For a feelgood, heart-racing, toe-tapping story to feel so joyless, despite the best efforts of the cast, seems like a huge wasted opportunity.
This is a state-of-the-nation king-hit to shake up tradition, privilege and expectation.
In the hands of Sally Cookson, A Monster Calls is an instant classic: a show that transforms both hearts and minds through the magic of authentic storytelling.
Brian Clough famously reflected on his own career, “I wouldn’t say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one”.
An exciting take on an important and overlooked piece of history, told by a thoroughly engaging and dynamic creative team. Enlightening and hugely enjoyable.
One of the most exciting pieces of work seen on a Bristol stage in a long time
In his epic shakedown of the 1970’s, Not Abba: The Real Story of the 1970s, Dave Haslam says, “Nostalgia is a weapon wielded by old people to deny young people their dreams.”
In 2018, BE Festival has brought together a collection of the best and the brightest.
“…a genuine, old-school barnstormer told with a huge amount of love, offering a new take on familiar themes told in an authentic and stylish way.”
The Factory Company is a welcome addition to the theatrical landscape and the promise is for big things ahead.