David Gibb – Climb That Tree

Climb That Tree is the brand new live show and album from award-winning songwriter and musician David Gibb. Join David on a musical journey through his hilarious and often surreal imagination, where bears live in the cupboard under the stairs, wolves are roaming the corridors at school, and trips to the moon are a regular occurrence. This latest release builds on the success of his critically acclaimed debut album Letters Through Your Door, released October 2014, which had families across the UK singing (quite literally!) its praises. David’s songwriting draws from a wide range of musical influences, deftly blending folk, jazz, reggae and rock and roll, always with an emphasis on quality and musicianship reminiscent of the classics.

Guaranteed to have both parents and children singing along in no time, this is music that the whole family can enjoy together.

“Prepare to be carried away with the music… packed full of catchy, toe tapping numbers.”
The Guardian

“David Gibb has a well-deserved cult following for his stage show which includes tales of dragons and driving chocolate cars. His lyrics are genuinely side-splitting and tunes guaranteed to get stuck in your head for days.”
Creative Tourist

Closer Each Day: Back To Skool Special!

Join Closer Each Day Company and the beloved inhabitants of Newtown for a 2-hour special of the improvised soap opera as we discover what live was like at school for the community with bonus extra-curricular activities and some very special guests!

Was Fred a rebel or a teacher’s pet?
Has Reg always been so awkward?
And what was Big Dick like when he was just a Little Dick?
Find out at Closer Each Day’s Back To Skool special!

Closer Each Day’s last performance before the summer is a fundraiser to help take the company to Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 where they will be performing the improvised soap opera; This Is Soap. It will be Closer Each Day Company’s first time at the festival and it’s a big chance to make the company known to the world beyond Bristol!

“Quick-witted, very watchable ensemble, razor-sharp in timing and delivery. ”
★★★★ Stage Talk

“So consistently gripping it’s incredible to think it’s created off the cuff.”
Visit Bristol

Performed at Bristol Grammar School’s 1532 Performing Arts Centre

Bristol Grammar School, Elton Road, Bristol, BS8 1SJ

Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog

Sofie Hagen is unquestionably one of the most talked-about comics of the moment. A modern legend in her native Denmark, she burst onto the British scene by winning Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Festival 2015; her 2016 follow-up, ‘Shimmer Shatter’, was a second total sell-out.

She’s spoken to millions as former host of ‘Guilty Feminist’ and current host of ‘Made of Human’ podcasts, and appeared on ‘The One Show’, ‘The Now Show’ and ‘Live From The BBC’.

This, her biggest national tour to date, is a brand new show packed with brilliant, offbeat observation, passionate argument, and jokes. Also: one parable.

Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2015
Chortle Awards Best Newcomer 2014

“Eye-catchingly odd and disarmingly honest.”
Independent

“Compelling, beautifully constructed.”
Guardian

“Today’s stand up comedy fan kids are lucky to have her. She makes the world a less scary place.”
Beyond The Joke

“Consistently funny, personal, and a slyly powerful show.”
Chortle

“It’s Okay, I’m Dealing With It.”

Cristina and Chess have both experienced smashing their two front teeth. It affected them and it got them thinking. In a culture preoccupied with perfect smiles, keeping a stiff upper lip and for everything to always be ‘fine’: how do we deal with difficult things? What happens if we don’t want to deal with them? Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry and sometimes we try our best to distract ourselves. But don’t worry: it’s okay, we’re dealing with it.

After a sell out run at Brighton Fringe 2016 and a sell out in Brighton Festival 2017, “It’s okay, I’m Dealing With It.” asks what we do when things aren’t okay. Through their multi award-winning combination of dance, comedy, chat and song, Cristina MacKerron and Chess Dillon-Reams unravel their own struggles and vulnerabilities and try to piece together how to cope with them. The Hiccup Project is a Brighton-based comedy dance/theatre duo with a humorous and gritty take on real-life experience. They create engaging, innovative and accessible work.

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“Physical comedy and dance are stupendous companions when they work – and Chess and Cristina have the energy and the intelligence to make it work here. Their dance is skilled, their timing is spot-on, and their comedy is hilarious.”
Fringe Guru

“Genre-splatting, refreshing, inventive… Theatre and dance that hurls custard pies at convention. Outstanding.”
Fringe Review

“I think all the best work begins with our deeply personal experiences. The Hiccup Project instinctively dig into that place and find both a richly comic and authentically physical world there.”
Ben Duke, Lost Dog Dance