Ferment Fornight celebrates five years with a jam-packed programme at Bristol Old Vic

9th July 2015

734dd1b6-9fba-4954-a522-b8abba0b6cd8Now in its fifth year, this summer’s Ferment Festival showcasing the best in new ideas and work-in-progress shows is shaping up to be the busiest yet. 

Bristol Old Vic Ferment’s year-round quest to find, support and nurture local talent is punctuated by two Ferment Fortnights, which exist to enable inspiring artists to develop new pieces of work.

From Ferment favourites (including Hannah Sullivan, Tom Marshman, Idiot Child and poetry slam champion Adam Kammerling) to Ferment firsts (from Bristol-based talent Rachael Mfon and Massive Owl) – there’s comedy, physical theatre, experimental sound design and astrophysics on offer in this bumper fifth anniversary celebration of exciting new local theatre-makers.

Ferment Producer, Emma Bettridge said: “Ferment is now in its fifth year, it’s not a scheme which popped up momentarily, thereby showing how important longevity is for the artistic process. Exceptional work takes time and resource, and we are delighted to be able to still offer that.

We are immensely proud of the work being made in the South West; there is a veritable selection of work in this July’s programme to inspire you and give you hope for the future – there are some real corkers!”

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Kevin McGough