The Breach

Fri 28 – Sat 29 Jun • 7.30pm • Full £14 Concs £10 • Professional Theatre

Written by William Shakespeare

Adapted by Apricity Theatre

History is written by the victors. But what about the people whose blood those victories were won with?

King Henry is a violent man and a threat too great for France to ignore as his armies plunder their churches and burn their towns to the ground. Henry’s soldiers struggle to come to terms with the blood they have shed in the name of their king, while Princess Katherine prepares herself for the arranged marriage she knows is on its way. With ‘explosive’ battles (Theatre Bath) and thumping beats, this new adaptation of Henry V explores the darker side of Shakespeare’s story through the eyes of the people used and forgotten by history.

Praise for Between the Armies:

unlike anything we have experienced” ★★★★★ 365 Bristol

“haunting” ★★★★ Theatre Bath

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The Holland Handkerchief

Thu 20 – Fri 21 Jun • 7.30pm • Full £10 Concs £8 • Professional Theatre

Created by Kerchief Theatre

Music by Violette

When a young romance is parted by the powers that be, life and death prove to be the mysterious ultimate executors of fate. ‘The Holland Handkerchief’ resonates timelessly as a tale of love, loyalty, and honour; as chilling and curious now as when it was created in 1711.

Folk music and stagework intertwine in this magical retelling from new theatre company Kerchief Theatre, who will be joined by folk sister duo Violette.

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Bear Pit & Void

Wed 10 – Thu 11 Jul • 7:30pm • Full £11 Concs £9 • Professional Theatre

A double-bill Edinburgh Fringe preview presented by Elvin Acting Theatre Company

Bear Pit

Devised by E.A.T Company
What is choice? Is your life predetermined? What is the ripple effect of one bad decision?
Elvin Acting Theatre Company’s latest creation, interrogates the complexities of choice and life’s daily twists and turns – the consequences of the decisions we make and we ask, does fate plays a part?

Void

Written by William W Jesmond de Clermont
What happens after you die? Angels? A black hole? Perhaps… but what if you choose to die? Enter, Grim. Shoved on suicide duty, will this shift ever end?
Void explores the choice of life or death.

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Rising Damp

Wed 17 – Sat 20 Jul • 7:30pm & 2:30pm • Full £15• Professional Theatre

Written By Eric Chappell

Presented by Drama Llama Productions

When student Alan moves into an attic flat, he does not expect to find it already inhabited by someone else. The Mysterious Phillip claims to be the son of an African chief with ten wives waiting for him back home, but his presence is the least of Alan’s worries.

He also has to contend with a hole in the floor, water running down the walls and sinister landlord Rigsby, who has designs on Miss Jones downstairs, who herself has developed a passion for Phillip.

Erid Chappell’s much-loved ITV comedy was adapted by him for the stage and was first performed as The Banana Box. It’s West End production 1973 starred Leonard Rossiter, Don Warrington and Francis de la Tour. This version of Rising Damp was revised by the author and toured in 2013 by Classic Comedy Production.

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Once Upon A Time…

Thu 12 – Sat 14 Sep • 8pm • Full £16/14 Concs £14/12 • Professional Theatre

Presented by Gonzo Moose in association with Pegasus Theatre

It was cold. It was dark. It was almost certainly snowing…
Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are about to publish the final volume of what will become the greatest ever collection of fairy tales.
But on the eve of their greatest triumph, a shadowy figure from their past lets it be known he intends to collect an old debt.
Now their sister Lotte has to travel deep into the Fairy Tale Kingdom and confront a great evil in order to save her beloved older brothers.
Is our heroine in grave danger? Yes.
From what? Lot’s of things.
Will she make it back alive? We can’t tell you.
Having previously thrilled audiences with the hit shows The Thing That Came From Over There and What The Dickens, Gonzo Moose are back in a reworking of their 2011 smash hit, Grimm And Grimmer. A comedy fairy tale adventure bursting with physical comedy, absurd jokes and magical illusion, Once Upon A Time… is bigger, crazier and funnier than ever before.
“Outstanding” Chortle
“Thrilled and delighted an audience of all ages. Outstanding visual comedy” Oxford Times
Special reduced price Preview Performances Thu 12th & Fri 13th September!

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Steamed: A Dickensian Improvised Christmas Tale

Wed 4 Dec • 7:30pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Professional Theatre

Presented by Closer Each Day Company

Steam ships, steam trains, steamed puddings, hilarious comedy, astonishing drama, endearing orphans and perhaps the odd catchy music hall number! This December join Closer Each Day Company for something distinctly Dickensian and entirely improvised.
Closer Each Day Company, creators of Bristol’s cult comedy, Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera, bring their dynamic and addictive brand of theatre to this new show, co-produced with The Wardrobe Theatre. Come along for a right old knees up and enjoy improv in the time of cholera!

“Quick-witted, very watchable ensemble, razor-sharp in timing and delivery.” ★★★★ Stage Talk
“Funny, inventive, fast-paced and sparkling. Loved it!” David Lloyd, BBC Screenwriter
“So consistently gripping it’s incredible to think it’s created off the cuff.” Visit Bristol

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Dead Men’s Eyes: Two Ghost Stories by M R James

Thu 5 & Fri 6 Dec • 7:30pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Professional Theatre

Presented by Nunkie Productions

“Put it down, you fool! Do you want to look through a dead man’s eyes?” 

Two chilling and thrilling tales from M R James, the master of the English ghost story.

In A View From a Hill a pair of binoculars reveal the grisly history of an idyllic stretch of English countryside. In The Treasure of Abbot Thomas a treasure-seeker comes face to face with unspeakable horror at the bottom of ancient well.

Dead Men’s Eyes is one of a series of one-man shows that seek to revive the tradition of supernatural storytelling perfected by Montague Rhodes James.

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Getting The Third Degree

Wed 13 Nov • 7:30pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Professional Theatre

Written by Dougie Blaxland
Presented by Roughhouse and Live Wire Theatre Companies

Getting The Third Degree was commissioned by Kick it Out to recognise the 25th anniversary of its ongoing battle against discrimination in football. This compelling new drama tells the powerful and deeply moving story of Laurie Cunningham who came to prominence with West Bromwich Albion in the late 1970’s. The first of the black footballing trio famously dubbed The Three Degrees – Laurie Cunningham, with his swaggering style and dazzling skills forced favourable comparisons with the legendary Pele. The first black footballer to sign for the mighty Real Madrid and only the second to win a full cap for England, he inspired a whole generation of young black players to follow in his pioneering footsteps.

In dramatising Laurie Cunningham’s meteoric rise to stardom Getting The Third Degree also explores how he and his fellow black players – Brendon Batson and Cyrille Regis – triumphed over the racial abuse and physical threats often orchestrated by The National Front through a potent combination of footballing brilliance, charismatic style and compelling dignity.

Incorporating 1970’s funk, soul and blues, contemporary commentary and social and political speeches, Getting The Third Degree is a powerful piece of theatre that vividly recreates a tense and troubled period in the history of football and the wider society.

★★★★★ “Entertaining, thought-provoking and far transcends the rugby field.”  British Theatre Guide on Hands Up For Jonny Wilkinson’s Right Boot

“A real tour de force”  Deep Extra Cover on When The Eye Has Gone

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DAWTA

Wed 9 Oct • 8pm • Full £15 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre

By Dionne Draper

Presented by Sing With Soul

“Look at Sarah’s hair, it doesn’t get wet!” “Oh yeah” I say with surprise.

Separated from her Jamaican mother at 5 days old, Sarah is adopted and raised by a white family in rural Devon. Black in a white world, DAWTA is a one woman musical exploring identity, race, God and Sarah’s number one question, “Who Am I”?

Written and performed by South West actor and singer Dionne Draper, DAWTA is her first semi-autobiographical musical and Sing With Soul’s first theatre production. Recent work includes Avona’s song ‘Beyond The Tide’ and feminist anthem, ‘We Rise’.

DAWTA (Jamaican Patwa for daughter) features 7 characters, 10 songs and 1 woman in a compelling and powerful story of a transracial adoptee’s quest to find her way home.

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