New theatre experience shaping up nicely

Ghosts15[1]An exciting combination of experimental theatre, new writing and forgotten works of art is coming to Kelvin Players this February.

Performed on simple sets in an enclosed space, the theatre will be bringing to life the Black Box production – the first in what is intended to be the first in an annual series.

This year, the company is bringing together an evening including five one act plays – including one modern social drama, one piece of new writing, and three short plays by Samuel Beckett.

These are expected to be evenings of entertainment for those who appreciate the true essence of live theatre.

Top of the bill are the three short plays by Samuel Beckett: Come and Go, Ohio Impromptu and That Time.

That-Time-2Come and Go sees three women, old friends, meet. Each has a secret about one of her companions, which she shares with the other. Ohio Impromptu features a man, separated from his loved one, who is visited nightly by a stranger who reads him their story. And finally That Time is about an old man who hears voices telling of three periods in a life of self-imposed isolation.

Second on the bill is Make Yourself Comfortable by local writer, Mat Rees. Bernard needs somewhere to read his book. He’s found a lovely looking chair he’d like to sit in. But Fenton seems to think that the chair belongs to somebody else – the detestable Sidney. This absurd and hilarious play is a premiere of a new piece of writing by a local writer.

The final piece is Ghosts of Bedlam by Arthur Aldrich. A documentary film-maker, making a film about mental health care, is shown around the derelict ward of a former mental hospital by Janet. It stirs memories of past events and the appearance of a former inmate changes his life forever…

MakeYourselfComfortableRehearsal25[1]The Black Box production runs from Tuesday 10th to Saturday 14th February 2015 at Kelvin Players Theatre Company, 253b Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8NY.

Doors open from 7.00pm every evening where there is a licenced bar, with the performances starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 on Wednesday 11th through to Saturday 14th, and £8 on Tuesday 10th.

To book tickets please call 0117 9593636 or visit our website: www.kelvinplayers.co.uk. For more information about tickets email: email boxofficeenquiries@kelvinplayers.co.uk

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