Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the DeadA new Complicité production directed by Simon McBurney
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Nothing short of sensational
Audio Described Performance
There is an Audio Described Performance of Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead on Sat 11 Feb, 2.30pm.
Audio Described performances provide theatre experiences for partially sighted or visually impaired audiences. Audience members can listen to a live narrator who details what is happening on stage, through a set of headphones. Find out more about Bristol Old Vic's Audio Described Performances.
International touring company Complicité presents a new work for the theatre, directed by Simon McBurney and based on Nobel Prize-winning author Olga Tokarczuk’s novel of the same name.
It all begins in the depths of winter...
In a small community on a remote mountainside near the Czech-Polish border, men from the local hunting club are dying in mysterious circumstances. Janina Duszejko – ex-engineer, environmentalist, devoted astrologer and enthusiastic translator of William Blake – has her suspicions. She has been watching the animals with whom the community shares their isolated, rural home, and she believes they are acting strangely…
Olga Tokarczuk's “marvelously weird and fablelike mystery” (The New York Times) is a whodunnit unlike any other. A rallying cry for nature, it explosively exposes the hypocrisy of institutional power.
What does it mean to be human and what does it mean to be animal, and can we separate the two? Why is the killing of animals sport and that of humans murder?
Sherrie Eugene-Hart is the BSL interpreter for the Signed performance on Tue 31 Jan at 7.30pm. Jo Mousley is the audio describer for the Audio Described performance on Sat 11 Feb at 2.30pm.
A Complicité co-production with Barbican London, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Bristol Old Vic, Comédie de Genève, Holland Festival, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, L'Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe, The Lowry, The National Theatre of Iceland, Oxford Playhouse, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen and Theatre Royal Plymouth
Image: Patryk Hardziej
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If it’s been on your bucket list to see something by Simon McBurney… next year is probably the time to make it happen
A new production by Complicité is always worth paying attention to
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