Tonight sees the opening of You Need Me’s Certain Dark Things, playing in Bristol Old Vic’s Studio Theatre – 28/ 29 May 2010.Set against the backdrop of Franco’s religious dictatorship in the 1950s, Certain Dark Things explores adolescent love in the face of oppression. The scars of Franco’s attempt to suppress the Basque culture are still visible today.This claustrophobic, powerful and intimate family drama will be performed in the round to intensify the feeling of enclosure. Certain Dark Things focuses on the sexual awakening of a young boy – coming to terms with an already awkward rite of passage – in a time of fear and paranoia. Family, politics and religion collide as ordinary struggles are played out in extraordinary circumstances.Originally developed via the Hightide Festival (2008), and recommended by our very own Tom Morris, Certain Dark Things has already enjoyed a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival. Now, Bristol Old Vic is delighted to welcome You Need Me and their fantastic show.
“You Need Me’s Certain Dark Things is the height of storytelling excellence … a powerful and unforgettable story … another triumph for this well respected company … full of heart and soul … an absolute must see.” Fringe Review *****
“Fraught with tension, despair and passion, ‘Certain Dark Things’ left me craving more … Highly atmospheric … enthralling acting and physical theatre. Compelling, gripping, mesmerising. A true masterpiece.” Three Weeks *****
“An intelligent, involving piece of theatre … this is devised theatre at its most successful full of small moving moments that one carries away. “ MusicOMH ****
Tickets are available at the Box Office on 0117 987 7877 or via this link: http://www.bristololdvic.org.uk/836.htmlTickets are £12/10 concs. Starts: 7:30pm.