Pint of Wine Theater Company announced a development workshop by Tim Connor and Susannah Pearsethe new musical ‘The Bridge of San Luis Rey – A Musical Fable’. This new musical is adapted from Thornton WilderThe Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, courtesy of The Wilder Family LLC.

Hundreds of people cross the San Luis Rey Bridge every day. Until the unthinkable happens: the bridge collapses and five strangers plunge into the gorge below. But was the accident the hand of fate or an act of God? An inspiring musical fable about the fragility of life.Tim Connor and Susannah Pearse are an award-winning musical theater writing team. Their credits include “The Stationmaster” (University of Chichester Conservatory) and “Ever Onward” (The Other Palace). An invitation-only performance will take place on March 25, 2022.

The main cast includes: Asha Banks (‘Spring Awakening’, Almeida Theater and ‘The Boy In The Dress’), Tiago Dhondt-Bamberger, Mark Elliot (“Urinetown”, “The History Boys” and “Eastenders”), Kaisa Hammarlund (“Fun house”, Young Vic and ‘She Loves Me’, Sheffield Crucible), Abiona Omonua (‘Caroline, Or Change’ and ‘Guys and Dolls’, The Royal Exchange) Eve Polycarpou (“In the Heights” and “The Threepenny Opera”, National Theater), Martin Callaghan (“Curtains” and “Chicago”) Celinde Schoenmaker (“Les Miserables”, “The Phantom of the Opera” and “The Light on the Piazza”) and Joe Served (“Dreamgirls” and “The Color Purple” (Leicester Curve)).

The workshop will be led by Richard Fitch (Associate Director of ‘Back to the Future: The
Musical’), under the musical direction of Joe Bunker (‘The Rink’, Southwark Playhouse, ‘Spring
Awakening,’ Almeida Theatre) and John Gregson’s Guitar and Charango (‘Caroline, Or Change’ and ‘Prince Of Egypt’).

Tim Connor (composer and lyricist) is an award-winning theater songwriter whose credits include ‘Heart of Winter’ (Crazy Roosters), ‘The Stationmaster’ (University of Chichester Conservatory) and ‘Ever Onward’ (The Other Palace).

Susannah Pearse (book) is a writer and composer whose credits include ‘The Stationmaster’
(University of Chichester Conservatory), ‘Ever Onward’ (The Other Palace), ‘Jabberwocky’ (BYMT/The Other Palace) and ‘Treasure Island’ (Bolton Octagon). Pint of Wine Theater Producer Blake Klein said, “We are incredibly thrilled to support the continued development of this epic new musical. We are very excited to take this musical to the next level through this workshop. “Pint of Wine Theater Company is an innovative theater company providing opportunities for artists, technicians and practitioners to challenge convention on how theater should be presented. We seek to be disruptive in what is understood and expected of British theater Pint of wine
Theater presented the first UK production of Michael John La Chiusa‘s ‘Queen of the Mist’ in 2019 and has recently supported the development of a number of new musicals.THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY – A Musical Fable
Adapted from the novel by Thornton Wilder
A private workshop courtesy of The Wilder Family LLC