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  • BOVTS BLUE STOCKINGS REVIEW ROUND-UP

    Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s students are well known for their capability and talent, and this year’s production of Jessica Swale’s stirring play, Blue Stockings, has been no exception.  Set at Cambridge University in 1896, the play centres around a key battleground on the march towards equal rights for women. Blue Stockings has been delighting audiences and reviewers alike since… Read more...

  • INTERVIEW WITH FINE CHISEL’S TOM SPENCER

    Dumbstruck is Fine Chisel’s award-winning play with songs about the loneliest whale in the world, on at Tobacco Factory Theatres later this month. We caught up with Artistic Director and performer Tom Spencer to find out more… Could you tell us a little more about the show - what can audiences expect from Dumbstruck? Dumbstruck tells the tale of the… Read more...

  • SKY ARTS AWARD WINNING DRACULA TO RETOUR

    We’ve very excited to announce that Dracula, our award winning co-production with Mark Bruce Company, will retour this autumn. The show premiered at Tobacco Factory Theatres in 2013 and toured the UK to sell-out houses.  The production received great critical acclaim and won the South Bank Sky Arts Award for dance.  Tobacco Factory Theatres Director Ali Robertson comments: “We’re thrilled… Read more...

  • PUPPETRY PROTOTYPE - line-up announced!

    At the end of June, our regular Prototype work-in-progress night gives itself over to all things puppet-related, as three local puppetry companies present the early scratchings of brand new ideas for shows. Come along to see what they’re working on and offer your feedback to help them develop their ideas further. Here’s what to look forward to: Ebb and Flo… Read more...

  • DIRECTOR IN RESIDENCE UPDATE

    You might remember that back in January we announced that Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Graduate Nik Partridge would be working with us this year as Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres following receipt of a BBC Performing Arts Fund Theatre Fellowship. (See here for original story.) We caught up with Nik to see how it’s all been going,… Read more...

  • BOVTS DIRECTORS’ CUTS REVIEW ROUND UP

    Dutchman rehearsal photography by Craig Fuller

    The Directors’ Cuts season is a programme of contemporary theatre presented by the four graduating directors from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and featuring work by acting and production students. This year’s season is notable for its diversity and all four plays are highly charged, provocative and very relevant. The plays so far have been going down a treat… Read more...

  • Associate Artists 2014 - 15

    Joel Daniel

    Tobacco Factory Theatres has always been somewhere artists like to spend time developing and trying out ideas; we’ve always been somewhere audiences like to come to see amazing new shows; and, in the last year or so, we’ve started to produce and co-produce on a more regular basis. Back in March we announced that we would be making the relationship… Read more...

  • BOVTS DIRECTORS’ CUTS BLOG 5 (INTERVIEW)

    Dutchman by Leroi Jones is the fourth and final play of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s Graduate Directors’ Cuts season. We caught up with Director Tom Nancy Medina to find out more: What was it that drew you to stage Dutchman, by LeRoi Jones, for the Directors’ Cuts season?
 I first read Dutchman ten years ago and it blew… Read more...

  • BOVTS DIRECTORS’ CUTS BLOG 5 (INTERVIEW)

    Dutchman by Leroi Jones is the fourth and final play of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s Graduate Directors’ Cuts season. We caught up with Director Tom Nancy Medina to find out more: What was it that drew you to stage Dutchman, by LeRoi Jones, for the Directors’ Cuts season?
 I first read Dutchman ten years ago and it blew… Read more...

  • CAST ANNOUNCED FOR PRIVATE PEACEFUL

    We’re delighted to announce that one of the highlight shows of the season, Private Peaceful, has been cast. William Troughton has been cast especially for this brand new production for Tobacco Factory Theatres. Scion of the Troughton theatrical dynasty (his grandfather was Patrick Troughton, the second doctor in Dr Who), William has wowed audiences on stage in The Ladykillers and,… Read more...

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