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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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Sep

Blahblahblah - Sep

Blahblahblah - Sep

Adam Kammerling: Shall We Take This Outside?

'Shall We Take This Outside' is a unique and visceral fusion of spoken word and dance. National Slam Champion, Adam Kammerling, teams up with real life dance superhumans, Eric Mitchell and Jacob Smart, to explore the effect of hero behaviour on real-world attitudes to violence.

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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

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

The Bekkrell Effect

The Bekkrell Effect

Inspired by physicist Henri Becquerel's discovery of radioactivity, 'The Bekkrell Effect' is an exhilarating visual feast combining the power of punk with risk and flare. Part of Circus City, one of Europe's biggest contemporary circus festivals.

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Oct

Blahblahblah - Oct

Blahblahblah - Oct

Laurie Bolger, Raymond Antrobus and Debris Stevenson

An evening of legends! Laurie Bolger, host of London's infamous BANG Said the Gun spoken word nights is joined by British-Jamaican slam champion Raymond Antrobus and Debris Stevenson for this October's riotous round of Blah.

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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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Oct

The Spooky Ship

The Spooky Ship

Step on board Brunel's ss Great Britain after-dark this Halloween. Explore the eerie sights, sounds and smells and watch out for characters lurking in the shadows for a good, old-fashioned, Victorian fright-fest.

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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

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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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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12

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12

Nov

Tim Pigott-Smith Memorial Celebration

Tim Pigott-Smith Memorial Celebration

Alongside many of his friends from stage and screene, join us in celebrating the life and career of one of Bristol Old Vic's best known and most respected alumni.

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19

Nov

Richard Herring

Richard Herring

Oh, Frig, I'm 50!

Following on from "Oh F***, I'm 40!", Richard Herring gets to the half century (against all odds) and looks at how his life has changed in the last decade in this (almost certainly penultimate) instalment in Herring's once-a-decade examination of ageing.

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Nov

Blahblahblah - Nov

Blahblahblah - Nov

Salena Godden, Molly Naylor and Isaiah Hull

Fresh off her ‘Summer of LOVEwire' UK tour, catch Salena Godden sharing some of her brilliant new work for an Autumnal celebration of spoken word. Sharing the stage will be poet and performer Molly Naylor, co-writer of After Hours (Sky One), and Isaiah Hull, emerging writer and performer from Manchester.

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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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Jan

Snow Globe

Snow Globe

Join Kid Carpet and his peculiar posse as they take over The Lantern at Colston Hall this Christmas with a signature blend of original music, comedy and theatrical chaos perfect for those aged 3 to 7 and their families.

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Dec

Ice Ice Baby

Ice Ice Baby

This Christmas, Bristol Old Vic presents our very first baby show for 0-3 years in The Lantern at Colston Hall. Join us for Ice Ice Baby and discover the sights, sounds and textures of winter in a playful sensory exploration.

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Blahblahblah - Dec

Blahblahblah - Dec

Thick Richard: Swear School

A fast-paced crash course in everything you wanted to know about bad language that school couldn't teach you. Join the class of sinister puppets as punk poet Thick Richard looks at the history, definition and use of swearing in his darkly humorous, educational show.

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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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Apr

ON TOUR: Long Day's Journey Into Night

ON TOUR: Long Day's Journey Into Night

Following its sold out run as part of our 250th Anniversary Season, Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville reprise their roles in 2018 for Richard Eyre's acclaimed production of Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece, 'Long Day's Journey Into Night' at Wyndham's Theatre, London.

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Feb

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11

Feb

Shappi Khorsandi

Shappi Khorsandi

Mistress and Misfit

Delivered with a razor sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously mischievous delivery and endless charm, Shappi Khorsandi's whip-cracking UK tour takes to the road and pulls into Bristol this February.

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Feb

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Feb

Joe Lycett

Joe Lycett

I’m About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett

Pop in and see Joe Lycett on his brand new stand-up tour, where he'll be sharing jokes, paintings and some of the pathetic internet trolling he's been up to recently. As seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, QI and The Royal Variety Performance.

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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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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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