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Nature Knows Best is a compilation of three short comedies, written by Devonshire playwright Nick Discombe. The performance shows a day in the life of three different animal couplings, often with hilarious results. 

In Sheep Mount an ewe and a ram escape their depressing lives on an enclosed farm in Devon, to roam free on Dartmoor. The defiant ewe, Zoe, hopes to rescue her relationship with her ram - Wayne, despite his roving eye. Wayne is happy to oblige after many horrid scientific treatments from the farmer.

Sea Gull Heaven gives us a look into the life of two gulls that have been living out their days at a tip where there are easy pickings for food. Due to city dangers and a wasteful life they wish to get back to nature. They fly to the coasts of Dawlish where they aim to cleanse their spirits.

Seahorse Ride changes our perceptions as we see conventional roles within a relationship switch. The male of the species carries the children and gives birth to them, but is not all too happy about it.

TICTAC Theatre use an interchangeable set, props, and physical theatre skill to perform each play in turn. They portray these animals as we recognise them, whilst in a way that’s very human. Audiences can relate to them and experience life’s relationships through natures eyes.

The play is directed by Jacquie Crago - voice coach for National Theatre productions ‘One Man Two Governors’ & ‘Warhorse’. An actor and director, Jacquie has also been Head of Voice at Oxford School of Drama, Voice Co-ordinator for Birmingham School of Acting and a Vocal Coach for the RSC.

Take a look at some of their fantastic reviews - 

  • 'Simple, effective and very funny'
  • 'Delightfully Funny' - Buxton Fringe Reviewer & Everyman Theatre
  • 'Touching, modern, yet Aesop like' - National Theatre on the script

By a variety of reviewers inc: Express & Echo Newspaper, Remote goat, Daily Fringe, Backseat Mafia, Africanewswire

  • 'Brilliantly performed by TicTac Theatre' 
  • 'Physical comedy was choreographed extremely well'
  • 'The performance was executed with precision, comedic timing and chemistry between characters'.
  • 'They made it look effortless'
  • 'Absorbing performance'

Please note that this performance starts at 8pm and runs for approximately 1 hour - please arrive in good time for the start.

About Alma Tavern & Theatre

An absolute institution in both Bristol's culinary and theatrical scenes, we can't get enough of the Alma Tavern and Theatre – one of the best pubs in Bristol. Part of the legendary Zazu's Kitchen gang (you've no doubt enjoyed a pint or four at the Greenbank, or some delicious world-inspired tapas at Rosa in Clifton), expect a cosy, family-friendly atmosphere that suffuses a veritable rabbit's warren of hidden, cosy corners, board games, a stunning beer garden, and brilliant food, drink, and theatre. Food-wise, expect a hearty, rustic and deeply delicious selection of Italian-inspired dishes, as well as a good smattering of pub classics including proper fish and chips, steaks and more. As if you could want more, there's also a cracking roast up for grabs on Sundays – dreamy. If you fancy a drink alongside your dinner (of course you do), there's also an excellent array of locally brewed beers, fine wines, and proper ales (and some pretty lush coffee from Extract in St Werbs). Bliss. With an intimate theatre upstairs, an art space downstairs, weekly live music sessions and more; The Alma Tavern & Theatre are truly one of the most exciting, diverse spots in the city.

How to claim

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How to get there

18-20 Alma Vale Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2HY
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