The Magic of Kneehigh

Dead Dog in a Suitcase
Venue:
Coopers' Loft
Price:
£3 (Free to Silver Ticketeers, Supporter Circles and Champions)

Kneehigh; firm-favourites for Bristol audiences with their international reputation and string of accolades, you might be surprised to discover that they were born out of weekly theatre workshops in Cornwall. Back with their anarchic take on The Beggar’s Opera, Kneehigh's Co-Artistic Directors Mike Shepard and Carl Grose, and Composer & Music Director for Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) Charles Hazlewood, sit down with Bristol Old Vic’s Artistic Director Tom Morris to talk about the company’s humble roots, what makes a Kneehigh show unique and what they have cooking for the future.

  • 5:30pm

High Jinks, High Drama and High Spirits

Malory Towers
Venue:
Passenger Shed
Price:
£3 (Free to Silver Ticketeers, Supporter Circles and Champions)

Having drawn inspiration from Angela Carter for their first production as a new company, Wise Children return this summer to take on another literary great with Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers. In this pre-show talk led by award-winning radio presenter Jenny Lacey, Wise Children’s Artistic Director Emma Rice (Tristan & Yseult, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk) will discuss channelling the beloved children’s author, infusing the tale with her trademark joy, wonder and theatricality, and transforming one of Bristol’s historic landmarks into Blyton’s infamous Malory Towers.

  • 5:30pm

Daring to Adapt a Classic

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)
Venue:
Coopers' Loft
Price:
£3 (Free to Silver Ticketeers, Supporter Circles and Champions)

Ahead of the evening performance, we invite Isobel McArthur – writer and cast-member of Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) – back onto to our stage to discuss this wild interpretation of Jane Austen’s infamous classic. Chaired by Sian Norris, Director of Bristol Women’s Literature Festival, McArthur explores the challenge of refreshing one of Austen’s most respected works while remaining faithful to it, empowering her iconic female protagonists, and how this reimagined tale is set to take on the nation across its upcoming UK tour.

  • 5:30pm

Grilling Burgerz: The Making of

Burgerz
Venue:
The Weston Studio
Price:
£3 (Free to Silver Ticketeers, Supporter Circles and Champions)

In conversation with Daryn Carter, CEO of Bristol Pride, Burgerz’ Travis Alabanza examines the development process of their acclaimed show, the single act of violence which birthed its concept, and how Travis exposing their story to audiences has moved them to the forefront of the queer arts scene. Following this Stage Talk and the evening performance of Burgerz, there will be a DJ in the Foyer – in collaboration with Bristol Pride.

  • 6:00pm