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Mayfest Comes To Bristol

Mayfest is Bristol’s unique annual festival of contemporary theatre and this year features a plethora of LGBT shows by award-winning performers.

The  2014 programme runs at venues across Bristol between 15 – 25 May and  is set to take the city by storm for eleven days of local, national and international contemporary and alternative theatre.

The Mayfest festival is produced by MAYK, a Bristol Theatre Production company, in collaboration with Bristol Old Vic and works in partnership with other key arts venues across Bristol to present work in both established theatre spaces and non-theatre spaces all over the city and will feature many renowned LGBT performances from around the country.

Scottee is a 28 year old performer, director, artist, broadcaster and writer from Kentish Town, and an associate artist at Duckie and the Roundhouse. He won the titles of Time Out Performer of the year in 2010. The Worst of Scottee won Total Theatre Award in Edinburgh 2013 and features in two of the festival’s events

Scottee’s Camp

Award winning performance poet and glorified sequin weaver Scottee is coming to Bristol. Camp is his infamous, sell out variety showcase that feature some of the world’s leading show offs: tap dancers, opera singers, banana smugglers- the works. In-house dance troupe Japan’s people throw shapes and shade between acts.

Expect a mixed bill of camp clichés, limp wrists, game shows and catch phrases smashed together with television rip offs, some cheap outfits and lots of good old fashioned light entertainment. Suitable for mums, locals and homosexuals.

Line-up includes – Scottee, Dickie Beau, Josephine Shaker, Sue Hart (Baghdad’s Got Talent), Ginger Johnson, Legs & Coq, Jayde Adams & Japan’s People.

15th May – Bristol Old Vic Theatre.  More information

The Worst of Scottee

Everyone has done stuff they regret. Most of us bury it. But six months ago Scottee hired a psychotherapist and a filmmaker to dig up his past.

In The Worst of Scottee, the Time Out Performer of The Year encounters past flames, ex-friends, and other people who no longer like him. This is a darkly comedic, occasionally musical and ultimately devastating attempt to find out where he went wrong.

May 16th – The Cube 8pm. More Information

Move Over Darling

Join Tom Marshman on a walk around the old city, stopping by places rich in memories, as he unveils true stories of the local LGBT history. From the politically charged marches and protests, to the prosaic and the illicit, this walk-about performance celebrates full lives of a community through their stories.

Tom Marshman is an artist based in Bristol. He actively encourages a dialogue with audiences and participants aiming to create a safe space to share thoughts and experiences. The results give evocative, authentic glimpses into every day things.

May 17th – Meet at Bristol Old Vic Box Office. More Information

Mayfest is Bristol’s unique annual festival of contemporary theatre and is dedicated to presenting a broad range of unusual, playful and ambitious work from leading theatre makers from Bristol, the UK and beyond.

Tickets and more information are available from mayfestbristol.co.uk and bristololdvic.org.uk, or by calling the Bristol Old Vic box office on 0117 987 7877