Interactive Theatre & Games

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Don’t miss the walkabout interactive performances all weekend – there’ll be surprises ’round every corner. Let your eyes be boggled by the mind-bending performance artists who weave, wind, twizzle and sizzle their way through the weekend for your pure pleasure and astonishment.


2017 line up includes…

MAGIC MARC
Curator of last year’s Mystical Magic Tent, Marc is returning this year to roam the site with his bag of tricks, sleights of hand and mind-boggling card skills.
GEOFEST
Back for their third year in a row, Geofest are bringing a touch of Alice in Wonderland madness to proceedings, and can be spotted weaving a giant glowing caterpillar way among you at night.
RAS KING BOBO 1
Ghanaian Ras King Bobo 1 brings a massive slice of West African sunshine back to Noz this year, with his dramatic blend of acrobatics, street dance and circus skills. At night, he mesmerises as he incorporates fire into his routines in the most spectacular manner.
SUNKEN YARD
Connoisseurs of a good time, after their epic all day sessions at Noz ‘16, the team at Sunken Yard are back, bigger and better, to take up residency at the Pond Stage once more. They’ve got party jams, games a plenty.. and more paint than you can shake a piñata stick at!
TRASHDOLLYS DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS CAPE ALLEY
Deep within a dense and overpopulated city centre, four characters find refuge in a long-forgotten backstreet named Cape Alley. Each night the group meet to create their own blissfully carefree world, turning Cape Alley into a gritty vaudeville that illuminates in a whirlwind of limbs, rhythmic rituals and playful sparring. The four begin to live on the fringe of delirium, as lines between reality and fantasy start to dissolve they find themselves in an illusory trap of their own making. Cape Alley is an exhilarating and highly entertaining 20-minute dance theatre show that focusses on imaginative character driven storytelling through breath-taking movement which is rooted in breaking, circus and contemporary dance. All accompanied by a heart pounding soundscape which spans from Nick Cave to Eddie & The Showmen.
12pm and 6pm on Saturday in the Dingly Dell

BETH CALVERLEY THE AMAZING POETRY MACHINE
Beth invites intrigued festival guests to present a word of their choice along with a handful of other prompted memories or thoughts. After a couple of minutes seeing the typewriter in action, she presents them with a bespoke poem, created uniquely for them. You may have seen Poetry Machine whirring and tapping away at all kinds of festivals, bookshops, record stores, markets and private parties including Farm Festival, Valley Festival, Bristol Literature Festival, Bristol Poetry Festival and Tobacco Factory Markets.
SOLAR VINYL LOUNGE
New for this year, the Solar Vinyl Lounge is an interactive celebration of vinyl music, 78rpm records and all things related. It is an area to relax, chill out and chat. A place to choose your favourite record and listen to wonderful music. Leaf through a collection of 400 singles, 200 albums/LPs and 100 78s, including an eclectic mix of pop, jazz, blues and band music from 1930s to the 2000s, all ready to be sampled and celebrated on on vintage record players from the 1970s.
STICKY FINGERS
A unique fusion of walkabout performance and sound system, Sticky Fingers bring you a classic ice cream tricycle, straight from the underground of some distant utopia. Breaking the boundaries between electronic music and walkabout performance art, Sticky Fingers delivers mad interactive theatre with a showcase of DJs from Bristol and the South-West, who operate from behind their handmade ice cream bike sound system. They captivate and lead the crowd across the festival, Pied Piper-style, in a flurry of cream and glitter. A computer-programmed light show greets late-night customers, who dance through clown encounters to ice cream-themed remixes and live production mashups.
BROWN 'n' ORANGE PRESENT PRESSING MATTERS
Don’t de-press, the team from Brown ‘n’ Orange will de-stress and re-dress you in your funday best, ironing out all your pressing matters, because pressing matters.  
PoCo CREATIVES PRESENTS THE COLOSSAL CRITTER
The PoCo puppeteers are returning to Nozstock this year bringing you a giant creepy crawly you won’t be able to miss! Expect to encounter our weird and wonderful critter roaming around the festival. Make sure you come up and say hello, she won’t bite!
GLITTER CULTURE PRESENTS THE CENTAURS
After their cracking toga-tastic debut at Nozstock 2016, Glitter Culture are back! A world-conscious collective of powerful women ready to remind you how to party! The Centaurs are a mobile games collective of half human, half magical creatures who have come to enchant and captivate. With their glorious decorated horns, hooves and fluffy trousers, they offer a variety of tomfoolery and games to entertain, dazzle and delight any festival goer, young or old. They bring a tote of tricks to ensure all have the chance for an old fashioned frolic in a field with an enchanted twist. Prepare for the ultimate in decadently nonsensical encounters.
THE DREAMS OF VENUS
A curious walkabout display of surreal, aquatic, bondage-clad mischief, Yes, you read that right. The Dreams of Venus crew will awaken you into the most peculiar dream you’ve ever had…
BOOM BOX BABES
Get ready to party with the Boom Box Babes! They will show you a thing or two about how to move. Stomping through the festival clad in an eclectic mix of retro inspired party gear, these girls were born swinging from a disco ball! They will be giving out dance lessons, shooting you with their glitter guns and blowing out party classics from the 70s and 80s through their speakers. They might even challenge you to a dance off and the special prize is.. well you will have to find out! These disco sisters will ensure you GET ON DOWN! Don’t forget to scan the horizon for the glint of their disco ball.
SPLISH
Splish has lost her way on the high seas and found herself in the fields of Nozstock. Look out for her as she meanders through the crowd in her sail boat. If the wind dies down she may even need some help from you to get moving again, so keep your fans, lungs, and bellows close at hand to put some wind back in her sail!
OTHERBROTHER THEATRE PRESENTS YOU ARE HERE
Join the Professors on a magical, whimsical adventure as we take you on a whirlwind micro journey through space and time, crashing into the present to celebrate your presence! Consisting of walkabout theatre and a performative lecture, You Are Here is an uplifting, feel good and exhilarating piece. It is a piece all about celebrating the present moment and bringing positivity, creativity (and perhaps even the theory of relativity!) to all festival goers. First performed at Nozstock 2015, this immersive piece has been re-jigged, re-jazzed and re-designed for this summer’s funtimes.
PUPPETUAL MOTION
Funky, furry fluoro interactive giant dancing puppets. A Nozstock institution.
THE GRATE CHEESIES
Alexander the Cheese Grater is in love with Emmental the cheese, he chases her through the crowd just wanting a hug, but Emmental is more practical about it and knows that when they are together he leaves her in pieces.