Theatre West

2003

Spring Production

March 2003 saw us heading back down the hill and into the Bristol Old Vic with Caryl Churchill's quirky double bill Blue Heart.

In Heart's Desire a father awaits the return of his daughter and in Blue Kettle a woman searches for her long lost son. Ordinary scenes until they get the Churchill treatment where every theatrical convention in the book is broken.

Autumn Season

In 2003 we were so impressed with the work submitted to our Search for a Script scheme that we've made the whole season a celebration of new writing by premiering five brand new plays.

Little Pictures
by Mike Akers
The first game of the new season brought three crazies who ought to know better back onto the battlefield. We joined them on an Odyssey that took in post-match analysis, cocktails at Happy Hour and a date with Kylie Minogue.
A Prod in the Right Direction
by Sally Russell
Three lovers desperately tried to find their way out of this off-beat love triangle. With its roots firmly in the tradition of Commedia del'Arte this charming new play took a quirky look at entrapment, deceit and, above all, love.
Pool Party
by Toby Farrow
A nice evening sipping drinks around the pool with old friends. Sounds fabulous. But as the evening wore on some uncomfortable secrets bubbled to the surface and the mood turned darker. Mind games, veracity and betrayal were at the heart of this edgy psychological drama.
Falling to Heaven
by Sean Tyler
An empty chair at a birthday meal. Matt was the golden boy of the family - great job, lovely wife, fantastic home. Then came 9/11 and suddenly there was no more Matt.
As his family gather to marked the anniversary the question slowly formed - was Matt's lifestyle good enough to die for?
The Murder Club
by Steve Hennessy
1922 and murder is in the air. Two notorious murderers meet for the first time in Broadmoor and are put in charge of an evening of entertainment. Welcome to the Murder Club.
Propaganda and reality, fact and fiction, real life and theatre, madness and sanity. The lines blurred and shifted uneasily in an intense psychological thriller.
This production transferred to the Finborough Theatre, London.