photo by Jack Offord

Wye Valley River Festival 2016

More than 27,000 people joined us at the 2016 Wye Valley River Festival, which flowed along the river from Hereford to Chepstow between April 29th and May 15th and featured a travelling cavalcade of water-inspired art and performance. Find out more here.

Richard Headon and Jon Beedell

Slapstick & Slaughter

“Anarchic but consummately crafted sketches”The Stage

“A perfectly formed and darkly comic epic”Bristol 24/7

We’ve had a fantastic response to our WW1-inspired show Slapstick & Slaughter!

Find out more here and view our promo video.

Booty, Baddies and Beasties

Dare to join us in the grand halls of Bristol Museum on March 23 for an immersive, adult only adventure inspired by the heroes and monsters of the Old English poem of Beowulf. Expect a contemporary take on the 1000 old epic, with rap battles, music and animation.

Click here for info and tickets.

(Photo from Walk the Plank NYE parade)

Bristol Loves Tides

Water runs under, over and around Bristol, but how many people understand how and when it ebbs, flows, floods and falls? Bristol Loves Tides was part of the Green Capital 2015 programme and took audiences deep into the rhythm of our city’s water. Find out more here.

(Photo by Tom Walmsley)

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Desperate Dictionary

The Desperate Dictionary is now live! Our video archive spans over 30 years and ranges from early, experimental shows to coverage of our latest productions. We’ve taken clips from a variety of silly, beautiful, musical, anarchic, serious and hilarious videos that demonstrate different aspects of our work and collected them into a dictionary of Desperation. Have a look!

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