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Bristol Young Vic Theatre School brings Cold Comfort Farm to The Courtyard
10:20am Friday 29th June 2012 in Theatre & Comedy
THIS year, following visits with productions of Tess of the D’Urbervilles, David Copperfield and Tom Jones, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School returns to The Courtyard to present Cold Comfort Farm.
The tale is adapted from Stella Gibbons’ parody of the romantic rural stories of D H Lawrence and Mary Webb.
Embarking on a quest to discover her family’s roots, the heroine Flora Poste – “a nice girl from London” – meets the rough and ready Starkadders of Cold Comfort Farm, encountering a host of crazy characters, including miserable old Aunt Ada, the fey Elfine and the smouldering Seth.
The young cast takes you into a world where there’s something nasty in the woodshed and where even the porridge hints at rural romance.
The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is one of the top training grounds in the country for actors and has nurtured some of the finest talent in Britain.
Graduates include Daniel Day- Lewis, Jeremy Irons, Pete Postlethwaite, Amanda Redman and Miranda Richardson.
Cold Comfort Farm is at The Courtyard on Tuesday at 7.30pm.
To book, call the box office on 01432 340555