I Would Not

Wed 30th May – Sat 2nd Jun 2012


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Tin Can Collective


The Tin Can Collective are the latest young theatre company to emerge from Bristol Old Vic’s enterprising Made in Bristol scheme. I Would Not marks the culmination of this year’s Made in Bristol project - a scheme that runs yearly and supports emerging young theatre makers and workshop leaders with training, and facilitates them in forming their own ensemble theatre company.

Last year’s Made In Bristol company (The Wardrobe Ensemble) created Riot, a hit at Edinburgh and currently on tour. This year, it has brought together a very different group of people which has resulted in The Tin Can Collective and their debut piece of theatre, giving multiple perspectives on life.

I Would Not is about boundaries; what they are, where they come from, what happens when we push them?

Is it OK to watch pornography? Would you tell your partner? How about your mum?

Have we become desensitized to explicit imagery and sexual violence?

Does racism count as free speech?

Blending an original score, script and some scandalous dancing, I Would Not merges the comical, surreal and often disturbing lines where morality, private space, reason and lawfulness are called into question.

I Would Not has been directed in collaboration with Miranda Cromwell, Bristol Old Vic’s Young Company director.

For further information, images or to arrange interviews, please contact Amanda Adams 0117 9494901 or email aadams@bristololdvic.org.uk

Due to some sexual content and violent language the recommended age guidance for this show is 16+

Admission: £12(£8)

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