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Bristol Proms 2015

Bristol Proms 2015

Now in its third year, Bristol Proms is back, continuing its tradition of inviting world-class artists to explore the classical repertoire in an informal, accessible atmosphere, and embracing the intimacy and unparalleled acoustics of Bristol Old Vic's Theatre. This year's line-up features today's most celebrated performers including Daniel Hope, Milos Karadaglic, Alison Balsom and Pumeza Matshikiza.

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27

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27

Jul

Daniel Hope

Daniel Hope

Bristol Proms favourite Daniel Hope presents the story of the fierce rivalry between iconic 19th-century composers, Tchaikovsky and Brahms.

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28

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28

Jul

Pumeza Matshikiza

Pumeza Matshikiza

Following her performance as Dido in Dido and Aeneas (Bristol Proms 2014), sensational South African soprano Pumeza is back, this time reflecting on her life, her passions and her music with long-time collaborator and musical provocateur Charles Hazlewood.

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29

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29

Jul

Hakon and Mari Samuelsen

Hakon and Mari Samuelsen

The evening is conceived by the meteoric Samuelsen siblings from Norway, accompanied by the virtuosic young talent of Sinfonia Cymru, with a programme including Barriere's Sonata for Violin and Cello, Fratres by Arvo Part and Vivaldi's Double Concerto in B-flat.

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29

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29

Jul

Alison Balsom

Alison Balsom

A late evening of immersive trumpetry, conceived by Alison Balsom and Adam Wright, featuring the music of Franceschini, Bach, Handel, Britten and Stravinsky and played on up to a dozen instruments with harpsichord and cello continuo.

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30

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30

Jul

Jan Lisiecki

Jan Lisiecki

Phenomenal Canadian/Polish pianist Jan Lisiecki returns to Bristol Old Vic's intimate auditorium, this time exploring an emotional journey from the crystalline abstraction of Bach to the dark passion of Rachmaninov.

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31

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31

Jul

Milos Karadaglic

Milos Karadaglic

Join classical guitar phenomenon Milos Karadaglic for an intimate evening of music, as he sit alone on Bristol Old Vic's stage surrounded by nothing but atmospheric candlelight.

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01

Aug

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01

Aug

Songs of Hope - In 40 Voices

Songs of Hope - In 40 Voices

Under the direction of Tom Williams, The Erebus Ensemble will embrace the acoustics of Bristol Old Vic's auditorium to present an unforgettable, surround-sound performance of Tallis' 'Spem in Alium'.

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01

Aug

John Rutter

John Rutter

In the year of his seventieth birthday, the great British composer and conductor John Rutter will select some of the pieces of music which have most inspired him, and some of his own works which now seem to him the cornerstones and turning points of an extraordinary career in composition.

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05

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08

Aug

Wapping Wharf

Wapping Wharf

Performed in a new, specially created open air auditorium on M Shed's Museum Square, 'Wapping Wharf' will tell stories from the sites grizzly history from the New Bristol Gaol to the Bristol Riots through 60 young people from Bristol Old Vic Young Company and Travelling Light Youth Theatre.

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Aug

A Thousand Seasons Past

A Thousand Seasons Past

Bristol's historic Wapping Wharf area approaches a new phase of its life and, to celebrate it's vibrant past, young performers from Bristol Old Vic Young Company, Travelling Light Youth Theatre and Hanham Woods Academy transport you back through the rich and haunting history of this fascinating area with intertwining tales told using choreographed ensemble movement and live music, all performed in a specially built open air auditorium.

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03

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05

Sep

Life Raft

Life Raft

In a mysterious dystopia, against a backdrop of war, a lifeboat filled with children is adrift at sea - their passenger liner sunk by an unknown enemy. As darkness falls and their rations dwindle; fear, superstition and madness start to take hold.

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09

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Martyr

Martyr

Fundamentalism and tolerance clash in this funny, provocative play by leading German playwright, Marius von Mayenburg.

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An Oak Tree

An Oak Tree

'An Oak Tree' broke the mould when it opened in 2005 and is now recognized as one of the most influential plays of the last decade. Its breathless balance of accessible story, complex idea and rich theatricality has won awards around the world. Ten years since its premiere 'An Oak Tree' comes to our Studio fresh from its run at the National Theatre.

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The Encounter

The Encounter

In 1969 Loren McIntyre, a National Geographic photographer, found himself lost among the people of the remote Javari Valley in Brazil. Complicite's Simon McBurney traces McIntyre's journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest, incorporating innovative technology into his solo performance to build a shifting world of sound.

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21

Sep

Blahblahblah

Blahblahblah

You Saw It Here First

John Osborne and Molly Naylor present their first ever full-length poetry show. Fresh from the success of launching their new Sky 1 comedy After Hours (produced and directed by Craig Cash), they bring you a selection of their best material: accessible, lyrical and life-affirming. With support from the wonderful Malaika Kegode.

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Orpheus

Orpheus

Told through song and mime and set to a live score of hot club jazz, opera and French chanson, 'Orpheus' is a critically-acclaimed musical re-imagining of the tragic Greek myth from the heart-warmingly humorous Little Bulb Theatre.

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27

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27

Sep

Sean Hughes

Sean Hughes

Mumbo Jumbo

In middle age multi award-winning comedian Sean Hughes has realised that the two sides of his brain are in constant conflict. Join him as he battles with his common sense and Mumbo Jumbo.

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Oct

Raymondo

Raymondo

Raymondo is a story of brotherhood, loss, incarceration, escape, survival, desire, art and resilience. It is a story about the cruelty of others, the kindness of others and Love. Simply told by a woman with a microphone and an atmospheric live score of guitars, loops and keyboard, Raymondo is a raw, dark, funny and tender lyrical narrative that will sear through your defences straight to your heart.

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Oct

And Then Come the Nightjars

And Then Come the Nightjars

Fierce with rage but also achingly tender with delicate heart-warming humour 'And Then Come the Nightjars' is a Bristol Ferment developed play that charts one farm's struggle to survive after the bloodbath of the foot-and-mouth crisis in 2001.

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08

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07

Nov

The Crucible

The Crucible

Arthur Miller's classic drama The Crucible returns to the stage of its 1954 British premiere at Bristol Old Vic to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth and 10 years since his death. Bristol Old Vic's Tom Morris directs a major new revival of this hugely influential work.

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18

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19

Oct

L'Enfant Qui...

L'Enfant Qui...

Presented in-the-round for two days only, Circus City are excited to present 'L'Enfant Qui...', blending live music with acrobatics and puppetry that creates a child's sensitive, poetic view of the world.

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19

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19

Oct

Blahblahblah

Blahblahblah

Luminous Humans

A jam packed evening featuring the mesmerising Sky Academy Arts Scholar and Bush Theatre Associate Artist Sabrina Mahfouz and the brilliant and hilarious UK Anti-Slam champion (amongst a lot of other things) Amy McAllister. A rising star in British poetry Antosh Wojcik rounds out this stellar line up, a resident artist at The Roundhouse.

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Oct

Game

Game

'Game' is a three man circus-theatre show exploring how games shape our lives. Watch as these brave men fight for freedom in front of your eyes.

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22

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Oct

Kid Carpet and the Noisy Neighbours

Kid Carpet and the Noisy Neighbours

Bristol favourite Kid Carpet brings his funny and moving new show uses rock music, puppetry and projection to explore the horrors and excitements of the first day in a new house.

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Oct

Cardboard Arcade

Cardboard Arcade

Bristol Old Vic's award winning FREE October half-term fun continues this autumn with The Cardboard Arcade, transforming our foyer into a temporary kingdom where video game legends are made.

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25

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25

Oct

Henning Wehn

Henning Wehn

Eins, Swei, DIY

After more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador has ‘groan' to like puns.... though he still couldn't eat a whole one. Join Henning Wehn for a crash course in personal accountability and have a right old laugh at the same time! Wunderbar!

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Nov

The Madame Macadam Travelling Theatre

The Madame Macadam Travelling Theatre

Set in Donegal in 1943, this comic melodrama explores what happens when a travelling group of English actors run out of petrol in an Irish town, written by Thomas Kilroy.

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01

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01

Nov

Rich Hall

Rich Hall

3:10 To Humour

Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. See the award-winning Montana native at Bristol Old Vic as he saddles up and hitches his wagon for another tour of the British Isles.

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08

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08

Nov

Josh Widdicombe

Josh Widdicombe

What Do I Do Now...

Josh Widdicombe, that guy from the TV comedy shows with the curly hair, as seen on Mock the Week, QI, Have I Got News For You (the list goes on), is back on the road with a brand new tour.

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10

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10

Nov

Jenny Eclair

Jenny Eclair

How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane)

Professional Grumpy Old Woman, Splash survivor, amateur soup maker, and novice knitter, Jenny Eclair is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine. You are most welcome to join her, just button your cardi up properly and wipe that lipstick off your teeth.

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15

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15

Nov

Andy Parsons

Andy Parsons

Live and Unleashed - But Naturally Cautious

Andy Parsons, star of BBC2's 'Mock The Week' and 'Live At At The Apollo' is back on the road in 2015 and coming to Bristol Old Vic this autumn.

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16

Nov

Blahblahblah

Blahblahblah

Some People Have Too Many Legs

The infectiously optimistic and hilarious true story of how in 2013, disco-dinnerlady Jackie Hagan got a mystery illness, lost a leg and her home; and decided to make it a strength instead of a weakness.

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Jan

The Night that Autumn Turned to Winter

The Night that Autumn Turned to Winter

This Christmas, come and join us for a frenzy of nut gathering and nest building in a magical world full of stories, songs and silliness. Our Studio is once again transformed into a wintry wonderland for our younger audiences to enjoy, as the incomparably brilliant Little Bulb Theatre take you on an adventure armed with songs, instruments, puppets and plenty of wintry surprises.

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27

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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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Dec

Blahblahblah

Blahblahblah

Blah Humbug

With Christmas music jangling endlessly in all the shops and your head still aching from the office Christmas party, come and join us for an evening of pure cynicism and grumpiness. Some of the best poets from across the UK will compete to see who can have the least Christmas spirit. We'll be serving mulled wine, because it's fun to be merry and cynical both at once.

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Feb

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

First staged at Bristol Old Vic in 2014, Director Sally Cookson now brings her acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë's masterpiece back to us presented as a single, exhilarating performance following its transfer to the National Theatre.

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