shows at bristol old vic...

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Jul

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02

Aug

Bristol Proms

Bristol Proms

Last year's inaugural Bristol Proms - championing the highest musical standards while exploring the creative possibilities of digital technology and encouraging the audience to relax and participate - struck a new path towards the future of classical concerts.

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28

Jul

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28

Jul

Bryn Terfel

Bryn Terfel

Bryn Terfel: My Life In Song

The world's greatest bass-baritone talks about his life & passion for music, illustrated by selections of the songs that have landmarked his extraordinary career. Part of #BRISTOL PROMS.

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28

Jul

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28

Jul

Bach in the Dark

Bach in the Dark

Bach In The Dark

Tom Williams is back with another nocturnal challenge - Bach.

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28

Jul

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28

Jul

Lisa Batiashvili, Francois Leleux and Friends

Lisa Batiashvili, Francois Leleux and Friends

The Batiashvili Bristol Proms Ensemble

With live relay filming in intimate close-up, the phenomenal virtuoso Lisa Batiashvili illustrates her passion for the music of Bach with pieces from her forthcoming album. Part of #BRISTOL PROMS.

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28

Jul

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28

Jul

Will Gregory's Moog Ensemble

Will Gregory's Moog Ensemble

Will Gregory's Moog Ensemble

An iconic piece of late 20th century music making technology is turned by maverick composer and innovator Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) to the sublime music of Bach.

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29

Jul

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02

Aug

Jonathan James: Inside The Music

Jonathan James: Inside The Music

Jonathan James is a music educator and writer, well known in Bristol for his series of illustrated talks in the city's concert venues. As a freelance educator he now talks on music throughout the UK, drawing on his experience as a conductor and teacher to find imaginative new ways into explaining the music and its processes.

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29

Jul

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29

Jul

Ji Liu: Bach And Cage

Ji Liu: Bach And Cage

Ji Liu: Bach And Cage

The rising piano star tackles a theme of piano music from just before the First World War in what promises to be a thrilling and emotional evening.

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29

Jul

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29

Jul

The Songs That Went To War

The Songs That Went To War

John Tams, Barry Coope, The Erebus Ensemble

The First World War not only wiped out a generation of professional, volunteer and conscripted soldiers; it also, some say, extinguished forever the tradition of communal song in Britain. John Tams (Home Service, War Horse) and Barry Coop remember the popular songs which soldiers took to war, some of which died out with them.

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30

Jul

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31

Jul

Hack the Choir

Hack the Choir

Micro residency at Watershed

Drop in to Watershed bar for a two-day micro-residency bringing together Bristol Proms Artists in Residence The Erebus Ensemble with technologists David Haylock and Stefan Goodchild, for a series of open experiments.

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30

Jul

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30

Jul

Sacconi Quartet

Sacconi Quartet

Beethoven 132

The dazzling Sacconi Quartet, associate artists at Bristol Old Vic, follow up their exquisite interpretation of Schubert's Quintet in C (Bristol Proms 2013) and their unforgettable semi-staged Beethoven 131 (Bristol Jam 2010), with the magnificent Beethoven's great Quartet opus 132, performed in the magical intimacy of our Studio.

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30

Jul

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30

Jul

A Rainbow In Curved Air With danceroom Spectroscopy

A Rainbow In Curved Air With danceroom Spectroscopy

Charles Hazlewood's All Star Collective / danceroom Spectroscopy

Charles Hazlewood's All Stars return to Bristol Old Vic with Terry Riley's iconic musical contemplation A Rainbow in Curved Air ("the most astonishing night of my life," audience member, Bristol Jam 2010), joined by the digital pioneers Danceroom Spectroscopy (collaborators with Nicola Benedetti, Bristol Proms 13) in a truly interactive musical/visual experiment.

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31

Jul

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31

Jul

Sinfonia Cymru: Towards A Staged Concert

Sinfonia Cymru: Towards A Staged Concert

Sinfonia Cymru: Towards A Staged Concert

In collaboration with the pioneering young chamber ensemble Sinfonia Cymru, we will share some experiments in which we imagine what a concert would be like if there really was more to see.

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31

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31

Jul

Daniel Hope

Daniel Hope

Air, A Baroque Journey

Daniel Hope returns to weave a spoken and musical journey through the Baroque period. Part of #BRISTOL PROMS.

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31

Jul

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31

Jul

UnButtoned

UnButtoned

Sinfonia Cymru

A new contemporary project by Sinfonia Cymru, UnButtoned brings together the musical talents of the orchestra and BAFTA-Cymru winning musician Tom Raybould (Zwolf) to form a new approach to how classical music can be experienced.

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01

Aug

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01

Aug

Avi Avital and Mahan Esfahani

Avi Avital and Mahan Esfahani

An encounter between the virtuoso harpsichord player Mahan Esfahani and mandolin artist Avi Avital describing their meeting through the music of Bach. Part of #BRISTOL PROMS.

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01

Aug

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01

Aug

#ValentinaBristol

#ValentinaBristol

Valentina Lisitsa's Music Party

Valentina is a genuine, international status virtuouso and an internet pioneer. While at the height of her musical powers, she uniquely embraces and understands the power of the internet and digital technology. Part of #BRISTOLPROMS.

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02

Aug

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02

Aug

Every Voice Is Heard

Every Voice Is Heard

Wren Music, Roots Acoustic and Toots A Capella

Wren Music, Roots Acoustic and Toots A Capella lead a Folk Workshop for Young People and Families followed by a showcase performance exploring new tunes with a Newfoundland connection and sea songs from Bristol itself.

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02

Aug

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28

Jul

Tobacco Factory Theatres Present: Mimic

Tobacco Factory Theatres Present: Mimic

Performed by Raymond Scannell, directed by Tom Creed

Performed at a grand piano, Mimic is a dark satire exploring imitation, authenticity, and what happens to a nation that leaves its heritage behind.

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02

Aug

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02

Aug

Dido and Aeneas

Dido and Aeneas

by candlelight

The English Concert, Bristol Old Vic & Universal Music, present a semi-staged performance of Purcell's Dido And Aeneas. Part of #BRISTOL PROMS.

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13

Aug

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16

Aug

Wodwo

Wodwo

Embark on an epic journey with Bristol Old Vic Young Company across landscapes both familiar and strange, in order to rediscover the awe and wonder of the natural world.

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27

Sep

Juno and the Paycock

Juno and the Paycock

Hilarity and tragedy rub shoulders in Sean O'Casey's classic Irish drama set in Dublin 1922, featuring his trademark mix of comic double acts, political upheavals, domestic longings, and characters who are never far away from an opulent word or song.

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15

Sep

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15

Sep

Anthropoetry: Ben Mellor

Anthropoetry: Ben Mellor

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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24

Sep

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04

Oct

The Little Table Of Delights

The Little Table Of Delights

Pirouetting beetroots, singing honey bees, eggs telling bad yolks, and a feast of food tales from field to plate. A theatrical food tasting for children.

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01

Oct

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04

Oct

Dracula

Dracula

Jonathan Goddard plays the infamous Vampire Count, whose sinister and ruthless ambitions challenge the very fabric of Victorian society. As his victims and opponents rally against him they must face the darkness and savagery within themselves.

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08

Oct

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26

Oct

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

The ever-inventive Kneehigh return to Bristol with their blazing new show. Fasten your seat belts; it's going to be one hell of a night!

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08

Oct

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11

Oct

Hoke's Bluff

Hoke's Bluff

With a nostalgic yearning for the simplicity of a world that never really existed, Hoke's Bluff mixes a formula of high school storylines and the cheap sentimentality of inspiring locker room speeches to find out what it means to be a winner (on the inside).

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16

Oct

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17

Oct

L'apres-midi d'un Foehn - Version 1

L'apres-midi d'un Foehn - Version 1

Watch in wonder as ordinary plastic bags are magically brought to life by a mysterious ballet master - joyously swirling and twirling to the beautiful music of Debussy.

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22

Oct

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25

Oct

The Window

The Window

Exploring isolation, the boundaries of altruism and the ways we navigate society (Big or otherwise), The Window is a story about what happened when a window was put in a wall.

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24

Oct

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25

Oct

Echo Beach

Echo Beach

Delving into her dance collection Hannah Sullivan uncovers memories from her life revealing a contemplative and considered look at how we come together and how we come apart.

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27

Oct

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29

Oct

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

Tall Stories' hit musical stage adaptation of the award-winning picture book, The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

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29

Oct

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01

Nov

The Great Big Story Mix Up

The Great Big Story Mix Up

Back by popular demand, The Great Big Story Mix Up is a totally unique half term treat for children. Expect wonderful stories, daft jokes, infectious songs and plenty of opportunities for you to join in the fun. With you in charge, no two shows can ever be the same!

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05

Nov

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08

Nov

Institute

Institute

Following a mesmerising performance of Missing in our Theatre last year, critically-acclaimed physical theatre company Gecko return with a funny and moving exploration of what it means to care.

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11

Nov

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22

Nov

War Game

War Game

War Game tells the story of the opening months of World War 1 through the eyes of a village football team who sign up, train, are despatched to the Front and then play in the famous Christmas Day match across No Man's Land.

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12

Nov

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23

Nov

solo[solo]

solo[solo]

A new one-man play about what happens when we look where we shouldn't, what it is to know the truth and the distances we travel when we feel alone.

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26

Nov

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04

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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16

Apr

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25

Apr

Orfeo

Orfeo

Monteverdi

A showcase for young British talent, this co-production with ENO, directed by Tom Morris, sees one of the world's oldest musical dramas presented in the intimate setting of the UK's oldest continuously working theatre.

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