Black Tonic


Please note: This event took place in Oct 2015

Interactive theatre meets mini-break as you play detective in the bedrooms & corridors of a real hotel.

Black Tonic offers a glimpse into the lives of the invisible workforce whose erratic shift patterns service our round-the-clock society. You are invited to unravel this original detective story, where even love can be bought for the price of a cocktail from the mini-bar.

Be our guest: check-in at the Hotel reception and journey along corridors and into bedrooms to piece together the clues of this mysterious and visceral thriller.

Written by Clare Duffy and Directed by Katie Day. This production is devised by The Other Way Works creators of playful theatre that immerses audiences within in the story.

“an evocative thriller” The Guardian

Funded by Arts Council England, The Sir Barry Jackson Trust and Kickstarter backers. Supported by Birmingham REP; Watershed, Bristol and Theatre in the Mill, Bradford.

Location: Black Tonic takes place in The Grand Hotel, Broad Street, Bristol, BS1 2EL.

Running time: approx 1hr 15min

Age guidance: This show is suitable for people aged 18+

Access Guidance: Please note part of this show takes place in a room that can only be accessed by stairs. As such this event is not accessible for wheelchair users or people with a walking disability.

Black Tonic is not the only weird and wonderful thing taking place in a hotel this month. Check out The Lobster (Opening Fri 16 Oct), director Yorgos Lanthimos' Cannes Jury Prize-winner, where single people are sent to a hotel where they are forced to find a partner within 45 days - or else be transformed into the animal of their choice! Plus, in tribute, this month in our Checking In... Sunday Brunches we present the unforeseen trials and tribulations of cinema's hotel dwellers for whom checking in will transform them forever.

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