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A Bristol Old Vic, the egg, Bath,
The Dukes, Lancaster
and Theatr Iolo co-production
Directed by John Retallack
Designed by Katie Sykes


2-FOR-1 TICKETS FOR FRIENDS OF BRISTOL OLD VIC
(on Wed 19 Jun, 7pm)

SCHOOLS/GROUPS OF 10+: £8/£4 ALL TICKETS

BOOK FOR THE THEATRE ORCHARD COMMUNITY TOUR


Two shows directed by Associate Director John Retallack.

Wild Girl
by John Retallack
Ages: 8+

A wild girl appears from the woods.

Who is she?

She's a fish in the water, a deer on the earth, a flying squirrel in the treetops where she eats and she sleeps.

She imitates birdsong so well you'd think there was a nightingale in the room, but she can't say the words ‘cat' or ‘dog'.

Of course, people want to save the wild girl and make her like everyone else - a citizen who can play, study, go to work and marry.

Who will decide what is best for her? Or is that up to the wild girl herself? Wild Girl is about what a child might do if she had the choice...

Running time: 60 minutes.


Mirad, Boy From Bosnia
by Ad de Bont
Ages: 11+

“Refugees don’t exist.
Only blown away people exist,
People blown by the wind
all over the world.”


Set in the Bosnian civil war, this play tells the story of a 13-year-old boy’s survival despite the loss of his parents, one dead, the other missing.

Mirad... is a unique play in its searing portrayal of the impact of war on children. Earthy and natural, written in everyday language, and featuring people who are anything but heroes, Mirad manages to be funny, tragic and hopeful all at once.

It has been seen, and vividly remembered, by children and teenagers throughout Europe.

This timely production of Mirad... marks the 20th anniversary of the play.

Running time: 45 minutes.


POST-SHOW Q&A

We will be running free post-show Q&As with the cast after the evening performances of Mirad. These will last for approx. 20mins.

DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

Interviews with the Artistic Team
Mirad Workpack
Wild Girl Workpack
Red Cross Resource Pack (Mirad)


SAVAGE CHILDREN ON TOUR

The Savage Children schools and community tours run during the weeks beginning 29 April and 27 May and are being organised by The Theatre Orchard. Details can be found by clicking here.



Details of the national theatre tour can be found by clicking here.


Savage Children
18-22 June
Studio
Wild Girl: 7pm
, 3pm (Sat matinee), 2pm (Wed & Thu matinee)
Mirad: Boy From Bosnia: 8.15pm
£12/£8
(double bill)
£6/£4 (single show)
Groups of 10+/schools: £8/£4 all tickets

Photography by Graham Burke

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