PULSE FRINGE FESTIVAL at New Wolsey Studio
Friday 25 May at 6pm
UNDER STOKES CROFT
By Jack Dean
Illustrated by Hannah Jane Morely
Unknown to most, there is a large, clumsy, furry orange monster living in Stokes Croft, Bristol’s dilapidated, graffiti-scrawled cultural quarter. By day, he watches over its people and records their stories. By night, he wanders alone and paints their dreams. Or nightmares. A live graphic novel with stop-motion animation by MC and Poet Jack Dean, Under Stokes Croft takes inspiration from Dylan Thomas’ legendary Under Milk Wood to document 24-and-a-bit hours in the life of Bristol’s own Bohemia, centering around the infamous night of 21st April 2011, the Tesco riots. Expect fires, fears, flights and top-notch veggie burgers.
“Dean’s talent as an actor as well as a writer comes into play” Venue
MC and poet Jack Dean was born in Tooting, raised in the southwest UK, and likes to wander all over the place telling stories of love, loneliness, nostalgia and midget porn. He has toured slams, theatres and festivals across the country and holds highest Pac-Man score of anyone he knows.
Audience feedback on Under Stokes Croft:
“Dylan Thomas would be flattered”
“A brilliant play about a part of Bristol I love”
“Really enjoyed it. Very different to anything I’ve seen recently”
Tickets: £8 / www.pulsefringe.com / 01473 295900
Developed in partnership with Bristol Ferment.