shows at bristol old vic...

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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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07

Feb

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07

Feb

Bristol Open Stage

Bristol Open Stage

Bristol Open Stage invites everyone to share their interpretation of Bristol's imaginative spirit in whatever way they like on our historic Theatre stage. We want to hear your ideas about what makes Bristol special, your inspiring stories and see your brilliant work.

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08

Feb

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08

Feb

Missing Pieces

Missing Pieces

Girls

Missing Pieces presents 'Girls': a story that delves into the reality behind the news headlines arising from the infamous Boko Haram kidnappings that horrified the world. A tale wrapped around the lives of three teenage abductees as they try to face up to overwhelming adversity through the friendship they'll need to hold onto in order to survive.

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09

Feb

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13

Feb

An Elephant in the Garden

An Elephant in the Garden

Adapted from Michael Morpurgo's best-selling children's novel, 'An Elephant in the Garden' tells the story of Lizzie, her mother, and an elephant from the zoo as they flee the Allied firebombing in the endgame of the Second World War. The perfect half term treat for ages 9+!

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12

Feb

Albee Vector the Sound Collector

Albee Vector the Sound Collector

In a re-telling of the Odyssey, Albee must travel to the ends of the earth seeking the most beautiful sound in the world. The perfect February half term treat for ages 3+!

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12

Feb

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12

Feb

CounterActs

CounterActs

Candoco Dance Company, the company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, brings together two extraordinary British artists for an evening of playful questions and captivating performance. Performing on Bristol Old Vic's stage for the first time in its 25 year history, Candoco invites audiences to experience how various and unexpected dance can be.

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Feb

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15

Feb

Blahblahblah - Feb

Blahblahblah - Feb

Love: what's the point?

In what's become something of a Valentine's Day tradition for Blahblahblah, some of the best poetic voices from across the UK will come together to argue for and against romantic love. Expect moving and beautiful love poems and hilarious and scathing cynicism.

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16

Feb

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05

Mar

Pink Mist

Pink Mist

'Pink Mist' tells the story of three young Bristol men deployed to Afghanistan. Returning to the women in their lives who must now share the physical and psychological aftershocks of their service, Arthur, Hads and Taff find their journey home is their greatest battle.

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Feb

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20

Feb

i know all the secrets in my world

i know all the secrets in my world

A universal and compelling tale of love and loss, 'i know all the secrets in my world' is a duet between a father and son after the walls of their home start to crumble following the loss of the woman who was the heart of their family.

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Feb

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Feb

Curried Goat and Fishfingers

Curried Goat and Fishfingers

Faces and fads come and go but the friendship between poets Miles and Edson has remained. Through poetry and prose they celebrate being writers, men, and the quirks of Black Britishness.

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Feb

Check The Label

Check The Label

Eno Mfon performs her own words in a beautiful and blistering indictment of the lengths some women will go to be just a shade... less.

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04

Mar

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12

Mar

The Trojan Women

The Trojan Women

Under the direction of Sally Cookson, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s aspiring young actors present a modern adaptation of 'The Trojan Women' - one of the most powerful indictments of war ever written.

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08

Mar

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12

Mar

All That Fall

All That Fall

Internationally acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark is taking audiences literally into darkness for a rare live production of Beckett's first radio play 'All That Fall'.

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10

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12

Mar

Tiddler and other Terrific Tales

Tiddler and other Terrific Tales

Perfect family fun for ages 3+ featuring live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze.

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14

Mar

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23

Mar

NT Connections

NT Connections

We're delighted to welcome back NT Connections, the UKs biggest youth theatre festival. This year, the project celebrates its 21st birthday, inviting 500 youth companies from across the UK to take part.

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21

Mar

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21

Mar

Blahblahblah - Mar

Blahblahblah - Mar

Inua Ellams with guests

Fringe First award-winner Inua Ellams is an internationally touring poet, playwright and performer. Expect musicality and heightened mellifluous speech mixed with Nigerian storytelling.

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23

Mar

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23

Apr

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece captures one fateful summer's day in the life of the Tyrones, a family tied together by a lifetime of secrets. Directed by Sir Richard Eyre and starring Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville.

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02

Apr

Iphigenia in Splott

Iphigenia in Splott

Talk of 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Winner of the UK Theatre Award for Best New Play 2015, Sherman Cymru presents Gary Owen's powerful drama that drives home the high price people pay for society's shortcomings.

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Apr

Boxy and Sticky

Boxy and Sticky

Join us this Easter holiday for a mischievous theatrical adventure to entrance and delight families and inspire you to use all of your imagination.

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17

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17

Apr

Richard Herring

Richard Herring

Happy Now?

In his twelfth solo stand up show, Richard Herring examines whether we are, can ever hope to be, or are meant to be truly content.

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18

Apr

Blahblahblah - Apr

Blahblahblah - Apr

Fat Girls Don't Dance

Blending theatre, storytelling and killer moves, spoken word artist Maria Ferguson explores her relationship with the F-word (Food) with the help of her first love (Dance). Questioning how we all look at size, Fat Girls Don't Dance takes us into the world of performance - where three meals a day is up for compromise and skinny sells well.

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Apr

Dark Land Light House

Dark Land Light House

Sleepdogs present a visceral sci-fi horror set in a Dark Land in the depths of space where Teller Ghent is the lone keeper of the orbiting lighthouse. Teller's only company is a sentient computer with a taste for the poetic... and a host of terrible visions from the end of the universe.

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May

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

For your viewing pleasure, Peepolykus and Co. proudly present Gustave Flaubert's masterpiece Madame Bovary. The seminal 19th Century novel will be brought spectacularly to life by director Gemma Bodinetz and her ‘bijoux' cast (with a fair amount of doubling).

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May

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22

May

Mayfest

Mayfest

Mayfest is Bristol's unique annual festival of contemporary theatre. It is dedicated to presenting a broad range of unusual, playful and ambitious work from leading theatre makers from Bristol, the UK and beyond.

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May

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23

May

Blahblahblah - May

Blahblahblah - May

Team GB

Hollie McNish and Vanessa Kisuule represented Great Britain at the Slam Du Monde in Paris, and came 3rd, which is a great result when you're up against the (other) best poets in the world. Join them with special guest for the final Blahblahblah of the Spring Season.

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May

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Jun

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

Kneehigh and Bristol Old Vic's 'The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk' traces the lives of Marc and Bella Chegall who walked through some of the most devastating times in history. Emma Rice's final production as Kneehigh's Artistic Director is drawn in a theatrical language as fluid as Chagall's paintings, and woven throughout with music and dance inspired by the Russian Jewish tradition.

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May

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May

250th Birthday Weekend

250th Birthday Weekend

On the May bank holiday weekend, we are flinging open our doors and inviting an array of Bristol creative talent to take over our building. There will be performances for everyone, packing out all our stages and spaces with talented performers who embody all that is great about Bristol.

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