shows at bristol old vic...

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Jan

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Jan

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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Jan

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31

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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Jul

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Jul

Out of Sky

Out of Sky

In a small, small town at the edge of the wide, wide world, a young man mysteriously vanishes into thin air. But that is not all… Made in Bristol's Splint Theatre debut their beautifully inventive, gothic tale of love lost, love found and the darkness that can embrace a heart in 'Out of Sky'.

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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 Bhangra

RSVP Bhangra

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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Jul

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30

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

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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Sep

Blahblahblah - Sep

Blahblahblah - Sep

Soweto Kinch, Sally Jenkinson and Toby Campion

MOBO award winning saxophonist and charismatic fireball Soweto Kinch is joined by the gorgeously wrought poetry of Sally Jenkinson and Poetry Slam winner Toby Champion for a night that will take you from hip hop to hilarity.

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Oct

The Terrible Things I've Done

The Terrible Things I've Done

Invisible Ink has been collecting true stories of the terrible things we do. From lying to your boss to breaking your mum’s heart and everywhere in between, 'The Terrible Things I've Done' explores the darker side of human nature.

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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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Oct

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24

Oct

Blahblahblah - Oct

Blahblahblah - Oct

Adam Kammerling, Deanna Rodger and Agnes Torok

Deanna Rodgers’s super smart and astute observations have made her a UK Poetry Slam Champion and one of ELLE UK magazine’s “30 Inspirational Women Under 30”. Sharing the stage will be TED speaker and poetry regular on BBC The Social Agnes Török alongside Adam Kammerling with his playful and funny, political and rhythmical performance.

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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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Nov

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Nov

Blahblahblah - Nov

Blahblahblah - Nov

What I Learned From Johnny Bevan - Luke Wright

In a story of shattered friendship, class ceilings, and the hollow reality of the New Labour dream, Luke Wright delivers a multi award winning hurricane of a performance. With humour and humanity he takes British politics head on for what promises to be “Pulsating piece of poetic storytelling” (Guardian).

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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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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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Dec

Blahblahblah - Dec

Blahblahblah - Dec

The Lie - Francesca Beard

In what’s become a bit of a tradition for Blahblahblah, we bring you something to cut through the relentless Christmassy onslaught. We’re delighted that this year it’s a new interactive spoken word show from razor-witted, darkly hilarious, internationally acclaimed poet Francesca Beard.

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Mar

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Mar

Escaped Alone

Escaped Alone

Don’t miss 'Escaped Alone', the critically acclaimed new play by Caryl Churchill (The Skriker, Top Girls), one of the UK’s greatest and most inventive living playwrights.

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Apr

Messiah

Messiah

Messiah returns to our Theatre following its sell-out debut in Bristol Proms in 2013. Tom Morris brings this dramatic work to life in a semi-staged performance with a cast of actors, the glorious Erebus Ensemble and The English Concert’s brilliant Baroque orchestra, conducted by Harry Bicket.

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