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Swallows and Amazons
Written by Arthur Ransome
Adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson
With songs by Neil Hannon
Directed by Tom Morris
Revival directed by Pieter Lawman
A Bristol Old Vic production
All aboard The Swallow!
This Christmas, our much-loved family musical returns after taking Bristol by storm in 2010, a highly-acclaimed national tour and a season in London's West End.
Swallows and Amazons is a story of an idyllic era, of endless summer evenings and the beauty of youthful imagination. Follow Captain John and his able crew as they set sail to Wildcat Island on an exotic adventure packed full of piracy, adventure and fun!
From a creative team including Artistic Director Tom Morris (War Horse, A Midsummer Night's Dream), writer Helen Edmundson (Coram Boy) and with music by Neil Hannon (The Divine Comedy), Bristol Old Vic presents another unforgettable Christmas treat.
warm-hearted, affectionate and fun...a breezy, shipshape and Bristol-fashion delight"
a celebration of the power of imagination"
allows the audience to enter the same imaginative conspiracy as the children"
and 2014 rehearsals at Bristol Old Vic
Production photographs by Simon Annand, rehearsal photographs by Chris Cooper
Win tickets for your choir and the chance to perform at the opening night of Swallows and Amazons!
Taking inspiration from Swallows and Amazons' love of the sea and sailing, we're asking all Bristol school choirs; primary and secondary, big and small, to send in a recording of any song that takes its inspiration from a life on the open waves!
The winner will be chosen by The Divine Comedy lead singer and Swallows and Amazons composer, Neil Hannon (pictured above, photo by Chris Cooper).
Closing date: Monday 10 November, click here for more information.
The stars of our hit family show had to find their sea legs during a training session with The South West Area Sea Cadets. Read more here.
Photos by Duncan Smith
Previews (27 Nov - 2 Dec): First 200 tickets for each performance all £10
Family ticket: 20% off (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children, tickets on top three price bands only)*
Family ticket SUPER PEAK: 10% off super peak performances (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children, tickets on top three price bands only)*
*Standard terms and conditions apply. Top 3 price bands ONLY. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
Featuring Stuart McLoughlin who played John in the original 2010 production and has since been seen treading the Bristol Old Vic boards in 2012's Christmas hit, Peter Pan, the cast also includes Neal Craig (Swallows and Amazons, national and West End tour, 2012), Saskia Portway (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Coram Boy), Zara Ramm (World Cup Final 1966, Treasure Island), Brian Hargreaves (World Cup Final 1966) and Dominic Gerrard (Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall), plus Tom Bennett (PhoneShop), Evelyn Miller, Jennifer Higham, Tarek Merchant and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School graduates and 2014 O'Toole Prize winners, Bethan Nash and Millie Corser.
Signed performance Sat 20 Dec, 2pm
Audio described performance Sat 10 Jan, 2pm
Captioned performance Sat 17 Jan, 2pm
We're pleased to offer a new service from AvoidQ that allows you to quickly and easily order interval drinks online before you arrive, avoiding the need to queue. More information here.