After a year of redevelopment which saw last summer’s Treasure Island staged on the cobbles of King Street, the Bristol Old Vic is not only reopening but is presenting Wild Oats in its beautiful new theatre.
They promise an exquisite modern auditorium, with comfortable seats, improved sightlines, refurbished boxes and flexible thrust stage (!) for more intimacy and atmosphere.
The first show in this new and exciting Old Vic is Wild Oats. Here is the description.
Jack Rover is an actor.
Committed, quick-witted and capable of slipping into a new identity with the merest arc of an eyebrow. The trouble is, there’s one character he hasn’t quite mastered. His own.
John O’Keeffe’s careering caper of cross purposes, mistaken identity and confusion is a classic romp of a comedy, directed by the hugely exciting young director, Mark Rosenblatt (National Theatre), making his Bristol Old Vic debut.
The charismatic, Shakespeare-spouting Rover lurches between places and people, falling in love, pulling pranks and tumbling over relations he never knew he had.
Runs from September 4 to October 20.