Well and truly the world’s longest improvised story, we have now arrived at Season 18!
We left last season with Reg shooting himself in the face, Eliza revealed as a manipulative liar, Simpkins’ life hanging in the balance, Gina about to marry Fred but now with no money for the wedding, AJ and Candi in a new romance…what will happen next? Come along and find out!
Steamed: A Dickensian Improvised Christmas Tale is hitting the road this Christmas! After our standalone show being an outstanding success this May and last Christmas on Brunel’s SS Great Britain, we are not only heading back to that great ship but also to venues across the south-west.
Steam ships, steam trains, figgy puddings, hapless orphans, mean landlords, comedy, tragedy and the odd music hall number – every night will be an entirely new story that could have been written by Charles Dickens himself, on a very good day!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org asap.