From February to May 2018 Tobacco Factory Theatres will become home to our very own company of incredible actors, drawn from across Bristol and further afield. The Factory Company will perform two of the most dramatic plays you could hope to see, each one a masterpiece of its time and place.

    We are delighted that our Artistic Director Mike Tweddle will direct his first play for our theatre and that he will be joined by the esteemed Adele Thomas (Shakespeare’s Globe, National Theatre, Royal Court).

    The Factory Company will bring together new Bristol voices and emerging talent to work alongside experienced actors to present two world-class plays. The actors will connect with our local community through an inspirational series of events, talks and masterclasses throughout the run.

    If you are a local actor interested in auditioning for our Factory Company, please see our Call-out for Performers.

    We are delighted to announce the following titles in our 2018 Factory Company season:

    Thu 22 February – Sat 07 April 2018



    Directed by Adele Thomas

    I pull in resolution and begin
    To doubt th’equivocation of the fiend
    That lies like truth

    “The ultimate post-truth play, Macbeth speaks to the world we find ourselves living in now: a world in which politicians lie to our faces and where no amount of paranoia and double speak can plaster over the fact that our planet is threatening to turn on us.” Adele Thomas, Director

    Wed 18 April – Sat 12 May 2018



    Directed by Mike Tweddle

    If I take in my hands a little bird. And she grows and wishes to fly. But I will not let her out of my hands because I love her so much, is that right for me to do?

    A View From the Bridge is an intense and illuminating powerhouse of a play. Miller masterfully explores complex family dynamics whilst depicting the heroic and tragic struggles of those who cross oceans in pursuit of a better life. A very pertinent story for our times.” Mike Tweddle, Director

    On Sale Dates

    Members & Business Club Priority Booking Mon 18 September 11am

    General Booking Mon 25 September 11am