Alison Cowling

Alison Cowling

Director | Actor | Musician | Writer

The Wildest Show In Town

Bristol Old Vic | Writer,  Actor

Sonny loves to go on adventures – finding, exploring and discovering new places. When he takes a trip to Bristol Old Vic, he meets a very unusual company of theatre-makers and embarks on an adventure unlike any other!

The Wildest Show In Town is an original story and activity trail by Alison with illustrations by Jasmine Thompson. You can watch the main story, then look for QR codes around the Bristol Old Vic theatre to unlocks a task set by Sonny and his animal friends.

It is inspired by a letter from Bristol Old Vic’s archives, which tells the incredible story of a family who inadvertently broke into the theatre. It was also created in Lockdown…at a time when the theatre was closed and I was left imagining who might be running the theatre instead! Each character was inspired by an animal who has performed at the theatre in the 256yrs of it’s opening!

2020 – 2021

Watch the story below: