Scottee grew up around strong, brave and violent men and boys. Bravado is his memoir of working class masculinity from 1991 to 1999 as seen by a sheep in wolf’s clothing.

Bravado explores the graphic nature of maleness and the extent it will go to succeed. Blood, spit and tears are set against the drunken backdrop of aggressive sensitivity and Oasis songs. This show is not for the weak hearted – it includes graphic accounts of violence, abuse, assault and sex.

Venue address: 46 West St, Bristol BS2 0BH

Jack of Diamonds is a licensed premises and strictly for over 18s. Please bring photo ID with you.

Post-Show Chat

Join Mayfest Co-Director Matthew Austin and Scottee on Thursday 17 May for a post-show chat about Bravado, masculinity and why Scottee equally fears and loves working class men.

“Bravado is an astonishing show. It's an open wound that bleeds painful truths... an unsparing dissection of male identity - of its tribalism, insecurity and oppression.”

The Stage

“A stunningly touching memoir of working class masculinity… deeply moving and strikingly intelligent theatre-making… might well be Scottee's most impressive feat”


Funded by Arts Council England, co-commissioned by Heart Of Glass and Made To Be Seen – supported by Creative Scene, The Creative People & Places Project for North Kirklees. Supported by Colchester Arts Centre and Metal Southend.

For access information about this venue, please contact us on 0117 925 9999 during our office hours, Monday–Friday 10am–6pm.