A Place in the Sun

Tom Marshman

Sat 23-Sun 24 May

Pull up a sun-lounger and enjoy your place in the sun. This all-inclusive holiday experience offers the complete package of wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony, around the glorious pool.

Tom Marshman took a research trip to Lanzarote and saw the all-inclusive holiday through the prism of the seven deadly sins. Sloth, gluttony, lust, wrath, greed, pride and envy – look, they are all here, lazing around the pool, queuing at the all-you-can-eat buffet, getting hot under the collar in the nightclub or at the check-in desk. He discovered a world riddled with prejudice and xenophobia. A Place in the Sun explores the pleasure and pain, the highs and lows of all-inclusive holidays.

Why not join your host, Tom, for a welcome cocktail or a glass of sangria in the Club Room before the show? The bar will be open for an hour before and after the main event – giving you plenty of time to sit back, relax, and drink in the holiday atmosphere.

Plus, take a break from your everyday live at Tom’s unique vacation club, a day-time installation where you can share your holiday stories over a cocktail or a cup of tea while relaxing on a sun lounger. On Sunday 24th between 2-5pm, you’re invited to come and tell us your stories of holidays past. In the immersive environment of the stage set, Tom will be on hand and wants to hear about your special holiday stories. He’s been using the A Place in the Sun online map to collect these, and he’ll show you how to add your own – as unusual, peculiar and surreal as you like. You can upload pictures or link to videos too.

Share your stories and experiences of holidays on Tom’s interactive online platform: www.tommarshman.com/aplaceinthesun/

Tom actively encourages dialogue with his audiences and participants, aiming to create a safe space to share thoughts and experiences. The results give very evocative and authentic glimpses into the everyday. The purpose of his work has always been to address issues that are often considered as mundane or commonplace.

One of the most exciting things about Marshman’s work is his ability to pick a seemingly small subject and peel back the layers to expose something unexpectedly profound. – Big Issue



Photo credit Catherine Hoffmann

Tickets will be available to buy from Bristol Old Vic Box Office or online up until two hours before the show is due to start. Following this, tickets will be available to buy on the door (cash only) subject to availability. Please tweet @mayfestbristol for updates.

Southbank Club
Start Date
May 23, 2015
End Date
May 24, 2015
Running Time
60 mins (no interval)
Age Guidance
Box Office Number
0117 987 7877
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