This month, as part of The Wardrobe Ensemble’s theatre festival, Wild Swimming will be coming to The Theatre on the Downs pop-up venue in Bristol.
Wild Swimming is a play about love and hate in friendships by Full Rogue. It’s an interrogation of gender and privilege and a wilfully ignorant history of English Literature.
Nell and Oscar meet on a deserted beach in Dorset. It’s 1595… or maybe it’s 1610. Oscar has returned from his first term at university and Nell is doing f*ck all. They will meet here, again and again, on this beach, for the next 400 years. Stuff will change, as it does with time. They will try to keep up.
This play has already had successful runs in both Bristol and Edinburgh in 2019. And following the cancellation of its international transfer to New York last year, Full Rogue bring Wild Swimming back home to Bristol once more.
If this off-beat adventure isn’t up your street, the theatre festival also has an outdoor bicycle-powered eco-musical that’s suitable for families and a summer show for toddlers, amongst other treats.
Tickets for this event are on a Pay What You Choose basis. So, if you can afford it, you can pay extra to help subsidise a ticket for those who can’t pay full price. And if you find money’s a bit tight at the moment you may buy the lower priced ticket instead.
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When: 31st August – 4th September 2021 at 7.30pm
Where: The Theatre on the Downs, Breaking Bread, The Downs, Stoke Road, Bristol BS9 1FG
£: Tickets cost £12, £15 or £21 on a Pay What You Choose basis. This show is suitable for ages 14+ years
More info: bristololdvic.org.uk