This Week in Stage & Screen – 24th February 2012

This Week in Theatre

Tonight and tomorrow you can see the story of six Devon trawler men on their final voyage before retirement in Bound in the Studio at the Old Vic. King Lear continues at the Tobacco Factory while over at The Brewery there’s still time to catch some adult puppetry from Blind Summit in a show called The Table which claims to be “a visual romp through French New Wave style and puppet existentialism”.

From Monday, Bristol-based Full Theatre Company are performing alternating nights of Bazaar and Rummage (by Sue Townsend, author of the Adrian Mole books) and Accidental Death of an Anarchist at the Alma Tavern.

This Week in Film

New to the Watershed this week is Australia’s highest grossing film of 2011, Red Dog, which follows the adventures of the eponymous canine lead as he saves lives and brings people together. Like The Littlest Hobo but without the awesome theme tune. Also new at the Watershed is Rampart in which Woody Harrelson plays a renegade LA cop who gets caught up in the late 90s Rampart police misconduct scandal.

The Cube are showing Jim Henson’s classic adventure film The Dark Crystal on Sunday 26th at 8pm which is filled with all sort of creatures that nowadays would be rendered by characterless CGI. Then it’s sex addiction drama Shame Monday to Thursday and through the weekend there’s the Bristol Radical Film Festival.