Extensions announced for plays currently at Bridge Theatre
There’s more time to see Ralph Fiennes and Inua Ellams on stage.
Ralph Fiennes stars in David Hare’s Beat the Devil, a monologue detailing Hare’s experience contracting Coronavirus earlier this year. In a review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Sam Marlowe said Beat the Devil is “focused, furious theatre; it leaves you deeply angry, but energised.”
Inua Ellams stars in his own work, An Evening with an Immigrant, making his Bridge Theatre debut. The show tells of Ellams’ early upbringing of leaving Nigeria for England, through poems, music and anecdotes. In a review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Ava Wong Davies said: “An Evening With an Immigrant is rarely florid, but wears its lyricism and musicality lightly, letting it ripple into every corner of the theatre... The cumulative power of the performance almost sneaks up on you — so charismatic and conversational is Ellams’s stage presence that when the final few minutes come, their polemical power is akin to a tidal wave."
Productions at the Bridge Theatre after 7 November are to be announced.
Photo credit: Ralph Fiennes in Beat the Devil (Photo by Manuel Harlan)