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Vanity Fair, Friday 8 July

“Yes, this is Vanity Fair; not a moral place certainly; nor a merry one, though very noisy.”

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s acting and technical cohort present a thrilling and nostalgic production of William Makepeace Thackeray’s hilarious satire, Vanity Fair.

Set in the early 1980s New Romantics scene of London, follow wannabe ‘It Girl’ Becky Sharp and her sweet-natured friend, Amelia Sedley, as they scale the heady heights of society and hustle through the hazardous playground for the rich and beautiful.

This roustabout of pleasure, survival, gender politics, tall tales and bigger hair is adapted for the stage by Declan Donnellan and directed by Paul Chesterton.

Vanity Fair opened at University of Bristol’s Wickham Theatre and will be blazing a trail across the South West, with its last night show at Wedmore Village Hall.

One Off Comedy, Thursday 14 July

One Off Comedy are once again bringing you top stand-up comedy fun!

Every one of their shows here has sold out in advance so get your tickets early to not miss out.

What people are saying:

“The whole evening was an absolute fantastic night! I wasn’t sure what to expect but my goodness me the whole night delivered. My friend and I laughed until we cried it was so good”

(Monique, Steyning)

“My partner and I went to the Heathfield one off and it was amazing, very funny and definitely worth going to.”

(Dan, Heathfield)

“Went to Polegate tonight hoping for a bit of a laugh, ended up in stitches!!! […]It was amazing, a great set of comedians, relevant, fresh, relatable – I cannot wait to see OOC again! I’ve been to many shows on the circuit, this was one of the best! Thanks all!”

(Jacqueline, Polegate)

“Wow!… way better than TV”

(Stuart, Copenhagen)