New theatre experience taking shape

February 02 2015

A COMBINATION of experimental theatre and forgotten art is coming to Bishopston this month.

A COMBINATION of experimental theatre and forgotten art is coming to Bishopston this month.

Performed by Kelvin Players, the Black Box production is set to be the first in an annual series of plays.

The theatre company is bringing together an evening of five one-act plays, including a modern drama, a piece of new writing, and three short plays by Irish playwright and poet Samuel Beckett - Come and Go, Ohio Impromptu and That Time.

Come and Go sees three old friends meet. Each of the women have a secret about one of her companions, which she shares with the other.

Ohio Impromptu features a man, separated from his loved one, who is visited nightly by a stranger who reads him their story.

And That Time tells the story of an old man who hears voices, telling of three periods in a life of self-imposed isolation.

Also in the line-up is local writer Mat Rees' Make Yourself Comfortable - an absurd, yet hilarious piece about 'Bernard' finding a lovely looking chair to rest and read his book, but 'Fenton' seems to think that the chair belongs to somebody else – the detestable 'Sidney'.

Ghosts of Bedlam, by playwright Arthur Aldrich, is the final piece of the evening. A documentary film-maker is shown around the derelict ward of a former mental hospital, which stirs memories of past events. The appearance of a former inmate changes his life forever.

The Black Box production runs from February 10-14 at Kelvin Players Theatre Company, 253b Gloucester Road.

Doors open from 7pm every evening with performances starteing at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 from Feb 11-14, and £8 on Feb 10. A licenced bar is available.

To book tickets call 0117 9593636 or visit: www.kelvinplayers.co.uk