Jody Kamali Is Mike Daly: Darts And All

Bristol’s bumbling ex-Darts Champion is back. A calamitous Q&A and a whirlwind journey into the soul of an idiot. The beer swigging, Fray Bentos pie-munching champ is setting the record straight in this off-beat character comedy.

“Anyone who enjoys Reeves & Mortimer or anything of the output of Channel 4’s Toast of London writer and performer Matt Berry will revel in Mike Daly: Darts and All, it is a delightfully absurd comedy classic.”
★★★★ Reviews Hub

“Brilliant, original, visual comedy.”
Harry Hill

“Like Elvis’s ’68 comeback special, Mike Daly is out to prove he’s still got it. Quite what he’s got is open to question.”
Fringe Review

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Mr Gotalot’s Gotalot Shop: The Cheese Party

Want something? Need anything? Step inside the totally awesome Mr Gotalot’s Gotalot Shop where you can buy anything and everything you could ever, ever, EVER think of! Join the friendly puppet shopkeeper Mr Gotalot, and his ever-eager shop boy Sidney, on a magical adventure to help some very special customers, before the evil landlady Ms. Barnet throws a spanner in the works!

WINNER – Hoop Awards 2018: Best Family Entertainment, Bristol

“It was sensational! That rare and beautiful thing when only three people can command a stage and have you in stitches from start to finish. Something for the whole family to enjoy.”
Mumsnet Bristol

“So, so, SO much fun! I’ve been making family theatre for years but these guys have got something really special. It’s bursting with fun and naughtiness!! Ideal for kids aged 3 to 73.”
Marc Parrett, Artistic Director of Fly In A Pie Productions

“Brilliant! A perfect mix of wacky and fun!”
Audience Feedback

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Peter Clifford’s Magical Mythologies

“Peter Clifford is one of my favourite magicians and one of the loveliest people I know… Do everything you can to get tickets!”
Derren Brown

In the intimate and exciting space of The Wardrobe Theatre, Peter Clifford will weave his magic around stories of life, conjuring and the wonders of the world. Join him as he plays with puzzles of perception and prestidigitates for you pleasure. Let your grip on reality slip for a moment and be transported into something far more fantastical and exciting. You really have to see it to not believe it.

“Peter Clifford is a constant delight.”
Time Out London

“A seriously impressive evening of trickery, bamboozlement and banter!”
Venue

“A Peter Clifford magic show never fails to astound.”
Bristol Culture

Running Time: 1 hour 40 mins (with interval)

Fiji

‘I’m offering you the chance to eat me alive. For who really wants it, a genuine victim.’

Nick and Sam have a date this weekend and if things go well it will be the first and last time they will ever see each other. You see Nick wants to eat Sam… and Sam really wants to be eaten. Yes this is a cannibalistic romantic comedy that is pretty taboo – even for you. A bond that is gorgeous and gruesome in equal measure, a type of love not defined by sex or blood… so to speak… and a plan so appalling and pure it could never be acted on … until this weekend. Get ready for the rom com of the year.

Winner of the Pleasance Future Award 2018, Clay Party team up with the “vividly stark” Conflicted Theatre to tell the most unorthodox of love stories. How far will two consenting men go to fulfil their desire? This one you may have caught on the news or heard in a horror story; a relationship so off-limits it’s enticing, so enticing it’s horrifying. Fiji is a new play written by Pedro Leandro, Edward Stone and Evan Lordan.

“Thrilling”
Exeunt Magazine on Conflicted Theatre’s Neon Western

“Vibrant performances.”
★★★★ The Irish Times on Conflicted Theatre’s The Scarlet Letter

“Serious, gripping and very funny… A modern masterpiece.”
LAODS on Clay Party’s Outside

“This company have nailed the speech patterns of their generation.”
International Times on Clay Party’s Outside

Conflicted Theatre have been a staple of the Dublin Fringe and Cork Midsummer Festivals over the past 10 years, writing, devising, and adapting theatre in locations like office blocks, elevators, warehouses & private dining clubs. Now they have relocated to Bristol from Ireland they are going to give theatres a go!

Clay Party; a theatre company that champions new writing. They made their debut last summer with ‘Outside’, selling out here at the Omnibus before going on to receive great acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018. The winners of the 2018 Pleasance Futures award are delighted to be partnering with Conflicted Theatre in creating a piece as unique as this.

Running Time: 60 mins (no interval)

Ben Vardy presents: One Pun For Every Country In The World

Do you like puns? Do you like geography? Atlas-t, your wait is over; here is the show that combines your two strange, disparate passions into one glorious, uninterrupted pun-based whole.

Forget Happy Hour, this is a Mappy Hour: 60 minutes of high-concept, high-octane, geographic wordplay from the 2017 UK Pun Champion, Ben Vardy (Pundemonium).

Having spent the last 25 years of his life amusing/annoying his friends and family with an almost uninterrupted barrage of terrible puns, Ben has channelled his obsession/blessing/curse/calling into something useful, something that the whole world is in desperate need of: an hour of country-based puns. You’re welcome world.

Expect several powerpoint presentations, expect songs, maybe a dance, expect 195 carefully crafted country-based puns, and a handful of bonus rounds jam-packed with spontaneous, off-the-cuff pun creation. You’ll laugh, you’ll groan, you’ll hurl abuse, you’ll throw your chair at Ben, you may regret every decision you’ve ever made, but one thing is for sure: You will hear AT LEAST 195 geographic, country-based puns. Come and witness the birth of something new and strange: The world’s first and greatest Geographic Pun Show.

So Kenya please stop China come up with excuses. If you think you’re Ghana buy some tickets, do it now!

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Bristol Song Recital Series: Schumann’s Dichterliebe

Baritone Robert-John Edwards and pianist Sara Wilander in Schumann’s Dichterliebe (“the Poet’s Love”), plus other songs by Schubert and Brahms. An unparalleled chance to hear classic music beautifully sung in an intimate acoustic, as part of Bristol’s prestigious Song Recital Series.

Running Time: 90 minutes (with interval)

I Am Echoborg

I Am Echoborg is a funny, thought-provoking show created afresh each time by the audience in conversation with an artificial intelligence. The host sets the audience a challenge; to discover the best possible outcome for the relationship between humans and intelligent machines. But the AI has another agenda. The content, tone and ending of each show are different each time depending on the conversations that unfold.

This is a pioneering use of AI as a tool to offer audiences genuine agency in an experiential exploration of the impacts of automation on what it is to be human. I am Echoborg was devised by award winning writer/director Rik Lander with conversational systems expert Phil D Hall. It was shortlisted for an Innovation in Storytelling Award at the 2018 Future of Storytelling Summit. Funded by the University of the West of England’s Arts, Education and Creative Industries Faculty and its Digital Cultures Research Centre.

“I had tears running down my eyes I was laughing so hard. 10/10, would Echoborg again.”
Audience Reaction

“I was astonished by the emotional effect the conversation had on me.”
Audience Reaction

“We may all end up, within our lifetime, dealing with something like this. We better get ready.”
Audience Reaction

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Papaya Fest: Juicy Bits

Featuring work by Bristol-based artists Maria Askew, Brook Tate, Isadora Vibes and Dr Edson Burton and renowned Latin-based artists from Chile, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.

A groundbreaking collaboration between Bristolian and Latin American theatre-makers. Each handpicked local performer will be paired with an artist from Latin America and together they will experiment online with making exciting new work across continents. Come and be part of something new and watch juicy bits of adventurous international theatre performed live.

Papaya Fest 2019
At the beating heart of Papaya is a unique fusion of Latin American and British culture, so we’ll be bringing together an incredible array of theatre, live music and DJs and mixing it all up into one ferocious fiesta of a weekend.

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Papaya Fest: Manuelita

The award-winning hit show returns to Bristol, after sell-out performances across the UK and a triumphant tour of Latin America. Revolutionary, proto-feminist, underground spy and the beating heart of South American liberation, Manuela Saenz died in poverty, all but forgotten by the history books – until now. Blending storytelling, physical theatre, comedy and live music, Tamsin Hurtado Clarke brings this incredible story of love, loss and revolution to life. With live musical accompaniment by acclaimed Chilean guitarist Santiago Jara Astaburuaga, Manuelita promises audiences a heart-stirring and unforgettable theatrical experience.

WINNER Three Weeks Editors’ Award (Top Ten Shows of the Fringe), 2014

“A hilarious, moving, tragic and heart-warming piece of theatre…one not to be missed.”
★★★★★ Three Weeks

“A wonderful, warm performance that will have you leaving on a high.”
★★★★ The Stage

Papaya Fest 2019
At the beating heart of Papaya is a unique fusion of Latin American and British culture, so we’ll be bringing together an incredible array of theatre, live music and DJs and mixing it all up into one ferocious fiesta of a weekend.

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Papaya Fest: 100 Years

Tamsin is turning one of the most epic novels of all time into a one woman show. She’s read the book, done the research, and delved deep into her cultural heritage. If she can pull this off, her career will be sorted. Everything will fall into place. Sure, her Venezuelan grandmother had given birth to seven children by her age. But Tamsin is ready to give birth to a masterpiece. A radical re-imagining of Marquez’s landmark novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, told with bold physicality and sharp humour. Award-winning Popelei returns to the stage with this mischievous look at bloodlines, breeding and the weight of inheritance.

Papaya Fest 2019
At the beating heart of Papaya is a unique fusion of Latin American and British culture, so we’ll be bringing together an incredible array of theatre, live music and DJs and mixing it all up into one ferocious fiesta of a weekend.

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)