shows at bristol old vic...

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Feb

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Mar

The Life and Times of Fanny Hill

The Life and Times of Fanny Hill

Based on John Cleland's (in)famous novel this darkly comic and witty adaptation by April de Angelis starring Caroline Quentin charts Fanny Hill's fall into prostitution and rise to notoriety with an irreverent perspective on the reality behind her story.

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06

Mar

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14

Mar

The Heresy of Love

The Heresy of Love

A story of ambition, desire, jealousy and betrayal, The Heresy of Love was premiered at the RSC in 2012 to great critical acclaim and five-star reviews. Inspired by the true-life story of Sister Juana and her life in the Hieronymite Convent, The Heresy of Love explores this woman's life with a passion and intellectual rigour worthy of its subject.

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10

Mar

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14

Mar

The Absence of War

The Absence of War

Headlong present their vigorous new production of Academy Award nominee David Hare's funny, stinging political drama. Plagued by a hostile media, beset by divisions in his party and haunted by his own demons, charismatic Labour Party leader George Jones has three weeks to convince the Great British Public that he's their man.

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Mar

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20

Mar

Ablutions

Ablutions

Previously seen in our Studio in 2013 after development through Bristol Ferment, Ablutions is a dark, modern drama, adapted from the novel by Man Booker shortlisted author, Patrick DeWitt.

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Mar

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19

Mar

John Shuttleworth

John Shuttleworth

A Wee Ken To Remember

John Shuttleworth wants to share fond memories of his favourite past weekends. However, a typo on the poster means John is obliged to spend the evening paying homage to his next-door neighbour and sole agent - the diminutive Ken Worthington.

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20

Mar

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20

Mar

Barry Cryer OBE: Comedy Legend

Barry Cryer OBE: Comedy Legend

An undisputed National Treasure, with a comedy writing and performing career that stretches back more than 50 years, Barry Cryer is the third recipient of the Aardman Slapstick Comedy Legend Award©.

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23

Mar

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27

Mar

NT Connections 2015

NT Connections 2015

We're delighted to welcome back NT Connections, the National Theatre's annual celebration of hot-off-the-press scripts for young people.

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Mar

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02

Apr

Mass

Mass

When the bus Amy Mason was travelling on ran two people over she found herself praying for the first time in years. The experience led her to think about life, faith, and the way we deal with tragedy in an increasingly secular society.

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30

Mar

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30

Mar

Anthony Anaxagorou, Bridget Minamore and Sara Hirsch

Anthony Anaxagorou, Bridget Minamore and Sara Hirsch

Anthony Anaxagorou, Bridget Minamore and 2013 UK Slam Champion Sara Hirsch present Blahblahblah, our monthly cabaret night of spoken word.

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31

Mar

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02

Apr

Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

The witch and her cat are flying happily along on their broomstick when a stormy wind blows the witch's hat, bow and wand away into the night... Following the success of The Gruffalo, Tall Stories return to our theatre with more songs, laughs and fun for children aged 3+ and their grown-ups.

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Apr

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18

Apr

Under The Dark Moon

Under The Dark Moon

After the sell-out success of last year, we are delighted to be welcoming back the inimitable Invisible Circus into our beautiful Theatre with their haunting circus theatre show Under The Dark Moon.

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Apr

Young Company Spring Show

Young Company Spring Show

This Young Company production will mark the world premiere of a new play written by Silva Semerciyan and directed by Lisa Gregan about girls who might one day make history.

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20

Apr

They Are The Champions

They Are The Champions

Two UK Slam Champions and a Young Poet Laureate, Aprils' Blahblahblah presents Hollie McNish, Adam Kammerling and Aisling Fahey.

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27

Apr

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09

May

Birdsong

Birdsong

by Sebastian Faulks

Marking the 100th anniversary First World War, we welcome the hit, critically-acclaimed stage show based on the world famous novel by Sebastian Faulks.

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14

May

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24

May

Mayfest 2015

Mayfest 2015

Mayfest invites you to dive into a heady ten days of theatrical magic. See an unmissable selection of the best local, national and international theatre in venues and unusual locations across Bristol, including right here at Bristol Old Vic.

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May

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18

May

Chris Redmond, Shagufta Iqbal and Indigo Williams

Chris Redmond, Shagufta Iqbal and Indigo Williams

May's Blahblahblah brings Tong Fu host and creatro Chris Redmond, poetry-storyteller Shagufta Iqbal and 2012 New Generation slam winner Indigo Williams.

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May

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20

May

Political Mother

Political Mother

Pulsating live music, extraordinary ensemble sequences and cinematic editing make Hofesh Shechter Company's 'Political Mother' a dance experience like no other.

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May

Dance Marathon

Dance Marathon

Award-winning Canadian theatre collective bluemouth inc bring their worldwide smash hit Dance Marathon to Mayfest.

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27

May

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May

Constellations

Constellations

Following sold-out runs at the Royal Court Theatrem in the West End and on Broadway, Constellations is an explosive new play about free will and friendship from one of the leading voices in UK theatre, Nick Payne.

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Jun

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27

Jun

Love For Love

Love For Love

The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School present Love for Love. One of the most popular plays of its day, Love For Love has all the hallmarks of great Restoration Comedy. Theatrical wit and farce abound in this tale of mistaken identities, disguise, deception, lust and love.

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Jan

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Bringing the much loved fairytale bang up to date, roles are reversed as our male beauty is tricked into a deep sleep for 1,000 years, only to be woken by a modern day, female ‘prince'. By releasing the spell, two worlds collide and both must then deal with the consequences, resulting in a rite of passage adventure that all the family will enjoy.

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