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The Stranger On The Bridge Bristol:

The Stranger On The Bridge opens at the Tobacco Factory Theatres next week, telling the true story of a man on the edge of a crisis who was saved by a stranger.

In 2014, Jonny Benjamin launched a campaign to Find Mike, a Good Samaritan who had saved him from taking his life on Waterloo Bridge a few years earlier.

The performance will be a poignant account of what led Jonny to the bridge that day and the events of six years later when he decided to track down the man who brought him back from the brink.

The story is being retold in a new play by Postcard Production and written by Katie Hims. It’s being staged in association with Tobacco Factory Theatres and features actors from UK mental health theatre charity Stepping Out Theatre.

Founder and CEO of Stepping Out Theatre, Steve Hennessy said: “We are thrilled to be involved with ‘The Stranger On The Bridge’.

“We have been running for over 20 years, helping people with mental health issues and witnessing the positive impact that theatre can have.

“We have also tragically lost two integral members of the group during that time to suicide, and are more than aware of the devastation this causes. It is very inspiring for our members to be part of such a story of hope and to help communicate that to a wider audience.”

The Stranger On The Bridge is on at the Tobacco Factory Theatre from 14-18 May.

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