Between People: Part Two - Rufus Norris & Sara Jane Bai...

Posted on May 11, 2016

Our brilliant team behind Mayfest Radio recently did a rather marvellous thing. They set up and recorded the longest interview with Rufus Norris, artistic director of the National Theatre, since he took up his tenure there. Read on to find out more. “We’re a national theatre so we need to reflect the nation, we need […]

Clifton Hotels - Special Offer for Mayfest

Posted on May 11, 2016

Clifton Hotels are offering Mayfest attendees discounted accommodation. Use the promo code ‘MAYFEST16’ when booking online or quote when booking over the phone to access discounted rates at any of their five properties: Berkeley Suites – 01179 254000 The Berkeley Square Hotel – 01179 254000 The Rodney Hotel – 01179 735422 The Clifton Hotel – […]

"There is still a lot that feels unsettled about Bristo...

Posted on May 6, 2016

We interviewed Katie Keeler, Theatre Bristol co-executive director, alongside MAYK (and therefore Mayfest) co-directors Kate Yedigaroff and Matthew Austin about why they chose artist Selina Thompson’s project salt. as their 2016 co-commission. What was it about Selina that made Mayk and TB think they’d like to meet her and hear more about the project? Katie […]

Mayfest Radio Open Call Selections Announced

Posted on April 29, 2016

We were absolutely inundated with responses to our Open Call for Mayfest Radio this year with submissions coming in from all over the UK and the world. It took a good two days for us to listen to all the words and bleeps and sounds that the amazing array of entrants sent in and after […]

Stuart Bowden: "I think theatre is a mortal creation at...

Posted on April 22, 2016

We interviewed the hilarious and brilliant performer Stuart Bowden about his upcoming show Wilting in Reverse. Returning to Mayfest after last year’s sell out show Before Us, we probed him about he creates a show, his morbid curiosity, and what we can expect to see. Tell us about Wilting in Reverse. Well, it’s the latest piece […]