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CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers). Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April to August is actually postponed or cancelled. It now looks likely that little will return till 2021.

Off-Peak

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Fri, 5th Jul 19
A production by Made In Bristol's Play the Goat.

The Made in Bristol training scheme is a wonderful opportunity for aspiring theatre makers giving them a rounded grounding in all aspects of theatre from producing to stage management, to acting, writing and directing ... plus more. Each course effectively eds as a fully-fledged theatre company and Play the Goat is this year's result. Of course, all this is as noting if the theatre they create is not of good quality! Well, no problem there, it is, these are talented young people at the start of what I hope will be succesful, and varied, careers in theatre.

An interesting piece in which a world-wide movement called Felix, attempts to bring joy to every person. The movement is flagging and being hijacked by people more interested in stunts than happiness so the leader tries to create one last-ditch event on a Bristol to paddington commuter train. Of course, what they come up against is avariety of disinterested individuals, lost in their own worlds and trying to avoid contact with the other passengers - I'm sure all train users will relate!

Like many devised pieces it occasionally lost oomph when the dialogue lacked the conviction that authored words can bring but there was no faulting their story-telling or commitment to the whole. Some genuinely clever and effective sections, such as the scene changes and the model train, kept us perfectly in the moment and the music was particularly good. A thought provoking piece from a young ensemble that is well worth the visit.

 

 


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