shows at bristol old vic...

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Jan

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May

250th Anniversary Programme

250th Anniversary Programme

Bristol Old Vic's full 250th anniversary programme featuring shows from each century of the theatre's life and a Shakespeare to mark the 400th anniversary of his death.

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May

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11

Jun

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

Kneehigh and Bristol Old Vic's 'The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk' traces the lives of Marc and Bella Chegall who walked through some of the most devastating times in history. Emma Rice's final production as Kneehigh's Artistic Director is drawn in a theatrical language as fluid as Chagall's paintings, and woven throughout with music and dance inspired by the Russian Jewish tradition.

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May

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May

250th Birthday Weekend

250th Birthday Weekend

On the May bank holiday weekend, we are flinging open our doors and inviting an array of Bristol creative talent to take over our building. There will be performances for everyone, packing out all our stages and spaces with talented performers who embody all that is great about Bristol.

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29

May

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29

May

250th Anniversary Gala

250th Anniversary Gala

Our 250th Anniversary Gala, a star-studded celebration of Bristol Old Vic's past, present and future on Sunday 29 May as part of our Birthday Weekend.

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30

May

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30

May

Bristol Open Stage

Bristol Open Stage

Bristol Open Stage invites everyone to share their interpretation of Bristol's imaginative spirit in whatever way they like on our historic Theatre stage. We want to hear your ideas about what makes Bristol special, your inspiring stories and see your brilliant work.

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Jun

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10

Jul

King Lear

King Lear

British theatre legend Timothy West plays King Lear in Tom Morris'production of Shakespeare great tragedy in a powerful examination of inter-generational conflict. A collaboration between Bristol Old Vic in their 250th anniversary year and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in their 70th anniversary year.

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Jul

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17

Jul

Gruffalos, Ladybirds and Other Beasts

Gruffalos, Ladybirds and Other Beasts

Meet all the characters from your favourite Julia Donaldson books, made all the more magical by a set that transforms from library to ship, to tropical island, to deep, dark wood. A very special show that families won't want to miss!

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Jul

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23

Jul

Made In Bristol Show

Made In Bristol Show

This year's Made in Bristol company 'Splint Theatre' display the exciting young talent that the South West region has to offer in a brand new show at The Wickham Theatre this July.

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21

Jul

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21

Jul

Sheelanagig

Sheelanagig

Sheelanagig's high-octane five-piece play a wide variety of instruments with reckless abandon, forcing you to dance your socks off and have a good time!

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22

Jul

RSVP Bhangara

RSVP Bhangara

RSVP Bhangra presents a high-energy, interactive and exhilarating Bhangra music experience set to wow the crowd and keep you dancing all night.

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26

Jul

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31

Jul

Ferment

Ferment

Ferment, the artist development factory of Bristol Old Vic, is now in its sixth year and very much a staple of the Theatre's calendar. Join us for Ferment this summer, where you will see the early stage work of some of the amazing artists who will be lighting up our stages for many years to come!

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Aug

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06

Aug

Under A Cardboard Sea

Under A Cardboard Sea

In a nameless city, beneath a cloud of smog there is a theatre. A little kingdom of its own, where secrets are hidden and lies are told. Behind the curtain nothing is as it seems... Featuring a cast of 100 young people aged 5-25, the award-winning Bristol Old Vic Young Company celebrate the theatre's 250th birthday with a newly devised piece inspired by its heritage.

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Sep

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02

Oct

The Rivals

The Rivals

In the summer streets of Bath, social climber and "pineapple of politeness" Mrs Malaprop is determined to make her niece Lydia Languish a fortuitous match. Lydia, however, fueled by an excessive indulgence in romantic fiction, has other ideas and plans to fall in love with a penniless man. Introducing the inconveniently wealthy Captain Jack Absolute who, in an attempt to fulfil Lydia's romantic ambition and capture her heart, disguises himself as a poor soldier - with hilarious consequences!

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Oct

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13

Nov

The Grinning Man

The Grinning Man

A wonderfully weird and wickedly wild new musical based on Victor Hugo's 'The Man Who Laughs', that tells the story of the hand-made freak Grinpayne and his hideously beautiful face.

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Nov

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Nov

946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel and presented by the ever inventive Kneehigh, 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings.

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15

Jan

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Come on an epic adventure this Christmas with Bristol Old Vic's thrilling new version of Hans Christian Andersen's timeless story 'The Snow Queen'.

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02

Dec

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08

Jan

Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain

Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain

This Christmas, Bristol Old Vic sets sail to transform The Lantern at Colston Hall into a nautical playground with 'Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain'.

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