Earlier this year, the newly-formed Bristol Old Vic Adult Company performed their own devised production, The Memory Bank, using stories from their own lives.
This term (details below), the Company will focus on in-depth character creation, using techniques from the likes of Mike Leigh and Kneehigh. Taking inspiration from Bristol Old Vic's current programme, we shall enable these characters to explore the story and relationships within A Midsummer Night's Dream, creating our own unique version for performance at the end of June. Booking details are below.
If you wanted to join the Adult Company but didn't (or couldn't) get a place this term, then please do sign up for our drop-in sessions this July. We will be running three sessions of which you can participate in as many as you like. The places will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and will dip in to character creation and physical theatre inspired by the twisted tales of William Shakespeare. See below for booking details, but sessions cost £6 each or £5 if you sign up for more than one (each session will be different) and they'll run at Bristol Old Vic on Thu 4, Thu 11 and Thu 18 July from 7pm-9pm.
The current Adult Company term runs from Thu 11 Apr-Thu 20 Jun (excl. Thu 25 Apr and Thu 30 May) with a performance on Tue 25 Jun. Sessions will run from 7pm until 9pm and will be held at Bristol Old Vic. Membership of the Company will cost £80 per term. (Bursaries are available to some attenders, contact Beccy for details.)
THIS TERM HAS NOW SOLD OUT - we will publish details of the new term here when announced. You can, however, still book for the drop-in sessions, below.
Adult Company drop-in sessions cost £6 each or £5 if you sign up for more than one (each session will be different) and they'll run at Bristol Old Vic on Thu 4, Thu 11 and Thu 18 July from 7pm-9pm. These sessions are not available to the current company. Click on the button below to book.
Call the box office on 0117 987 7877 to book or use the button above.
How it all started...
During 2012, a group of non-professional actors from Bristol participated in a series of drama workshops with experienced drama facilitator and creative practitioner, Liz Hague. The sessions had a strong focus on creating and devising, and explored various theatrical skills including improvisation, text-based stories, physical theatre, puppetry/object animation, character-building and the theatre experience. These 'taster' sessions led to the formation of the first ever participatory Bristol Old Vic Adult Company in Spring 2013.