Filmed at Union Chapel, Islington on 31st March 2015, The Bridge Show was The Enid's first tour to venture down a more theatrical route. The concept and script were written by Payne, co-produced with Max Read and directed by illusionist Simon Drake.
Set in the fictional world of ENILAND, the show opens with the fictional character QUEEN ENID addressing the audience with a speech entitled “ENILAND CAN TAKE IT”. The performance continues to use videos throughout the show to pose cynical questions about the strengths and dangers of nationalism, capitalism, entitlement, smoke-screen government projects, free-press, propaganda and self-sacrifice.
The concert was recorded and filmed at the Union Chapel, London on Tuesday 31st March 2015 by EnidLive and Jeff Cousins.
The Blu-Ray includes an array of bonus features, including interviews and deleted scenes.
“An experience that lives way beyond the confines of this time, this space. It's The Enid entering the most enticing, engaging and engrossing phase of their career.” Malcolm Dome, Prog Magazine
"If you have the opportunity to attend this show, jump! The musicianship is outstanding and the keyboard playing sublime. A seated gig, no mosh pit, and a complete delight." Tony Colvill, The Progressive Aspect
"If this show is your first introduction to the band don't be surprised if you sit open-mouthed through much of it and go in search of more." Liz Medhurst, Metal Talk
"Resourceful, constantly inventive, The Enid provided us with an endless succession of ideas and moods – offered without restrictions – filled with colours and intensity. Provocative, dramatic and incredibly inspiring." Neil Mach, Raw Ramp Music Magazine
"In what would turn out to be a masterclass of prog rock, The Enid transcend mere prog to deliver an exquisite performance of musical delight and visual splendour." Simon Dunkerley, Get Ready To Rock
"I really struggle to put them into a genre or even sub-genre as I think they have just rewritten the rule book and created their own category." Sabrina Beever, Get Your Rock