Update 6: Community First

It's time to get out into the world.

Hello to all our beautiful new subscribers, many of whom signed up on the back of The Bulletin article. Thanks for joining us for this journey towards creating an English-speaking theatre for Brussels.

As Brussels re-emerges from Covid hibernation, the space is opening up for us to start activities. Before bringing you professional theatre in English, The Bridge will first be focusing on community activities, providing opportunities for Brussels to participate in the arts. Read on to find out more…

This is the Greatest Show!

Alas, we have not yet managed to persuade Hugh Jackman to reprise his role as P.T. Barnum for The Bridge. However, and much more excitingly, The Greatest Showman will be the basis for our Summer Theatre Workshop. And we can’t wait for it!!

Our Summer Theatre Workshop will take place at the end of August, giving five days of intensive training to young people in acting, singing and dance by theatre professionals who will come over from the UK. We also have exclusive masterclasses lined up in puppetry and stage combat. It’s going to be quite a week!

Unfortunately, we have not quite finalised the location so registration is not yet open. However, you can register your interest to be the first to hear when our sign-up is live!

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Summer Fun for adults

Don’t worry, parents, we haven’t forgotten you!

The Bridge is teaming up with various Brussels communes to bring you something in English at this year’s city festivals. If you are unable to get away this summer, keep an eye out for us around town. We have both drama and singing activities planned. More details to be announced soon…

Podcast: the importance of being dramatic

June’s episode of How To Build a Theatre will focus on the benefits of drama for young people. UK theatre director, Kate McGregor will tell us about her experiences of working with young people in London and beyond and why she passionately believes in the social and psychological benefits of getting involved in drama.

Kate is based in Bristol, UK, and is the Artistic Director of Theatre6. She makes magical, visually powerful drama, often with live original music. She enjoys telling extraordinary stories about ordinary people in brave and imaginative ways. Kate founded Theatre6 in 2009, leading the company to win the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical for The Scottsboro Boys in 2014. Two of her shows have been short-listed by Time Out for Fringe Show of the Year.

You can listen to How To Build a Theatre on all podcast platforms. There’s a new episode monthly.

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That’s it for this month. Thanks for reading and keep creative,

Edward McMillan


The Bridge | An English Theatre for Brussels