The Steampunk Mistress and The Time Machine

For our latest show on Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Closer Each Day Company are delighted to be joining forces with the spectacular theatre company and fellow Bristolian institution Show of Strength (Best of Bristol 2018: Theatre, Bristol 24/7).  This will be a show unlike any other we have done before, taking people on a steampunk journey around the ship in different locations – the audience itself controls the time machine!

HG Wells has left his wife to live with his young, scientifically-minded mistress. He’s writing his first novel and if it fails he is finished. But luckily it’s the age of steam and we can rely on a machine, can’t we?

Fusing the scandalous private life of HG Wells with his first novel and other his fevered imagination, this will be a riot of humour and drama and nifty outfits.

Do not miss this singular show, from two of Bristol’s most exciting and dynamic theatre companies.

Sunday 30th June – Thursday 4th July at 7.30pm, entrance to the ship from 6.30pm, bar on board, ends 9.30pm. Tickets £16/£12 conc., get them here.

The Great American Storybook

Co-directors of Closer Each Day Company, John Lomas and Lindsey Garwood, take to the stage as a duo at the Bristol Improv Theatre on Friday 24th May at 8pm.

Together they weave a story, funny and touching and full of love – making America great again in a way Trump could only dream of.

Do not miss these two in a show that is misleading in its simplicity, improvised theatre at its very best. Get your tickets here.

Steamed: A Dickensian Improvised Tale

After the success of our Christmas shows on Brunel’s SS Great Britain, we are back on Sunday 12th and Monday 13th May for more 19th Century-inspired drama, comedy and music hall numbers!

We have found that Charles Dickens’ writings, packed with great characters, tragedy, farce and more cliffhangers than you can shake a duck-headed cane at, are a great match for our company and our improvised soap instincts. Come and see us away from our Wardrobe Theatre home and our usual characters as we go back in time in the most perfect location.

Your ticket gives you the chance to look around the ship from 6.30pm, show starts at 7.30pm and is finished by 9.30pm. Cash only bar on board.

Do not miss out on this Steamy springtime treat, get your tickets here.

Casting call!

Closer Each Day Company are looking for experienced performers and improvisers to join them in their cult hit soap and other productions!

Please read more details here.

Interested? Know someone who would be? Available for the audition on the evening of Thursday 2nd May and the recall on Thursday 9th May? And then available every Monday evening? Want to make great theatre, learn a ton and have a lot of fun with lovely people? Send your CV to closereachdayco@gmail.com asap.

Easter Monday Special on 22nd April 2019

Ah, Easter. The time of chocolate, bunnies, fluffy little chicks, and Jesus dying on a cross and then coming back to life again. Far less confusing and much more entertaining than that mixture of Easter goodness is an Easter Special on Monday 22nd April 2019 at 7.30pm at The Wardrobe Theatre.

Put down that bunny, let the chick free, give your chocolate-saturated body a rest, do what Jesus would do and join us for sure-fire fun times!

Get your tickets here.

5th Bristol Improv Marathon, 15th – 16th March 2019

Hilarious comedy! Inspired improvisation! Ridiculous stamina! We have it all as we enter the fifth glorious year of the Bristol Improv Marathon.

For a staggering 26 hours a team of intrepid performers will create an entirely improvised, entirely unscripted play using nothing but their skill, imagination and a hefty dose of caffeine. The show brings together performers from all across the city and includes stars of hit shows such as Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera and Murder, She Didn’t Write by Degrees of Error!

“An impressive display of the actors sheer stamina and creativity. It was extremely entertaining to watch.”
Stage Talk Magazine

“Carrying the flag of improvised theatre with talent and verve.”
Bristol Theatre Review

15th Mar – 16th Mar
8pm on Friday until 10pm on Saturday, £15 All You Can Watch