This season’s Tobacco Factory Theatre highlights

PUBLISHED: 09:00 10 August 2012

Richard III.

Richard III.

Graham Burke

AN EXCELLENT programme of theatre, dance and music is scheduled for the Tobacco Factory Theatre this autumn, with more new work being produced than ever before.

The season highlights will include work curated by some of Bristol’s most exciting theatre-makers and the company hopes to give artists a platform where they will not be forgotten.

Just some of these autumn listings will include the theatre co-producing with Òran Mór to bring the brand new play, The Room In The Elephant by Tom Wainwright, which will be presented from 23-27 October, with tickets priced £8-12.

Bristol based Action Hero will curate part of the programme, choosing Victoria Melody’s Northern Soul, to be performed on November 5 at 8.15pm and Chris Goode’s Hippo World Guest Book on November 26 at 8.15pm, both at the Brewery Theatre. Tickets are priced £7-10.

The Ministry of Entertainment will return to the theatre with the wartime trilogy Yes We Have No Bananas, based on the oral history collected from people who lived in Somerset and Dorset. The show will be performed from December 4-15 at 7.15pm with tickets priced £5-10.

Audiences can look forward to Shakespeare At The Tobacco Factory’s 2013 Season with the powerful Richard III from February 14 to March 30, and the vibrant comedy The Two Gentlemen Of Verona from April 4 to May 4.

The theatre will also give audiences a brand new adaptation of the classic novel Three Men In A Boat, a charming celebration of Bristishness from the Original Theatre Company. The performance will be on stage from August 20-25 at 8pm, with tickets priced £9-13.

The theatre welcomes Les Dennis back with the hilarious and moving Jigsy, following a month long run in Edinburgh, from August 29 to September 8 at 8pm and the Brewery Theatre will then present Martin Sherman’s Rose, a sharply drawn portrait of a feisty Jewish woman and her remarkable tale.

The show will be on stage from August 28 to September 1 at 8.15pm with tickets priced £5-9.

Tickets are available from the box office on 0117 9020344 or via www.tobaccofactorytheatre.com


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