Mayfest kicks off this month (as you might expect) in Bristol, with a line up dedicated to “presenting a broad range of unusual, playful and ambitious work from leading theatre makers from Bristol, the UK and beyond.” As with last year’s stellar programme. I have a feeling that the main challenge will be choosing what NOT to go to.
The festival runs from 15-25 May 2014, with performances taking place throughout the city, in venues ranging from Bristol Old Vic Theatre to the Trinity Centre to Leigh Woods, for the tantalising Nightwalk exploratory event with artists Tom Bailey and Jez riley French.
Top of my wish-list are haunting-sounding Butterfly Man (Fri 23-Sat 24 May at Tobacco Factory Theatre), the intriguing FREEZE! with Nick Steur (pictured left), at Circomedia from Fri 23-Sun 25 May, and Laura Dannequin’s intriguing and undoubtedly moving Hardy Animal (pictured below; Sat 24-Sun 25 May at the Arnolfini Auditorium), described as “a tender solo that looks at chronic pain and human resilience,”and “a goodbye letter to a former self and an ode to dance.”
What will you experience this Mayfest?