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Company number 10390237 Occasionally supported by Arts Council England 
  Production Photography: Farrows Creative (The Six Wives of Henry VIII) 
Mike Kleinsteuber (In Cider Story)

Graham Burke (Adolf & Winston, Elizabeth I) Paul Blakemore (Devil & The Shopkeeper, A Christmas Carol, Nativity) The Other Richard (Frankenstein)

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odyssey 

Captivating singer Kate Dimbleby joins Bristol’s favourite comedy theatre troupe Living Spit to reimagine Homer’s classic work.

 

The Odyssey, one of the supreme works of western literature, tells of Odysseus’ 10-year journey home to Ithaca from the Trojan War, overcoming some of Greek mythology’s greatest monsters, misfortunes and temptations. While all Greece presumed him dead, Penelope, his faithful wife, fended off 100 drunken suitors who besieged their home. The story’s scope and beauty have entranced mankind for nearly three thousand years.

 

Now Kate Dimbleby, the internationally renowned, stupefyingly talented singer and raconteur, joins Living Spit, a pair of scruffy, puerile, knockabout chancers from a small seaside town just south of Bristol, to create a brand new and highly original retelling of this story of redemption, isolation and a desperate yearning for love.

 

Expect great music and top-notch comedy married together with playful panache, pathos and painful puns a-plenty! Let’s just hope they get on…

“This ribald reworking is a beguiling rib-tickler...the sense of mischief and sheer silliness are difficult to resist" (The Times on Living Spit’s Frankenstein)

 

“Stunning vocal virtuosity…This is an artist absolutely at the top of her game (BBC Radio 6 Music on Kate Dimbleby)” 

SALISBURY ARTS CENTRE

Fri 25 & Sat 26 October/ 7.30PM

www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk  01722 320 333

EXETER NORTHCOTT THEATRE

Mon 4 & Tues 5 November / 7.30pm

www.exeternorthcott.co.uk  01392 726 363

THE EXCHANGE, STURMINSTER NEWTON

Sat 9 November / 7.30pm

www.stur-exchange.co.uk  01258 475137

TOBACCO FACTORY THEATRES, BRISTOL

Mon 11 – Sat 16 November / 7.30PM

Sat 16 November / 2.30PM

www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com 0117 902 0344

SWINDON ARTS CENTRE

Mon 18 & Tues 19 November / 7.30PM

www.swindontheatres.co.uk 01793 524 481

BLAKEHAY THEATRE, WESTON-SUPER-MARE

Wed 20 - Sat 23 November / 7.30PM

www.blakehaytheatre.co.uk 01934 645 493

 

We're Living Spit. We make comedy-theatre shows. Which have music in. That we write. Some people like them. And laugh. In an appropriate way. We make them in Clevedon, North Somerset, UK. Cos that's where we live. Then we put them on all over the place.

Come and see us in 2019.

It might be alright.

ARTSREACH DORSET

Fri 13 - Sun 15 December/ 7.30pm

www.artsreach.co.uk 01305 269512

CARN TO COVE CORNWALL

Tues 17 - Thurs19 December / 7.30pm

www.carntocove.co.uk  01392 726 363

THEATRE SHOP, CLEVEDON

Sat 21 - Tues 24 December / 2.30 & 7pm

Sat 28 - Mon 30 December / 2.30pm & 7pm

www.theatreshop.org.uk 0333 666 3366

THE BLAKEHAY THEATRE, WESTON-SUPER-MARE

Wed 15 – Sat 18 January / 7.30PM

www.blakehaytheatre.co.uk 01934 645493

SALISBURY ARTS CENTRE, SALISBURY

Fri 24 & Sat 25 January /2.30 & 7.30PM

www.witshirecreative.co.uk 01722 321744

TOBACCO FACTORY THEATRES, BRISTOL

Thurs 30 January - Sat 9 February /2.30 & 7.30PM

www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com 0117 902 0344

 

living spit's

swan lake

Swan Lake. The most famous magical water-based avian ballet ever performed. But expensive, high-brow and 

normally only at a big city theatre miles away from where you live.

 

Well, not any more!

 

Theatre Orchard and Living Spit have teamed up to make the smallest ballet ever performed (probably) especially for Clevedon’s Theatre Shop.

With Howard & Stu joined on stage by two professional real-live ballet dancers this is a proper ballet in miniature. The dynamic duo have promised to leave the tutus at home but promises are made to be broken... Suitable for anyone aged 6-106 (no older that that please), this promises to be the funniest, danciest, water-fowlest micro- ballet the world has ever seen!