shows at bristol old vic...

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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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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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Jan

ON TOUR: The Night that Autumn Turned to Winter

ON TOUR: The Night that Autumn Turned to Winter

This Christmas, our wonderful family show 'The Night That Autumn Turned To Winter' blows in to Battersea Arts Centre in London for a frenzy of nut gathering and adventure.

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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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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

The Love of the Nightingale

The Love of the Nightingale

Bristol Old Vic Young Company present 'The Love of the Nightingale' by Timberlake Wertenbaker. A play exploring rape culture, gender and sexuality. Brought bang up to date with bold choreography and an original musical score.

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22

Jan

Slapstick Sunday

Slapstick Sunday

Join us for four side-splittingly funny events as Bristol's favourite festival of silent comedy returns to Bristol Old Vic for a Sunday filled with gags from BBC Radio 4 comedy stars, celebrations of TV classics and appearances from national comedy treasures.

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Jan

Pink Mist

Pink Mist

Owen Sheers' 'Pink Mist' tells the story of three young Bristol men deployed to Afghanistan, inspired by 30 hours of interviews with returned serviceman.

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Feb

Ferment Fortnight

Ferment Fortnight

Start off your new year by sampling exciting new theatrical ideas as we invite some excellent Ferment artists to open up their creative process and share work-in-progress pieces.

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Feb

David O'Doherty: Big Time

David O'Doherty: Big Time

David O'Doherty - the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya - is delighted to present a brand new show of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986.

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Feb

The Record

The Record

Award-winning New York theatre company 600 HIGHWAYMEN bring 45 Bristolians together on stage for the first time. In 61 minutes they show us who they are, and who they could be. Part theatre, part dance, part group hallucination - a vivid human assembly on an epic scale.

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Blahblahblah - Feb

Blahblahblah - Feb

Love vs Cynicism

On the eve of Valentine's Day, Blah can't help but descend into a pit of cynicism and bitterness. We ask 'is love life's greatest gift?' or 'does it just plain suck?' as two teams of wordsmiths go head to head to argue each side of the case.

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14

Feb

Miles Jupp: Songs of Freedom

Miles Jupp: Songs of Freedom

Miles Jupp (stand-up, actor, writer, thinker, father, husband, worrier, fool, star of Rev. and host of The News Quiz) hits the road in a freshly-ironed shirt and some robust trousers and tries to make some bloody sense of the everyday mysteries of life.

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Feb

John Shuttleworth: My Last Will and Tasty Mint

John Shuttleworth: My Last Will and Tasty Mint

A recent health scare (well, a mild bout of sciatica) has made John Shuttleworth, "Sheffield's finest singer/songwriter" (The Times), focus on his mortality in this show featuring hilarious new songs, and a few of the old favourites bashed out on his trusty Yamaha.

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Feb

The Bear

The Bear

A heart-warming and humorous wintry tale based on Raymond Brigg's much-loved storybook, this show features dazzling puppetry, delicious music, dreamy storytelling and dozens of laughs. The perfect introduction to theatre for ages 3+ and families.

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Mar

Junkyard

Junkyard

Inspired by the true story behind the Lockleaze playground known as ‘The Vench', Junkyard is a story about Bristol from BAFTA award-winning writer and Bristolian Jack Thorne and Evening Standard award-winning director Jeremy Herrin.

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Mar

Blah's Big Weekend

Blah's Big Weekend

After the success of last year's brilliant word-filled bonanza, Blah's Big Weekend returns for a three day festival packed with performances, workshops and one roaring stand up and slam.

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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

Life.

Life.

BalletBoyz are coming to Bristol! 'Life.' is their new show performed by an all-male company of 10 amazing dancers, set to a mesmerising and evocative original musical score.

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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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Apr

Blahblahblah - Apr

Blahblahblah - Apr

Katie Bonna: All the Things I Lied About

From duping her sister into drinking wee to repeated infidelities, Fringe First winner Katie Bonna (Dirty Great Love Story) unpicks all her past mistakes to confront humanity's obsession with fibs and how every day lies can lead to a world of Trump and Brexit.

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Apr

La Strada

La Strada

Directed by Bristol's own Olivier award-nominee Sally Cookson, this visually stunning new stage adaptation of Federico Fellini's masterpiece 'La Strada' is retold by a multi-talented cast to create a theatrical experience that will stimulate the senses, fire emotions and stir the soul.

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Apr

The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

'The Winter's Tale' tells of a delusional and paranoid king who tears his family apart. But this is the new Shakespeare, after he completed his great tragedies, and the tough struggle for redemption yields flickers of hope.

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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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