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Alice in Wonderland- Volcano Theatre Company

Monday 7th October- Saturday 12th October 8pm

Volcano Theatre Company is renowned for its bold, challenging and inspiring physical theatre style. Theatre once described by an audience member as “brave, stupid and beautiful”.

Their previous productions have blasted apart classics like A Clockwork Orange and taken classics of literature like Shakespeare’s sonnets and portrayed them in a vibrant new way (L.O.V.E.), breathing new life into infamous texts.

This time they take on another classic of literature, Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

Step into an upside-down world where familiar things are made strange, with enchanting and horrifying results. Alice in Wonderland is about crossing the threshold between childhood and adulthood, about the behaviour of one generation seen through the eyes of another. It is about things not being as they should be.

Volcano brings you an older-than-usual Alice, in a production where the strangeness of the world she encounters is not supernatural but deeply rooted in the insanities of our culture and society.

Until you have seen Volcano you have not really seen dangerous theatre“. The Guardian on L.O.V.E.

Cast includes: Ashleigh Packham, Mairi Phillips, Jenny Runacre, Holly Rivers and Reaya Sealey.

Directed by Paul Davies

Design by Guðný Hrund Sigurðardóttir

Movement direction by Catherine Bennett

Running Time 1hr 30 mins approx.

Age Recommendation 12+

Tickets £14 / £11 (no conc. Fri or Sat)

Tobacco Factory Theatre, Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1TF

 

Perle- Dancing Brick

Tuesday 8th October- Saturday 12th October 8.15pm

Dancing Brick are the company that brought you 21:136.0 and Heap and Pebble. The partnership of Thomas Eccleshare (Tobacco Factory Theatre and Travelling Light’s Cinderella: A Fairytale) and Valentina Ceschi (recently L’Elisir D’amore for Opera Up Close), here Dancing Brick collaborate with world-famous illustrator Serge Seidlitz and composer Harry Blake, to place poetry and the silence of the comic book on stage.

Perle stars one man and his television in a poignant, comic and original performance about a young father coming to terms with loss.

A completely silent, captivating hour of animation, mime, audience interaction, poetry and original storytelling.

Dancing Brick have previously won the Verity Bargate Award, the Arches Brick Award, the Guardian’s Best of the Fringe and have twice been nominated for a Total Theatre Award.

Exquisite…a moving example of the kind of imaginative, visual storytelling-with-a-heart Dancing Brick do so well

**** The Scotsman

Superbly delicate…Perle’s a gem” The List

Running Time 1hr

Age Recommendation 10+

Tickets £11/ £8 (no conc. Fri or Sat)

The Brewery Theatre, 231 North Street, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1JP