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Photos: Inside Rehearsal For ALYS, ALWAYS at the Bridge Theatre

Joanne Froggatt (Frances) and Robert Glenister (Lawrence) lead the cast in the world premiere of Lucinda Coxon's Alys, Always and are joined by Danny Ashok (Sid), Joanna David (Charlotte), Leah Gayer (Polly), Simon Manyonda (Oliver),Sylvestra Le Touzel (Mary/Audrey), Jeff Rawle (Robin/Mr Thorpe), Vineeta Rishi (Julia Price), Sue Wallace (Mrs Thorpe) and Sam Woolf (Teddy).

Directed by Nicholas Hytner and based on the novel by Harriet Lane, Alys, Always begins previews at the Bridge Theatre on 25 February with opening night on 5 March, running to 30 March 2019. Evening performances are Monday to Saturday at 7.30pmwith weekday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm (check website for details). Set designs are by Bob Crowley with costume designs by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Jon Clark, music by Grant Olding, sound by Gareth Fry and video designs by Luke Halls.

Frances works on the books pages of a Sunday newspaper. She's quiet and capable, but nobody takes much notice: her face is pressed to the window, on the outside, looking in. One evening, driving back to London after visiting her infuriating parents, she comes across an upturned car crumpled on the side of the road. She waits with the injured driver, Alys Kyte, until the ambulance arrives. Later, when Alys's famous family gets in touch, Frances finds herself for the first time ushered into the world on the other side of the window. And she begins to wonder: what would it take to become a player? A gripping psychological thriller that excavates the fault line that separates the entitled from the unentitled.

Box Office: 0333 320 0051 or boxoffice@bridgetheatre.co.uk

Tickets are priced from £15 to £65 with a limited number of premium seats available. A special allocation of £15 tickets are held for Young Bridge, a free scheme for those under 26.


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