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Spring at the Wickham Theatre

Final Year Drama students in 'Dream On!'

Final Year Drama students in 'Dream On!'

Press release issued: 13 January 2011

A one-man parody of hard-boiled detective stories, a powerful drama about the Suffragette Movement and a public lecture on Brigitte Bardot are some of the highlights of the Spring 2011 season at the Wickham Theatre.

Drama DepartmentDream On!

Thursday 27 – Saturday 29 January, 7.30pm

An original and exciting piece of physical theatre from the Department’s Final Year students that draws texts from Shakespeare and inspiration from Butoh, line-dancing and karaoke to explore desire and love in our digital age. 

Tickets:  £5, (£3 concessions)

Public Lecture – Brigitte Bardot: the world’s first modern ‘celebrity’

Ginette Vincendeau, Professor of Film Studies, King’s College, London

Thursday 17 February, 5.30pm

This lecture discusses Brigitte Bardot’s rise to stardom in 1950s France in terms of her ‘making’ through the mass media.  Bardot was a public figure, ‘born’ at the same time as the modern French press: her first fashion picture appeared in 1949, the year Paris-Match was launched.

Admission Free

Drunken ChorusAnd Hell Followed With Them

Friday 25 February, 7.30pm

A haunting performance exploring the tension and suspense of the horror genre.  Combining short glimpses of brutality with drawn-out scenes of abject horror, Drunken Chorus explores the roles of rhythm and structure in the creation of suspense.

Free Post Show Discussion, Tickets £8.50, £5 concs

AnalogueBeachy Head

Thursday 10 March, 7.30pm

A powerful look at the ripple effects of one man’s decision to take his life.  Mixing text, 3D animation and a dynamic physicality, Beachy Head is the follow up to the award-winning Mile End from “visionary young company Analogue” (Metro)

Free Post Show Discussion, Tickets £8.50, £5 concs

studiospaceHer Naked Skin

Thursday 17 – Saturday 19  March, 7.30pm

London 1913 – militancy in the Suffragette Movement is at its height.  Thousands of women of all classes serve time in Holloway Prison in their fight to gain the vote.  Written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, the first woman to have a play performed on the Olivier stage at the National Theatre, Her Naked Skin is performed, produced, designed and directed by students of the Drama Department.

Tickets: £5, (£4 concessions)

Whitebone ProductionsBane

Thursday 24 March, 7.30pm

Inspired by hard-boiled detective stories and classic film noir, Bane is a hilarious one-man genre parody performed and written by Joe Bone.  Hired hand Bruce Bane works the mean streets of pulp fiction.  The show has a live guitar soundtrack written and performed by Ben Roe.

Free Post Show Discussion, Tickets £8.50, £5 concs

Wickham Theatre, Department of Drama, University of Bristol, Cantocks Close, Woodland Rd, Bristol BS8 1UP; administration 0117 33 15084

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