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'I went to a marvellous party'

09/03/2019
Starts 11:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Ticket price
Free
Age limit
14+
Contact name
Trinity Bristol
Contact number
0117 935 1200
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'I went to a marvellous party'

A performance and installation by Tom Marshman

‘I went to a marvellous party’ A performance and installation by Tom Marshman in collaboration with the University of Bristol Theatre Collection, kindly supported by Arts Council of England.

Performance artist Tom Marshman invites you all to a marvellous party, bringing to life the fascinating personal archive of Oliver Messel, one of the twentieth century’s leading theatrical stars.

Part-installation, part-performance, the events are free and open for drop-ins throughout the day - just turn up at Trinity's reception.

As master of ceremonies, Tom will be drawing out untold stories from Oliver’s captivating world, animating the installation with timed performances inspired by a host of characters from Oliver’s personal and professional life; from Bright Young Things, to Hollywood starlets and theatrical dames.

Visitors are encouraged to explore the installation, sharing in Tom’s curiosity as he delved through the Archive, discovering handwritten letters, musings and conversations, brought to life through interweaving audio and reproductions of original material.

Tom’s shows are known for their ‘hand crafted, intimate and naughty’ approach, often both ‘humorous, high-brow, low-brow, sensory, stomach churning, conversational, and sentimental’ all at once. Join us as he turns his hand to the hidden histories of Oliver’s life, celebrated through the stories of this marvellous party.

This performance is at multiple locations. You can find it at the following -

26 February, Kings Weston House Social hosted by Impermanence see http://impermanence.co.uk for more info (booking required for this event only). Event supported by Bristol Ageing Better.

2 March, The Vestibules (Deanery Road), City Hall, College Green, Bristol, 10am – 4pm (with timed performances at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm)

3 March, The Vestibules (Deanery Road), City Hall, College Green, Bristol , 11am – 4pm (with timed performances at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm)

9 March, Trinity Centre, Trinity Rd, Bristol BS2 0NW, 10am – 4pm (with timed performances at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm)

23 March, Arts Mansion, Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN, 10am – 4pm (with timed performances at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm)

24 March, Arts Mansion, Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN, 11am – 4pm (with timed performances at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm)

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