The Bridges of Madison County

The Bridges of Madison County

Book Marsha Norman
Music and Lyrics Jason Robert Brown


Director - Neil Gooding
Musical Director - Geoffrey Castles
Choreographer - Leah Howard
Set Designer - James Browne
Lighting Designer - Phoebe Pilcher
Assistant Director/ Choreographer - Madison Lee

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 of, 'What if ...?'

Francesca Johnson is an Italian immigrant housewife living a happy existence on a farm in the American Midwest. However, when her family go off to the 1965 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.

The 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.

Performances from 6 March 2020

Original Cast

Francesca -  Kate Maree Hoolihan

Robert - Martin Crewes

Richard 'Bud' Johnson - Anton Berezin

Marge - Beth Daly

Charlie - Barry Mitchell

Marian/Chiara - Katie McKee

Michael - Grady Swithenbank

Carolyn - Zoe Ioannou