The Bridges of Madison County musical UK premiere starring Jenna Russell: first look photos

Jason Robert Brown’s romantic musical arrives at the south London venue

Jenna Russell and Edward Baker-Duly
Jenna Russell and Edward Baker-Duly
© Johan Persson
Production images have been released for The Bridges of Madison County which is currently running at the Menier Chocolate Factory starring Jenna Russell.

Trevor Nunn directs the new staging of Jason Robert Brown's musical, which has a book by Marsha Norman and is based on the novel of the same name by Robert James Walker.

It follows Francesca, an Italian immigrant housewife living on a farm in the American Midwest, and her romance with Robert Kincaid a photographer filming bridges in the area.

Russell is joined by Ed Baker-Duly (Robert), Georgia Brown (Chiara/Ginny/State Fair Singer), Maddison Bulleyment (Carolyn), Shanay Holmes (Marian), Gillian Kirkpatrick (Marge), Paul F Monaghan (Charlie), David Perkins (Michael) and Dale Rapley (Bud).

The production has designs from Jon Bausor, video from Tal Rosner, lighting from Tim Lutkin, sound from Gregory Clarke, choreography from Lynne Page, musical supervision from Tom Murray and the orchestrations are by Robert Brown.