Joanne Froggatt as Frances ,Photo Helen Maybanks

Joanne Froggatt as Frances ,Photo Helen Maybanks

ALYS, ALWAYS

WHAT? Alys, Always

WHERE? The Bridge Theatre, 3 Potters Fields Park, London SE1 2SG

WHEN? Now until 30th March

WHY GO? To watch a gripping new psychological play, thrilling and provocative and to see Downton Abbey’s favourite lady’s maid, Joanne Froggatt in an altogether alternative light.   With her renowned timidity she works quietly as a sub-editor on a Sunday newspaper until the day she helps a badly injured woman, Alys (NOT Alice) at a fatal road accident….. then her life turns upside down. Starring alongside Robert Glenister, it’s directed by the multi talented Nicholas Hytner. Think Hitchcock amidst riveting set designs that add drama as flats morph into offices along the way.

IN THE KNOW However you arrive at The Bridge Theatre, it never fails to impress for iconic London views, the  Thames at dusk, The Tower of London,  plus it ’s got the comfiest theatre seats in town. A special allocation of £15 tickets are held for Young Bridge, a free scheme for those under 26.