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Violence is sewn into the fabric of our everyday – it’s in our TV, our relationships, our work, our language. When violence is so ubiquitous, how do we keep talking about it? How do we keep noticing it?


Director Helen Morley. Designer Millie Richmond.

“Whatever that thing is – sitting on the sofa all day – doing whatever it is that it does. She doesn’t want to talk to it. And she knows that isn’t good.”

What if you didn’t pay rent? What if you never left the house? What if you stopped talking? What if you never stopped talking? What if you cut your arm off? What if you told me to f*ck off? What if you punched me in the face? What if I scared you?


Some People Talk About Violence is showing as part of BOVTS Summer Festival – Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s season of cutting edge contemporary works. Some People Talk About Violence is showing as part of a double bill with Hymns.

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  • Dates: Thu 20th - Sat 22nd June 2024
  • Show time: 8pm (plus 3pm on Sat)
  • Tickets: £10 (or £15 for same day double bill) (multi-buy offer: £40 for all 8 shows)
  • Running Time: 60-90 mins (no interval)
  • Suitable for: Ages 14+
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Some People Talk About Violence by Lulu Raczka
Some People Talk About Violence by Lulu Raczka
  • Running Time: 60-90 mins (no interval)
  • Suitable for: Ages 14+
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