About us

The Bridgin’ Drama theatre group was established in 2009 by the Bridge, English Language Centre. It was founded by a group of English teachers who share a love for the English language and who are also passionate about theatre.

At the outset, scenic readings were held in the Medical Gardens but this quickly developed into full-scale productions at a regular venue.

We found our forte in adaptations of Slovak theatre classics, which we bring to modern audiences with humour and levity.

By using set texts produced in English, we attempt to develop our students’ interest in our culture, bring them closer to the staples of Slovak literature and, at the same time, improve their language skills.

Bridgin’ Drama has also taken up the challenge of developing tourism in the capital. We are the only theatre in Slovakia which offers tourists an opportunity to learn something about our culture, philosophy and traditions in a language they understand.

We are the theatre that connects; welcome to our world. 🙂

David Mamet: Speed-the-plow

First scenic reading in the Medical Gardens at the project Reading room.

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Shake Shakespeare

Dramatic reading for high schoolers in the Medical Gardens.

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Hillary Fannin: Mackerel Sky

Dramatic reading for the public at Magio beach.

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Tajovsky ruulezz!

Premiere of our first Slovak classic in English.

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Summer performances for tourists

Summer performances of Tajovsky ruulezz! for tourists at the  Zichy palace.

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Kukucheers

Premiere of Kukučín ´s Red Heifer in English .

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Bridgin´ V4

First year of the Festival of English Speaking Theatre in Pezinok.

Just Another Cup of Tea

Premiere of an adaptation of the satirical play Tea at the Senator´s by Ivan Stodola.

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A Loop for Twoo

Premiére

Actors

  • Daniel Hall
      Daniel HallUSA

      A Loop for Two

    • Aaron Chase
        Aaron ChaseUSA

        Speed-the-plow

      • David Rubin
          David RubinUSA

          Just Another Cup of Tea

        • Andrea Pristašová
            Andrea PristašováSlovakia

            Just Another Cup of Tea

          • Mária Horská
              Mária HorskáSlovakia

              Just Another Cup of Tea

            • Michaela Čilíková
                Michaela ČilíkováSlovakia

                Just Another Cup of Tea

              • Maria Evangelou
                  Maria EvangelouGreece

                  Just Another Cup of Tea

                • Amy Wicks
                    Amy WicksUSA

                    Mackerel Sky

                  • Anna Katarzyna Kolkowska
                      Anna Katarzyna KolkowskaPoland

                      Tajovsky Ruulezz!

                    • Arnika Presutto
                        Arnika PresuttoUSA

                        Kukucheers

                      • Barbora Nováková
                          Barbora NovákováSlovakia

                          Kukucheers

                        • Christina Vollbrecht
                            Christina VollbrechtUSA

                            Tajovsky Ruulezz!, Mackerel Sky, Shake Shakespeare

                          • Dale Bruton
                              Dale BrutonGreat Britain

                              Kukucheers, Tajovsky Ruulezz!

                            • Daniel Bóna
                                Daniel BónaSlovakia

                                Tajovsky Ruulezz!

                              • Daren Oldring
                                  Daren OldringGreat Britain

                                  Just Another Cup of Tea

                                • Donal Greene
                                    Donal GreeneIreland

                                    Tajovsky Ruulezz!

                                  • Gianluca Grasso
                                      Gianluca GrassoItaly

                                      Tajovsky Ruulezz!

                                    • Gregory Fabian
                                        Gregory FabianUSA

                                        Kukucheers, Just Another Cup of Tea

                                      • Hazel Lorico
                                          Hazel LoricoCanada

                                          Speed-the-plow

                                        • Katarína Matiašovská
                                            Katarína MatiašovskáSlovakia

                                            Tajovsky Ruulezz!

                                          • Kim Render
                                              Kim RenderUSA

                                              Kukucheers

                                            • Manuel Serrano
                                                Manuel SerranoUSA

                                                Shake Shakespeare, Speed-the-plow

                                              • Michaela Mozolová
                                                  Michaela MozolováSlovakia

                                                  Shake Shakespeare

                                                • Michaela Šuľáková
                                                    Michaela ŠuľákováSlovakia

                                                    Tajovsky Ruulezz!

                                                  • Michaela Vrábová
                                                      Michaela VrábováSlovakia

                                                      Kukucheers, Tajovsky Ruulezz!, Mackerel Sky, Shake Shakespeare

                                                    • Mike Bacon
                                                        Mike BaconGreat Britain

                                                        Mackerel Sky

                                                      Patroness of the theatre Lucia Hurajová

                                                      I have been following the Bridgin´ Drama theatre group since its very beginning. I admire their immense dedication to theatre, their appetite for cracking the Slovak classics and the spreading of their message in English so that it can reach the very widest audience.

                                                      Their efforts have firmly established the group as a key player in the theatre scene in Bratislava and their relentless enthusiasm in organising the Bridgin´ Europe Festival has cemented Slovakia’s reputation for outstanding drama across Europe.

                                                      Theatre Bridgin´ Drama is „definitely my cup of tea!”