Once Upon A Bridge

Once Upon A Bridge $15.99

Sonya Kelly

Published by Methuen Drama

2 Male 1 Female

He was like a rugby man,
He hit her like a rugby man,
Straight into her shoulder,
The momentum of the crash,
Dragging her beyond the kerb,
Towards the front tyre of my bus.

Early one morning on Putney Bridge, three strangers' lives collided for one fleeting second

Inspired by real events, Once Upon a Bridge weaves a tale about human triumph and frailty about the power of destiny and chance, and why sometimes we choose to hate and other times we choose to dance

Commissioned by Ireland's Druid Theatre and live-streamed from Mick Lally theatre in Galway, Sonya Kelly's latest play received a string of excellent reviews for its bold intimacy and engaging story telling


“Has a clever, teasing quality, especially in its ambiguous ending. Described as a fairytale, it is one that can accommodate commentary on issues of race, postcolonial identities and the assumptions we make about status and social class.” ~ Guardian

“Absorbing ... Sonya Kelly's fascinating new drama is an insightful exploration of unchecked aggression and its regretful aftermath.” ~ Irish Times

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