Mayfest 2018

    This May, we are delighted to welcome back Mayfest to Tobacco Factory Theatres with another groundbreaking programme.

    For its 2018 edition – celebrating fifteen years of the festival – Mayfest once again hands over the keys to the city to artists, thinkers and makers to consider some of the most vital questions of our time.

    At Tobacco Factory Theatres (and the Southville Centre, South Bristol) this year, Mayfest will present the UK premiere of a trilogy from RidiculusmusDialogue as the Embodiment of Love – which explores complex mental health issues with warmth and wit.

    Since 2014 Ridiculusmus have been forging a reputation for transforming complex mental health issues into warm, witty and accessible performance. Engaging with some of our last taboos, this deeply human trilogy depicts the collision between psychiatry, psychology and the pharmaceutical industry, exploring the healing potential of altered states of consciousness. A clarion call for social inclusion.

    To find out more about the three shows in the trilogy see the individual show tiles below. Don’t forget you can see all three shows in the trilogy on Sat 19 May for a special trilogy price of Full £30 / Concession £21.

    There’s also a free Panel Discussion on Sat 19 May from 5.30pm-7pm – Stresses distresses and disorders ? a panel talk reflecting on the provocations of Ridiculusmus?s three plays on contemporary mental health issues and approaches, with representatives from the health and pharmaceutical sector.

    For the rest of the Mayfest programme across Bristol, visit