1 – To create great art.
2 – To help create great people, by encouraging them to become the people they want to be in order that they may create the future they think they want to see.
Authentic | Robust | Physical | Beautiful | Human | Dirty | Ugly | Irreverent | Rough | Real | Playful | Brave | Daring | Breathless | Manic | Naughty | Controlled | Intense | Silly | Outrageous | Fun | Sophisticated | Wild | Tender | HonestPassion | What we’re saying
We want to work with all kinds of people and to make work for all kinds of people. Children, Adults, the ones in-between, professionals, amateurs, non-professionals, students, life time learners, outsiders and insiders. We want to make work that is celebrated by the non theatre-goer and to surprise and delight the frequent visitor. We want our work to be popular, demanding and entertaining, for it to be celebrated without being accused of ‘dumbing down’, for it to be sophisticated yet understandable. We believe in people, in human beings and their potential for great things. We would like to become a great thing and help people to create other great things.
We have begun to achieve some of this…Method | How we do what we do
We care, we think, we do… (not always in that order)
Fairground | The Theatre
vividly and hauntingly realised – The Guardian
Tid’s direction is spot on, sawn-off and authentic – Venue Magazine
Breathtaking - Time out
It pulls you in and never let’s go – Metro
Playground has been a real highlight, fantastic teaching, I’ve been re-inspired
- Previous participant Playground
your workshop with the students has achieved a ‘legendary’ status
- Feedback on Fairground workshops
was awesome, learnt shit loads
- Past Participant Playground
I learnt more during Playground than I did in 3 years at drama school
- Past Participant Playground
Fairground produces theatre that celebrates the extraordinary. The company’s work is epic in both subject and scope. It combines new or established scripts, original musical compositions and highly physical performance. The creative team works collaboratively to make theatre which is both moving and entertaining.
We create shows that are visually, aurally, instinctually and intellectually satisfying. Our productions take a holistic approach to theatre making driven by the creative ensemble. We bring music, image and thought to life, so that whoever sits in the audience has a way of engaging with the work.
We have chosen to live lives less ordinary.
'it pulls you in and never let's go' * * * * * Metro This warped story from Bristol-based Fairground combines live music, heart-stopping song, ragged ritual and daring physicality: an entertaining, innovative and dirty tale to drag you in and throw you about. For more info visit www.theatrefairground.com
eloquent dialogue, smart choreography and the play’s poignant finality generate a touching atmosphere that feels entirely real * * * *Metro Jack and Liz have only just met, but already they can see the end. They are falling – falling in love, and falling through time Ripped from reality, torn from time and thrown together, their lives collide confused. Do they risk pain for love, or risk the pain of never falling in love at all?
juicy, seductive, high-octane work…Fairground could be Bristol’s answer to Frantic Assembly * * * * Venue Magazine Fairground return to the Tobacco Factory with Out of Touch – three one-act plays about death, memory and time, and what it means to lose someone you love.
'It is all vividly and hauntingly realised… Fairground is definitely a company to watch.' The Guardian We have chosen to live lives less ordinary… Crossing the state border in a stolen Ford V-8 with a trunk of sawn-off shotguns and bootleg whiskey, Bonnie and Clyde have found one last place to hide. Time is ticking – they’re on the run from the law and from reality, but which one will catch them first?