Loam Holy f*cking sh*t. Do all woodlice talk?


Bristol Old Vic Main Stage

Key Information
  • Dates Fri 24 Jun 2022 - Sat 02 Jul 2022
  • Location Bristol Old Vic Main Stage
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  • Tickets

    From £10

  • Running Time

    90 minutes with no interval

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“I said "I’m sh*tting pine needles". I don't know how to make that any more clear, you get me?!”

by Bea Roberts
Directed by Marcus Romer
Set Design by Olivia Jamieson
Costume & Video Design by Hazel McIntosh
Lighting & Video Design by Hugo Dodsworth

A dirty, expensive city; present day (ish). A peculiar pandemic is blossoming. NHS helplines are jammed with queries from the public about plants growing inside and outside of their bodies. Politicians are avoiding the bigger questions, vigilantes are fighting back at nature and a professor is in cahoots with a woodlouse – because, why not?!

Singing plants, menacing tree-kickers, armpit moss and useless executives collide in Bea Roberts’ timely, utopian eco-comedy, Loam. Directed by Marcus Romer, the graduating Professional Acting cohort from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School will present the production – originally commissioned in 2019 – on Bristol Old Vic’s main stage this July.

Please note there will be a BSL signed performance of this production on Sat 2  Jul at 7.30pm.

Students relaxing outside of the School
The School is in a beautiful part of Bristol, overlooking a huge park called the Downs. We sometimes take advantage of our close proximity to the Downs during the summer term, practising fight and dance routines, or voice or singing classes! Dan Hall, BA Professional Acting student