Mayfest 2013 programme revealed

3 04 2013

Mayfest, Bristol’s foremost festival of theatre, is celebrating its tenth anniversary in style with what promises to be its most ambitious programme yet of live performance, with everything from a rock version of a classical myth in a converted church to giant multi-coloured doilies around the the city.

As well as theatres, the Mayfest 2013 programme will also visit more atypical sites this year than ever before, including the Central Library and a gymnastics club, and will also feature a series of ten new bespoke commissions from Bristol artists.

Performers include Kate Tempest (recent winner of the Ted Hughes Poetry Award), New York’s Banana Bag and Bodice, National Theatre Wales/Neon Neon, Belarus Free Theatre, Clod Ensemble, Ontroerend Goed, Ockham’s Razor, Ridiculusmus, Kieran Hurley, Paper Cinema and many more.

Mayfest artistic directors Matthew Austin and Kate Yedigaroff said: “In a time where there is much talk of austerity, Bristol is without doubt bucking the trend when it comes to arts and culture.

“It continues to be a city where artists come to live, make work, innovate and experiment, and where audiences enjoy an unrivalled mix of theatre, digital art and music.

“Festivals provide a unique focal point for that creativity and our tenth anniversary programme celebrates the wealth of talent in the city and places it alongside some of the most brilliant theatrical voices from around the world. We can’t wait to get stuck in.”

Mayfest Bristol

Mayfest 2013 takes place in Bristol between May 16 and 26. For more information and to view the full programme, visit www.mayfestbristol.co.uk.


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