shows at bristol old vic...

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Nov

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03

Jan

The Magic Elves

The Magic Elves

After the success of last year's Antarctica, the Bristol Old Vic Studio is once again transformed into a magical winter playground with The Magic Elves. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes!

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27

Nov

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17

Jan

Swallows and Amazons

Swallows and Amazons

Back by popular demand, our much-loved family musical Swallows and Amazons is a story of an idyllic era, of endless summer evenings and the beauty of youthful imagination.

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03

Dec

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06

Dec

Theatre Uncut

Theatre Uncut

Multi award-winning Theatre Uncut present their brand new programme of short political plays that can be performed by anyone anywhere across the world.

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07

Jan

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10

Jan

The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil

The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil

The award-winning Bristol Old Vic Young Company bring Stephen Collins' graphic novel to the stage, using music and ensemble theatre to tell a fairy tale for our time.

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21

Jan

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30

Jan

Ferment Fortnight January 2015

Ferment Fortnight January 2015

Ferment Fortnight returns for another festival of dancers, dreamers, animators, actors, directors, writers and more.

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24

Jan

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25

Jan

Slapstick Festival 2015

Slapstick Festival 2015

Seeing Double!: Celebrating comedy double acts at Bristol Old Vic

We are delighted to be hosting nine unique comedy events as part of this year’s Slapstick Festival. From classic silent comedy screenings to celebrating double acts, this is a rare opportunity to see comedy legends such as Victoria Wood, Vic & Bob and Griff Rhys Jones live onstage in our intimate auditorium.

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28

Jan

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31

Jan

Grounded

Grounded

The undoubted critical hit of last year's Edinburgh Festival comes to the intimate studio theatre of Arnolfini.

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05

Feb

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07

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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12

Feb

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14

Feb

Light

Light

Inspired by Edward Snowden’s revelations and the ensuing debate on state surveillance, Theatre Ad Infinitum (Ballad of the Burning Star) conjures an Orwellian future where a totalitarian regime monitors the thoughts of its citizens through implants.

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16

Feb

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21

Feb

Detective O and the Cold Case Caper

Detective O and the Cold Case Caper

Detective O's Cold Case Caper is an interactive and fast-paced children's puppetry show with its very own catchy soundtrack by Kid Carpet.

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16

Feb

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16

Feb

Love vs Lust vs Loss

Love vs Lust vs Loss

Nine of the shining lights of the poetry scene will compete using classic themes, judged by our highly discriminating audience. Part of Blahblahblah, our monthly cabaret night of spoken word featuring some of the most acclaimed poets in the region, the UK and beyond.

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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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18

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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19

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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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25

Mar

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28

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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05

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

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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Apr

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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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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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May

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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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18

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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