shows at bristol old vic...

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Apr

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14

Jun

Messiah

Messiah

Apple Music are streaming worldwide four songs from our our "beautifully semi-staged performance" (The Stage), available from Friday 14th of April.

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09

Jun

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01

Jul

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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28

Jun

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28

Jun

Artist Development Event

Artist Development Event

Making theatre in Bristol? Then we want to hear from you at our very first Artist Development Event this June!

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02

Jul

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02

Jul

Meadows to Meaders

Meadows to Meaders

Come along to Ascot Road on Sun 2 July to meet the Meadows and the Meaders; two fictional families who were in Southmead from the very beginning!

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Jul

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15

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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20

Jul

Ferment Fortnight July 2017

Ferment Fortnight July 2017

Kick off the summer by sampling some exciting new theatrical ideas at Ferment Fortnight. We've invited the best emerging artists to open up their creative process and share work-in-progress pieces at Arnolfini and in our Theatre.

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22

Jul

Lego Beach

Lego Beach

In 1997 a freak storm exposed a container ship of LEGO® to the power of the tide, haunting one small community. Based on true events and devised by the company, LEGO® Beach explores the unlikely connections that only tiny pieces of plastic can build.

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Jul

Jungle Book

Jungle Book

Spectacular street-dance and breathtaking circus combine to bring Kipling's classic tale crashing into the 21st Century.

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Jul

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

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Aug

t***k you

t***k you

This summer, Bristol Old Vic Young Company will explore the relationship between youth and power in the world today with their newly devised show, t***k you.

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09

Aug

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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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09

Sep

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Sep

The Caretaker

The Caretaker

Christopher Haydon directs Pinter's 20th century masterpiece in a bold new production that unpicks in brilliant and pertinent detail, the paranoia of living in an ever-changing landscape, the threat of alienation and every man's overpowering desire to belong.

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Sep

Blahblahblah - Sep

Blahblahblah - Sep

Adam Kammerling: Shall We Take This Outside?

'Shall We Take This Outside' is a unique and visceral fusion of spoken word and dance. National Slam Champion, Adam Kammerling, teams up with real life dance superhumans, Eric Mitchell and Jacob Smart, to explore the effect of hero behaviour on real-world attitudes to violence.

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Oct

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Told with startling insight, a great ear for dialogue and wicked humour, 'Rita Sue and Bob Too' is a vivid portrait of girls caught between brutal childhood and an unpromising future, both hungry for adult adventure.

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Oct

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Oct

The Weir

The Weir

Winner of the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Conor McPherson's chilling, modern classic The Weir embarks on its first ever UK tour in Autumn 2017 in its 20th Anniversary year.

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Oct

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23

Oct

Blahblahblah - Oct

Blahblahblah - Oct

Laurie Bolger, Raymond Antrobus and Debris Stevenson

An evening of legends! Laurie Bolger, host of London's infamous BANG Said the Gun spoken word nights is joined by British-Jamaican slam champion Raymond Antrobus and Debris Stevenson for this October's riotous round of Blah.

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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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Nov

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Nov

Education, Education, Education

Education, Education, Education

Exploring power, responsibility, and change through the eyes of a hapless group of schoolteachers trying to make it through the day, 'Education, Education, Education' asks big questions about a country in special measures.

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Nov

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Nov

Stick Man

Stick Man

Touching, funny and utterly original, Scamp Theatre's delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's 'Stick Man' is coming to Bristol Old Vic!

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Nov

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18

Nov

The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum

Written by Carl Grose, composed by Charles Hazlewood and directed by Mike Shepherd - the team that brought you the internationally acclaimed 'Dead Dog in a Suitcase', 'The Tin Drum' is a folktale for troubled times: one political, profane and profound.

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Nov

Blahblahblah - Nov

Blahblahblah - Nov

Salena Godden, Molly Naylor and Isaiah Hull

Fresh off her ‘Summer of LOVEwire' UK tour, catch Salena Godden sharing some of her brilliant new work for an Autumnal celebration of spoken word. Sharing the stage will be poet and performer Molly Naylor, co-writer of After Hours (Sky One), and Isaiah Hull, emerging writer and performer from Manchester.

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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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Dec

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Jan

Snow Globe

Snow Globe

Kid Carpet is back this Christmas shaking together wonky tales and jamming tunes into one hilarious adventure with the Snow Globe! Bringing his signature blend of theatrical chaos at The Lantern at Colston Hall don't miss is brand new show, perfect for ages 3-7 years and their families.

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Dec

Blahblahblah - Dec

Blahblahblah - Dec

Thick Richard: Swear School

A fast-paced crash course in everything you wanted to know about bad language that school couldn't teach you. Join the class of sinister puppets as punk poet Thick Richard looks at the history, definition and use of swearing in his darkly humorous, educational show.

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Jan

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10

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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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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