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The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil

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Bristol Old Vic Young Company
Based on the Graphic Novel by Stephen Collins
Directed by Stephanie Kempson



Beneath the skin of everything is something nobody can know
The job of the skin is to keep it all in and never let anything show

Every day, Dave goes to work in his calm, safe office. In the evening, he listens to the Bangles' Eternal Flame on repeat and, to keep a lid on untidy dreams, he sits and sketches the neat people on his tidy street.

One day, Dave's hairless face sprouts a beard so big that it causes a national crisis.

What has caused this beard-outbreak? Everybody has different answers, but when Dave's beard causes chaotic untidiness across the island of Here, everybody begins to realise that the beard, and Dave, must go.

The award-winning Bristol Old Vic Young Company bring Stephen Collins' graphic novel to the stage, using music and ensemble theatre to tell a fairy tale for our time. 

fantastical tale that's affectingly poignant"

365 BRISTOL

an absolute gem of a comedy"

THE FIX MAGAZINE

funny and daunting all at the same time...The director, Stephanie Kempson, has worked some magic here."

STAGE TALK MAGAZINE

Funny, clever and beautiful"

THE GUARDIAN ON THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL


The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil
7-10 Jan
Studio
7.30pm, 2.30pm
(Sat mat)
£12/£8
(plus booking fee)

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Based on the Graphic Novel by Stephen Collins
Directed by Stephanie Kempson
Devised by Bristol Old Vic Young Company
Music by Verity Standen
Designed by Hannah Wolfe

Production photography by ShotAway
Rehearsal photography by Kitty Wheeler Shaw

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