Mayfest to take Bristol by storm

PUBLISHED: 12:30 04 May 2012

Small Talk.

Small Talk.

Matthew Andrews

ONE of the most talked about events, the Mayfest, will once again take the city of Bristol by storm this month with eleven days of local, national and international contemporary and alternative theatre.

The Tobacco Factory Theatre, in Raleigh Road, will be among the spaces across Bristol which will present the programme and will host performances from the Mark Bruce Company, with their new production Made in Heaven.

This dark comic piece creates a surreal world ruled by a blind cop and a malicious virgin and will be at the theatre from May 18-20 at 7.30pm.

The theatre will also present the provocative and heart-breaking show Minsk, 2011: A Reply to Kathy Acker, by the Belarus Free Theatre, from May 21-26 at 7.30pm.

Renowned New York composer and performer John Moran will join The Brewery Theatre, in North Street, from May 18-20 with his solo work of music-theatre John Moran: The Con Artist at 9pm.

And from May 22-24 two solo shows will be performed each evening in The Brewery, includes the show Hitch, at 7.45pm, which concerns the possibility of change, and questioning the value of money is the show Crunch at 9.15pm.

Rounding off the programme in the theatre is a collaboration between Wendy Houston and Antonia Grove, in the production Small Talk from May 25-26 at 9pm.

This new piece of dance theatre goes from stand-up singing and sit down talking in a display of disguise and derangement.

Tickets, priced £7-10, are available from the box office on 0117 902 0344.


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