Vanity Fair “All is vanity, nothing is fair.”

Vanity Fair

Community Tour

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  • Dates Thu 23 Jun 2022 - Sat 09 Jul 2022
  • Location Community Tour
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    Prices vary according to each venue – please check when booking

“Yes, this is Vanity Fair; not a moral place certainly; nor a merry one, though very noisy.”

Written by William Makepeace Thackery
Adapted by Declan Donnellan
Directed by Paul Chesterton
Production Design by Georgina Vasey

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s acting and technical cohort present a thrilling and nostalgic production Thackeray’s hilarious satire, Vanity Fair.

Set in the early 1980s New Romantics scene of London, follow wannabe ‘It Girl’ Becky Sharp and her sweet-natured friend, Amelia Sedley, as they scale the heady heights of society and hustle through the hazardous playground for the rich and beautiful.

This roustabout of pleasure, survival, gender politics, tall tales and bigger hair is adapted for the stage by Declan Donnellan and directed by Paul Chesterton.


Thursday 23 June – Saturday 25 June at 7.30 pm

The Wickham Theatre, Bristol BS1 5NB

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(B) COTSWOLD PLAYHOUSE, STROUD Wednesday 29 June at 7:30pm

Parliament St, Stroud GL5 1LW

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(C) THE EXCHANGE , STURMINSTER NEWTON Thursday 30th June at 7:30pm

Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newton DT10 1FH

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(D) THE BEEHIVE, HONITON Friday 1 July at 7:30pm

Dowell St, Honiton EX14 1LZ

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(E) THE DAVID HALL, SOUTH PETHERON Wednesday 6 July at 7:30pm

Roundwell St, South Petherton TA13 5AA

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(F) THE THEATRE, CHIPPING NORTON Thursday 7 July at 7:30pm

2 Spring St, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL

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(G) WEDMORE VILLAGE HALL, Wedmore Friday 8 July at 7:30pm

Cheddar Rd, Wedmore BS28 4EQ

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Students developing and growing in confidence during their time here, seeing their work reaching professional standards in approach and execution; a student who intends to be a stage manager producing a wonderful sound design; a first year student making a lovely recording of a song for their recording project; tracking the careers of former students and seeing them be successful; being able to find a job opportunity for a recent graduate. Frank Bradley, Sound Tutor