Thursday, 17 March 2011

Angus and Stewart on stage together!

In case you didn't catch it last year, Publick Transport are doing a warm-up gig of 'The Department of Smelling Pistakes' before going on a 3-week tour, with another favourite of ours, Stewart Wright, replacing Toby Davies in the role of Ivan.

Tickets are £7 (£5 conc), available in advance from, tel: 0117 929 9008); or at the Here Shop at 108 Stokes Croft (Tel: 0117 942 2222); or you can try your luck on the door and avoid the booking fee.

23 March · 20:00 - 21:00

The Cube Multiplex
Dove Street South

Set i
n a Tatiesque-cum-Orwellian world of tannoy broadcasts, random directives, microdots and listening devices, 'The Department of Smelling Pistakes' is a delightfully daft piece of slapstick comedy about a Soviet civil servant's attempt to hold onto his job even though he can't remember what it is, while an Inspector threatens to wrestle if from him by putting him through a series of bizarre tests. An hilarious satire on mind-numbing bureaucracy and Party paranoia, with spadefuls of surreal comedy and wordfoolery.

"A thing of sublime comic beauty."
Venue Magazine

"Absurd genius. . .a delightful mix of the bizarre and the brilliant."

"Sheer lunacy. . . It should be compulsory viewing for anyone aspiring to work in local government."
Bristol Evening Post

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