Alma Juniors presents
Improvisation Technique Workshop
by Jenny Jope

9th July
11.30am


Alma Juniors presents
Improvisation Technique Workshop
by Jenny Jope

9th July - 11.30am

£10.00

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Come and join experienced tutor & improvisor Jenny Jope in a day full of spontaneity.

Jenny is a fantastic facilitator on the Bristol Improv Scene. She is a co-founder of the improv troupe Mockingbird, who create full stories from audience suggestions. She received critical acclaim for her role of Christine Linde in the Alma’s in-house production of A Doll’s House and, nearing the end of her training at the Bristol Acting Academy, she is a fantastic addition to the Alma Juniors team.

Reserve your space now with a deposit of £10

FOR AGES 7 UPWARDS, EACH SESSION COSTS £25 AND ENDS WITH AN INFORMAL SHARING OF WORK FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

CONTACT Holly Newton on 0117 973 5171 or email Anna Friend on quirkybirdtheatre@gmail.com for full details and booking information.

Each session runs from 11.30 to 5.30pm.


http://www.almatavernandtheatre.co.uk/theatre/our-future.html

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  Treeshadow Theatre presents
Waving Goodbye
by Andrew Shakeshaft

13th & 14th July
7.30pm


Treeshadow Theatre presents
Waving Goodbye
by Andrew Shakeshaft

13th & 14th July - 7.30pm

£10.00
Concessions: £8.00

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All those people who died young; you’ve got their life; you’ve got the chances they never had and what are you doing with it?

Waving Goodbye is an emotionally charged black comedy which asks fundamental questions about existence and our relationships with each other. A play about the horrible choices we have to make every day. Should we take risks or take the road most travelled?

Tree Shadow Theatre put out a call for new, contemporary scripts that didn’t fight shy of exploring big issues and what it is to be a young woman in today’s world. This two-hander black comedy was the outright winner.

Originally commissioned for the Camden Fringe at the Phoenix Artist Club, Waving Goodbye has also been performed at the Blake Theatre, Monmouth, the Cygnet Theatre, Exeter and at a sold-out performance at Exeter's Bike Shed Theatre.

“This is a production which has much to offer [...] deeply moving” Remote Goat

"Funny and moving" Views from the Gods

“Just lapped up accomplished Waving Goodbye” Documental Theatre Company

“Tight, funny script. Sensitive performances.” Director Alistair Ganley

"Thank you so much for this hilarious, yet so beautiful and touching production. I urge everyone to go see Waving Goodbye" - Audience member


http://www.treeshadow.co.uk

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  Limerence Productions presents
Ginger Beer
by H. Breen & P. Simmonds

18th - 20th July
7.30pm


Limerence Productions presents
Ginger Beer
by H. Breen & P. Simmonds

18th - 20th July - 7.30pm

£7.00
Concessions: £6.00

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Grindr. Drugs. Fisting. All whilst staying fabulous.

Being gay in 2017 isn't easy.
For Sammy and El it’s even harder, having an obsessive lad and a lovesick teen following them around. Between gay male saunas, chemsex parties and the pursuit of the perfect dick pic, Ginger Beer explores the difficulties of the gay male scene with vibrancy, honesty and warmth.

Ginger Beer is the latest offering from the team behind last year’s sell-out Fringe show, The Girl with the Hurricane Hands (and Other Short Tales of Woe).

Praise for The Girl with the Hurricane Hands:

'Funny, enthralling, witty and wise' ****, The Scotsman

‘Well-written verse, slick acting and great characters make this a noteworthy show with a wide appeal’ ****, FringeGuru

‘Slick physical theatre’, WhatsOnStage



https://limerenceproductio.wixsite.com/limerenceproductions

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  Instant Wit presents
Instant Wit!
by The Improv Geniuses

27th May & 22nd July
8.00pm


Instant Wit presents
Instant Wit!
by The Improv Geniuses

27th May & 22nd July - 8.00pm

£10.00

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Instant Wit!  The best in improvised comedy.

Fresh and inventive, each show throws up new nuggets of hilarity crafted by a company of the highest calibre.  It's a pick-me-up tonic with unexpected twists and a dash of sauce.

There'll be sketches, songs and general silliness - and all of it based around audience suggestions.  And if you're too shy to shout anything out?  Well don't worry, you'll have the chance to write things down in the interval.  We're the ones who'll look daft, not you!

So now's the time to indulge yourself of you've always had a secret yearning to see something really bizarre on stage.  A country and western song about a musical cat flap? Julius Ceasar on a camping holiday with Cleopatra?  Well, why not? Your wish is our command.  Good suggestions get flying packets of custard, the best a bottle of wine.

Many people have seen improvised comedy on the t.v. - but remember, this is not recorded and edited, but totally live, making it trickier for the actors but more exciting for the audience.  So, if you like your comedy fast-paced and with a slightly unusual edge, this is definately for you.

We're proud to use some of the best local talent, with our performers regularly appearing at the Tobacco Factory, Theatre Royal Bath and Bristol Old Vic.

Instant Wit - a bunch of very unusual suspects who are forever on the run from the comedy police!

"These are conspicuously skilful performers - everyone is exhilarated on stage and off!" - The Guardian

 "Extremely funny, on occasion hilarious... Very clever and skilful with their improvised comedy sketches.  They got the audience involved at every oppourtunity - they even made up a song about a round of sausage sandwiches I had had for breakfast!" - Bristol Evening Post



http://www.instantwit.co.uk

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  Alma Juniors presents
Introduction to Basic Unarmed Stage Combat Workshop
by Ben Nash

23rd July
11.30am


Alma Juniors presents
Introduction to Basic Unarmed Stage Combat Workshop
by Ben Nash

23rd July - 11.30am

£10.00

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Learn how to punch, kick and slap in a safe, structured and controlled environment with experienced Stage Combat tutor Ben Nash.

Ben graduated from performing arts school Bodywork Performing Arts School and had been performing, directing movement and teaching dance ever since. He currently co-runs Bboytv and Theatre Company 57.

Reserve your space now with a deposit of £10

FOR AGES 7 UPWARDS, EACH SESSION COSTS £25 AND ENDS WITH AN INFORMAL SHARING OF WORK FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

CONTACT Holly Newton on 0117 973 5171 or email Anna Friend on quirkybirdtheatre@gmail.com for full details and booking information.

Each session runs from 11.30 to 5.30pm.


http://www.almatavernandtheatre.co.uk/theatre/our-future.html

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  Touch Promotions presents
Tony Furtado with Benji Kirkpatrick
by

27th July
7.30pm


Touch Promotions presents
Tony Furtado with Benji Kirkpatrick
by

27th July - 7.30pm

£14.00

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“Tony Furtado is a major musical force without a doubt. He has his black-belt in voice and bottleneck guitar and his banjo playing scares the crap out of me.”
– David Lindley, musical adventurer

Beginning in the late 1990s—influenced by musical heroes Ry Cooder, David Lindley and Taj Mahal — Tony added slide guitar, singing and songwriting to his musical toolbox and began leading his own band. He is a tireless road musician who is bringing his solo show to the Alma this July.
He has been lucky enough to tour with such legendary musicians as Gregg Allman and with such esteemed slide guitarists as David Lindley, Derek Trucks and Sonny Landreth.
“I love playing live,” he says. “All my energy is focused on the love of playing music... It’s a give and take from the audience to the stage, and back. And the music that is created is something that otherwise might not occur without that flow.”

Benji Kirkpatrick, supporting in this intimate gig venue, is well known as a rhythmic driver of such outfits as Bellowhead and Faustus, with his "memorably aggressive" (MOJO) style. He started working as a soloist early on in his career though, and now brings the focus back to that.
Benji has recently been hunkered down writing and has come up with a diverse array of new material ready to be road tested.

"This is a rare chance to hear the songs stripped back to their atmospheric essentials." - The Sunday Times

http://www.tonyfurtado.com

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  Badger Comedy presents
Twenty Years of Teaching. One Angry Rant
by Pete K. Mally

2nd August
8pm


Badger Comedy presents
Twenty Years of Teaching. One Angry Rant
by Pete K. Mally

2nd August - 8pm

£6.00

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Pete K Mally continues his tour of the UK with his stand-up comedy show based on his twenty years of his teaching career.

Covering everything from naughty kids, the teaching profession and bad parenting Pete’s stand-up show will get them laughing in the aisles.

http://www.petekmally.co.uk

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