Bristol Old Vic Announces Summer Season

The Bristol Old Vic has announced full programme details for their upcoming summer season.

The season will begin with a revival of Touching the Void from 26-29 May, which premiered at the theatre in 2018. Audiences can view the show in person, or at home through a livestream.

Outlier, written and performed by Malaika Kegode, will be the first new performance of the year. It will run from 12-26 June, with two nights being live streamed to audiences.

Furthermore, the Old Vic’s Young Company will star in a showcase exploring the theme of belonging on 12 July. There will also be a live performance directed by Katie Storer as part of the building’s Family Day on 7 August.

In addition, young performers from the theatre’s Made in Bristol initiative will present their first live show.

Fourteen actors from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School will present The Three Seagulls from 2-10 July under the direction of Olivier award-winning director Sally Cookson.

The theatre is also set to run tours on 30 and 31 May to celebrate their 255th birthday. The theatre’s Thunder Run, a wooden trough that runs above the stage and was used to simulate the sounds of thunder during the 18th century, will be opened to the public for the first time.

Tickets for the Bristol Old Vic’s summer season can be purchased online.  

Words by Ellen Leslie.

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