The Bridge - A big adventure for a small city rat

A poignant and poetic tale to inspire children and adults alike for ages 5+.

The Bridge tells the story of Lucien, a lonely city rat who watches the pigeons from under Waterloo Bridge and wishes he could join them in the sky. One day he spots the most beautiful pigeon and follows her into the lights of the big city...

Listen to the audio play of The Bridge here:


The original production of The Bridge at Chelsea Theatre and on tour in 2012 was supported by Arts Council England. 

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Audio Play Credits

Performed by Ajjaz Awad and Miles Mitchell
Directed by Chloe Stephens and Julia Lewis
Sound Design by James Nicholson
Recorded at Morley Radio by Camilo Salazar and Kody Wilson
Produced by Page One Theatre

Lucien’s Calypso was written by Una McMahon with underscore from Tiki Tiki.

A special thank you for the original music from Chris Elven of the Morley Big Band, and to Portico Quartet for the use of their song Prickly Pear.

This recording of The Bridge is dedicated to Samuel Shenoda.

Original Production

Written by Miles Mitchell and Chloe Stephens, devised by the company.

Director: Chloe Stephens
Performers: Miles Mitchell, Phoebe Haines, Fisayo Akinade, Charlotte Hawker, Simon Lyshon, Ajjaz Awad, Miles Yekinni, Rhiannon Wallace, Laura Dewey, Clark Edwards, Josie Dunn and Elliot Hadley
Associate Directors: Davina Freedman and Flossie Waite
Puppetry: Matt Hutchinson
Design: Emily Harwood
Sound: James Nicholson
Projection: Alice Dunseath
Movement: Stefanie Sommer
Illustration: Frann Preston-Gannon

This performance was originally developed with support from the Unicorn Theatre’s Emerge programme, Grants for the Arts and Chelsea Theatre. The Bridge has so far been performed at the Rose Theatre for the International Youth Arts Festival, the Dugdale Centre for the Mimetic Festival and at Chelsea Theatre. It is now an audio play recorded by Morley Radio.