What's On in February

January 27 2022
What's On in February

What's On in February

Mon 31 Jan - Sun 5 Feb. Theatre Royal Bath. The Da Vinci Code. Mystery thriller based on Dan Brown’s imagination of how Biblical story was covered up.
Tue 1-Thu 3 Feb. Bristol Arnolfini at 60. Continues from November. Sutapa Biswas is a British Indian artist, whose work is recognised nationally and internationally. Her art engages with questions of identity, race and gender in relation to time, space and history. Her works are inspired by oral histories, literature and art history.
Tue 1-Thu 3 Feb. Bristol. Alma Theatre. Hutch. A comedy examining the injustices and absurdities of the current housing crisis and, in particular, ‘sex for rent’. The play’s serious spine conveys the everyday struggles of those living in the realm of the rogue landlord.
Tue 1-Sat 5 Feb. Bristol Hippodrome. Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker. Bourne’s trademark wit and magical fantasy, Nutcracker! follows Clara’s journey through a shimmering, ice-skating wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland, influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930’s.
Tue 1-Sat 12 Feb. Bristol Old Vic. Doctor Semmelweis. (rom 20 Jan). Mark Rylance stars in a play he helped to inspire about the 19th century Austrian Doctor who advocated cleanliness when delivering babies to cut the number of deaths. His idea was rejected despite its success and his life ended in a spiral mental despair.
Tue 1 Feb - 31 Jan 2023. Bristol Chinese Year of the Tiger at the M Shed. Watch traditional Chinese dances and martial arts demonstrations, and have a go at learning about Chinese and Korean culture through our various activities. An activity that will run for a whole year so pop down to the M Shed any time to experience this and so much more.
Wed 2 Feb. Bristol. Wardrobe Theatre. People's String Foundation. The South West based band who mix passionate theatrics with an urban gypsy sound, mixing artisan flavours with urban/world beats.
Thu 3 Feb. Bedminster Hen and Chicken. James Chadwick Quartet. The Be-Bop Clu. 8pm. With James Chadwick - guitar, Nick Malcolm - trumpet, Henrik Jensen - bass, Andy Hague - drums.
Thu 3 Feb. Bristol Blaise Estate Walks. 11am. This event is free but please book in advance. All walks last around 90 minutes and start from outside Blaise Museum. A small number of places may be available on the day but cannot be guaranteed. Bookings close at 5pm on the previous day. Arrive five minutes before the start of the walk and remember that the estate is haunted and sometimes the ghosts of the past may leap out and scare you - but be stoic and say things like 'don't be silly'. Suitable outdoor clothing and a bottle of water are recommended - gin for adults obviously. The castle was a folly and was built in 1766 by Thomas Farr who went bankrupt - after various owners it became the Council's property in 1926 - it features the remains of a Celtic hill fort, a Georgian mansion, a toy museum, a beautiful hamlet and large grounds containing woods, a mill and a secret cave. Top day out.
Fri 4-Sun 6 Feb. Bristol Alma. Summit Fever. Fed up with their suburban, domestic life, and on the hunt for adventure, 20-somethings Richard and Charlie plan an endurance trip. They decide to climb Everest - idiots. The race is on to prepare themselves in time for the application date. An original comedy by emerging Bristol-based company Tangle Creative Media.
Sat 5 Feb. Bristol Tobacco Factory Theatres. Mark Watson: This Can't Be It. Comic gives views on the fragility of life.
Sat-Sun, 5-6 Feb. Bristol. Wardrobe Theatre. Nick Cope. With songs about dogs eating soap and dragons called Keith, the popular Nick Cope with his special live music gig for children.
Sun 6 Feb. Bristol Hippodrome. Ronan Keating Twenty Twenty. Ronan Keating, returns with an album that encapsulates his many musical achievements since the millennium.
Tue 8 Feb. Bristol University. Lecture on Disability and charity in medieval Europe by Dr Elma Brenner (Wellcome Collection). 4-6pm. Part of a series of research seminars for the Department of Religion and Theology, School of Humanities. Room G.H01, Arts Complex (enter via 7 Woodland Road).
Tue 8-Wed 9 Feb. Bath Mission Theatre. My Soulmate’s Husband’s Soulmate by Gina Thorley. Mudlarks Theatre’s production of a new play by Gina Thorley. An upbeat, but bittersweet, black comedy about fate, romance, empathy and the ways we’re taught to think about love.
Tue 8-Sat 12 Feb. Bath Theatre Royal. Fatal Attraction. Based on the motion picture, James Dearden’s new stage play of Fatal Attraction features Kym Marsh as Alex Forrest, and Oliver Farnworth as Dan Gallagher and Susie Amy, as Beth Gallagher.
Tue 8 Feb - Sat 12 Feb. Bristol Hippodrome. Waitress. Musical about Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of some happiness in her life.
Tue 8-Wed 9 Feb. Bristol Alma Theatre. The Endling. Referencing climate justice and designed to play in intimate spaces, The Endling creates a bond with its audiences through its intimacy, quirky humour and physical ingenuity.
Thu 10-Fri 11 Feb. Bristol Alma Theatre. Buzzing. Fifty, frumpy and full of inhibitions, newly-divorced Julie is searching for the sex life she once had, declaring: "I’m not ready to be put out to pasture yet!".
Thu 10-Fri 11 Feb. Bath Mission Theatre. The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much. Chaplin meets Hitchcock meets Spaghetti Western in this fast-paced whodunnit.
Sat 12 Feb. Bristol Alma Theatre. Instant Wit! The Best in Improvised Comedy. There'll be sketches, songs and general silliness - and all of it based around audience suggestions.
Sat 12-Sun 13 Feb. Bristol Tobacco Factory. Women Who Gave No F*cks. Brace yourselves for no-holds-barred tales to make you want to rip up the rule book and riot! Women around the globe are hitting the headlines standing up to abuse of power, and calling out inequality. A celebratory, inspiring night meant for men as much as women. Every night features a different guest performer, and a new mix of stories. No two nights the same!
Thu 13-Sat 19 Feb. Bristol Tobacco Factory Theatres. Police Cops: Badass Be They Name. Award-winning comedy trio Police Cops bring you their brand new 90s inspired comedy blockbuster. In a gritty northern town in 1999, complete with a 90s rave soundtrack, a kitchen sink drama turns into a vampire-slaying horror epic. Supercharged physical comedy with more vampires than you can shake a stake at, this promises to be a rip-roaring ride of raucous physical comedy.
Wed 16-Thu 17 Feb. Bristol Alma Theatre. Cult Figure: Kenneth Williams. Colin Elmer tells the great man’s story in his own words, using anecdotes, writings and some of the material for which the comedy legend was so well-known.
Wed 16-Sun 22 Feb. Bath Theatre Royal. An Hour and a Half Late. A play by Gerald Sibleyras. Griff Rhys Jones and Janie Dee star in this devastatingly funny portrait of a couple whose five minutes of candid conversation launches an outpouring of emotions, home truths, wine, nibbles and anarchy.
Thu 17 Feb - Sat 19 Mar. Bristol Hippodrome Theatre. Disney's The Lion King. At its heart is the powerful story of Simba and his epic adventure to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.
Fri 18 Feb. Bristol Alma Theatre. Doing Shakespeare. Six actors performing six different plays will do Shakespeare as Shakespeare has never been done before.
Fri 18-Tue 22 Feb. Bath Egg Theatre. Pebble on the Beach. Featuring a lively mix of dancing, singing and puppetry, Pebble on the Beach will magically transport you to a day at the seaside – a beach hut filled with treasures, sandcastles, seagulls and the waves lapping on the shore – to tell a heart-warming tale that helps us all feel safe in the world and know that we matter.
Sat 19 Feb. Bristol Alma Theatre. Mrs. Green. Half play half documentary, Mrs Green is a unique multilingual journey into the political, economic, social and human implications of Brexit.
Sat 19-Tue 22 Feb. Bristol Redgrave Theatre. Dear Zoo. Rod Campbell's much-loved lift the flap book has been a firm favourite with children and parents for nearly forty years. Lovingly adapted for the stage, his distinctive illustrations leap from the page in this colourful show packed full of puppetry, songs and, of course, all the animals from the zoo.
Mon 21- Tue 22 Feb. Bristol Alma theatre. Chaos. A series of characters search for meaning in a complicated and unstable world. Bouncing through physics, the cosmos, love and violence, they find order in the disorder of each other.
Tue 22 Feb-Tue 1 Mar. Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. Netsuke: miniature masterpieces from Japan. Small carvings mainly used by men to attach items to their belts. Created in the 1700s and 1800s, each netsuke is unique and they depict a huge range of subjects from Japanese popular culture.
Wed 23- Sat 26 Feb. Bristol Wardrobe Theatre. Woodland Tales With Granddad. Following the enchanting 'Fireside Tales' and 'Christmas Tales' comes a magical puppetry show with Granddad from Pickled Image for ages 3-8 and their families with an important environmental message.
Wed 23 - Sat 26 Feb. Bristol Alma Theatre. The White Heart Inn. Five guests arrive at the inn, each with a different expectation. To sleep, to explore, to hunt for ghosts. Things take a turn when they hear about the violent past of the very grounds they are staying on.
Tue 1 - Sat 5 Mar. Bristol Alma Theatre. Decadence . The 1980s revisited. Absurd, horrifying and obscene in equal measures, watch Berkoff's characters immerse themselves in ridiculous pursuits of pleasure and revenge while morality and compassion are nowhere to be seen.
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