Myles and Me



As part of the Shoebox Artist Residency Programme, WAWOW will be developing ‘Myles and Me’ and sharing a work-in-progress performance on Saturday the 23rd of November!

‘Myles and Me’ is an eye-opening journey into living with an uninvited MonSter. What’s it like to have to change your life without free choice? Can Vicky make it work?

'Myles and Me’ centres on the experience of Vicky Strong, played by Ruth Curtis, as she talks to the audience from her hospital room. Sat in a wheelchair but not bound to it, Vicky has a lot to live up to - her smiles at birth; her surname; Paula Radcliffe; an ex who ran leaving her and their dog behind; and, most of all, the uninvited MonSter who threatens to blight her wedding day.

‘Myles and Me’ is a new play by Lekha Desai Morrison researched through the personal experiences of disabled actress Ruth Curtis who lives with Multiple Sclerosis. 

When: Saturday 23rd November, 8pm
How much: £5

Suitable for ages 14+
Runtime: 55mins

WARNINGS: Strong language. Contains descriptions of medical symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

Chappers Comedy Club: Swindon



Chappers Comedy Club brings some of the hottest up and coming stand-up comedians in the South West to the Shoebox Theatre!

Andy Gleeks – Your host and MC for the evening. "An act who all audiences warm to due to his relaxed style, confident delivery, his searing honesty and his quick wit” - Glee Comedy Club

Morgan Rees – BBC New Comedian of the Year Finalist.

Richard Lindesay – New Zealand’s One-Liner Flute Comedian. “A top act” Heckle and Squelch.

Headliner Matt Price – “Arguably one of the best storytellers on the circuit” Artshub, Australia.

When: Friday, 29thNovember 2019, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
How much: £8

Suitable for ages 16+. 
Warnings: Contains adult content and mature language.

Stage Combat Intensive Exam Course: Sword and Shield



Gain an industry and EQUITY recognised qualification with our 3-day stage combat exam course in Sword and Shield, held at the Shoebox Theatre in association with The Action Emporium and the APC.

Total Beginner? Have no fear. This course will provide you with all that you need to perform a gripping armed fight safely and dramatically. Not your first rodeo? This course also caters for those who are looking to continue their training at BASIC level or who are ready to work at INTERMEDIATE or ADVANCED levels. The course will be taught by experienced APC Teacher and RSC Associate Practitioner, Tom Jordan.

This is an intensive exam course focusing on the art of fighting on stage armed with a broadsword in one hand and a shield strapped to the other - successful completion of this course and the final exam will provide you with an Equity recognised qualification in Sword and Shield combat.

When: When: Friday 17th - Sunday 19th of January 2020, 10am-5.30pm
Cost: £135 per person

Suitable for ages 18+
For information about course content email

Acting for Beginners 18+ Jan 2020 (10 weeks)


It's never too late to tread the boards! Our Beginners Acting Courses for Adults offer an introduction to acting in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Ideal for those with little or no acting experience, classes provide the chance to explore acting technique in a playful, accessible and practical way. Whether you are an aspiring performer; wish to revitalise your creativity; or simply want to try something new and build self-confidence, you will find our classes fun and rewarding. 

Our next beginners course starts on 30th January 2020 with Storytelling Theatre. You will explore how to create imaginative and engaging characters, use vocal and physical skills to bring strange worlds to life and create performances that will keep your audience on the edge of their seats!

When: Thursdays from 7.30pm until 9.30pm, 30th January to 2nd April 2020.
How much: £85 for a 10 week course

Improv Jam!


Hosted by Imogen Palmer of The Delight Collective and The Bristol Improv Theatre. Improv Jam is your chance to get on stage and have a go at the make-em-ups yourself! All abilities welcome in this friendly, inclusive improv night.

Arrive at 7pm for a group warm up and a chance to meet the other improvisers if you want to perform!  

Performing not your thing? Come along and watch with a stiff drink. The bar will be open from 7.00pm, with the Improv starting at 7.30pm. 

When: Friday, 31st January 2020, 7pm. 
How much: £7

Suitable for ages 18+

The Bish Bosh Bash


From The Delight Collective in association with The Bristol Improv Theatre!

Whose Line meets Shooting Stars meets the competitive spirit of a premier league sports match. Team Bish and Team Bosh go head to head to win glory, honour and the audience’s love! 

Scenes, songs and silliness are a given in this high-octane improv extravaganza, but who will come out on top? YOU decide.

'Five stars' - Bristol 247.

When: Friday, 28th February 2020, Bar opens at 7pm, Improv starts at 7.30pm!
How much: £10, Students £8

Suitable for ages 16+

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