2019 marks the 25th Anniversary of Bristol Old Vic Young Company. To celebrate this milestone, we’re launching Springboard – a brand new festival showcasing work from all 350 members of Young Company and other creatives from across the city.
Young Company will draw inspiration from their history, delving into shows and stories that have been performed by Young Company members gone before. Using extracts of scripts, production photos from our archives and rehearsal props and costumes, Young Company will devise a response to share on Sat 6 Apr.
Additionally, Spark Theatre Makers, our disabled and learning disabled company will make their debut performance in The Weston Studio. The day will also include performances from our Young Theatre Makers from Merchants Academy, Bristol Metropolitan Academy and Bradley Stoke Community School which have been directed by Made in Bristolgraduates.
The day concludes with a performance from our Adult Company, who have been working with playwright and dramaturg, Adam Peck, to explore how we create meaning on stage starting from the simplest building blocks.