2017-2017 | Bristol Old Vic Directed by George Mann
Medea’s marriage is breaking up. And so is everything else. Testing the limits of revenge and liberty, Euripides’ seminal play cuts to the heart of gender politics and asks what it means to be a woman and a wife.
One of world drama's most infamous characters is brought to controversial new life by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold (The Merchant of Venice, King Charles III, American Psycho) and award-winning feminist writer Rachel Cusk (Outline, Aftermath).
Kate Fleetwood makes her Almeida debut in the title role.
2016-2016 | Bristol Old Vic Directed by Tom Morris
Cracked hearts. Strange fates. Impossible dreams.
The King is dead, but who the hell cares? A strange new act has arrived at the Stokes Croft fair, a grotesque oasis of entertainment.
Soon everyone from the gutter rats to the new Queen has fallen for the handmade freak Grinpayne and his hideously beautiful face. But who is he really? And how did he come to be so marked? Together with an old man, a blind girl and a wolf, he has a story to tell. A tale so tragic and so strange that not even he can guess how it will endRead more
2015-2015 | Bristol Old Vic Directed by Paul Robinson
As disease ravages the South Devon countryside, Michael desperately barricades his farm and home against a tide of devastation. Only his friend Jeff can clear a way through the falling ash as Michael prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice to preserve all that he holds dear.Read more
Pink Mist tells the story of three young Bristol men deployed to Afghanistan. Returning to the women in their lives who must now share the physical and psychological aftershocks of their service, Arthur, Hads and Taff find their journey home is their greatest battle.Read more
2015-2015 | Bristol Old Vic Directed by Michael Oakley
More socially and politically relevant now than ever before, The Life and Times of Fanny Hill is a darkly comic exploration of fulfilment and pleasure, offering a witty, irreverent perspective on the reality behind Fanny Hill's story.Read more
2014-2014 | Bristol Old Vic Directed by Tom Morris
England will win the World Cup this summer. Guaranteed.
Bobby Moore, Nobby Stiles and the Charlton Brothers: the team of legendary heroes and ordinary men that won the 1966 World Cup and a permanent place in the hearts of a nation.Read more
2013-2014 | Bristol Old Vic Directed by Simon Godwin
Based upon the original tale of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, this new show features an enchanting new script, original music, a live band and lots of under the sea creatures.
Come with us on a magical journey as we ask “do you believe in mermaids?” A magical family show suitable for all ages.
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