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Idiot Child returns to BOV studio

Bristol based Idiot Child present their one-man show, I Could've Been Better, devised and written by Anna Harpin and Jimmy Whiteaker at Bristol Old Vic's Studio this month launching their UK tour.

First performed during Bristol Old Vic's Ferment in 2010 and after being championed by the city's major producing theatres, Idiot Child have received funding by Arts Council England, in recognition of the company's growing reputation for innovative and inventive work.

By thirty, some people choose to rip their own throats out in dispair. I chose to enter an over 10s swimming competition...I could've been better. Here's the story of how.

Somewhere between stand-up comedy and theatre, Idiot Child make funny, unusual and bleak work that always places the audience at its heart. Combining movement, film and simple, engaging storytelling, the company tell playful tales of beautiful failure.

Idiot Child may be familiar to Bristol audiences thanks to their theatrical and darkly comic, semi-autobiographical pieces that have included last year's You're Not Doing It Right.

"Idiot Child have a wholly unique perspective on theatre-making that I find ingenious, playful and beguiling" Sharon Clark, Literary Producer Bristol Old Vic.

"One of the most promising emerging companies in the city" Ali Robertson, Artistic Director, Tobacco Factory

I Could’ve Been Better
Bristol Old Vic Studio, 3-6 and 9-13 October
The Bike Shed, Exeter 30 October - 3 November


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