Debbie Bridge

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Performances

Watch this space, as Debbie is off to Canada until Spring 2017, so updates will be added soon!

Singing Workshops

Singing Lesson Workshops will resume in Spring of 2017

Acting Workshops

Acting Workshops

Monday Monologues

Practise Monologues

Brighton

Me in rehearsals for Midsummer Madness

This is a monthly event where you can practise those pesky monologues in a friendly, supportive and fun environment. Just bring along a monologue.

This is set up so you try to do it monthly or whenever you can.

It’s run like a mock audition, so this isn’t a feedback or class situation. Just an opportunity to get up and practise with others.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time to sort out order of participants.

Dates: 2nd Monday of the month in Brighton
Time: 6 to 7pm
Venue: Cascade Cafe, 24 Baker Street, Brighton, BN1 4JN
Cost: £5 cash (Julie Mason will be running these classes while Debbie is away.)

Here’s some recommendations from students:

I attended the first MM last month. The chance to memorize a piece monthly is a wonderful opportunity to get your creative juices flowing.” – Julie Mason

‘It was fun! And useful practise.’

‘Great for audition technique and confidence’

‘It is useful for me as practise make perfect.

Past Events

Find your Inner Cabaret Goddess or God

Join in the fun!

Cabaret Workshop

This fun day is for anyone who enjoys cabaret, wants to know more about it and wishes to try it out for themselves. You will also discover a little about the history of cabaret and learn a song which you will be able to perform by the end of the session!

To book a place, go to the Vardean College website here:

Dates: 18th June, 2016

Time: 10 to 3pm

Cost: £39 (you must pay through the College website)

Venue: Vardean College, Surrenden Road, Brighton

Recommendations

‘Say thanks for a great workshop and fun performance….fantastic fun and would never had the courage before, …absolutely brilliant and great audience reaction; … I can see how you can get hooked!  I am now really keen to continue singing…’ – Jane Schaverien (Bravery to Sing Workshop)

‘Great fun, great people in the class and great teacher; better than I thought – class participation was excellent!’ – Reena Bhandar (Bravery to Sing Workshop)

‘Solo Singing’ (Classes)

Solo Singing Classes

Solo Singing Classes

This package is a more affordable group lesson day, as I know how hard it can be to get good training and be able to afford it in Brighton.

  • You can get a bonus of ‘Debbie’s Top 10 tips on Healthy Singing’ when you pay in advance and your slot is guaranteed
  • get half hour of one on one with Debbie
  • more affordable rate for a singing lesson
  • your own choice of song to your own backing track, a capella or playing your own instrument
  • get used to singing in front of others (in a supportive environment)
  • learn from others as well as yourself
  • classes are once a month
  • only 6 slots available
  • 2 weeks cancellation time to get full refund
  • get to watch how Debbie works with others
  • refreshments and biscuits included!

Dates: These will resume in Spring 2017
Time: 2pm to 5pm – depending on who comes along, it could be shorter, if fewer people
Venue: Contact me to get details
Cost:  £20 pp – drop in’s welcome!  Only 6 slots available. Click here to book.

A Threesome

‘A Threesome’ is a comedy review where you’ll get a bit of stand up, spoken word, opera and

A Threesome

A Threesome

vaudeville all rolled up in a ball of fun which pokes fun at the different generations involved in the show. So if you are looking for something that little bit different, but good fun, then join us!

Date: 16th  –  22nd May 2016 – 6:30pm
Venue: Sweet Venues – Waterfront 1, Jury Inn Hotel, (Brighton seafront), King’s Road, Brighton, BN1 2GS
Web: www.brightonfringe.org

Self Exploration through Drama

Acting Class at Vardean College

Let’s Explore!

This one day workshop is for beginners to advanced performers who wish to try a new approach to acting. The day will introduce you to the Meisner Acting Technique and a series of exercises which can help to learn more about yourself and build your confidence in everyday life situations and acting in a fun, friendly and supportive environment.

To enrol, just do so through the Vardean College website:

Dates: May 14, 2016, Saturday
Time: 10 to 3pm
Venue: Vardean College, Surrenden Road, Brighton
Cost: £39 (you must pay through the College website)

Here’s a tidbit on what you can gain from the course from students:

“Yes, highly recommended. Becoming comfortable with Meisner.”

‘Relaxed, welcoming, inclusive, experienced teacher.’

‘It is a class to help spontaneity.’

A Threesome (Production)

‘A Threesome’ is a comedy review where you’ll get a bit of stand up, spoken word, opera and

A Threesome

A Threesome

vaudeville all rolled up in a ball of fun which pokes fun at the different generations involved in the show. So if you are looking for something that little bit different, but good fun, then join us!

Date:  19th, 22nd, 24th & 25th March 2016
Venue: Artista Cafe, Hove, BN3
Web: www.hovegrown.org.uk

‘Acting with Confidence and Truth’ (Workshop)

Acting with Confidence and Truth workshop

Acting with Confidence and Truth workshop

This is a workshop which will help build your confidence as an actor in the Meisner technique, face your fears and help you do it anyway!  It is a very friendly and supportive class – we work from a very positive and supportive approach. Debbie heads the classes and all are welcome!

Dates: These will resume again in 2017
Time: 10am to 12pm
Venue: Cascade Cafe (upstairs ) – 24 Baker Street, Brighton, BN1 4JN
Cost: £12 on the day Click Here to buy tickets online! or you can book the whole 9 weeks for £90.

Miss Givings (Musical Play)

Anita Boult in Miss Givings

Anita Boult in Miss Givings

This is a one week performance in Henley, as part of the Henley Festival Fringe. Tickets are £8. Anita Boult is a musical superstar wannabe, but her problems with love, life, her Jewish family and, now, having to ‘move out of New York. Back home, but not AT home’ have led her back to her home town of Peekskill – just outside of New York. This is a one-woman play with music which features songs by composers Samuel Barber, Amy Beach, Gershwin, Bernstein and Aaron Copland.

There will be a chance to meet and talk with the cast/director after the show.
Date: 22nd – 26th July 2014 – 7:30pm
Venue: Town Hall, Market Place, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2AQ
Email: Henley Fringe
Tel: 01491578631/07772 539885
Web: http://www.henleyfringe.org/

Miss Givings (Musical Play)

Anita Boult in Miss Givings

Anita Boult in Miss Givings

This is a one week performance in Barnstable, as part of the Fringe TheatreFest. Tickets are £5. Anita Boult is a musical superstar wannabe, but her problems with love, life, her Jewish family and, now, having to ‘move out of New York. Back home, but not AT home’ have led her back to her home town of Peekskill – just outside of New York. This is a one-woman play with music which features songs by composers Samuel Barber, Amy Beach, Gershwin, Bernstein and Aaron Copland.

There will be a chance to meet and talk with the cast after the show.

Date: 19th  – 22nd  June 2014 – times vary, best to check website
Venue: St. Anne’s Arts & Community Centre, Paternoster Row, Barnstable, EX31 1BH
Email: ndfringe@hotmail.com
Tel: 01271830147/07974569849
Web: www.theatrefest.co.uk

Singing Audition (Workshop)

Debbie Bridge leads audition singing workshop.

Debbie Bridge leads audition singing workshop.

This is a practical workshop with Debbie to try out singing audition material for actors who find singing auditions traumatic and musical theatre/classical performers with specific songs to work on. We will create a supportive and constructive environment to try things out. You can bring music of any style and all abilities and experiences are welcome. The morning session will be an introduction to the Meisner acting technique to then interpret this work in the afternoon, where there are dedicated solo audition slots (these cost extra to book see below).

Dates: 5th July 2014 –10:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: £10 for whole day but no solo audition slot or £20 for whole day with solo audition slot
Venue: The Dukebox Theatre, 3 Waterloo Street, Hove, Sussex, BN3 1AQ
Email: debbie@debbiebridge.com for bookings
Tel: 01273 734806
Web: www.dukeboxtheatre.com/home.html

The Crucible (Play)

Debbie plays Judge Hathorn

Debbie plays Judge Hathorn

When the village girls of Salem are discovered dancing in the woods, they turn the accusation of witchcraft back on their accusers. Politically motivated hysteria grips the town; no one is safe from imprisonment or hanging. One couple struggles to stand above the madness and hold on to the truth. With a growing reputation for its original approach to the production of quality theatre, Pretty Villain bring a promenade approach to Miller’s text that places the audience at the heart of the action.

Debbie will be playing Judge Hathorne in The Crucible with ‘Pretty Villian Productions’, as part of the Brighton Festival.

Dates: Start times 7:30pm unless otherwise stated – 3 May, 4 May – 3pm, 7 – 10 May, 13 – 17 May
Venue: Clermont Church and Vestry, Cumberland Road, Brighton, BN1 6SL
Email: info@prettyvillain.com
Tel: 01273 917272
Web: http://boxoffice.brightonfringe.org/theatre/5944/the-crucible

Miss Givings (Musical Play)

Anita Boult in Miss Givings

Anita Boult in Miss Givings

This is a one-off performance in Hove. Tickets are £7.70. Anita Boult is a musical superstar wannabe, but her problems with love, life, her Jewish family and, now, having to ‘move out of New York. Back home, but not AT home’ have led her back to her home town of Peekskill – just outside of New York. This is a one-woman play with music which features songs by composers Samuel Barber, Amy Beach, Gershwin, Bernstein and Aaron Copland.

There will be a chance to meet and talk with the cast/director after the show.
Date: 8th February 2014 – 8:00pm
Venue: 3 Waterloo Street, Hove, BN3 1AQ
Email: dukeboxtheatre@gmail.com
Tel: 01273 734806
Web: http://housetheatre.org.uk/productions/miss-givings/

The Charlie Updegraff Show (Play Reading)

A New Play By Award-Winning Canadian Writer David Seidel // Production in collaboration

Debbie Bridge reads Charlie Updegraff

Debbie Bridge reads Charlie Updegraff

with A’Nother Productions. If character creation is the stock-in-trade of writers, has that role been usurped by tabloid television?

Date: Thursday 16 January, 2014. Time: 7:30pm. Tickets: FREE, Non-Ticketed.
16th January 2014 – 7:30pm
Venue: The Old Market Theatre, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove, BN3 1AS
Contact: Box Office at the Old Market Theatre
Email: info@theoldmarket.com
Tel: 01273 201 801
Web: The Old Market

Bluebell Railway Carol Singing (Event)

Debbie Bridge leads carols on Santa Express.

Debbie Bridge leads carols on Santa Express.

The Santa Special trains depart from Sheffield Park station for a ten-mile round trip to the beautifully restored Horsted Keynes station with special Dickensian themed activities for you to enjoy. Santa Himself will be on board your train where he present every child with a special Christmas gift and a festive treat. Mum and Dad will not be left out as Santa’s little helpers will be pleased to serve you with a free mince-pie, with the option to purchase drinks for refreshment. New for 2013, whilst the Observation car is out of service for overhaul, the 11am, 1:15pm and 3:30pm trains will have the Club Car Carriage available with Carol Singing (that’s me!) on the journey to Horsted Keynes and Santa on board for the return trip to Sheffield Park. (in the Club Car carriage only) Dates: December 8th, 15th, 22nd – 24th
8th December 2013 – 24th December 2013 – 11am, 1:15pm & 3:30pm
Venue: The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex TN22 3QL 
Email: info@bluebell-railway.co.uk
Tel: 01825 720800
Web: http://www.bluebell-railway.com/

Mayhem Opera Nights at Little Bay (Event)

Debbie sings some of the well-known tunes from Opera and musical theatre while you dine. What People are saying: ‘Encore! – Just lovely – I’d come every night!! XXX’ – James– Little Bay & ‘Performance was fun, entertaining and with great audience rapport (from you). Most of all, great singing voice and left wanting more. Will be recommending people to come listen as well as returning ourselves.’ – Steve – Little Bay Please note, dates I am at Little Bay are November 28th and my last shift is on December 5th. Booking is essential, so please contact the restaurant.
5th December 2013 – 8:00pm

Debbie Bridge sings at Little Bay

Debbie Bridge sings at Little Bay

Venue: Little Bay Brighton 60-63 King’s Road, Brighton, BN1 1NA
Contact: Gabrielle
Email: brighton@littlebay.co.uk
Tel: 01273 731 330
Web: http://www.littlebaybrighton.co.uk/events/

Christmas Carols & Wine Tasting (Event)

Debbie Bridge sings carols at Wine Tasting

Debbie Bridge sings carols at Wine Tasting

Quaff Wine Merchants is having a wine tasting evening with 50 wines to taste. I will be singing Christmas Carols at the start of the evening to help set the mood. The Quaff Christmas Tasting. £5. Six Suppliers tables, 50 award-winning wines, lots of help choosing which you like! Many of you know the drill by now. Book early, bring friends, come and have a good night! We have six or seven tables of wines all hosted by our trusty suppliers who will tell you what’s what. Every style and most countries are represented, from sparkly and rosé through red and white to sweet wine. We’ll take your Christmas orders on the night for a discount, and deliver them to you the following week, if you wish. Book at either shop, 01273 553353 or 01273 820320, and please note that for this tasting we do not hold unpaid reservations of tickets.
29th November 2013 – 7:30pm
Venue: All Saints’ Church, The Drive, Hove
Contact: Toby Pierce
Email: sales@quaffit.com
Tel: 01273 553353
Web: http://www.quaffwine.com/content/tastings-events

Event in Australia (Corporate Event)

Debbie will be performing at a private event in Australia for the Probus South Pacific Branch at their annual rendezvous.
14th October 2013
Venue: Albury, Australia
Web:http://www.probussouthpacific.org/pages/members_offers_rendezvous

The Boarding House (Play Reading)

The Boarding House; or, Five Hours at Brighton, a musical farce in two acts by Samuel Beazley. Debbie is reading the role of Caroline Wheatley who is in love with Young Contract. This is a play-reading of a re-discovered literary gem which inspired Dickens presented by Treasure Theatre with members of the Brighton and East Sussex Branch of Equity. Tickets: £5
6th October 2013 – 4pm

Debbie Bridge reads in playreading.

Debbie Bridge reads in playreading.

Venue: The Regency Town House -13 Brunswick Square, Brighton, BN3 1EH
Contact: Carole Bremson
Email: carolebremson@msn.com
Tel: 07956361439
Web: http://rth.org.uk/

Singing (Workshop)

This one day intensive workshop run by Debbie Bridge will teach you the foundations of the Meisner Technique, which is fast becoming one of the most popular approaches to acting. Develop your spontaneity and responsiveness as a professional performer using the exercises developed by Sanford Meisner, founder member of New York’s ‘Group Theatre’. You will learn the Repetition Exercise, the basis of the Meisner Technique to help widen your emotional range and improve your on-stage interaction.
5th October 2013 – 10am to 4pm
Venue: 88 London Road, Brighton, BN1
Contact: Melody Roche
Email: tickets@emporiumbrighton.com

Holland Road Church (Talk)

Debbie talks about her experiences as a performer. She’ll sing a few tunes as well.
24th July 2013
Venue: Holland Road Baptist Church, 71 Holland Road, Hove, BN3 1JN
Contact: Sarah Ison
Email: olwync@hrbc.org.uk
Tel: 01273 732111
Web: http://www.hrbc.org.uk/

Hamlet (Play)

Debbie Bridge in Hamlet

Debbie Bridge in Hamlet

Debbie will be playing Gertrude in Hamlet, which plays as part of the Buxton Festival. The show takes place in the caves in Buxton.
8th July 2013 – 13th July 2013
Venue: Poole’s Cavern, Green Lane, Buxton, SK17 9DH
Email: boxoffice@boh.org.uk
Tel: 0845 127 2190
Web: http://www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/whats-on

 

Miss Givings (Musical Play)

Anita Boult in Miss Givings

Anita Boult in Miss Givings

This is a one-off performance in Bristol. Tickets are £10.00/concessions £8.00. This is the full length version of the show (will have an interval). Anita Boult is a musical superstar wannabe, but her problems with love, life, her Jewish family and, now, having to ‘move out of New York. Back home, but not AT home’ have led her back to her home town of Peekskill – just outside of New York. This is a one-woman play with music which features songs by composers Samuel Barber, Amy Beach, Gershwin, Bernstein and Aaron Copland. Anita Boult is played by Debbie Bridge (http://www.debbiebridge.com) whose performance work is capturing the attention of UK audiences – “a sublime voice and beautifully executed role … amazing” – The Stage The script is by Robert Cohen (http://housetheatre.org.uk/productions/the-trials-of-harvey-matusow/) whose one-man show ‘The Trials of Harvey Matusow’ was hailed by Plays International as ‘the best one-hander I have seen all year’ and received a Fringe Review award for his own one man show – Harvey Matusow Direction is by Nicholas Quirke – Artistic Director/Director of the Festival Shakespeare Company (http://www.festivalshakespeare.co.uk/) whose 2011 ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ would, according FringeGuru, ‘rank high on a list of best outdoor Shakespeare ever‘.
5th June 2013 – 8:00pm
Venue: Bierkeller Theatre, All Saints Street, Bristol, BS1 2NA
Contact: Alex
Email: info@bierkellertheatre.com
Tel: 0117-930-4264
Web: http://www.bierkellertheatre.com

Miss Givings (Musical Play)

Anita Boult in Miss Givings

Anita Boult in Miss Givings

We will be doing the show every Tuesday evening during the festival starting on May 7th and ending on May 28th. Tickets are £8.50/concessions £6.50. This is the one hour version of the show (no interval). Anita Boult is a musical superstar wannabe, but her problems with love, life, her Jewish family and, now, having to ‘move out of New York. Back home, but not AT home’ have led her back to her home town of Peekskill – just outside of New York. This is a one-woman play with music which features songs by composers Samuel Barber, Amy Beach, Gershwin, Bernstein and Aaron Copland. Anita Boult is played by Debbie Bridge (http://www.debbiebridge.com) whose performance work is capturing the attention of UK audiences – “a sublime voice and beautifully executed role … amazing” – The Stage The script is by Robert Cohen (http://housetheatre.org.uk/productions/the-trials-of-harvey-matusow/) whose one-man show ‘The Trials of Harvey Matusow’ was hailed by Plays International as ‘the best one-hander I have seen all year’ and received a Fringe Review award for his own one man show – Harvey Matusow Direction is by Nicholas Quirke – Artistic Director/Director of the Festival Shakespeare Company (http://www.festivalshakespeare.co.uk/) whose 2011 ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ would, according FringeGuru, ‘rank high on a list of best outdoor Shakespeare ever‘.
7th May 2013 – 28th May 2013 – 7:15pm
Venue: The Nightingale Theatre, 29-30 Surrey Street, Brighton, BN1 3PA
Contact: Steven Brett
Email: info@nightingaletheatre.co.uk
Tel: 01273 702563
Web: http://www.nightingaletheatre.co.uk

A Taste of America (Event)

This is a special one-off event in collaboration with Quaff Fine Wines to have some songs from my up and coming ‘Miss Givings’ show and drink some gorgeous wines from America.
3rd May 2013 – 7:30pm

Debbie Bridge sings while you sample American wines.

Debbie Bridge sings while you sample American wines.

Venue: Quaff Fine Wines, 139-141 Portland Road, Hove, BN3 5QJ
Contact: Toby Pierce Email: sales@quaffit.com
Tel: 01273 820320
Web: http://www.quaffwine.com/

Miss Givings (Musical Play)

Anita Boult in Miss Givings

Anita Boult in Miss Givings

Anita Boult is a musical superstar wannabe, but her problems with love, life, her Jewish family and, now, having to ‘move out of New York. Back home, but not AT home’ have led her back to her home town of Peekskill – just outside of New York. This is a one-woman play with music which features songs by composers Samuel Barber, Amy Beach, Gershwin, Bernstein and Aaron Copland. Anita Boult is played by Debbie Bridge (http://www.debbiebridge.com) whose performance work is capturing the attention of UK audiences – “a sublime voice and beautifully executed role … amazing” – The Stage The script is by Robert Cohen (http://housetheatre.org.uk/productions/the-trials-of-harvey-matusow/) whose one-man show ‘The Trials of Harvey Matusow’ was hailed by Plays International as ‘the best one-hander I have seen all year’ and received a Fringe Review award for his own one man show – Harvey Matusow Direction is by Nicholas Quirke – Artistic Director/Director of the Festival Shakespeare Company (http://www.festivalshakespeare.co.uk/) whose 2011 ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ would, according FringeGuru, ‘rank high on a list of best outdoor Shakespeare ever‘.
17th January 2013 – 7:30pm
Venue: 14 – 17 Manchester Street, Brighton, BN2 1TF
Contact: Jeff Hemmings
Email: music@thelatest.co.uk
Tel: 01273 678171
Web: http://thelatest.co.uk/musicbar/