Request Viewing

Close - Fusion Students
Request Viewing

Close - Fusion Students

Richard Ayoade’s ‘Submarine’ At The Wardrobe Theatre

20 Jul 2015
Private Student Accommodation
Private Student Accommodation
Private Student Accommodation
  • Previous - Gallery - Fusion Students
  • Next - Gallery - Fusion Students

MARCH 2011 SAW THE RELEASE OF RICHARD AYOADE’S FILM ADAPTATION OF THE 2009 NOVEL, SUBMARINE. NOW, THE FILM’S FIRST-EVER STAGE PRODUCTION IS ON SHOW AT BRISTOL’S WARDROBE THEATRE!

The first-ever theatre production of Submarine is showing at The Wardrobe Theatre in Bristol from today until Friday 24th July 2015.

The stage adaptation of the film is presented by the Popcorn Theatre Company and will be on show at 8pm every night for the next 5 days.

Tickets cost £5.50 and you can purchase them.

THE BOOK

Set in 1997 Swansea, is a coming-of-age story written by Joe Dunthorne. The original edition of the book was published in February 2009 and the film tie-in edition in March 2011.

15-year-old Oliver Tate describes himself as a protagonist.

He is convinced that his father is depressed-“Depression comes in bouts. Like boxing. Dad is in the blue corner”-and also believes that his mother is having an affair with the “hippy-looking twonk” who is also her capoeira teacher and ex-lover.

He thinks that his parents are impending marital breakdown and monitors their intimacy “via the dimmer switch in their bedroom”.

Oliver is torn between two big ambitions: to rescue his parents’ failing marriage or to lose his virginity to his pyromaniac love interest, Jordana Bevan, before he turns 16.

THE FILM

The film adaptation of Submarine was directed by Richard Ayoade, an English actor, comedian, writer, director and presenter.
Ayoade is best known for his role as Maurice Moss in The IT Crowd.
Submarine premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2010 and was picked up by The Weinstein Company for a North American release following a positive reception.
The film also played at the London Film Festival in October 2010 and received very positive reviews, scoring 86% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.3/ 10 rating on IMDB.

Cast

Craig Roberts – Oliver Tate

Noah Taylor – Lloyd Tate

Sally Hawkins – Jill Tate

Yasmin Paige – Jordana Bevan

Paddy Considine – Graham Purvis