Cannonballista in Bristol This Weekend!

Oct 17 2017

Holly Stoppit
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If you're in Bristol this Saturday night, you're in for a treat!  Liz Clarke will be bringing Cannonballista, her explosive new solo show, back to the place where we made it, the wonderfully quirky, original featured, ex-working men's club, The Brunswick Club! For one night only!!!

Here's Liz talking about the show in an interview with Theatre Bristol:

"Cannonballista is a show about grief, coping mechanisms and superhero alter egos! It brings together sheds, cannons and ridiculously high heels in a way that I’m pretty certain has never been seen before!

...The show is an unhinged celebration of our struggles and triumphs and the things we do to get us through. Meet Betty Bruiser - the ‘One woman husband and wife team’ She’s a human cannonballer and my alter ego."

Liz and I have been working on the show in many short bursts since January. It's been an extraordinarily deep, organic, nurturing process which you can read more about here

I'm really excited about seeing it back at The Brunswick Club, after it's premier in a proper theatre in Newport last month. The Brunswick Ballroom, where the show was made and where it will be performed on Saturday, has it's own distinctly wonky personality. It's clashing patterns and working mens nicotine stains have definitely crept their way into fabric of the show. 

Here's a little sneak preview of the carpet of The Brunswick Ballroom so you know what you're letting yourselves in for.

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Image credit: Holly Stoppit

I'm really proud of what we've made, it's wild and tender, kitsch and raw and I do hope you can come and see it. 

Cannonballista plays at The Brunswick Club on 21st October 2017 at 8pm buy tickets here

For details of Liz's Super Hero Alter Ego Workshop, see Liz's blog.

You can read Liz's whole Theatre Bristol interview here.

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