Once Upon a Bridge (2022)

Wed 16 Mar 7.30pm GMT
Available for 36 hours

Watch on Culture Ireland's YouTube channel

‘compelling … delicately uplifting’ THE GUARDIAN
‘packs a terrific, touching punch' SUNDAY INDEPENDENT
‘[a] fascinating new drama' THE IRISH TIMES

Join us on Wednesday 16 March, 7.30pm to watch an encore screening of our 2021 production of Once Upon a Bridge by Sonya Kelly in your own home.

Once Upon a Bridge is a tale for a modern age. Early one morning on Putney Bridge, three strangers’ lives collided for one fleeting second.

Inspired by real events, Once Upon a Bridge weaves a tale about human triumph and frailty, about the power of destiny and chance, and why sometimes we choose to hate, and other times we choose to dance.

Directed by Sara Joyce, the cast comprises Druid Ensemble member Aaron Monaghan with Siobhán Cullen and Adetomiwa Edun.

The world premiere of Once Upon a Bridge was live streamed from Druid’s The Mick Lally Theatre, Galway in February 2021. During its original run, the production was viewed in 35 countries around the world.

This encore screening is presented as part of SEODA, Culture Ireland's global online arts festival.

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How to Watch

Once Upon a Bridge will stream free on Culture Ireland's YouTube channel on Wednesday 16 March at 7.30pm GMT.

The play will be available to view for 36 hours, until Friday 18 March at 7.30am GMT.

Pause, rewind and watch at any time that suits you.

View the play on your phone, tablet or computer. You can also cast it to your smart TV.

Running time: 70 minutes

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Show Programme

Download the original 2021 show programme.

Show Trailer

Secondary Schools

In March and April 2022, we are delighted to offer secondary school students extended free access to the show recording, as well as educational resources to explore Sonya Kelly's acclaimed 2021 play.

These educational resources are free to access here.



  • A Woman Siobhán Cullen
  • The Bus Driver Adetomiwa Edun
  • A Man Aaron Monaghan

Creative Team

  • Writer Sonya Kelly
  • Director Sara Joyce
  • Lighting & Set Design Sinéad McKenna
  • Sound Design & Composition Alma Kelliher
  • Movement David Bolger
  • Costume Design Clíodhna Hallissey
  • Assistant Director Emily Foran