Now in full swing, the third play at the new Bridge Theatre is set to be Barney Norris’ Nightfall, a family drama about a rural family dealing with the loss of their father, and what happens to their land now that he’s gone. Claire Skinner plays the family’s mother. Skinner, who many will recognise as Sue Brockman from the TV series Outumbered, has made a name for herself on stage having appeared with the RSC and at the National for many years, and was praised for her role in Florian Zeller’s play The Father.
First of all, serious kudos to the Bridge Theatre - the brand-new theatre founded on the South Bank by the artistic and executive director duo who previously ran the National, Nick Hytner and Nick Starr - for including in their inaugural season a brand new play that's not driven by a star writer or star cast, relying instead just on the strength of its writing and characterisations. But it is... Read more