The Bristol Old Vic have announced their digital spring season for 2021, featuring workshops, theatre boxsets and cabaret events.
The successful Favourites Box Set has been extended until April 2021, featuring shows such as Swallows and Amazons and Messiah. The box set will be accompanied by free workshops detailing the creation of the projects and featuring production team members such as Neil Hannon from The Divine Comedy.
Other shows being released include the original 2015 production of Pink Mist, as well as Giles Terera’s debut play The Meaning of Zong. An exploration of the notorious massacre aboard the titular slave ship in 1781, the co-production between Bristol Old Vic and Jonx Productions will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as part of the Lights Up series.
The Old Vic will also host associate companies as part of their Digital Studio project. Offerings include interactive odes to love from Uninvited Guests, immersive short films produced by Silvia Mercuiali and Diverse City, and Zoom murder mysteries created by Sharp Teeth.
Bristol Old Vic Artistic Director Tom Morris said “it is more important now than ever that we find ways to share delight, exploration, reflection and a good night out, even when places where we usually do that are closed. We are determined to continue to offer the city a place where our extraordinary artists and our extraordinary public can meet and collaborate through live performance.”
The Spring season will be available from March onwards. Further details and booking information can be found on the Old Vic’s website.
Words by Issy Flower.
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