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7th

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2014

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NEW WRITING SHOWCASE - 2014

Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th April

Following this year's successful New Writing Showcase, the Bierkeller Theatre is delighted to announce plans for our 2014 event. The showcase will be hosted in April, and once again curated by Royal Court writer Amy Bethan Evans. The previous event sold out every night, showcasing the work of playwrights from Bristol through to California!

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PUTNAM AND JOY

Wednesday 30th April to Thursday 1st May

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7:30pm (doors & bar @ 7pm)  /  

£6 (£5 concessions)

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"Putnam and Joy" is a dark satire performed with puppets, exploring in four acts the concepts of STIs, BMIs, violence and death - with some comic twists. The play follows Putnam and Joy trying to live (and failing, several times) their lives in a village blighted by a war they never see.

 

Based on characters from Punch and Judy, this dark, disturbing puppet show littered with tragic comedy is definitely not for children!

8pm (doors & bar @ 7:30pm)  /  

£8.50 (£7 concessions) /

Length: 100mins /

Rec. Age: 12+

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THE PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY

Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th April

Butterfly Psyche Theatre’s new play, The Persistence of Memory, examines these and other questions with compassion and humour, while gently exploring the delicate human condition through our dependence on memory and it’s creation of our identity. The Persistence of Memory tells the story of Dante DeLucca, an ageing classics professor. He and his daughter Iphee must come to terms with his fading memory and how it will change their relationship. But they are not alone: with the unlikely appearance of Mneme, the Muse of Memory, father and daughter find the strength to make the transition together.

8pm (doors & bar @ 7:30pm)  /  

£9 (£7 concessions) /

Length: 1hr15mins

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The musical satire of the 1936 cult classic, by Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney. Reefer Madness tells the story of teenagers Jimmy and Mary, and their downfall in this new drug menace: marijuana. On this decadent journey, they will encounter zombie kids, orgy jungle dancers, and JC himself...

REEFER MADNESS

Wednesday 7th &

Thursday 8th May

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8pm (doors & bar @ 7:30pm)  /  

£7 (£5 concessions) /

Length 2hrs /

Recommended age: 14+ (adult references)

UWE DRAMA SOCIETY

Sunday 11th to Thursday 15th May

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BRISTOL UNIVERSITY'S SPOTLIGHTS

Monday 19th to Thursday 22nd May

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THE (FULL ENGLISH) BREAKFAST CLUB

Monday 26th to Thursday 29th May

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Five students forced to spend a whole Saturday in detention... to the outside world they were simply the Jock, the Brain, the Basketcase, the Criminal and the Princess, but to each other, they would always be - The Breakfast Club. An all English adaptation of the coming-of-age Brat Pack movie by John Hughes - full of attitude, comedy, pathos and some awesome 80's tunes!

7:30pm (doors & bar @ 7pm)  /  

£8 (£7 concessions) /

Length 1hr45mins /

Recommended age: 12+

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SOS - SAVE OUR SPACES

Sunday 1st & Monday 2nd June

SOS is a new musical comedy from the pen of Joanna Courtnay. Based on a true event the play tells the story of 6 eccentric characters that form a local housing committee to save their village green. As the meetings get underway hidden agendas are revealed and personal misdemeanours become apparent. Can they save the day or will the Town Planners have their evil way. The environment, politics, mayhem and laughter all wrapped up in a light hearted musical comedy.

8pm (doors & bar @ 7:30pm)  /  

£7 (£5 concessions) /

Length 45mins /

Recommended age: Everyone!

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ARCANA

Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th June

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THE RITE OF SPRING & ROMEO AND JULIET

Thursday 5th June

The Rite of Spring/ Romeo and Juliet is a radical interpretation of Stravinsky’s ballet and orchestral concert work in the theatrical setting of love and hatred between two Shakespeare’s rivalling households, Capulet and Montague.

 

Conceived by Concert Theatre, the production uses commedia half masks and piano four-hands to create a music-centred physical theatre piece through the re-telling of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy.

8pm (doors & bar @ 7:30pm)  /  

£11 (£9 concessions) /

Length 75mins /

Recommended age: Everyone!

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Enter the world of the Major Arcana: 11 cards, 10 characters and one fortune. Who are the people in the cards? What do they know about you? Each night the cards will be drawn by members of the audience and a fortune will appear. With music by five young composers combined with writing by five young librettists, Aracana explores how the theme of tarot cards inspired a fascinating and varied evening of new music.

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We regret to announce that Rodgers & Hammerstein Songbook has been cancelled. We will be contacting all ticket holders shortly for a full refund. Our sincerest apologies for those looking forward to this event.

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HAROLD PINTER'S BETRAYAL

Emma is married to Robert, a publisher, but she has long had an affair with Jerry, a literary agent and Robert’s best friend. As time reverses, all the complexities of their relationships unravel.

 

BETRAYAL originally premiered at London’s National Theatre in 1978 and was immediately hailed as one of Pinter's best, winning the 1979 Olivier Award for Best New Play. The E.O.T.A.S.I. Theatre Company are proud to present the Bristol revival of this masterful play at the Bierkeller, Bristol’s fastest developing new theatre.

"But we’ve seen each other... a great deal... over the last four years. We’ve had lunch."

"Never played squash though."

8pm (doors & bar @ 7:30pm)  /  

£10 (£8 concessions) /

Length 1hr20mins /

Recommended age: Everyone!

Sunday 8th to Thursday 12th June

Advance tickets subject to £1 booking fee per ticket, alternatively phone to reserve tickets on the door at advertised price.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR A MANIC DEPRESSIVE

Sunday 15th to Monday 16th June

8pm (doors & bar @ 7:30pm)  /  

£8 (£5 concessions) /

Length 1hr20mins /

Recommended age: 14+

But in my heart is a lion, that wants to tear your black dog apart, but even my hot and angry lion finds fighting your dogs hard.

 

Proceeds go to the Charity "Mind" (http://www.mind.org.uk/)

 

From Flying Elephant Theatre Company.

Our identity, our purpose, our place in life. We strive eternally to find the meaning of our existence, to answer the unanswerable questions. We endeavour to carve our niche into the world, and leave our mark for future generations. But what happens when all we're faced with is an empty void of personality, a chasm of nothingness? One man sets out on a journey of self-discovery, armed solely with a leotard and a tutu, pushing the barriers of what the human mind can comprehend, in order to find out all the answers for himself. Casualties will be encountered, many will perish, and sanities will be tested, all in the name of proving our worth in the universe.

 

Battling existential anxiety through the medium of voice, dance, and soliloquy, one man shall ultimately encounter his greatest demon...himself. Step up to the metaphysical mirror and search for the true meaning of identity.

 

Disclaimer: May not be 100% sincere.

PRETENTIOUS

Tuesday 17th June

8pm (doors & bar @ 7:30pm)  /  

£7 (£5 concessions) /

Length 55mins /

Recommended age: 15+

One man. One tutu. One existential question. Who am I?

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THE LAST UNICORN

Wednesday 18th June

CITY OF BRISTOL COLLEGE'S SHOWCASE

(Private performance)

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Thursday 19th June

We are delighted to once again be hosting City of Bristol College's BTEC end of year showcase. Giving students hands-on and real-world experience in a functioning theatre.

 

Interested in hiring the theatre space for a private or public performance? Check out our photos of past shows (below) and give us a call on 0117-926-8514 for more information.

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PERPETUAL

8pm (doors & bar @ 7:30pm)  /  

£5 /

Length 1hr /

Recommended age: 12+

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Wednesday 25th June

PEDESTRIAN REFUGE

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VINTAGE TROUBLE

THURSDAY 26th JUNE

£16 adv. / £18 door

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Monday 30th June to Wednesday 2nd July

Five strangers each from different backgrounds are united in their attempt to cross a busy road. Eventually they become trapped in each other’s company when they realize they are trapped on a pedestrian refuge. As the years pass, we follow their endless struggle to live in limbo...

 

From Makeshift Wings Theatre, the company that brought "Connect 4" and "Subject to Requirement" to the Bierkeller Theatre.

8pm (doors & bar @ 7:30pm)  /  

£6 (£5 concessions) /

Length: tbc /

Recommended age: 14+

Romance. Murder. Waiting. It’s all a Part of Crossing the Road.

BRISTOL PRIDE'S THEATRE NIGHT:

"CONFESSIONS OF A RABBI'S DAUGHTER" + MORE

Monday 7th July

Specially created pieces from the Bierkeller team we are also bringing the sensation Confessions of a Rabbi’s Daughter to Pride Week.

 

Info on Pride's website here - http://pridebristol.co.uk/portfolio-item/id/

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DOUBLE-BILL:

"NOT SMART" & "MAN FROM EARTH"

7:30pm (doors & bar @ 8pm)  /  

£9 (£6 concessions) /

Length: 3hrs

A joint production of Not Smart by Wilbur Daniel Steele and Man From Earth by Jerome Bixby, in association with UWE Drama Society and Makeshift Wings.

 

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Monday 14th to Thursday 17th July

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Sunday 20th July

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MEASURE FOR MEASURE

Monday 21st to Friday 25th July

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PUNK ROCK

Sunday 27th & Monday 28th July

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MAD, BAD, AND DOWNRIGHT UGLY

Tuesday 28th to Thursday 31st July

'How far can villainy take you?'- now that the real question. Through the bards most infamous Baddies, this troupe of daemons will delight and ensnare you into seeing what it truly means to be wicked. A black comedy, this show uses the companies unique brand of physical storytelling and an original score to take you into a world of classic literature with a unique twist. From ridiculous scottish accents to full on brawls there's never a dull moment with these twisted villains, lunatics and thieves.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

8pm (doors & bar @ 7:30pm)  /  

£10 (£8 concessions) /

Length: 1hr15mins /

Recommended age: Everyone!

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8pm (doors & bar @ 7:30pm)  /  

£8 (£5 concessions)

Advance tickets subject to £1 booking fee per ticket, alternatively phone to reserve tickets on the door at advertised price.

Patrick has two arms, two legs, He’s five foot nine... roughly. Eyes nose, ears, mouth, brain, skull, skin, tissue, blood organs. Patrick to the naked eye is totally normal … Normal… Normality is used all too sparingly to describe a society who won’t let us in. Won't let us raise our arms and declare defiance. Lift up the rug, let out the dust, it’s time to talk. It's time let go. Flying Elephant theatre invites you in to a world that’s been kept quiet too long. Invites you to laugh past that black dog and address the elephant in the room.

NEW WRITING SHOWCASE - 2014