Coexist, CoResist and Hamilton House invite the performance community of Bristol through their doors


Coexist,  CoResist  and Hamilton House are known for politically relevant, socially awake and artistically progressive residence and events. Now is the time, they invite the performance making community of Bristol through their doors regularly: as creators and as audience members. 

CoResist and The Heroine Project are presenting Over the Top a brand new show, at Hamilton House, Events Space on Thursday July 7th -Telling the forgotten true-life tale of First World War heroine, Dorothy Lawrence. 

This will be the first show as part of a new initiative to programme regular professional performance in the Events Space, in collaboration with CoResist and Coexist. In light of the recent closing of Bristol Old Vic Studio and the ever increasing number of creative-performance-makers in Bristol and Bath – seeking to show-case work. CoResiet are re-launching the Events Space in the building as a venue for political, experimental and edgy performance. The space has recently been revamped with a high quality sound system, stage lights and soft wooden floors. A new bar will be installed soon. 

After the opening show this coming Thursday, CoResist will open an invitation to theatre makers/ theatre companies to submit proposals for programming in September. Theatre Bristol will also be updated with a link for submitting proposals, as well as info on the show CoResist have programmed for August – a radical interactive show!

Says Deborah Ward, CoResist Collective core member, independent producer and performer: “We are delighted to co-produce a piece of theatre that is bold and sensitive. We were approached by Bath based theatre company to host their show ‘Over the Top’ as the first in the new season, about forgotten First World War heroine Dorothy Lawrence, with myself and the other Collective members identifying as Feminist, we jumped at the chance. The show is both historical and contemporary as it documents the life of a powerful woman who had to disguise herself, in order to experience the same freedom as men. A poetic comment on the truth of today?”

An exhibition about Dorothy’s life will be on display in the performance space from 7pm. After the show, the audience is invited to participate in a half-hour discussion, with the creative team sharing some of the evidence that informed the production.

Over the Top will be performed at Hamilton House, Bristol on Thursday, July 7. For more info and to book tickets, visit