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Bierkeller Theatre can offer day or night hire - up to 7 days and 5 nights per week from £15 per hour.

Day Markets, Rehearsal Space, Classes, Fundraising, Film or Comedy. Edinburgh Fringe Rehearsal / Performances, Live Music Rehersals, End of Term Functions and Conferences.

New Writing Platform September '15

Bierkeller New Writing Platform seeks actors! Auditions will be in two slots: a 1-3 and 3-5 slot on Sunday 2nd August. We seek a variety of roles, about which we can be more specific nearer the time. The project comprises of six short plays by local new writers, directed by local directors, so normally features a lot of actors from the local community. This means that while project is unpaid, it should take up relatively little time of individual actors and is always a lot of fun when it comes together. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions. To book your slot, or to ask any questions,  please e-mail Amy looks forward to hearing from you!


Behind The Lines present:

All The Nice Girls


Lesbian Love in the Limelight

This matinee at the Bierkeller Theatre on Sunday 27th September celebrates lesbian performers in British Music Hall and Revue, looking at the careers of forgotten stars, Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney through the eyes of male impersonator Ella Shields.

‘cheeky, touching and truly enlightening…with gay marriage finally here, this is a wonderfully vital insight into a different time.’ The Stage

Gwen and Norah met each other behind the lines in WW1 and quickly formed a double act to entertain the troops. By 1918 they were ‘such good pals that the thought of parting from each other was almost unbearable’ so they brought their turn to the London Palladium and became household names. All The Nice Girls charts their career together and celebrates their enduring friendship.

Performing partners Alison Child and Rosie Wakley from Hove discovered Gwen Farar and Norah Blaney through some grainy footage on YouTube and the story is all the more real as Ali and Rosie are a real life couple.

Rosie says, ‘We were fascinated by how these women became stars, singing love songs to each other. We wanted to perform their songs and celebrate their lives from a 21st century perspective.’

Alison only came out 18 months ago and now she’s fulfilling her dream with her new partner, Rosie. ‘We’re a real couple telling the story of another real couple whose love for each other endured against the odds through WW1 and beyond.’ Ali says, ‘Too often depictions of lesbian romance on TV end in tragedy. Our show contradicts that media cliché and celebrates lesbian love, then and now in a witty, joyous, nostalgic, musical way. Audience members can expect to sing along, to laugh and be moved.’

‘…a sweet, loving reminder of the golden age of music-hall…perfectly delightful way to spend an hour’ FringeGuru *****


27th September

Show 4pm, length 60 minutes

Tickets £8(£6)

Casting Call:

Upcoming Shows:

War 100

Educating Bristol

Shakespeare Rattle & Roll

The Rite of Spring & Romeo And Juliet

Measure for Measure

The Hat, the Cane and the Moustache

The Rise and Fall of the Northern Star


Bristol University's Medical Revue

Hats Off To Laurel & Hardy

The Good, the Bad and the Different

Confessions of a Rabbi's Daughter

The Last Unicorn

Instructions for a Better Life

The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes

Where Are We Now?

"The Madness Game" &

"The Boar's Head"


A Brief History of Beer

Past Productions:

Treasure Island