Time to Boing! again

SALLY Cookson’s award-winning show Boing! returns to Bristol Old Vic this Christmas, to the delight of younger children and their families.

It opened in 2010 in the old studio space, and will now be staged in the newly-created Weston Studio in the historic theatre, running from 29th November to 5th January.

Wilkie Branson reprises his role as Wilkie and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School graduate Kel Matsena makes his professional debut as his mischievous and playful brother.

Who can be expected to sleep on Christmas Eve when there are beds to be jumped on, pillows to be fought with, seas to be sailed?

This dance-theatre delight captures the delirious excitement of two boys waiting for Santa to arrive on the most magical night of the year.

Boing! has been a Christmas fixture in theatres since its conception, with sell-out runs at the Unicorn Theatre and Saddlers Wells in London as well as touring New York and Beijing. Now the production returns home.
Wilkie Branson is an interdisciplinary artist who works in both dance and film, with origins rooted in b-boying (breakdance).

Kel Matsena graduated this year from BOVTS. His background includes an array of dance forms from folk and traditional dances all the way to ballet. His student work included The Life and Adven­tures of Nicholas Nickleby at Bristol Old Vic last June.

Performances at the Weston Studio are at various daytimes and the show is suitable for anyone aged from two to seven years old.  On some Friday nights, audiences are invited to attend their pyjamas.

For more information, telephone 0117 987 7877 or visit the website, www.bristololdvic.org.uk