsteady after an operation, Lucy Barton wakes to find her mother sitting at the foor of her bed. She hasn't seen her in years, and her visit brings back to Lucy her desperate rural childhood, and her escape to New York. As she begins to find herself as a writer, she is still gripped by the urgent complexities of family life.
The Creative team also includes direction by Richard Eyre, Lighing design by Peter Mumford, Sound design by John Leonard with Projection design by Luke Halls.
MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON will run at the Bridge Theatre for a limited time from 2nd June to 23rd June 2018. Press Night on 6th June 2018. For more information and to book tickets, click here.
WhatsOnStage: ***** 5 stars
"This is special. A monologue that feels like dialogue; a story that doesn't quite conform to any rules of narrative yet holds you in its dreamlike grasp; a magical performance."
The Times: ***** 5 stars
'Linney is simply superb.'
The Guardian: **** 4 stars
'Rono Munro's adaptation is sensitive to [Elizabeth] Strout's structure. Richard Eyre's production also has a distilled clarity...'
'[Laura] Linney, as a performer, has mastered the art of public solitude and give you the uncanny feeling that you are listening not to an invented story but a slice of lived experience.'
'Deeply affecting, heartbreaking. A powerful storyteller immersed in the nuances of human relationships, weaving family tapestries with compassion, wisdom and insight.'
Independant: **** 4 stars
'A deeply affecting performance of real directness. Richard Eyre's production is exquisitely modulated.'
Photo by Manual Harlan
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