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Shylock

Shylock

We are delighted to welcome back Rhodri Miles in his new one man show Shylock.

Is Shylock the Jewish moneylender from The Merchant of Venice a villain or victim? Gareth Armstrong’s award winning solo play confronts these stereotypes through the eyes of his only friend and the only other Jewish man in the whole of Shakespeare Tubal. Celebrating the richness of Shakespeare’s language and conjuring up a whole cast of characters , this dazzling, moving, often hilarious play is a fascinating exploration of Shylock and his people.

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Thursday 4 Apr 201919:30 Book Now

Lucy Worsley - Queen Victoria

Lucy Worsley - Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria: a little old lady, spherical in shape, dressed in black, perpetually grumpy. Right? Historian Lucy Worsley wants to make you think again.


Meet a complex, contradictory woman, who had a traumatic childhood, who loved dancing, who suffered calamity and bereavement, before coming out the other side as an eccentric, powerful and really rather magnificent old lady.


Lucy's illustrated talk takes you into the life, the palaces, and the rich colourful age of this woman who ruled a quarter of the globe.


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Wednesday 29 May 201919:30 Book Now (Sold Out)

An Audience with Kate Humble

An Audience with Kate Humble

Join Kate for a fascinating talk about her latest book - Thinking on my Feet - as well as her life working with wildlife, the far flung places that this has taken her to and the inspiring people she has met on her travels. There's also a unique chance to go 'behind the camera' as Kate describes how the programmes are made along with some lovely anecdotes about the filming  


The second series of Kate's popular BBC programme Back to the Land attracted great audiences and was be the latest in a long line of programmes Kate has presented for the BBC including Springwatch and Autumm Watch, Wild Shepherdess, Yellowstone: Wildest Winter to Blazing Summer, Curious Creatures and Extreme Wives with Kate Humble.


In 2007 she and her husband Ludo moved to a smallholding in Wales and in 2011 set up 'Humble by Nature' a rural skills school on a working farm in the Wye Valley.  They live with a variety of feathered and furry livestock and three dogs.


Presented in association with Clive Conway Productions


Photo credit Tim Martin



Book Tickets

Thursday 6 Jun 201919:30 Book Now

BOVTS Canterbury Tales (14+)

BOVTS Canterbury Tales

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

The Canterbury Tales

by Geoffrey Chaucer

Adapted by John Hartoch


A colourful cast of characters set off for Canterbury, competing to tell their tales of love, lust, adventure and chivalry. Brimming with verve and energy, Chaucer’s well-loved stories are brought beautifully and vividly alive by the students from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.


All of medieval life is here, with the wide range of social strata rubbing shoulders as the Miller, the Steward and the Wife of Bath (among others) all have their tales to tell. The Canterbury Tales is a touchstone of English literature and has delighted readers for centuries.


Opened in 1946 by Laurence Olivier, the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School has grown a reputation for attracting the very best in young acting talent and, as such, has some notable alumni to its name including Daniel Day Lewis, Greta Scacchi, Peter O’Toole, Olivia Colman and many more. The School’s annual visit to Dorset is always a firm favourite on the Artsreach programme and this year will be no exception; early booking is advised. Suitable 14+


Book Tickets

Thursday 20 Jun 201919:30 Book Now