Upcoming Performances in July:

Saturday School at The Arc presents: 'Peter Pan' - by Piers Chater Robinson

Saturday 1st July, 2:30pm

Come away with us to Neverland in this magical evening performance. Meet all your favourite characters Including The Darling Family, Tinkerbell, Tiger-Lilly, Smee and Hook and of course Peter Pan himself!

Directed by Tillie Bolton

Tickets: Adults £9, Concessions £7

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Instant Wit presents: The Unusual Suspects

Saturday 1st July, 8:00pm

Instant Wit, the best in improvised comedy. Fresh and inventive, each show throws up new nuggets of hilarity crafted by a company of the highest calibre. It’s a pick-me-up tonic with unexpected twists and a dash of sauce.

There’ll be sketches, songs and general silliness – and all of it based around audience suggestions. And if you’re too shy to shout anything out? Well don’t worry, you’ll have the chance to write things down in the interval. We’re the ones who’ll look daft, not you!

So now’s the time to indulge yourself if you’ve always had a secret yearning to see something really bizarre on stage. A country and western song about a set of false teeth? President Trump playing Twister with Theresa May? Well why not? Your wish is our command. Good suggestions get flying packets of custard, the best a bottle of wine.

Many people have seen improvised comedy on the T.V. – but remember, this is not recorded and edited, but totally live, making it trickier for the actors but more exciting for the audience. So, if you like your comedy fast-paced and with a slightly unusual edge, this is definitely for you.

We’re proud to use some of the best in local talent, with our performers regularly appearing at the Tobacco Factory, Theatre Royal Bath and the Bristol Old Vic.

Instant Wit – a bunch of very Unusual Suspects who are forever on the run from the Comedy Police.

"These are conspicuously skilful performers - everyone is exhilarated on stage and off!"
The Guardian

“Extremely funny, on occasion hilarious…very clever and skilful with their improvised comedy sketches. They got the audience involved at every opportunity – they even made up a song about a round of sausage sandwiches I had had for breakfast!”
Bristol Post

Tickets: Adults £10

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Walwayne Court presents: Keymaster

Wednesday 5th July 1:30pm and 6:00pm

‘History is BORING!’ say the children - until suddenly their supply teacher transforms into ‘The Keymaster’, who holds the keys to history!

Going on a magical journey through time, they drop in on a ‘big match’ in 1066, discover gruesome medical practices in Tudor times and get caught up with 18th century smugglers, the industrial revolution, suffragettes and World War II.

The story concludes with a final key – the key to the future. The children see for themselves that today is tomorrow's history and that changes need to be made.

Admission: Free

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Characters presents: Famous

Wednesday 8th July 4:30pm and 7:30pm

Characters Stage Company aged 12–19 have been working for two terms with Director/Writer Dave Lovatt, Musical Director Helen Temmink and Writer/Producer Moira Townsend Williams, as well as West End Award winning improv group ‘Showstoppers’ to devise this brand new musical play.

Follow the journey of hopeful bands and singers as they grapple with unscrupulous judges, the media, and the pressures of trying to win, in this pacey, funny production.

Tickets: Adults £10, Children/Concessions £8

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