shows at bristol old vic...

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Apr

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Jun

Messiah

Messiah

Apple Music are streaming worldwide four songs from our our "beautifully semi-staged performance" (The Stage), available from Friday 14th of April.

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May

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May

Medea

Medea

Director George Mann (Pink Mist, Theatre Ad Infinitum) brings his visceral power of movement back to our stage in this modern take on Euripides ancient Greek tragedy. This retelling will attempt to reclaim Medea as a powerful female character who fought against injustice, at all costs.

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May

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29

May

Bristol Open Stage 2017

Bristol Open Stage 2017

Always wanted to perform in our Theatre? Bristol Open Stage returns for our 251st birthday on Monday 29th of May and we would like to invite everyone in Bristol to get involved.

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May

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03

Jun

Golem

Golem

Drawing on the myth of The Golem - the story of a man who fashions a creature out of clay to work for him - 1927’s Golem tells an original story that examines the relationship between an extraordinarily ordinary man, and his Golem...

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09

Jun

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01

Jul

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Building on the brilliant success of 'King Lear' in 2016, Shakespeare's riveting political drama 'Julius Caesar' will bring together theatre legends Julian Glover (Game of Thrones) and Lynn Farleigh (Pride and Prejudice) with the stars of tomorrow from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School for a contemporary production of Shakespeare's most famous political drama.

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10

Jun

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10

Dec

IN CINEMAS: Peter Pan

IN CINEMAS: Peter Pan

After a sell-out runs at Bristol Old Vic in 2012 and the National Theatre in 2016, this recorded performance of 'Peter Pan' brings Sally Cookson's adaptation of the much-loved tale to select cinemas screens this June.

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Jun

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19

Jun

Blahblahblah - June

Blahblahblah - June

Toby Campion, Emily Harrison and Daisy Behagg

Byron Vincent is best known for his skilful verse that tackles stigma, challenge social policy and governmental bodies. Joining him is Emily Harrison with her sharp-witted commentary of psychiatric institutions and Bridport poetry prize-winner and mental health nurse Daisy Behagg.

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Jul

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15

Jul

Tristan & Yseult

Tristan & Yseult

Reinventing this ancient story of love and longing, forbidden desires and broken hearts, Kneeghigh return to our stage with their deliriously joyful adaptation of 'Tristan & Yseult' that dares to explore the agorny of choosing one human over another.

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22

Jul

Made in Bristol Show

Made in Bristol Show

This year's Made in Bristol group, INKBLOC ensemble, will perform a brand new piece of theatre at 1532 Performing Arts Centre this July.

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29

Jul

Jungle Book

Jungle Book

Spectacular street-dance and breathtaking circus combine to bring Kipling's classic tale crashing into the 21st Century.

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31

Jul

Blahblahblah - July

Blahblahblah - July

Vanessa Kisuule: SEXY

'Sexy' is a word a lot of us are uncomfortable applying to ourselves. Vanessa Kisuule certainly doesn't feel she fits the bill. She really wants to, though. Through comedy, spoken word, dance and various states of undress, Vanessa fumbles her way through the infinite contradictions in her head to find (hopefully) the definition of what sexy really means.

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Aug

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Aug

Young Company Show

Young Company Show

We are excited to announce Bristol Old Vic Young Company's Summer Show 2017, exploring the relationship between youth and power; What it is to have it, what happens when they don't have it and what can they do when the majority might not hear what they're saying?

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Aug

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

Returning to Bristol Old Vic following its critically acclaimed world premiere as part of our 250th birthday celebrations, Emma Rice's 'The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk' traces the young couple Bella and Marc Chagall as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and each other.

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Sep

The Caretaker

The Caretaker

Christopher Haydon directs Pinter's 20th century masterpiece in a bold new production that unpicks in brilliant and pertinent detail, the paranoia of living in an ever-changing landscape, the threat of alienation and every man's overpowering desire to belong.

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07

Oct

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Told with startling insight, a great ear for dialogue and wicked humour, 'Rita Sue and Bob Too' is a vivid portrait of girls caught between brutal childhood and an unpromising future, both hungry for adult adventure.

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Oct

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Oct

The Weir

The Weir

Winner of the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Conor McPherson's chilling, modern classic The Weir embarks on its first ever UK tour in Autumn 2017 in its 20th Anniversary year.

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Oct

People, Places & Things

People, Places & Things

The National Theatre and Headlong Theatre's critically acclaimed smash hit 'People, Places & Things' that confronts a woman's struggle through recovery from drug addiction comes to Bristol as part of a much anticipated UK-wide tour.

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Nov

Education, Education, Education

Education, Education, Education

Exploring power, responsibility, and change through the eyes of a hapless group of schoolteachers trying to make it through the day, 'Education, Education, Education' asks big questions about a country in special measures.

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Nov

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Nov

Stick Man

Stick Man

Touching, funny and utterly original, Scamp Theatre's delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's 'Stick Man' is coming to Bristol Old Vic!

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07

Nov

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18

Nov

The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum

Written by Carl Grose, composed by Charles Hazlewood and directed by Mike Shepherd - the team that brought you the internationally acclaimed 'Dead Dog in a Suitcase', 'The Tin Drum' is a folktale for troubled times: one political, profane and profound.

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14

Jan

The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales

The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales

Emma Rice's "exquisite" (Daily Telegraph) production of 'The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales' comes to Bristol this Christmas following its critically acclaimed premiere at Shakespeare's Globe.

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Dec

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07

Jan

Snow Globe

Snow Globe

Kid Carpet is back this Christmas shaking together wonky tales and jamming tunes into one hilarious adventure with the Snow Globe! Bringing his signature blend of theatrical chaos at The Lantern at Colston Hall don't miss is brand new show, perfect for ages 3-7 years and their families.

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Apr

Studio Walkabout Season

Studio Walkabout Season

We’re taking our studio programme on Walkabout around Bristol while our King Street Front of House undergoes a major redevelopment and a brand new Studio is built.

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Sep

ON TOUR: Jane Eyre

ON TOUR: Jane Eyre

In 2017, Sally Cookson's acclaimed re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë's masterpiece 'Jane Eyre' sets off on tour across the UK. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman's fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.

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