VIDEO: What would you like to change about Bristol?
A NEW exhibition goes on display at Bristol Old Vic next month of images from major news stories covered by the Post in recent years.
In the lead up to the city’s mayoral elections, Bristol Old Vic is staging a satirical comedy tackling the current affairs issues of the day – and the exhibition will run alongside it.
Does My Society Look Big in This? will be on the main theatre stage – and has been devised by the Old Vic’s artistic director Tom Morris and writer Stephen Brown to feature the news stories and issues that are on our minds as we head to the polls in November.
Mr Morris says it will be “fearless, bang-up-to-date, funny and cheap to see”.
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We asked people in Bristol what they’d like to see changed in their community:
Earlier this month the theatre threw open its doors after an extensive refurbishment, and is currently staging a production of John O’Keeffe’s Wild Oats.
Does My Society Look Big in This? will play in rep with Wild Oats, later in the run – with the same company performing on the same stage.
The editor of the Post, Mike Norton, said: “The Post sets Bristol’s news agenda and is the forum for the debates that affect the city. We were delighted to supply news pictures for the exhibition and hope they add an extra dimension to the audience’s experience of the play.”
Mr Morris said: “In the heart of Bristol, is the most beautiful theatre in the country, a unique architectural gem which has miraculously survived since 1766: it is the oldest working theatre in the country. But when it was built, theatre was dangerously topical, plays were censored because they were political dynamite and the very word “theatre” was synonymous with subversion.
“In our beautiful refurbished theatre, we’ll be combining revivals of classic plays with shows of startling topicality. With our brilliant Wild Oats company and the celebrated writer Stephen Brown, I will be creating a completely new show about the things that feel most urgent in Bristol this October. It will be fearless, bang-up-to-date, funny and cheap to see.
“Like many of the things we’ve done successfully over the last few years, this is an experimental project – but this one is inspired by the golden days of the theatre when a single company of actors performed a range of plays over a season.
"Here, the same company will perform just two plays, one old and one brand new, but the new will be bound to be informed by the old: and audiences who enjoy the performances in one, will be curious to see the other.”
What do you think are the burning issues in Bristol today? Comment below or write in and tell us at The Post, Temple Way, Bristol BS99 7HD, or email email@example.com.
Does My Society Look Big in This? will be on at the Old Vic on October 10, 12, 13, 17 and 19. For more information and tickets visit the Old Vic website.