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Directors’ Cuts 2020

Wardrobe Theatre, Old Market Assembly

Key Information
  • Dates Wed 29 Apr 2020 - Sat 23 May 2020
  • Location Wardrobe Theatre, Old Market Assembly
  • Ticket price

    £10 per show

    £35 season ticket for all 4 shows

A programme of contemporary theatre

The Directors’ Cuts season is a programme of contemporary theatre presented by the four graduating directors from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and featuring work by acting, design and production students.

Now in its fourteenth year and at The Wardrobe Theatre for the fourth time, the Directors’ Cuts season is firmly established in the Bristol theatre calendar. It has a reputation for showcasing fresh, vibrant and cutting edge theatre work by some of the finest emerging talent in UK theatre.

Diverse and highly charged, this is a season of provocative plays which all have an important relevance in today’s society.


A post show discussion, led by the director and designer, will take place following Thursday evening performances for each show. 


Love Song by John Kolvenbach
Directed by: Ben Prusiner
Designed by: Edoardo Lelli
Wed 29 Apr – Sat 2 May

Beane is an eccentric introvert who falls in love with a burglar named Molly. His sister Joan’s relationship with her husband Harry is falling apart. All their lives are transformed by Beane’s new romance, but Molly’s true identity is a secret so shocking it cannot be ignored…

This amateur production of “Love Song” is presented by special arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited.

Tickets available from Wardrobe Theatre


North of Providence and Dolores: A double bill of short plays by Edward Allan Baker
Directed by: Victor Lirio
Designed by: Carly Brownbridge
Wed 6 – Sat 9 May

Edward Allan Baker pens two short plays, in their UK premiere, about family, love, forgiveness … and the unbreakable bond of blood.

In North of Providence a brother and sister are uncovering old wounds on the last day of their father’s life.

Set in a blue-collar town in Rhode Island, this play follows Dolores who, in fleeing her husband, seeks refuge from her sister.

This amateur production of “North of Providence” and “Dolores” is presented by special arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited.

Tickets available from Wardrobe Theatre


Blink by Phil Porter
Directed by Laura Hensley
Designed by Benjamin Thapa
Wed 13  – Sat 16 May

Jonah leaves the religious commune he has grown up in, in a small rural community to head to  London with a red suitcase and a need to start living his life. Sophie just wants to be seen by someone, so she doesn’t fade away. Little do either of them know what will happen when Jonah moves in to the flat downstairs.

This amateur production of “Blink” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Company.

Tickets available from Wardrobe Theatre


Us/Them by Carly Wijs
Directed by: Lucy Hayes
Designed by: Bea Wilson
Wed 20  – Sat 23 May

There is a giraffe in the gymnasium, and you cannot wiggle your toes. Why don’t the terrorists want to play with Barbie? 
September 2004. Beslan, Russia. 1100 children, parents and teachers are taken hostage. Beyond the facts, Girl and Boy are trying to work out what happened.
Us / Them is a playful exploration of the way we imagine meaning from trauma.

This amateur production of “Us/Them” is presented by special arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Tickets available from Wardrobe Theatre


image: Rachel Holman


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