10th May 2015
TIP OF THE WEEK
Are you excited for Mayest? We most certainly are!!
Mayfest is Bristol’s unique annual festival of contemporary theatre and is dedicated to presenting a broad range of unusual, playful and ambitious work from leading theatre makers from Bristol, the UK and beyond.
Mayfest is set to take the city by storm for ten days of local, national and international contemporary and alternative theatre.
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Tartuffe @ Tobacco Factory // Tues 12th – Sat 16th May (8pm) // Cost: £14/£11
When low-life conman Tartuffe weasels his way into the life of Orgon and his family, no one is prepared for the chaos he will cause. Orgon, blinded by his admiration for the outwardly pious Tartuffe, is taken in. He happily consults Tartuffe in all his affairs, even offering the hand of his daughter, Mariane, whilst the conman slyly seeks to seduce Orgon’s beautiful wife. Will Tartuffe get what he wants, or what he deserves?
Tartuffe, banned in its day, still has the power to shock, despite our contemporary sensibilities. It is the presentation of unchanging human nature which has ensured it has amused and disturbed audiences in equal measure for over 350 years.
Directed by Ralf Togneri, this version of Tartuffe is a modern translation by Martin Sorrell in association with Nick Hern Books.
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The Dean Lane Do @ Southbank Club // Sun 17th May (10am-6.30pm) // Cost: Free
SouthBank Club in Southville is hosting a street party and various events throughout Dean Lane. Running in line with the SouthBank Arts Trail Weekend we will not only be the home of over 10 local artists but will be carrying out a street party from 12pm – 6pm with live music, great food and various dance and art performances throughout the day.
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By Kevin McGough