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IT’S RAINING. Only one thing for it… head to the theatre immediately.  It’s May and Mayday Mayday are on the road, you can catch them in Oxford at the North Wall and then in Plymouth at the Theatre Royal.

Those of you who have paid us a visit in the Basement in the last two weeks have realized that our promises were indeed true. Living Spit’s The Six Wives of Henry Viii is taking audiences by storm. Fact. It runs until the 12th of May. Venue says it has “Some brilliant comic acting, beautifully written and performed by a superbly matched double act…” check out the full review here 

Last year when Adam Peck’s show ONLY was in our studio it provoked many of you to come and tell him your own stories.  Now he’s back and touring an array of unusual venues on the ONLY outreach tour. Rather wonderfully he returns to the studio in June where you’ll hear his story alongside some of the stories he’s gathered along the way. http://www.bristololdvic.org.uk/onlytour.html

Mid-May sees a Word of Mouth night that will shake a fist at those blasted grey skies. The living lyrical beardy legend that is Mr Tim Clare brings his show, How To Be a Leader, to our rather special Basement space. If you’ve not seen any of his shows before then get on yer bike and pedal like mad to catch this one as Tim talks us through exactly how to be a world dominating leader. Armed with Frazzles, totally scientific diagrams and a water pistol, he explains how Willy Wonka inspired the Jonestown massacre and celebrates histories most inspirational women in a no holds barred battle rap royal. Blinding….

And finally, after all the excitement of Forest Fringe at the Gate in London there are still plenty of treats installed for those of you who missed it!  For starters take a trip to the seaside and catch the one and only Mr Miserablites at the Brighton Fringe. Whilst you’re there, check out the Caravan symposium curated with the help of Ferment alumni wunderkind Kate Yedigaroff (too soon to label as such?)

See you soon! (perhaps at that thing called Mayfest everyone is talking about or at that other thing across the country called Pulse – check out the programmes – if you can get past playing with the space ship that is…)

Team Ferment

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