Must See Monday – Events of the Week

16th March 2015



What: Slapstick Festival 2015  // Where: Various Bristol Venues // When: Fri 20th March // Cost: Various

Taking place across various Bristol venues, The Bristol Slapstick Comedy Festival celebrates silent and classic comedy and provides the largest assembly of living comic talent, the greatest comedy stars of the past and the most laughter of any known festival. This year there is a “double act” theme running through the many different events. 

Highlights include Mr Laurel & Mr Hardy – Apart!, Lost Clowns: Harry Watson Jr in The Mishaps of Musty SufferSeeing Double! Mel Smith & Griff Rhys JonesGinger Geezer: Celebrating the Life and Art of Vivian Stanshall and Barry Cryer: Comedy Legend.

To find out more click here.


Fat Man @ Brewery Theatre // Tues 17th to Sat 28th March (8.15pm [no show on Sunday or Monday]) // Cost: £13/£9


Fat Man is an intimate and moving experience, with music specially composed by Philippe Nash providing a haunting backdrop to Orpheus’s trials through the underworld and the real world. It’s a piece about the strengths and weaknesses of the human condition and how we face our own personal gods and monsters. You don’t have to know about Orpheus and Eurydice to enjoy and understand this show, you just have to have lived.

More info here.

Ablutions @ Bristol Old Vic // Weds 18th – Fri 20th Mar (8.00pm) // Cost: £12/£8


Picture yourself as a bartender, sipping top-shelf whiskey and watching your customers descend into nightly oblivion. Your heart is broken by the world around you and, leaving the whiskey aside, you hatch a devious, unthinkable plan of escape.

Previously seen in Bristol Old Vics Studio in 2013 after development through Bristol Ferment, Ablutions is a dark, modern drama, adapted from the novel by Man Booker shortlisted author, Patrick DeWitt. A grimly funny tale from the sodden depths of the Los Angeles underworld, Ablutions blends a live soundtrack with detailed mime and deWitt’s heart-wrenching humour.

We will  be there make sure you are too.

To find out more click here.

By Kevin McGough