shows at bristol old vic...

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Feb

Beware of Pity Live Stream

Beware of Pity Live Stream

After the overwhelming success of the live streaming of 'The Encounter' last year, Complicite and Schaubühne Berlin present a live streaming of their latest production 'Beware of Pity' straight from Barbican in London.

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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

Bucket List

Bucket List

Ticket Agent

Theatre Ad Infinitum's 'Bucket List' uses physical storytelling, live instrumental music and song to tell the powerful story of one Mexican woman's fight for justice.

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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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Mar

NT Connections

NT Connections

We're delighted to welcome back NT Connections, the UKs biggest youth theatre festival. This year, we invite eight schools and youth theatre groups to the Bristol Old Vic stage to celebrate these great new plays - with all the energy and commitment of our young talent from the South West.

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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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Messiah

Messiah

Handel's '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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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 24 Hour Plays: Bristol

The 24 Hour Plays: Bristol

Buckle up for a night of extraordinary, adrenaline-fuelledseat-of-your-pants theatre that's quite unlike anything else with 'The 24 Hour Plays®: Bristol'.

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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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May

Medea

Medea

Director George Mann (Pink Mist, Theatre Ad Infinitum) brings his visceral power of movement back to our stage in this modern take on Euripides ancient Greek tragedy. This retelling will attempt to reclaim Medea as a powerful female character who fought against injustice, at all costs.

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May

Nicholas Hytner: Balancing Acts

Nicholas Hytner: Balancing Acts

We are delighted to welcome Nicholas Hytner to our stage to reflect on 12 years at the helm of the National Theatre, followed by a Q and A with our Artistic Director Tom Morris.

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May

Bristol Open Stage 2017

Bristol Open Stage 2017

Always wanted to perform in our Theatre? Bristol Open Stage returns for our 251st birthday on Monday 29th of May and we would like to invite everyone in Bristol to get involved.

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Jun

Golem

Golem

Drawing on the myth of The Golem - the story of a man who fashions a creature out of clay to work for him - 1927’s Golem tells an original story that examines the relationship between an extraordinarily ordinary man, and his Golem...

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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Building on the brilliant success of 'King Lear' in 2016, Shakespeare's riveting political drama 'Julius Caesar' will bring together theatre legends Julian Glover (Game of Thrones) and Lynn Farleigh (Pride and Prejudice) with the stars of tomorrow from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School for a contemporary production of Shakespeare's most famous political drama.

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Blahblahblah - June

Blahblahblah - June

Byron Vincent, Emily Harrison and Daisy Behagg

Byron Vincent is best known for his skilful verse that tackles stigma, challenge social policy and governmental bodies. Joining him is Emily Harrison with her sharp-witted commentary of psychiatric institutions and Bridport poetry prize-winner and mental health nurse Daisy Behagg.

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Jul

Tristan & Yseult

Tristan & Yseult

Reinventing this ancient story of love and longing, forbidden desires and broken hearts, Kneeghigh return to our stage with their deliriously joyful adaptation of 'Tristan & Yseult' that dares to explore the agorny of choosing one human over another.

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Blahblahblah - July

Blahblahblah - July

Vanessa Kisuule: SEXY

'Sexy' is a word a lot of us are uncomfortable applying to ourselves. Vanessa Kisuule certainly doesn't feel she fits the bill. She really wants to, though. Through comedy, spoken word, dance and various states of undress, Vanessa fumbles her way through the infinite contradictions in her head to find (hopefully) the definition of what sexy really means.

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Aug

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

Returning to Bristol Old Vic following its critically acclaimed world premiere as part of our 250th birthday celebrations, Emma Rice's 'The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk' traces the young couple Bella and Marc Chagall as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and each other.

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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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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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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: Pink Mist

ON TOUR: 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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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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