New shows on sale this week

  • “Terrific ensemble” (The Guardian) Gecko return to Bristol Old Vic with The Wedding
  • Director Simon Dormandy (Julius Caesar) to present A Passage To India
  • Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company South Australia present their beautiful and bold “absolute gem” (The Telegraph) of a production, Things I Know To Be True
  • From the team behind sell-out Stick ManTiddler and Other Terrific Taleslands at Bristol Old Vic
Bristol Old Vic today announce the inspiring visitors that will head to the Theatre in Spring 2018. Priority booking will open on Tuesday 10 October, with tickets available to the general public on Wednesday 11 October.

Combining movement, imagery and provocative narratives in Gecko’s trademark style, The Wedding is inspired by the complexities of human nature; the struggle between love and anger, creation and destruction, community and isolation.

Multi award-winning ensemble simple8 join forces with director Simon Dormandy(Julius Caesar) to transport us to Imperial India, conjuring up the elephants and caves, courthouses and temples with the simplest and boldest means. Full of humour and rich humanity, but with vast philosophical and political scope, A Passage To India is one of the great novels of the 20th century and simple8’s thrilling new adaptation reimagines it for contemporary Britain.

Featuring Frantic Assembly‘s celebrated physicality, Things I Know To Be True is a complex and intense study of the mechanics of a family that is both poetic and brutally frank. As beautifully touching as it is funny and bold, it tells the story of a family and marriage through the eyes of four grown siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents’ love and expectations. Co-produced with State Theatre Company South Australia, Andrew Bovell’s play is directed by Scott Graham and Geordie Brookman.

Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, terrific tales from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-loved titles are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters in Tidder and Other Terrific Tales, “a masterpiece” (Broadway Baby) suitable for all the family. Funky moves, toe tapping tunes and giggles are guaranteed from Freckle Productions, the team behind smash-hits Stick Man and The Gruffalo! Snap up your tickets, it’s sure to sell-out.

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