Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Studio
Performance Time: 20:00
3-6 and 9-13 Oct, 8pm, 3pm (mats on Thu 4, Sat 6 and Thu 11)
Performance Duration: 2:00
Full Price: £10.00
Concession Price: £7.00
Box Office Phone Number: 0117 9877 877
Devised and written by Anna Harpin and Jimmy Whiteaker
A Bristol Old Vic Ferment/Idiot Child co-production
By thirty, some people choose to rip their own throats out in despair. I chose to enter an over-10s swimming competition...
I could've been better.
Here is the story of how.
Somewhere between stand-up comedy and theatre, Idiot Child make funny, unusual and bleak work that always places the audience at its heart.
Combining movement, film and simple, engaging storytelling, the company tell playful tales of beautiful failure. Idiot Child might be familiar to local audiences thanks to their theatrical and often darkly comic, semi-autobiographical pieces that have included last year's tender ode to loneliness, You're Not Doing It Right.
It's good to have them back...
"Hugely enjoyable oddball tale... This is fresh writing... laugh out loud funny but also shockingly sad"
The Guardian on You're Not Doing it Right
"Inventive, unpredictable, and laugh-out-loud-funny. A sublimely uncomfortable celebration of failure."
Venue Magazine on I Could've Been Better
I Could've Been Better
3-6 and 9-13 Oct
3pm (mats on Thu 4, Sat 6 and Thu 11)
Ages: 14+ (swearing and sexual references)
Bristol Old Vic, Studio
Added by: Bristol Old Vic