Youngsters star at the Old Vic

More than 100 young people star in Under A Cardboard Sea.

More than 100 young people star in Under A Cardboard Sea. - Credit: Archant

A cast of more than 100 young people will perform at Bristol Old Vic this summer to celebrate the theatre’s 250th anniversary.

More than 100 young people star in Under A Cardboard Sea.

More than 100 young people star in Under A Cardboard Sea. - Credit: Archant

The Old Vic’s young company, which is aged between five and 25, is performing Under A Cardboard Sea from August 4-6 at the theatre in King Street.

The play is inspired by 19th century theatre, where hundreds of child performers would be the stars of Victorian shows.

Under A Cardboard Sea is set under a cloud of smog in a dreary Victorian city, where secrets and lies are the foundation of society.

While the wheels of industry grind on, child after child goes missing from the streets.


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The show features an ensemble performance, plus choreography and original music, which is performed by the young company’s own house band.

The shows start at 7.30pm, with a matinee at 2.30pm on August 6.

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Tickets, priced £7.50-15, are available by contacting 01179 877877 or online via www.bristololdvic.org.uk

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