Cornish King Mark is at war; he rules with his head not his heart. But he hasn’t counted on falling head over heels for his enemy’s sister, or expected the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan.
This critically acclaimed production catapulted Kneehigh onto the national stage. This is the original tale of forbidden desires, broken hearts and the agony of choosing one human being over another. Seen through the eyes of the 'Unloved', Tristan & Yseult blends comedy, live music, grand passion and tender truths, in an irresistible night of love.
Way back in 2003, right here in Bristol Old Vic's Studio, a festival of physical, visual and experimental theatre was born. It was christened Mayfest and from its early days set out to celebrate artists making unusual, playful and leftfield theatre. After a few years of incubation in its birthplace Mayfest began to stretch its legs and stride boisterously around the city and since 2008 it hasn't looked back.
Having last worked together on the internationally acclaimed War Horse, Bristol Old Vic's Artistic Director Tom Morris and Cape Town's Handspring Puppet Company reunite to begin a new journey in Bristol.