The Bridge Project was a unique transatlantic collaboration developed by Neal Street Productions, The Old Vic, London and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York. This unprecedented three-year venture introduced a single Anglo-American company each year, directed by Sam Mendes, performing double-bills of classic works.
The inaugural year of The Bridge Project paired a new version of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard written by Tom Stoppard with Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale.
The second year of this unprecedented transatlantic collaboration brought The Tempest and the comedy As You Like It, to audiences around the world.
In the final year of the project, Sam Mendes directed Old Vic Artistic Director Kevin Spacey in the title role of Richard III.