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Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

An Affiliate of the Conservatoire for Dance & Drama

Summer 2014 Season Directors' Cuts Sauce for the Goose Blue Stockings London Road – A Musical The Winter's Tale Costume/Scenic Art/ Theatre Design Exhibition Salad Days – 60th Birthday Gala Concert

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Welcome

to our Summer 2014 Season of Shows

Welcome to our Summer 2014 Season. This is the time in the year that we offer audiences the broadest range of work, with eight public theatre productions to entertain you. The first part of the season begins at the Brewery and is a new location for our popular Directors’ Cuts Season - four shows in four weeks, bringing you sharp, up to the minute writing from authors Gary Owen, Jez Butterworth, Owen McCafferty and LeRoi Jones. The shows, directed by our MA Drama Directing students, Katie Harris, Aaron Parsons, Tom Brazier and Nancy Medina, provide the career launch point for these talented students. The Brewery is undoubtedly the place to be, to see the next generation of theatre directors. Touring is an important part of the students’ training, and our final tour of the year is Feydeau’s Sauce for the Goose which opens at the Redgrave in early May, before its twenty-four date run across the West Country. Feydeau revived farce at the end of the nineteenth century in France; this play is a fine example of the genre, offering madcap mayhem for the guests in the Hotel Ultimus. At Bristol Old Vic Studio, we offer the new musical London Road by Alecky Blythe, seen last year at the National Theatre to rave reviews. Described by Time Out as “Genuinely groundbreaking. Something very new for the musical form; raw humanity captured in music”, this Theatre School production will be the first opportunity to see the show outside London. 2

At the Tobacco Factory, we’ll be presenting Blue Stockings, Jessica Swale’s play about the fight for Girton College’s female students to have the same rights and academic recognition as their male counterparts. Premiered at the Globe last year, the play gives a powerful sense of what the women were up against. Continuing at the Tobacco Factory, our International students present Shakespeare’s much-loved The Winter’s Tale. This late play explores the destructive nature of jealousy, ending however with a fairy-tale denouement offering hope and redemption. A tragic story with a lifeaffirming ending. We couldn’t let the 60th anniversary of Julian Slade’s Salad Days pass without celebrating this ever-popular musical. Please join us on Sunday 29 June at the Redgrave to enjoy these ever-popular songs in a specially presented, one-off concert performance. Written as an end of season entertainment, it’s light, frothy and carefree – a lovely summer evening’s delight. With just three hundred tickets on sale, this special fund-raising event is sure to be a hot ticket. We very much hope you enjoy these productions and we look forward to seeing you there.

Paul Rummer Principal Jenny Stephens Artistic Director


Contents Directors' Cuts

Pages 4–5

Sauce for the Goose

Pages 6–7

Blue Stockings

Pages 8–9

London Road – A Musical

Pages 10–11

The Winter's Tale

Pages 12–13

Costume/ Scenic Art/Theatre Design Exhibition

Pages 14

Salad Days – 60th Birthday Gala Concert

Pages 15

Calendar

Pages 18–19

Booking Details Directors' Cuts Brewery Theatre North Street Bristol BS3 1JP Box Office: 0117 902 0344 www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com

London Road Bristol Old Vic Studio King Street Bristol BS1 4ED Box Office: 0117 987 7877 www.bristololdvic.org.uk

Sauce for the Goose Salad Days Redgrave Theatre Percival Road, Clifton Bristol BS8 3LE Box Office: 0117 973 3955 www.oldvic.ac.uk

Blue Stockings The Winter's Tale Tobacco Factory Theatre Raleigh Road, Southville Bristol BS3 1TF Box Office: 0117 902 0344 www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com

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DIRECTORS’ CUTS SEASON 2014 Love Steals Us From Loneliness by Gary Owen Tue 29 Apr – Sat 3 May Directed by Katie Harris Designed by Hannah Wolfe "A Night out. Friends. Alcohol, a Sh*t club, a stropthe usual. But tonight is different. Tonight will change things forever." When asked to respond to the infamous Bridgend Suicides of 2007, Gary Owen wrote a play about his own experiences of being a teenager in a place which was described by Dylan Thomas as 'an UglyLovely town'. Love Steals Us From Loneliness is about growing up, being a teenager, dealing with life decisions and how life can sometimes surprise and disappoint you. Running time 1 hour 30 minutes Suitable 14yrs + (contains loud music)

The River by Jez Butterworth Tue 6 – Sat 10 May Directed by Aaron Parsons Designed by Alex Berry “Do you know what it is like to catch a fish? The feel of the rod jerking in your hands, your heart beating into your cheeks, to pull it from the river bed. Hold it in both hands and then suddenly it’s gone. You’ll spend a lifetime trying to catch it again.” The newest play from the award winning writer of Jerusalem, Jez Butterworth, The River tells the story of a man and a woman, on a moonless night, in a remote cabin on the cliffs. This simple, beautiful story of heartbreak and love is about a man trying to catch his glimmering girl. Running time 1hour 15 minutes Suitable 12 yrs + 4


The Brewery, North Street, Bristol BS3 1JP Box Office: 0117 902 0344 www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com Full: £11 / Concession: £8 First 20 tickets on Tuesdays: £6 Eves 7.45pm Sat mat 2.15pm

Days of Wine and Roses by Owen McCafferty Tue 13 – Sat 17 May Directed by Tom Brazier Designed by Florence Pettit “They are not long, the days of wine and roses: out of a misty dream, our path emerges for a while, then closes within a dream.” Ernest Dowson The year is 1962, Arkle – the greatest racehorse of all time – is in his prime, London is at the centre of the world and Donal and Mona are meeting in a Belfast airport. A few swigs of whiskey later and they are in London. Originally an Oscar winning movie, Owen McCafferty’s striking dialogue has reimagined this timeless story for the stage. Running time 1 hour 20 mins Suitable 14 yrs+ (contains scenes of domestic abuse)

Dutchman by LeRoi Jones Tue 20 – Sat 24 May Directed by Nancy Medina Designed by Max Johns “And we'll pretend that people cannot see you. And that you are free of your own history. And I am free of my history. We'll pretend...." In the flying underbelly of New York City, 1964. Steaming hot and summer on top. Lula stands on a subway platform, through a window she sees Clay. They exchange a smile. Lula boards the train. Clay, a naive bourgeois black man, is soon mesmerised by Lula, a brash and bold white woman. Lula and Clay talk. Lula and Clay flirt. Racial and sexual tensions rise and fall on this emotionally taut, high speed ride through the darkest tunnels of our minds and desires. Will they reach their destination in one piece? Running time 1 hour Suitable 14 yrs+ (contains very strong language)

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Sauce Goose 6

by Georges Feydeau


West Country Tour 2014

Sauce for the Goose Translated by Peter Meyer Directed by Christopher Scott

Georges Feydeau’s high spirited romp Sauce For The Goose is stuffed with preening characters knitting their legs in sexual frustration. Its heady mix of passions, pace and pleasure are the perfect mix for a good night out. Untrustworthy husbands, betrayed wives, artful servants and crazed Germans demonstrate why the "naughty nineties" were so named, as master French farceur Feydeau's sparkling play switches from riotous farce to barbed social satire. Suitable 12 yrs+ MAY VENUE

BOX OFFICE

Wed 7 Redgrave Theatre, Bristol Thu 8 Redgrave Theatre, Bristol Fri 9 Redgrave Theatre, Bristol Sat 10 Redgrave Theatre, Bristol Tue 13 David Hall, South Petherton Wed 14 Wharf Theatre, Devizes Thu 15 Wharf Theatre, Devizes Fri 16 Cotswold Playhouse, Stroud Sat 17 Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton Tue 20 Dulverton Town Hall Wed 21 Roses Theatre,Tewkesbury Thu 22 Digby Hall, Sherborne Fri 23 Nailsworth Town Hall Sat 24 Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington Tue 27 Little Theatre, Wells Wed 28 Wedmore Village Hall Thu 29 Shaftesbury Arts Centre Fri 30 Bridport Arts Centre Sat 31 Pound Arts Centre, Corsham JUNE

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Tue 24 The Courtyard, Hereford Wed 25 Regal Theatre, Minehead Thu 26 Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne Fri 27 Cornerstone, Didcot Sat 28 Frampton Village Hall, Dorset Sun 29 Sturminster Exchange JULY

01432 340555 01643 706430 01202 885566 01235 515144 07968 586906 01258 475137

Tue 1 Wed 2

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Merlin Theatre, Frome Backwell Playhouse

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Tobacco Factory Theatre Raleigh Road, Southville Bristol BS3 1TF Box Office: 0117 902 0344 www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com

Blue Stockings By Jessica Swale Directed by Donnacadh O’Briain

Girton College 1896. Knowledge is power. In 1896 at Cambridge University something deeply unsettling and utterly baffling is happening. The women are revolting. A fast paced mini-epic, centred on a key battleground on the march towards equal rights. With the feminist and suffragette movement building momentum, a small group of determined educationalists and aspiring students are campaigning for young women to have the right to graduate. What they come up against is the prevailing wind of the day; science that tells them too much education could wither their wombs, and a social stigma that academic achievement leads to loss of femininity, along with any chance of marriage, a family or any normal life. This is a story of young women, ordinary in their desires, but extraordinary in their place in history. It shows us where we have come from, and challenges us to look at where we are now. Originally produced at the Globe Theatre London, Blue Stockings is a shocking and stirring new play, which will send you out of the theatre feeling elated, appalled, and thoroughly educated.

Thu 5 – Sat 14 June Eves: 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats: 2.30pm Tickets: £15 full / £10 concession 9

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Bristol Old Vic Studio King Street Bristol BS1 4ED Box Office: 0117 987 7877 bristololdvic.org.uk

London Road A musical by Alecky Blythe Music & Lyrics by Adam Cork Directed by Nicholas Bone Following a sell-out run at the National Theatre London Road documents the events of 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of London Road had struggled for years with frequent soliciting and kerb crawling on their street. When Steve Wright, the occupant of No. 79, was arrested, charged and then convicted of the murders, the community grappled with what it meant to be at the epicentre of this tragedy. Adam Cork's music uses the melodic speech patterns captured on Alecky Blythe's recorded interviews with the people of Ipswich to create this extraordinary work

★★★★★ Evening Standard, Financial Times, Guardian, Independent, Independent on Sunday, Metro, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Express, Sunday Times, Time Out BEST MUSICAL Critics’ Circle Award SHOW OF THE YEAR Time Out ‘Captivating… A startling, magically original success.’ Evening Standard ‘Genuinely groundbreaking. Something very new for the musical form; raw humanity captured in music.’ Time Out ‘A quietly stunning achievement… The creative daring and needling intelligence of London Road returns the complex texture of human life to musical theatre.’ Sunday Times

Tue 10 – Sat 21 June Eves: 7pm Thu & Sat mats: 2pm Tickets: £15 full / £10 concession 11


The Winter’s Tale

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Tobacco Factory Theatre Raleigh Road, Southville Bristol BS3 1TF Box Office: 0117 902 0344 www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com

The Winter's Tale By William Shakespeare Directed by Kim Durham

PERFORMED BY MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ACTING COURSE

Thou met’st with things dying, I with things new-born. From murderous jealousy to mystical redemption, from darkest winter to high summer, Time, the Great Transformer, brings in his changes. Shakespeare’s magical play takes us from deep tragedy to high comedy, from an act born of insane paranoia in a winter palace to a wild country summer festival. Along the way we are reminded what it is to be human: to love and to lose and perhaps, also, to be restored.

Thu 19 - Sat 21 June Eves: 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats: 2.30pm Tickets: £15 full / £10 concession 13


Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Costume Scenic Art Theatre Design at The Royal West of England Academy

Exhibition: Tue 24 June – Tue 1 July 9.30am – 5.00pm Private View: Mon 23 June 5.00pm – 9.00pm The 14 Theatre Designers' exhibition continues in London at The National Centre for Circus Arts Thu 3 - Sat 5 July. Private view Fri 4 July.


AT THE REDGRAVE THEATRE - CHRISTMAS 2014!

Alice in Wonderland and What She Found There Adapted from the books by Lewis Carroll by Philip Monks Following our sell-out production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe this year’s family Christmas show tells the ever-popular story of Alice’s encounters with the White Rabbit, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad-Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and other fabulous, timeless characters. Fri 28 November – Thu 18 December Redgrave Theatre. Booking now. Box Office: 0117 973 3955 www.oldvic.ac.uk

Road Circomedia, Portland Square, Bristol BS2 8SJ

by Jim Cartwright

The award-winning play about 1980s Britain. Thu 6–Sat 15 November Eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mat 2.30pm (no mat Thu 6) Tickets £15 full / £10 concession Box Office: 0117 973 3955 www.oldvic.ac.uk 15


ACTiv8 Youth Theatre for 7–18 year olds Term time or holiday theatre skills experience

Short Acting Courses 2014 Modern Acting: Mon 7 - Fri 11 Jul or Mon 1 - Fri 5 Sep £450 per week Classical Acting: Mon 14 - Fri 18 Jul £450 per week

See our website for dates for all youth courses. www.oldvic.ac.uk 0117 973 3535

For details and to book email: marchia.abokie@oldvic.ac.uk

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Redgrave Theatre Percival Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3LE

SalaD Days A special concert performance to celebrate the 60th anniversary of this magical summer entertainment

Enjoy the froth and whimsy of these end-of-season songs, showcased by a talented cast of final year acting students under the musical direction of Pamela Rudge and a very special guest. By supporting this one-off special performance you will be helping to raise funds for the Theatre School’s ‘Link’ building at Downside Road, enabling us to develop and promote the finest talent to entertain you. Sunday 29th June at 6.00pm Tickets £25. Box Office: 0117 973 3955 www.oldvic.ac.uk

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Calendar

Summer 2014

DIRECTORS’ CUTS SEASON 2014

Brewery Theatre, North Street, Bristol BS3 1JP Box Office: 0117 902 0344 www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com

Love Steals Us From Loneliness by Gary Owen Directed by Katie Harris

April

Tue 29 Wed 30

7.45pm 7.45pm

Thu 1 Fri 2 Sat 3

7.45pm 7.45pm 2.15pm /7.45pm

£11/£8 £11/£8 £11/£8

7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 2.15pm /7.45pm

£11/£8 £11/£8 £11/£8 £11/£8 £11/£8

7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 2.15pm /7.45pm

£11/£8 £11/£8 £11/£8 £11/£8 £11/£8

7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 2.15pm /7.45pm

£11/£8 £11/£8 £11/£8 £11/£8 £11/£8

May

The River

May

Days of Wine and Roses

May

Dutchman

May

by Jez Butterworth Directed by Aaron Parsons

by Owen McCafferty Directed by Tom Brazier

by LeRoi Jones Directed by Nancy Medina

Sauce for the Goose By Georges Feydeau Directed by Christopher Scott Redgrave Theatre Percival Road, Clifton Bristol BS8 3LE Box Office: 0117 973 3955 www.oldvic.ac.uk 18

Tue 6 Wed 7 Thu 8 Fri 9 Sat 10

Tue 13 Wed 14 Thu 15 Fri 16 Sat 17

Tue20 Wed 21 Thu 22 Fri 23 Sat 24

May

Wed 7 Thu 8 Fri 9 Sat 10

July

7.30pm 2.30pm / 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm/ 7.30pm

£11/£8 £11/£8

£15/£10 £15/£10 £15/£10 £15/£10

Backwell Playhouse 0117 973 3955

Wed 2

7.30pm

£15/£10


Blue Stockings

June

By Jessica Swale Directed by Donnacadh O’Briain

Thu 5 7.30pm Fri 6 7.30pm Sat 7 2.30pm /7.30pm Mon 9 7.30pm Tue 10 7.30pm Wed 11 7.30pm Thu 12 2.30pm /7.30pm Fri 13 7.30pm Sat 14 2.30pm /7.30pm

Tobacco Factory Theatre Raleigh Road, Southville Bristol BS3 1TF Box Office: 0117 902 0344 www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com

London Road – A MUSICAL

June

By Alecky Blythe Music Composed by Adam Cork Lyrics by Alecky Blythe & Adam Cork Directed by Nicholas Bone Bristol Old Vic Studio Box Office: 0117 987 7877 www.bristololdvic.org.uk

Tue 10 Wed 11 Thu 12 Fri 13 Sat 14 Mon 16 Tue 17 Wed 18 Thu 19 Fri 20 Sat 21

The Winter’s Tale

June

By William Shakespeare Directed by Kim Durham Tobacco Factory Theatre Box Office: 0117 902 0344 www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com

£15/£10 £15 £15 £15/£10 £15/£10 £15/£10 £15/£10 £15 £15

Thu 19 Fri 20 Sat 21

7.00pm £15/£10 7.00pm £15/£10 2.00pm/7.00pm £15/£10 7.00pm £15/£10 2.00pm/7.00pm £15/£10 7.00pm £15/£10 7.00pm £15/£10 7.00pm £15/£10 2.00pm/7.00pm £15/£10 7.00pm £15/£10 2.00pm/7.00pm £15/£10

7.30pm £15/£10 2.30pm /7.30pm £15/£10 2.30pm /7.30pm £15/£10

Salad Days 60th Birthday Gala Concert Sunday 29 June at 6.00pm Tickets £25. Redgrave Theatre, Percival Road, Clifton Bristol BS8 3LE Box Office: 0117 973 3955 www.oldvic.ac.uk

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by Jim Cartwright Circomedia Portland Square, Bristol BS2 8SJ Box Office: 0117 973 3955 www.oldvic.ac.uk

Nov Thu 6 Fri 7 Sat 8 Mon 10 Tue 11 Wed 12 Thu 13 Fri 14 Sat 15

7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm /7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm /7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm /7.30pm

£15/£10 £15/£10 £15/£10 £15/£10 £15/£10 £15/£10 £15/£10 £15/£10 £15/£10

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Bristol Old Vic Theatre School An Affiliate of the Conservatoire for Dance & Drama

Alice in Wonderland and What She Found There Adapted from the books by Lewis Carroll by Philip Monks Redgrave Theatre Percival Rd, Clifton Bristol BS8 3LE Box Office: 0117 973 3955 www.oldvic.ac.uk Schools: £8

Nov Fri 28

7.00pm

£17/£11

Sat 29

2.00pm /7.00pm

£17/£11

Dec Tue 2

7.00pm

£17/£11/£8

Wed 3

10.00am/2.00pm

£17/£11/£8

Thu 4

10.00am/2.00pm

£17/£11/£8

Fri 5

7.00pm

£17/£11/£8

Sat 6

2.00pm /7.00pm

£17/£11/£8

Sun 7

2.00pm

£17/£11/£8

Tue 9

7.00pm

£17/£11/£8 £17/£11/£8

Wed 10

10.00am/2.00pm

Thu 11

10.00am/2.00pm

£17/£11/£8

Fri 12

7.00pm

£17/£11/£8

Sat 13

2.00pm/7.00pm

£17/£11/£8

Sun 14

2.00pm

£17/£11/£8

Tue 16

2.00pm/7.00pm

£17/£11/£8

Wed 17

2.00pm/7.00pm

£17/£11/£8

Thu 18

10am/2.00pm

£17/£11/£8

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