The new season has been announced at The Wardrobe Theatre, above the White Bear pub on St Michael’s Hill, with highlights including new shows from up-and-coming Bristol artists Massive Owl, presenting a new collaboration with Jenny Duffy called The MOBB Project; Juncture Theatre, presenting A Little Nonsense after the success of spring’s Remarkable Trees; and Soap Soup Theatre, bringing children’s show The Snow Baby during October half term.
The theatre will also continue to encourage student talent in the city by hosting a brand new show by Bristol University’s DramSoc, and every other Wednesday handing itself over to the university’s three drama societies to give them a stage to present new work.
Other regular shows will include the return of the improvised soap opera Closer Each Day, and Comedy at The Wardrobe featuring fortnightly stand-up from local and national comics.
Brand new this season is Itch, a scratch platform for companies to test work-in-progress material on audiences, which will become a regular monthly night.
Wardrobe Theatre co-directors Matthew Whittle, Chris Collier, Jesse Meadows and Jesse Jones said: “The last year and a half has been a staggering success for the theatre and we keep being blown away by the response to the space by the people of this incredible city.
“We want to keep getting bigger and better, and want to create the best theatre possible for Bristol. We’re really proud of the programme we’ve put together here and hope people will enjoy what’s on and are willing to take a chance.”