Written by Katie Hims
Directed by Lizzie Minnion
This stranger-than-fiction true life story is a moving and thoughtful portrayal of one man’s determination to find the Good Samaritan who changed his life.
On a cold January morning in 2008, 21 year old Jonny Benjamin went to Waterloo Bridge to take his life. Balanced on the edge of the railings, a stranger stopped and talked him out of jumping in an act of kindness that was to change both their lives forever.
The Stranger on the Bridge is a poignant account of what led Jonny to the bridge that day and the astonishing events six years later when he decided to track down the Good Samaritan to say thanks. A heart-warming, inspirational and deeply moving production, this is an account of what it is to struggle with mental illness but also how redemption can be found in the darkest and unlikeliest of moments.
The Stranger on the Bridge includes sensitive material about mental illness, suicide, bereavement and bereavement by suicide which some audience members may find upsetting. If you need to leave the performance at any point please let a member of our Front of House team know and they will direct you to the nearest exit. If you wish to re-enter, this will be possible at the next convenient moment.
- RUNNING TIMEApprox. 1hr 20mins
- AGE RECOMMENDATION14+
- TICKETSFrom £12 (limited availability)
- VENUEFactory Theatre
POST SHOW TALK
Please join us after the performance on Tue 14 May for a free post show discussion with Jonny Benjamin (MBE) and the Postcard Productions creative team.
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REACT: THE STRANGER ON THE BRIDGE
Thu 16 May 7.30pm
Join us for an evening of theatre and discussion with invited experts and panellists. We’ll dive into the play’s themes focusing on mental health, kindness and strength. Produced by our team of Young Producers, this is a night made by young people, for everyone. If you are aged 14-25 you can access the whole evening for just £5! Don’t delay as tickets are limited, just add a £5 ticket to your basket. ID will be required on collection. Find out more about REACT.