Going out: Madame Bovary, Holly Golightly and Helena prepare for a night out but in Blavatsky’s Tower, Ingrid is staying in
What happens if you never leave your front door? Well, you’ll probably never have to worry about office politics or get behind with TV drama series. A family who always stay in is explored in Blavatsky’s Tower by Moira Buffini at the Bierkeller Theatre this May. It’s an unusual idea as is that of those who aren’t matinee idols or just beautiful.
In a world obsessed with beauty it’s a relief to see a play that’s concerned with ugliness. Marius von Mayenburg’s drama The Ugly One is being staged at Bristol’s Alma Tavern from April 26-30. It’s part of Directors’ Cuts, the end of term and graduation season of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s plays that includes The Human Ear by Alexandra Wood and Never Swim Alone at the same theatre.
Bristol Old Vic Theatre. King Street, Bristol BS1 4ED England. Box Office: 0117 987 7877 email@example.com Website: www.bristololdvic.org.uk • The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary! For your viewing pleasure, Peepolykus and Co. proudly present Gustave Flaubert’s masterpiece Madame Bovary. The seminal 19th Century novel will be brought spectacularly to life by director Gemma Bodinetz and her ‘bijoux’ cast (with a fair amount of doubling). April 26-May 6.
Theatre Royal Bath Sawclose, Bath. Box Office: 01225 448844. www.theatreroyal.org.uk. Includes The egg Theatre and Ustinov Studio• Breakfast at Tiffany’s Based on the novel by Truman Capote, adapted by Richard Greenberg, directed by Nikolai Foster. 16 – 21 May 2016. Holly Golightly takes to the stage in Bath.
Tobacco Factory Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol. BS3 1TF. 0117 902 0344; www.tobaccofactorytheatre.com • Hamlet. 11 Feb-30 Apr. Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory marks 400 years since Will’s death on 23 April with the Dane’s battle with his sanity and the meaning of life and death • All’s Well that Ends Well. 11 Feb-30 Apr. Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory. In rep with Hamlet the comedy or rather problem play throws up a mixture of the fairy tale, international love affairs and the unlovable.
Bierkeller Theatre All Saints Street, Bristol BS1 2NA. Tel 0117 930 4264; BierkellerTheatre@gmail.com • Blavatsky’s Tower performed by 3 Crate Theatre is on Monday, May 16, 7pm.
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Ltd, 1-2 Downside Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2XF. Box Office: 0117 973 3955 | firstname.lastname@example.org THE UGLY ONE by Marius Von Mayenburg. Translated by Maja Zade. Directed by Sarah Bradley. Designed by Natasha Mortimer. Tue 26 – Sat 30 April 2016 Eves 7.30pm Sat Mat 2.30pm SWALLOW by Stef Smith. Directed by Chloe Masterton. Designed by Aldo Vazquez Yela. THE HUMAN EAR by Alexandra Wood. Directed by Arni Kristjansson. Designed by Anna Orton.Tue 10 – Sat 14 May 2016 Eves 7.30pm Sat Mat 2.30pm. NEVER SWIM ALONE by Daniel Maclvor. Directed by Cameron Carver. Designed by Fiona Rigler. Tue 17 – Sat 21 May 2016 Eves 7.30pm Sat Mat 2.30pm.Venue: Alma Tavern.