As one of the best loved event spaces in Bristol, the Anglican Chapel and outdoor area at Arnos Vale have been booked by a range of theatre companies, including the well received Romeo and Juliet by Butterfly Theatre, and Dracula/Turn of the Screw by Red Rope Theatre.
A renegade retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s twisted tale. Two performers dismember the process of adaptation by re-imagining a macabre classic with the cheekiest of glints in their eyes. An enigmatic writer has adapted Poe’s original story and handed scripts over to two performers who are now taking merciless liberties with the words – like a madman taking out a furious rage on a helpless pet. Balanced between the hilarious and the horrific, this show revels in the darkness that hides just under the surface. The Black Cat is gravely good fun, but be warned: it will get catty. Meow. Please note that the show contains strong language. General tickets: £13 + booking fee Concessions: £10 + booking fee Buy from Eventbrite
Following the critically acclaimed The Incredible Book Eating Boy, Bootworks present The Many Doors of Frank Feelbad – a show about bereavement for kids and their accompanying grown-ups. It follows Frank, an inquisitive chap with a big problem: he’s just lost his mum. Join Frank on his adventure to find her. There’ll be scavenger hunts and puzzles to solve as you enter The Lose-O-Porium – an intimate space where all lost things live. This production has been funded by The Arts Council, and is part of Arnos Vale Cemetery’s festival called Life, Death (and the Rest), 22nd-25th Feb 2018 “A brave piece of theatre that deals with the truth of grief with tenderness and care…it simply confirmed for me how important, beautiful and powerful children’s theatre can be.” – Children’s Theatre Reviews “It is utterly, sometimes alarmingly, consistently magically, wonderful.” – The Guardian on The Incredible Book Eating Boy Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult tickets: £8 Child tickets: £6