by James Swanton
25 August – 29 August, Tuesday – Saturday 7.45pm (Saturday matinee 3pm)
“I am rising, ever rising, to the top of the world. Yet it feels like a falling”
He came into the world, fully formed. He never felt the warmth of a friend or the touch of a lover. Even his father fled from him in terror.
But Frankenstein’s Creature feels the sun on his face, the cold in his bones, and a hatred stirring. With no name and no past, he must forge a place in a world that does not want him. He must find his voice.
Frankenstein’s Creature is a thrilling new play from award-winning writer-performer James Swanton. Radically reframing Mary Shelley’s classic tale from the perspective of the Creature himself, it shines a light on the makings of a monster and the darkness within us all.
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Theatre503 and The Bristol Old Vic present…
And Then Come The Nightjars
By Bea Roberts
Director: Paul Robinson
2 – 26 Sep, 7.45pm (Sundays 5pm)
£15/£12 (Pay What You Can Sundays)
“You hardly ever see ʻem, only hear them. They fly silent. Itʼs bad luck is Nightjars. Itʼs a bird oʼdeath.”
South Devon, 2001. As disease ravages the countryside, local dairy vet Jeff arrives with a dire warning for his friend Michael, a widowed farmer. Michael must make the ultimate sacrifice to preserve all that he holds dear. As he barricades his farm and home against a tide of devastation only Jeff can clear a way through the falling ash.
Set against the backdrop of the Foot and Mouth pandemic, And Then Come The Nightjars charts the struggle of one farm amidst a crisis that saw the slaughter of 4 million animals and the postponement of a General Election. Bea Roberts’ play is a story of enduring friendship and a requiem for rural England.
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Watch the trailer here