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New plays in rep 2019

09/03/2019 - 16/03/2019

BOVTS: New Plays in Rep: Workshop Productions 2019

BOVTS | Drama

Bristol Old Vic

Sat 09 Mar 2019 – Sat 16 Mar 2019

Showcasing new and emerging talent in Bristol, these productions are fully performed – feature rich storytelling and characters, with light-touch technical production.

 

Mr Maglump
A musical for all ages by Brook Tate
Sat 9 Mar, 10.30 AM
Sat 16 Mar, 10.30 AM

“Watch out for No.9” they whisper. On a street where everybody knows their neighbour, one man stands apart – Mr Maglump. Behind his door lies a rather marvellous secret which could turn the town upside down, and quite possibly the right way up. Just one brave child has the courage to find out what it was, or who it was, that put the glum in Maglump.

65 mins | no interval | suitable for ages 6+
trigger warnings: none | strong language: none

Missing Pieces
curated by Jenny Davis

Missing Pieces are script in hand performances, showcasing Black British, Caribbean and African work from new writing to classics, raising its profile in the South West. Missing Pieces present their latest play, continuing the collaboration that regularly includes BOVTS actors in the cast.

Wonder Boy
by Ross Willis
Mon 11 Mar, 8.00 PM
Fri 15 Mar, 3.00 PM

Struggling with a severe stammer a schoolboy finds help in a teacher who champions him; but he also has the attention of his comic book creation Captain Chatter, and taunting supervillain William Shakespeare. A dynamic and tender new play that explores the failings of language and grief.

suitable for ages 12+ | strong language: occasional
trigger warnings: the grieving process and a child’s struggle at school

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A play in the dark by Nell Leyshon
Mon 11 Mar, 8.30 PM
Fri 15 Mar, 3.30 PM

Performed in the dark, this evocative new play centres on a woman who is confined to a darkened room. Her young children seem far away but her partner is by her side; however his ability to negotiate the darkness is a strange kind of reassurance. This thrilling and immersive performance takes place with the audience seated.

30 – 40 mins | no interval | suitable for ages 14+
trigger warnings: this play is performed in the dark with a psychologically troubled character at its centre | strong language: mild

Kingdom or The Anthropocene
by Skot Wilson
Wed 13 Mar, 8.00 PM
Sat 16 Mar, 5.00 PM

The tussle for the planet is evoked in this set of surprising short plays looking at the indelible mark human beings have made on animal life – an age named The Anthropocene. Kangaroo boxing, sea wall erosion, earth grubs hiding a murder, and whales thrown off course by a sea full of digital noise, all combine to ask “Whose Kingdom is this?”

1 hr 20 mins | no interval | suitable for ages 12+
trigger warnings: none | strong language: none

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