29 September 2023
Sedos today announces an exciting 2024 Bridewell season consisting of three musicals and two plays.
Our shows at the Bridewell Theatre next year will be:
Just So (5-9 March, Bridewell Theatre)
Richard III (8-18 May, Bridwell Theatre)
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (9-13 July, Bridewell Theatre)
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (24-28 September, Bridewell Theatre)
The Color Purple (20-30 November, Bridewell Theatre)
More details of the shows and the teams behind them below.
Sedos Management Committee chair Adrian Hau said: “As a pitch-led society we are always impressed with the creativity and imagination of our production teams who bring us boundary pushing and diverse ideas – all for a chance to realise their vision for a bucket-list show.
“Despite how financially difficult it is to put on a show, we are humbled to still recieve so many of those pitches – it tells us that amateur theatre is still very much alive and kicking.
“We, as Sedos, are committed to empowering those teams to realise their creative visions in what we believe is an exciting, diverse, and inclusive 2024 season for our members, both returning and soon-to-be!”
And watch this space – we have more surprises up our sleeves. After all, this is just what’s going on at the Bridewell...
FULL DETAILS OF SEDOS’ 2024 SEASON
Just So | Bridewell Theatre | 5-9 March 2024
Music by George Stiles
Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Inspired by the Stories of Rudyard Kipling
Orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke
Associate Orchestrator John Clancy
Originally produced by Cameron Mackintosh
DIRECTOR | Glen Jordan
CHOREOGRAPHER | Sam Ferguson
MUSICAL DIRECTOR | Adrian Hau
Five of Rudyard Kipling’s tales weave together into a wonderous tale of personal courage, individuality and friendship. Set to an eclectic, upbeat score, Kipling’s Just So Stories are woven with wit and imagination into a song-filled journey through the jungle.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Richard III | Bridewell Theatre | 8-18 May 2024
By William Shakespeare
DIRECTOR | Daniel Edge
CREATIVE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR | Adrian Jeakins
PRODUCER | Clare Harding
“Now is the winter of our discontent. Made glorious summer by this sun of York.”
Young Richard of Gloucester begins his unscrupulous climb to the top. But how does such a tyrant get away with his actions and how can he be stopped? Bringing the story to the modern day Conservative Party during the 2019 leadership election, the parallels drawn in this innovative production of Richard III will bring the story closer to home than ever before.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown | Bridewell Theatre | 9-13 July 2024
Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts”
By Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
DIRECTOR | Mark Siddall
MUSICAL DIRECTOR | Michael Cannon
PRODUCER | Ben Hussey
With charm, wit, and heart, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang. This revue of songs and vignettes, based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip, span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead | Bridewell Theatre | 24-28 September 2024
By Tom Stoppard
DIRECTOR | Franny Rafferty
Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.
The Color Purple | Bridewell Theatre | 20-30 November 2024
Based on the novel by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros/Amblin Entertainment motion picture
Book by Marsha Norman
Music and Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray
The Color Purple was produced on Broadway at the Broadway Theater by Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, and Quincy Jones.
The world premiere of The Color Purple was produced by the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia.
DIRECTOR | Tasha Msanide
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR | Alyssa Jacobs
MUSICAL DIRECTOR | Chris Nelson
CHOREOGRAPHER | Vanessa Forte
ASSOCIATE DIRCTOR AND ACTING COACH | Bridgette Amofah
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR | Landé Belo
PRODUCER | Tess Robinson
The Color Purple documents the traumas and gradual triumph of Celie, an African American teenager raised in rural isolation in Georgia. Celie narrates her life through painfully honest letters to God. The story weaves an intricate mosaic of women joined by their love for each other, the men who abuse them, and the children they care for.
The Color Purple is presented through special arrangement with and all authorised performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW).