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Pink Mist

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A Bristol Old Vic Production

Pink Mist tells the story of three young Bristol men deployed to Afghanistan. Returning to the women in their lives who must now share the physical and psychological aftershocks of their service, Arthur, Hads and Taff find their journey home is their greatest battle.

Owen Sheers' Pink Mist was inspired by 30 interviews with returned servicemen and first staged at Bristol Old Vic in 2015. "Fearlessly lyrical in its imagery" (The Times), this critically acclaimed show directed by John Retallack and George Mann (Theatre Ad Infinitum) matches Sheers' haunting verse with dynamic movement.

Following its sell-out seasons in London and Bristol in 2016, Pink Mist returns to Bristol in for only 7 shows before it sets off on a national tour of the UK.

A marvellous young cast...Here is a play that deserves a further life"


Beautifully performed...Heartbreaking."



Pink Mist

23-28 Jan
7.30pm, 2.30pm
(Sat mats)
£27.50-£12.50 (plus booking fee)

Ages 12+ (Contains strong language and adult themes)
Running time 2hrs (inc. 20 min interval)

@bristololdvic #PinkMistTour

Post show Q&A with Owen Sheers
Fri 27 Jan
Join Pink Mist author Owen Sheers following the 7:30pm performance.

Creative Team
Owen Sheers
John Retallack and George Mann*
Designer Emma Cains
Lighting Designer Peter Harrison
Composer & Sound Designer Jon Nicholls

Cast Includes
Peter Edwards, Rebecca Hamilton, Rebecca Killick, Dan Krikler, Zara Ramm and Alex Stedman

Production Photography Mark Douet

*George Mann is Associate Director at Bristol Old Vic, supported by the Quercus Trust in partnership with the National Theatre

Ticket Offers

Groups and Schools

Groups of 10+ £3 off all tickets (excl Fri & Sat eve)
Groups of 20+ As above, plus 1 in 20 tickets free (excl Fri & Sat eve)
Groups of 50+ £6 off all tickets, plus 1 in 20 tickets free (excl Fri & Sat eve)

Schools of 10+
£12.50 Upper Circle / £7.50 Gallery tickets available (excl Fri & Sat eve)

Friends of Bristol Old Vic

20% off full price tickets
Limited to 4 tickets per Friend, excl Fri & Sat eves

Access Shows
Signed performance Wed 25 Jan, 7:30pm

Learn more about Pink Mist...

Ken Hames Self Build Project
Former armed forces Major Ken Hames was one of the inspirational characters behind Owen Sheers' Pink Mist, he tells us about his current Self Build Project working with homeless ex-servicemen.

What the audiences said...

Pink Mist Tour

National Tour
31 Jan - 1 Apr 2017

Presented by Nick Williams Productions

31 Jan-1 Feb, Aberystwth Arts Centre

2-4 Feb, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

7-9 Feb, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

14-18 Feb, Oxford Playhouse

23-25 Feb, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

7-11 Mar, Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

14 Mar, Pontio, Bangor

17-18 Mar, Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea

20-21 Mar, Theatre Royal Winchester

23-25 Mar, Birmingham Rep

28 Mar-1 Apr, West Yorkshire Playhouse

This summer, we began redevelopment works to transform our front of house King Street entrance into a welcoming, vibrant space that everyone will be able to enjoy. During this time, it will be business as usual in the Theatre with our brilliant programme on offer, however there are a few changes to how we'll be operating.

Theatre Entrance

You are now invited to enter the Theatre through our Stage Door, walking in the footsteps of theatre legends such as Peter O'Toole, Daniel Day Lewis and Miranda Richardson.

Our new Theatre entrance can be accessed via Rackhay (BS1 4HJ) off Queen Charlotte Street, around the corner from King Street.

Click here for more information and updates on our Theatre entrance.

Ticket Collection

On performance days, tickets can be collected from Box Office situated in our Backstage Bar opening 90 mins prior to each performance.

For more information on accessibility, ticket collection, our Backstage Bar, arrival and drop-off at our Theatre plus updates on our redevelopment, click here.

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