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Photo credit: Ralph Fiennes in Beat the Devil (Photo by Manuel Harlan)

Extensions announced for plays currently at Bridge Theatre

There's more time to see Ralph Fiennes and Inua Ellams on stage.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Additional performances of two plays at the Bridge Theatre currently playing have been announced. Beat the Devil and An Evening with an Immigrant will now run at the Bridge to 7 November.

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, 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, 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)


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