A View From The Bridge
Audition time
Tuesday 23 July, 7.30pm
John Lees Hall, Regent St.
Show dates
22 - 29 Feb
Show dates

Classic, slice-of-life tragedy set in 1950s Little Italy, Brooklyn.

Eddie Carbone, a longshoreman originally from Sicily, is unhappily married to Beatrice and unconsciously in love with his wife’s niece who they have raised from childhood.

Illegal immigration, clash of cultures, and family jealousies turn Eddie’s life upside down and draw him inexorably to a terrible end.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited


Main characters (some descriptions as in the original script):

ALFIERI, lawyer & role of Chorus – 50 plus, portly, good-humoured, thoughtful. New York accent.

EDDIE CARBONE – 40 plus, husky, slightly overweight. A good man but not a great thinker. Traditional values. Italian/New York accent. Must be strong enough to lift a chair behind his back and fight.

BEATRICE, his wife – 40 plus, hard-working, devoted to Eddie, lacking in confidence. Italian/New York accent.

CATHERINE, his niece – 17, young appearance but blossoming into womanhood. Adores Eddie. New York accent.

MARCO, a cousin of Beatrice – 30 plus, square-built peasant, suspicious, tender, quiet-voiced. Italian accent. Must be strong enough to lift a chair behind his back and fight.

RODOLPHO, his younger brother – early 20s, good-looking, perhaps slightly camp. Italian accent and needs to sing with a high tenor voice.

Supporting characters:

LOUIS - Mature, longshoreman, Eddie’s friend.

MIKE – Any age. Another of Eddie’s longshoreman friends.

TONY – Any age. Very small role. Could double-up as ….


2nd IMMIGRATION OFFICER. Could also appear as other neighbourhood character.

MR LIPARI & MRS LIPARI, local butcher and his wife. Ditto.

Plus a handful of other neighbours who pass through from time to time and take part in the fight at the end of the play. Nice opportunities for those who would like to be involved and have some fun but don’t want too much responsibility.

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Venue: John Lees Hall, Regent St.
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