Playing the Goat at Bristol

THERE’S absurdist fun until Saturday 6th July at Bristol Old Vic with the latest company to emerge from Made In Bristol, Play the Goat.

The debut show Off-Peak is on at the Weston Studio. It’s described as an absurd piece of comedy about a global happiness campaign group.

Made In Bristol is the Old Vic’s young theatre-makers scheme, training a group of 18 to 25-year-olds as workshop leaders, assistants and theatre-makers. The students learn from leading industry professionals, including Sally Cookson, David Glass and Tom Morris.

The twelve Made In Bristol members have formed Play the Goat, a company of theatre makers committed to taking their audiences on a bizarre and curious adventure. They are constantly playing with and exploring stories that break the mould. Inspired by the unconventional, and driven by what makes us all unique, they make theatre that lets you escape.

Off-Peak centres on campaign group Felix, who have become notorious for their controversial publicity stunts around the world. Their mission is to achieve complete global happiness. As they come together on a train, route Bristol to London Paddington is about to get a lot more interesting …

Performances are nightly at 7.30pm with a 2.30 Saturday matinee.  For more details, visit the website, www.bristololdvic.org.uk