We take a look at June's thrilling theatre listings.

Tobacco Factory Theatres:

The Damned United: 5 June
Adapted from David Pearce's brilliant and ingenioous novel, The Damned United takes you inside the tortured mind of a genius slamming up against his limits.

The Nature of Forgetting: 8 June - 9 June 
Following a sell-out run at the 2017 London International Mime Festival, Latitude and the Edinburgh Fringe, Theatre Re presents a powerful, explosive and joyous piece about what is left when memory is gone.

Three Sisters: 12 - 16 June
Giving a brand new perspective on Anton Chekhov's classic Three Sisters, RashDash re-imagine this classic play and ask – what if RashDash were the three sisters, Olga, Masha and Irena?

Welcome to Thebes: 21 -30 June
The graduating students of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School present an urgent, thrilling and epic play for our time.


Image - The Nature of Not Forgetting. Credit: Danilo Moroni

Redgrave Theatre:

Little Shop of Horrors: 30 May - 2 June
Combining comedy, rock music, love and a little bit of horror, Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of a poor florist (Seymour), a pretty blonde (Audrey) and a man eating Venus Fly Trap (Audrey II).

Bitcoin Big Bang: 4 June
When 850 000 bitcoins (half a billion dollars) disappear from Mt. Gox in Tokyo, it's unconventional CEO, Mark Karpelès, is arrested. After a year, he's finally released for lack of evidence. Mark Karpelès is now free and breaks his silence.

Andy Hamilton: 8 June
Co-creator/ writer - Outnumbered; What We Did On Our Holiday; Drop The Dead Donkey, Andy Hamilton talks about life’s changes and how to cope with them.

Pete K Mally: 9 June
From seeing Metallica for the first time to using Bon Jovi lyrics as a roadmap to life, Pete shares his love of this music and how it has shaped the stand-up comic.

Skin Deep- The Musical: 27 June
A musical revue about body image, diets, the gym, botox, nip ‘n’ tucks, photoshopping  and the hell of trying to look good in a selfie. It’s a show about every body for everybody!

Zoe Lyons & Patrick Monahan Comedy Night: 28 June
Come and join the cream of the UK and international comedy circuit in a cavalcade of comedy talent.

Bristol Hippodrome:

Miss Saigon 16 May - 23 June
Miss Saigon tells the story of the last days of the Vietnam War, 17 year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American GI named Chris but they are...

Flashdance: 25 - 30 June
Dance like you’ve never danced before! The inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer.

Dinosaur World Live: 28 - 30 June
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family.

Image - Flashdance

The Wardrobe Theatre:

Faslane: 2 June
With her family having worked at the home of Trident all her life and with friends protesting at the gates, Fringe First winner Jenna Watt explores what happens when the personal and political collide.

Engine Brake: 6 & 8 & 9 June
The English and Indian skeleton crew of a crumbling advertising agency prepare their final pitch: for a global car campaign to end all car campaigns.

Kidocracy: 10 June
The grown-ups have clearly made a mess of the world so Kidocracy offers the next generation a chance to rule instead! An interactive comedy show for ages 6+ presented by Keith Farnan.

Nincompoop: 10 June
A face-achingly funny monthly night of alternative comedy where anything can happen and quite often does.

Lisa Berg: The Love of Stationery | Ellen Waddell: Don't Be Terrible: 13 June
An exciting DOUBLE BILL of Edinburgh Fringe previews

Story Slam: 17 June
Story Slam is where you can hear peoples amazing true stories told live on stage. All stories are told by volunteers from the audience.

Doppeldanger

DoppelDänger: 20 - 23 June
Experimental live music and Baroque-pop mash-ups; gender-twisting visuals and gothic storytelling: this new work is an exploration of 'the Doppelgänger' – devised and performed by a pair of real life doppelgängers.

Sharp Teeth: 24 June
Sundays at The Wardrobe Theatre: Stimulate your Sunday brain by coming down to Sharp Teeth's monthly night of many genres.

Nachos: 25 June - 7 July
In Juarez, on the Mexican border with the USA, one man is making millions; a modern day Robin Hood to his countrymen and an enemy to the United States. Everyday his empire grows and grows, and with it so does the body count.

Perfect: 31 May - 3 June
The award-winning family theatre maker Tessa Bide presents a beautiful new show for ages 3-8 and their families featuring stunning puppetry, original live music and animation.

Bristol Old Vic:

A Monster Calls: 31 May - 16 June
Patrick Ness’ extraordinary and heart-breaking tale, A Monster Calls – international bestseller and major motion picture – is brought to the stage for the first time in a powerful new adaptation by visionary director Sally Cookson

The Elephant Man: 26 June – 7 July
Joseph Merrick is 'The Elephant Man'. The sordid spectacle of a travelling freak show, he moves from city to city, mercilessly put on display to the horrified delight of Victorian audiences. A London surgeon also takes a keen interest, but is soon faced with a moral dilemma – to help or to use him to advance his scientific career?

Image - A Monster Calls

Other Theatres:

Kate O'Donnell - You've Changed at Trinity Centre: 8 June
Through song, dance, hard-won wisdom and hilarity You’ve Changed shines a light on the ins and outs and ups and downs of transitioning.

The Lady Boys of Bangkok – Wonder Women at Durdham Downs: 8 - 23 June
Celebrating 20 diamante decorated years, The Lady Boys of Bangkok 'Wonder Women' Tour will take the UK's number one cabaret show to a new level.

The Rise and Fall of Ronald J Dump at Kings Weston House: 11 -21 June
The satirical ghost tale of the eerie village of Hallen, once the dumping ground for Bristol’s unwanted citizens, now a dumping ground for industrial waste, it is at even greater risk when evil American waste product entrepreneur Ronald J Dump sets his sights on Avonmouth.

Twelfth Night by The HandleBards at Kilver Court: 12 June
The world's first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.

Romeo & Juliet in Eastville Park Swimming Pool: 15 – 16 & 20 -24 & 27 - 30 June
You're invited to enter a new vision of Verona - hidden in plain sight - full of ferocious brawls, raucous parties and secret trysts.

National Flash-Fiction Day, Flash Walk from M Shed: 16 June
The #FlashWalk is part of the National Flash-Fiction Day celebrations. Free to attend, it will celebrate fiction in its shortest and most intense form.

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