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Punk Rock – Lantern Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Simon Stephens Director: Lisa Gregan Reviewer: Julia Beasley A group of sixth formers hangs out in the library of a private school. They’re facing mock A-level exams and feeling under pressure to perform.  Personality cracks soon begin to develop. Ultimately the weakest link will break, with devastating and gory consequences. This dramatic piece by the Bristol Old Vic Young ...

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The Love Of The Nightingale – Bierkeller Bristol

Writer: Timberlake Wertenbaker Director: Miranda Cromwell Reviewer: Kris Hallett After the sugary excesses of the Christmas season trust Bristol Old Vic’s Young Company to start a new year of theatre with something as bracing as Timberlake Wertenbaker’s play The Love Of The Nightingale. Originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1988, its themes of male privilege and issues of consent seems ...

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Under A Cardboard Sea – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Silva Semerciyan Director: Lisa Gregan and Matt Grinter Reviewer: Kris Hallett In the fallow years of the mid-noughties, when Bristol Old Vic looked in serious trouble of no longer being a working theatre, the young company continued to perform and so became an essential cog in allowing the organisation to claim its place as the country’s oldest working theatre. ...

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Saint Joan Of The Stockyards – Bristol Old Vic Young Company

The cast of St Joan of the Stockyards

Writer: Bertolt Brecht Translation: Ralph Manheim Reviewer: Kris Hallett   There is a well-expounded piece of advice in the theatre that if you can get your beginning and end right the rest will take care of itself. From the moment Joshua Robinson, as greedy and powerful Chicago factory owner Pierpoint Mailer, bursts onto the stage in a full on display ...

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