plays

A love show of short plays all from thr Remain camp. This’ll be a funny and nostalgic evening of entertainment.

Backwell Playhouse is a charming, intimate theatre in the south of Bristol. It boasts a strong and talented in-house theatre company and a thriving film club, as well as a stream of visiting companies and classes, all nestled within the…

‘pilotLIGHT Bristol’ has been formed off the back of the success of London based ‘pilotLIGHT’ Theatre Company to encourage and enable the movement of quality grass roots theatre across the country. We aim to be a daring champion of new…

Bristol’s favourite festival of silent comedy returns to Bristol Old Vic for a Sunday filled with gags from BBC Radio 4 comedy stars, celebrations of TV classics and appearances from national comedy treasures. Join us fo…

Sink down upon us. Night of love, make me forget I live. Cornish King Mark is at war: he rules with his head not his heart. But he hasn’t counted on falling head over heels for his enemy’s sister, or…

For love, Medea sacrificed everything – only to suffer the ultimate betrayal at the hands of her husband, Jason. As he prepares to marry his new bride, Medea plots the ultimate act of revenge to free herself from him and…

The danger lies not in machine becoming more like man but in man becoming more like machine.Like a giant graphic novel burst into life, 1927 invites you to take a step through the looking glass into a dark and fantastica…

Buckle up for a night of extraordinary, adrenaline-fuelled seat-of-your-pants theatre that’s quite unlike anything else.On the evening of Sat 22 April, six writers will gather to write six brand new plays. Before daybrea…

We’re delighted to welcome back NT Connections, the UKs biggest youth theatre festival. Each year the festival offers a unique opportunity for youth theatres and school theatre groups to stage new plays written for young…

This June, the hilarious and thoughtful award-winning poetToby Campionreturns to Blahblahblah fresh from international touring. He’ll be appearing alongside the “astute and… painfully humorous” (Huffington Post)Emily H…

When Caesar returns to Rome a virtual dictator, Brutus and the pro-democracy senators foresee the demise of the Republic in the powerful hands of this celebrated general. As fear spreads and conspiracy is sown, Caesar’s …

Nicholas Hytner will tell the story of 12 years at the helm of the National Theatre, a period of unparalleled creativity and success. He will share stories about productions of The History Boys, War Horse and One Man, Tw…

Emma Rice’s “exquisite” (Daily Telegraph) production comes to Bristol this Christmas following its critically acclaimed premiere at Shakespeare’s Globe.Struggling to keep warm on the freezing winter streets, our impoveri…

Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab. Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But…

Perhaps you’ve seen them floating over a Russian village? Or perhaps you’ve seen her toppling forward, arms full of wild flowers, as he arches above her head and steals a kiss.Meet Marc and Bella Chagall! The flying love…

‘Sexy’ is a word a lot of us are uncomfortable applying to ourselves. Vanessa Kisuule certainly doesn’t feel she fits the bill. She really wants to, though. Through comedy, spoken word, dance and various states of undres…

“As long as you’re alive that’s all that matters” Best friends Rita and Sue get a lift home from married Bob after babysitting his kids. When he takes the scenic route and offers them a bit of fun, the three…

Spectacular street-dance and breathtaking circus combine to bring Kipling’s classic tale crashing into the 21st Century. Fresh from its international tour, award winning Metta Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of…

Touching, funny and utterly original, Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’sStick Manis coming to Bristol Old Vic! What starts off as a morning jog becomes quite the misadventur…

Aston welcomes the homeless Davies into his dilapidated flat, sheltering him from the violence of the streets. Recognising an opportunity, Davies attempts to leave his past behind and start afresh. But what is he being o…