shows at bristol old vic...

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Jul

Spill

Spill

Made In Bristol 2015

After the success of their Halloween show The Spooky Ship aboard the SS Great Britain, this year's Made In Bristol company Propolis Theatre will perform a brand new, devised piece of theatre in the Studio this July.

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01

Jul

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11

Jul

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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07

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11

Jul

Medusa

Medusa

Athens is cursed! King Theseus has only one desire: a son to inherit the throne, but every child born to him perishes after only a few hours. Despair leads Theseus to seek terrifying answers, and a truth which will bring him eye-to-eye with the most hideous creature in the ancient world - Medusa! A brand new legend inspired by Greek myths perfect for ages 7 years and older and Key Stage 2 and 3.

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15

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24

Jul

Ferment Fortnight

Ferment Fortnight

Our artist development factory is back with another Ferment Fortnight exploding with the South West's best dancers, dreamers, animators, actors, directors, writers and more all ready to unleash their work in front of a live audience and ask you what you think.

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17

Jul

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19

Jul

Hetty Feather

Hetty Feather

From best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson, the tale of plucky Hetty Feather is brought thrillingly to life on stage by award winning script writer Emma Reeves and Bristol's own celebrated director Sally Cookson (Peter Pan, Varmints).

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20

Jul

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20

Jul

Shame

Shame

Do you remember the worst thing you ever did? 'Shame' is a new spoken-word, hiphop theatre production that tells the story of a man called Berkavitch as he relives the most shameful moments in his life. Part of Blahblahblah.

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27

Jul

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01

Aug

Bristol Proms 2015

Bristol Proms 2015

Now in its third year, Bristol Proms is back, continuing its tradition of inviting world-class artists to explore the classical repertoire in an informal, accessible atmosphere, and embracing the intimacy and unparalleled acoustics of Bristol Old Vic's Theatre. This year's line-up features today's most celebrated performers including Daniel Hope, Milos Karadaglic, Alison Balsom and Pumeza Matshikiza.

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Aug

Wapping Wharf

Wapping Wharf

Performed in a new, specially created open air auditorium on M Shed's Museum Square, 'Wapping Wharf' will tell stories from the sites grizzly history from the New Bristol Gaol to the Bristol Riots through 60 young people from Bristol Old Vic Young Company and Travelling Light Youth Theatre.

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Aug

A Thousand Seasons Past

A Thousand Seasons Past

Bristol's historic Wapping Wharf area approaches a new phase of its life and, to celebrate it's vibrant past, young performers from Bristol Old Vic Young Company, Travelling Light Youth Theatre and Hanham Woods Academy transport you back through the rich and haunting history of this fascinating area with intertwining tales told using choreographed ensemble movement and live music, all performed in a specially built open air auditorium.

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05

Sep

Life Raft

Life Raft

In a mysterious dystopia, against a backdrop of war, a lifeboat filled with children is adrift at sea - their passenger liner sunk by an unknown enemy. As darkness falls and their rations dwindle; fear, superstition and madness start to take hold.

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12

Sep

Martyr

Martyr

Fundamentalism and tolerance clash in this funny, provocative play by leading German playwright, Marius von Mayenburg.

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18

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Sep

The Encounter

The Encounter

In 1969 Loren McIntyre, a National Geographic photographer, found himself lost among the people of the remote Javari Valley in Brazil. Complicite's Simon McBurney traces McIntyre's journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest, incorporating innovative technology into his solo performance to build a shifting world of sound.

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26

Sep

Orpheus

Orpheus

Told through song and mime and set to a live score of hot club jazz, opera and French chanson, 'Orpheus' is a critically-acclaimed musical re-imagining of the tragic Greek myth from the heart-warmingly humorous Little Bulb Theatre.

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27

Sep

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27

Sep

Sean Hughes

Sean Hughes

Mumbo Jumbo

In middle age multi award-winning comedian Sean Hughes has realised that the two sides of his brain are in constant conflict. Join him as he battles with his common sense and Mumbo Jumbo.

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06

Oct

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17

Oct

And Then Come the Nightjars

And Then Come the Nightjars

Fierce with rage but also achingly tender with delicate heart-warming humour 'And Then Come the Nightjars' is a Bristol Ferment developed play that charts one farm's struggle to survive after the bloodbath of the foot-and-mouth crisis in 2001.

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08

Oct

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07

Nov

The Crucible

The Crucible

Arthur Miller's classic drama The Crucible returns to the stage of its 1954 British premiere at Bristol Old Vic to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth and 10 years since his death. Bristol Old Vic's Tom Morris directs a major new revival of this hugely influential work.

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25

Oct

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25

Oct

Henning Wehn

Henning Wehn

Eins, Swei, DIY

After more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador has ‘groan' to like puns.... though he still couldn't eat a whole one. Join Henning Wehn for a crash course in personal accountability and have a right old laugh at the same time! Wunderbar!

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01

Nov

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01

Nov

Rich Hall

Rich Hall

3:10 To Humour

Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. See the award-winning Montana native at Bristol Old Vic as he saddles up and hitches his wagon for another tour of the British Isles.

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08

Nov

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08

Nov

Josh Widdicombe

Josh Widdicombe

What Do I Do Now...

Josh Widdicombe, that guy from the TV comedy shows with the curly hair, as seen on Mock the Week, QI, Have I Got News For You (the list goes on), is back on the road with a brand new tour.

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10

Nov

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10

Nov

Jenny Eclair

Jenny Eclair

How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane)

Professional Grumpy Old Woman, Splash survivor, amateur soup maker, and novice knitter, Jenny Eclair is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine. You are most welcome to join her, just button your cardi up properly and wipe that lipstick off your teeth.

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15

Nov

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15

Nov

Andy Parsons

Andy Parsons

Live and Unleashed - But Naturally Cautious

Andy Parsons, star of BBC2's 'Mock The Week' and 'Live At At The Apollo' is back on the road in 2015 and coming to Bristol Old Vic this autumn.

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Nov

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10

Jan

The Night that Autumn Turned to Winter

The Night that Autumn Turned to Winter

This Christmas, come and join us for a frenzy of nut gathering and nest building in a magical world full of stories, songs and silliness. Our Studio is once again transformed into a wintry wonderland for our younger audiences to enjoy, as the incomparably brilliant Little Bulb Theatre take you on an adventure armed with songs, instruments, puppets and plenty of wintry surprises.

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27

Nov

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17

Jan

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Bringing the much loved fairytale bang up to date, roles are reversed as our male beauty is tricked into a deep sleep for 1,000 years, only to be woken by a modern day, female ‘prince'. By releasing the spell, two worlds collide and both must then deal with the consequences, resulting in a rite of passage adventure that all the family will enjoy.

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Feb

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

First staged at Bristol Old Vic in 2014, Director Sally Cookson now brings her acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë's masterpiece back to us presented as a single, exhilarating performance following its transfer to the National Theatre.

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