An evening of contemporary dance theatre presented by Untold Dance Theatre. An intergenerational cast of seven women delve deep, dissect and spit out what it is to experience lack of confidence and self-esteem. Through comedy and darkness the story is told.
"Courageous and inspiring, this company has legs!" audience member
Supported by Arts Council England.
A Darkly Funny Sequel to Pinocchio
The story of The Liar, a world-weary music-hall hypnotist who has reached the end of his tether and threatens to end it all. His company of glamorous and not-so-glamorous assistants distract him from his imminent demise and convince him to tell the story of his infamous origins. Familia de la Noche's hilarious mix of clowning, puppetry, music and shadow play tells a story of extraordinary encounters, curious characters and lost love. Based on the story of Pinocchio, The Greatest Liar in all the World takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride through the life of the man who used to be a little wooden boy.
'Every now and then, you comes across a play that seems to ignore the lines between children's and adults' theatre, comedy and and tragedy, circus act and bare monologue to convey the sublime itself. The Greatest Liar in All the World is not that play. It's funnier!' – The Skinny
“Brilliantly bizarre, fiendish and very funny this is one magical nightmare that you’ll never want to wake up from. Pure brilliance.” Edinburgh Guide
‘What it would be like to stroll through the inside of Tim Burton's and Terry Gilliam's minds’ (SuchSmallPortions.com).
Age recommendation: 8+
BGS Music Department goes to the movies with a concert themed around music for stage and screen. BGS's key ensembles - Orchestra, BGS's Choir, Cantata, Mantata and many more - will perform music by John Williams, Rachmaninov, Mozart... and the theme from Family Guy! Students will also showcase material to be performed on the departments Easter tour to Tuscany.
Tommy, 22, lives under the same roof as three generations of his family.
Fair to say, he sometimes feels a little ‘boxed in’. Is he moving fast enough? Will he ever keep up with his friends? And why does his nan have to say such bizarre things when his girlfriend is over for dinner?
Horribly honest clowns and questionable cabaret acts ignite the stage, exploring generational identity through Zoo Co’s trademark live music, puppetry, poetry and movement.
Inspired by their extensive workshops with inter-generational groups aged 16-96, Zoo Co’s ‘GIANT’ provides an upbeat, fast-moving, playful exploration of what it really means to belong to a particular generation, and how each generation interacts with others. It is an honest, hilarious and moving reminder that you are perhaps made up of more than you may know.
GIANT is an explosive, absurd and visceral adventure in ‘Adulting’... Could Tommy's nan know more than meets the eye?
‘Winsome, witty and inventive’ **** The Stage
‘Surprises and delights at every turn’’ **** The List
Starmakers Stars Take to the Stage
Budding Ballerinas from Brislington and Kingswood are taking to the stage to showcase the fantastic babyballet Starmakers 3 show, Twinkle and Teddy’s Grand Adventure!!
The award-winning babyballet® Bristol South East West is a wonderfully exciting educational movement to music programme for pre-school boys and girls from 6 months. Designed to encourage babies and young children to enjoy the benefits and joys of song and dance, babyballet has built up a fantastic reputation for providing children with the opportunity to express themselves within a fun, safe and caring environment.
The Sequel to the ever popular Starmakers 2 show is an enchanting and magical tale full of excitement and mystery. Twinkle & Teddy the babyballet bears lead us on an amazing journey through various adventures, from experiencing the fun of the wild wild west to a summer picnic in the country side.
This amazing show gives children the opportunity to bring the fun and enjoyment they experience during class straight to the stage, where they can take pleasure in performing for their friends and family. babyballet teacher Miss Leanne says ‘We are so excited about our forthcoming show; the children have been working so hard throughout the term and are looking forward to having the opportunity to show their friends and family just how talented they are. We’re delighted to have this chance for parents to see their little stars on stage, so they can be as proud of them as we at babyballet are.”
Get ready to go on an exciting pre-historic adventure as dinosaur aficionado DR BEN GARROD talks you through the deadliest predators that ever roamed the planet. Yes, dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex, Allosaurus and Spinosaurus would have walked or swam right where you are now!
Pitting the knowledge of unwitting parents against their all-knowing kids, Dr Ben presents an interactive, educational and highly entertaining show using film footage from the BBC's Planet Dinosaur. So come and test your knowledge against Dr Ben in this hit live show which is bigger and better than ever.
'I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SHOW TO ANYONE WITH A SMALL PERSON THAT LOVES DINOSAURS!' Families Online
"MY SON AND HIS FRIEND WERE COMPLETELY HOOKED THROUGHOUT" Weston Mercury
Tickets - £12
Family Ticket (4 tickets) - £45
Discount - Buy 11 tickets and pay for 10 - £120
Flinn is back! Les Petits theatre company return to the high seas after their hugely successful and award winning shows David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon and Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs.
The Magic Cutlass is the highly anticipated sequel based on the book by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto.
When Flinn is in the middle of his school play his old nemesis, Mr T the T-Rex, appears and kidnaps his friends forcing them to hunt for the Magic Cutlass; a sword that grants any wish! The children are whisked away for another fantastic adventure to a world of devious dinosaurs, deep sea dangers and smelly sausages!
MACBETH: A TALE OF SOUND & FURY
A riotous and playful reinvention of Macbeth that puts the witches at the centre of this dark and bloody tragedy.
Three gnarly fortune tellers live amongst the rats in an old junk yard, apart from decent society. Eager to teach the selfish world of man a lesson, they prepare a fortune reading that will destroy a throne and everything around it.
Performed by just 3 actors with a junk yard set full of props, the major roles are swapped between them as they hurtle through the witches’ prophecy using storytelling, live music and physical theatre.
Joyfully theatrical and inventive, this is Macbeth as you’ve never seen it before.
“An intelligent, exhilaratingly blasphemous sprint through a revered Shakespearean tragedy” – Everything Theatre
“madcap, bohemian and all together brilliant” – The Theatre Tourist
With a breathtaking explosion of dance, fire and illusion, Company of Dreams transports you to the exotic, dangerous and magical world of the Arabian Nights. In this brand new production of one of the greatest stories of the ancient world, Scheherazade and her magical tales of genies, ghouls and faeries, of Sinbad, Aladdin and Ali Baba, are retold in Company of Dreams’ thrilling blend of jazz, bellydance and Latin dance.
“We came to see the performance not knowing what to expect and we were blown away. The dancers, the energy, the journey throughout the performance was intriguing. We didn't want it to stop. Every single performer was incredible and you had the audience captivated.”
In a brand new show, adventurer-explorer Benedict Allen tells the whole unvarnished truth of his most recent adventure – a solo expedition to Papua New Guinea, during which he filmed his journey to visit a community he had befriended thirty years earlier – when he hit the headlines after failing to turn up for a flight to Hong Kong, prompting his friends and family, and eventually the world media, to become concerned for his wellbeing.
Benedict will recall the highs and lows of this awe-inspiring trip, tell exhilarating tales from his life as an explorer and show never-before-seen material from his travels across the globe.
‘Part of history of television’ – Mark Thompson, Former Director General, BBC
‘This is a hugely exciting venture for me. I can’t wait to travel the UK and share my experiences of some of the most testing, but also wonderfully inspiring, corners of the globe’ – Benedict Allen