After the success of last year’s programme, we are excited to announce that Young Ferment is returning!
A collaboration between Bristol Old Vic Young Company and Ferment, Young Ferment allows Young Company’s emerging writers, composers, directors and devisors to try out their ideas with creative support from a professional team. Four young artists will develop their ideas from page to stage, with performances of the work in The Weston Studio.
Iron Curtain | Written by Charles Hughes
In the not-so-distant future, a nation chokes on patriotism. The streets are plastered with propaganda, and strict rules dictate the speech, movement, and actions of all citizens—but somewhere beneath, a rebellion brews.
Iron Curtain is a social thriller exploring a world of division, mistranslation and state-sanctioned hatred, where the language you speak gives away your political beliefs.
Ferrum Cortinam — Iron Curtain — Īren Ryft
Are you a spectator or a rebel? Make your choice.
Let Them Eat Chaos | Concept by Ben Frith
Inspired by Kate Tempest’s spoken word album Let Them Eat Chaos, this piece focuses on seven individual strangers living on an anonymous street in London. They’re all coincidentally awake at 4.18am, each for their own individual reasons. Through an exploration of each character and devised dance, the piece focusses on characters’ individual struggles as well as wider societal issues. The whole piece will have musical elements with a heavy ensemble participation to bring it alive visually.
Unnatural | Concept by Meg Alexandra
Unnatural takes us on a journey of repression and conscience as a group of individuals tell an interwoven tale of politics, lies, hate-crime and sexuality.
In a world where honesty is as deadly as venom, we learn how the weight of carrying such enormous amounts of guilt can bring whole communities to their knees and of the far-reaching extent of anti-gay violence.
As the audience fathoms out the fate of each person, they learn that even in 2019, there is no redemption for the “Unnatural”.
Has it started yet? | Concept by Gabe Howard
A majority improvised play based almost entirely on the characters and opinions of audience members. Covert actors converse with their chosen audience members in their seats, encouraging them to discuss a pre-determined topic or theme. Has it started yet? is a unique theatre experience for both cast and audience.