Forest Fringe Microfestival

Mayfest started off with a bang, some splashes and lots of screaming last night with the Forest Fringe Microfestival at the Bristol Old Vic. We arrived in time to see Little Bulb Theatre performing Formality, a musical in which the camera guy gets hit by lightning. I’m not sure that he was expecting that treatment.

Nigel Barrett also did a bizarre musical piece called Mussolini and Walter Raleigh.

I first saw Search Party a few years ago at Pilot in Birmingham, so it’s good to see they’re still going, giving audiences a chance to see them getting very wet and covered in salt. There must be some reason.

We got to be inverted in a very big chair and fly into space thanks to Tinned Fingers. I’m not sure that chosing Walking on the Moon by The Police was such a good idea, though.

Katie got to hug a hoodie thanks to Swansea based Shellshock. She even got to keep the hoodie (though I think the poor reception staff at the Old Vic are now wondering what to do with it).

Action Hero wrapped up by continuing their examination of alpha male performers with a work in progress of their new show, Frontman.

And here’s Light Bulb’s last song: