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

  • Nevena Popovic
      Nevena PopovicGreat Britain

      A Loop for Two

    • Mike Bacon
        Mike BaconGreat Britain

        Mackerel Sky

      • Manuel Serrano
          Manuel SerranoUSA

          Shake Shakespeare, Speed-the-plow

        • Aaron Chase
            Aaron ChaseUSA

            Speed-the-plow

          • Michaela Mozolová
              Michaela MozolováSlovakia

              Shake Shakespeare

            • Hazel Lorico
                Hazel LoricoCanada

                Speed-the-plow

              • Mária Horská
                  Mária HorskáSlovakia

                  Just Another Cup of Tea

                • Daren Oldring
                    Daren OldringGreat Britain

                    Just Another Cup of Tea

                  • David Rubin
                      David RubinUSA

                      Just Another Cup of Tea

                    • Andrea Pristašová
                        Andrea PristašováSlovakia

                        Just Another Cup of Tea

                      • Michaela Čilíková
                          Michaela ČilíkováSlovakia

                          Just Another Cup of Tea

                        • Maria Evangelou
                            Maria EvangelouGreece

                            Just Another Cup of Tea

                          • Daniel Hall
                              Daniel HallGreat Britain

                              A Loop for Two

                            • Amy Wicks
                                Amy WicksUSA

                                Mackerel Sky

                              • Daniel Bóna
                                  Daniel BónaSlovakia

                                  Tajovsky Ruulezz!

                                • Dale Bruton
                                    Dale BrutonGreat Britain

                                    Kukucheers, Tajovsky Ruulezz!

                                  • Gregory Fabian
                                      Gregory FabianUSA

                                      Kukucheers, Just Another Cup of Tea, A Loop for Two

                                    • Barbora Nováková
                                        Barbora NovákováSlovakia

                                        Kukucheers

                                      • Michaela Vrábová
                                          Michaela VrábováSlovakia

                                          Kukucheers, Tajovsky Ruulezz!, Mackerel Sky, Shake Shakespeare

                                        • Arnika Presutto
                                            Arnika PresuttoUSA

                                            Kukucheers

                                          • Kim Render
                                              Kim RenderUSA

                                              Kukucheers

                                            • Donal Greene
                                                Donal GreeneIreland

                                                Tajovsky Ruulezz!

                                              • Michaela Šuľáková
                                                  Michaela ŠuľákováSlovakia

                                                  Tajovsky Ruulezz!

                                                • Tomas Haramule
                                                    Tomas HaramuleCanada

                                                    Tajovsky Ruulezz!

                                                  • Anna Katarzyna Kolkowska
                                                      Anna Katarzyna KolkowskaPoland

                                                      Tajovsky Ruulezz!

                                                    • Gianluca Grasso
                                                        Gianluca GrassoItaly

                                                        Tajovsky Ruulezz!

                                                      • Katarína Matiašovská
                                                          Katarína MatiašovskáSlovakia

                                                          Tajovsky Ruulezz!

                                                        • Christina Vollbrecht
                                                            Christina VollbrechtUSA

                                                            Tajovsky Ruulezz!, Mackerel Sky, Shake Shakespeare

                                                          Bridgin’Drama management

                                                          • Lucia Faltinová
                                                              Lucia FaltinováManaging Director

                                                              Lucia studied international relations and contemporary European history. She emigrated to the USA. After the fall of Communism she returned to the then Czechoslovakia and later spent twelve years in the university context of Cambridge (UK). She is involved in international relations through civic diplomacy. Lucia has been keen on theatre ever since her childhood. She made dream to become operatic diva come true while hoovering to the chagrin of her involuntary audiences. Hence, she turned her interest in opera into passive. That, however, didn’t affect her overall passion for theatre. On the contrary, she is increasingly actively involved in the world of theatre. In addition to translating Slovak stage works into English and librettos into Slovak, she is Managing Director at the Bridgin’ Drama. Meanwhile, she is waiting for the world to discover her operatic genius. 😊

                                                            • Lucia Hurajová
                                                                Lucia HurajováArtistic Director

                                                                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!”

                                                              • Klaudia Bednárová
                                                                  Klaudia BednárováBusiness Director

                                                                  Klaudia graduated from the Faculty of Education, Constantine the Philosopher
                                                                  University in Nitra, Department of English Language and Literature – Education.
                                                                  In 2009 she founded a private language school the Bridge – English
                                                                  Language Centre.
                                                                  She has been one of the founding members of the Slovak Chamber of English
                                                                  teachers and the Slovak Association of Language Schools. She has been a chairwoman
                                                                  of the latter in 2011 – 2016.
                                                                  Klaudia is passionate about teacher training, she established and runs projects such as Eltforum.sk and the Bridge re-boot camp for teachers.