News Published 17 May 2011

Bristol Old Vic Announces New Season

New work from Kneehigh and an ambitious revival of Coram Boy.

Rosanna Hall

As the Bristol Old Vic embarks on a programme of extensive renovation, artistic director Tom Morris has announced a new season of work to be staged in various locations across the city, including an ambitious revival of Coram Boy.

Other season highlights will include Sally Cookson’s family-friendly production of Treasure Island, staged in the open air at King Street and starring Kneehigh-regular Tristan Sturrock as Long John Silver. Kneehigh themselves will also be appearing later in the year with their new piece, The Wild Bride, which will be staged at St George’s in October.

Before that, in the summer, Bristol’s artistic development programme, Bristol Ferment, will unite theatre-makers from across the city in an unpredictable fortnight of theatre. Running from the 20th-30th July, the project will allow audiences to see theatre at all stages of production. There will also be a chance to see a production of Adam Peck’s Only in June and a full Studio production of Natalie McGrath’s Coasting.

The autumn season will conclude, in December, an exciting production of Coram Boy at Colston Hall. The stage version of Jamila Gavin’s Whitbread-winning children’s novel was originally developed by Tom Morris and directed by Melly Still at the National Theatre. Still returns to direct this revival, which will involve a community ensemble of over 200 people from across Bristol (including a choir and an orchestra).

For tickets ad further information, visit: Bristol Old Vic


Rosanna Hall is a contributor to Exeunt Magazine



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