2.5 hours including interval
by Kit Buchan and Jim Barne
Directed by Derek Bond
Production Design by Matthew Cassar
Lighting and Projection Design by Hugo Dodsworth
Deep in the wilds of Cornwall lies the tiny fishing village of Newfrock. The inhabitants are a curious and mischievous gaggle of misfits – a smuggling schoolmistress, the sinful priest, reprobate orphans and singing fishermen – who, despite their differences, abide by a strange patchwork of rituals and beliefs in order to protect the village’s secrets.
When newcomer Murdo Moxy – freelance crook and con-artist – enters their midst with his roguish daughter in tow, it sets off a series of events for the townsfolk to grapple with. Inspired by a vast language of British and European folk songs, Catastrophe Bay is as rich and hearty as a night in a candlelit tavern, whilst storms rage outside.
Please note there will be a BSL signed performance of this production on Sat 2 July at 2.30pm.
There are two allocated wheelchair spaces in the Theatre in the Dress Circle. Please book these in advance by phoning 0117 987 7877.
All publicly available areas of Bristol Old Vic are accessible via our Foyer lift which goes to all levels
We have accessible toilet facilities on Levels -1, 0 and 1, accessible via the foyer lift.
Our toilets on Level -1 are signposted as gender-non-binary welcome.
A sound enhancement system through use of a headset or individual loop is available for all performances. These are available from the Box Office on arrival to the Theatre.
Guide, hearing or other working dogs are welcome. Please notify Box Office at time of booking.
People with disabilities requiring an accompanying person can request a free companion ticket at the time of booking.