A View from the Bridge

22 - 25 June 2017
Presented by De Roovers
‘We settle for half and I like it better’

Alfieri, A View from the Bridge

A View from the Bridge

Event information:

Type: Music, Theatre


Duration: Approx. 90 mins


A story of dock workers and illegal migrants in search of the American dream is given new resonance against the backdrop of the 21st century London riverscape. This is the UK première of acclaimed company De Roovers’ Belgian adaptation, in a new English translation commissioned by GDIF.

De Roovers, founded in 1994, is a theatre ensemble that works without a director. Starting with challenging textual material — either classical or contemporary — the actors make and perform theatre that, through compelling text, innovative approaches to design and an urgent performance style, examines issues that are socially relevant.

Ivo van Hove on De Roovers

"I have known all the members of De Roovers for almost 25 years. I was part of a group of teachers in a school for actors in Antwerp. This school was amazing. The director of the drama department was one of the most famous actresses of Belgium, Dora van der Groen. A woman that had a clear view on how an actor can be born and how actors can develop and be themselves on stage. This was the late 80's, beginning of the 90's - a great era in Belgian theatre where lots of groups emerged wanting to work in a more unconventional way.

Its members were mostly actors that worked on a play without a director. De Roovers became one of the more influential ‘collectives’ as they were called. Sara, Luc, Sofie and Robby have been working this way for 23 years. That in itself is an amazing achievement. But more importantly they are continuously giving us new views on existing plays.
Go and see their take on A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller!"

Supported by Greenwich Peninsula.

Security advice

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Meridian Quays for a performance to remember. We are working with SFM Security to ensure that our events are as safe and enjoyable as possible.
Please note bag searches will be in operation upon entry so please arrive in good time to allow for this.

We have Security and Stewards throughout the site wearing high visibility vests. Please feel free to approach them to report anything may be making you feel uncomfortable or is suspicious. The team have specialist training and are in radio contact with the other security and stewards. They can contact emergency services if required.

Access infomation:

The site is wheelchair accessible.
Performances on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June will be captioned by Stagetext.
The performance on Sunday 25 June will be audio described by Vocaleyes and preceded by a touch tour at 8pm.

Watch the access video

We have a number of free access tickets available first-come first-served for this performance. Please email tickets@festival.org to find out more.
To book a free personal assistant ticket please email tickets@festival.org


Tickets/Booking: £15, £12 concessions (+ booking fee)

Advance ticket sales have now ended but you can buy on the door or join the free tickets queue.

Location & Map:

Meridian Quays, Greenwich Peninsula - this is off Millenium Way, and opposite Alex Chinneck's 'A bullet from a shooting star' - the beautiful upside down pylon installation.