Fuel at Mayfest 2012

Posted: 22/05/12
By: Natalie
Tags: Theatre, Performance

This May we will be journeying over to Bristol for Mayfest, a fantastic annual festival of contemporary theatre taking over Bristol's best performance spaces from 17-27 May. Take a look at their website to see the full programme.

We'll be taking two shows to the festival: Belarus Free Theatre's provocative and heartbreaking Minsk, 2011: A Reply to Kathy Acker and Melanie Wilson's evocative sound poem Autobiographer.


Mayfest, 22-24 May, Bristol Old Vic Studio

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Combining a poetic text and bold, electrifying score for voice and sound, Autobiographer draws us into one woman's slowly unravelling mind, in an evocative portrait of a life refracted through the lens of dementia.

“'Autobiographer' is above all a work of vivid poetry about memory, its loss and the beauty that lives on in the ashes of a failing mind." Time Out **** (Critic’s Choice)

“As a reflection of what it feels like to experience dementia, Autobiographer packs a punch.” Guardian

"Wilson's lyrical imagery is deeply affecting... this is powerful and rewarding theatre."  Irish Examiner

To take a look at the trailer, click here.

Minsk, 2011: A Reply to Kathy Acker

Mayfest, 21-26 May, Tobacco Factory

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Welcome to Minsk - the sexiest city in the world!

Strip clubs, underground raves and gay pride parades pulse beneath the surface of a city where sexuality is twisted by oppression. If scars are sexy, Minsk must be the sexiest city in the world.

“What makes it heart-rending is the knowledge that the events described are true.” The Telegraph *****

To watch the trailer, click here.

Fringe First winner 2011.

We hope to see you there!