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Swallows and Amazons

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A Bristol Old Vic production
Created by Helen Edmundson, Neil Hannon and Tom Morris
Revival directed by Pieter Lawman
Based on the book by Arthur Ransome



All aboard The Swallow!

This Christmas, our much-loved family musical returns after a highly-acclaimed sell-out run in 2010, national tour and run 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 to encounter savages, capture dastardly pirates and defeat mortal enemies.

Created by 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.

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 Bristol Old Vic Theatre School graduates and 2014 O'Toole Prize winners, Bethan Nash and Millie Corser.


The Guardian

warm-hearted, affectionate and fun...a breezy, shipshape and Bristol-fashion delight"

The Daily Telegraph

a celebration of the power of imagination"

The Stage

Swallows and Amazons
27 Nov 2014-17 Jan 2015
Performance Schedule
(plus booking fee)

Signed performance Sat 20 Dec, 2pm
Audio described performance Sat 10 Jan, 2pm
Captioned performance Sat 17 Jan, 2pm


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


Tom Bennett
Millie Corser

Neal Craig
Dominic Gerrard
Brian Hargreaves
Jennifer Higham
Stuart McLoughlin
Tarek Merchant
Evelyn Miller
Bethan Nash
Saskia Portway
Zara Ramm

Beat the queues and order your interval drinks online

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.

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