What's On

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead On Demand

Complicité and Bristol Old Vic On Screen in association with MyWorld 

Early Bird Standard: £9.99 (Prices rise to £12.99 on 12 Jun)

Multi-viewer & Pay it Forward: £26.99

A dramatic photo with a blood-red filter.  A gun is pointing into the open mouth of a wolf. The wolf’s fangs touch the gun barrel which is bent backwards to point at the person holding it.

5 Stars

An almighty and toweringly innovative adaptation

The Guardian

Based on the novel by Olga Tokarczuk, Directed and Conceived by Simon McBurney. A Bristol Old Vic On Screen Exclusive from The Lowry, Salford

After its sold-out run in Oxford this March, experience Complicité’s new five-star hit production wherever you are in the world, and at a time that suits you.

Rent Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead today for just £9.99 with our Early Bird Offer*

Enthralling audiences and critics alike since it opened, Bristol Old Vic On Screen brings you Simon McBurney’s incredible staging of Olga Tokarczuk’s acclaimed novel in HD, brilliantly filmed live at The Lowry, Salford in front of a capacity audience.

Tokarczuk’s controversial, violent, genre defying novel – part thriller, part comedy, and part blistering poetic manifesto for the rights of animals and the environment – caused an uproar in its native Poland upon publication.

In the depths of winter in a small community on a remote Polish mountainside near the Czech-Polish border, men from the local hunting club are dying in mysterious circumstances and Janina Duszejko – an eccentric older local woman, ex-engineer, environmentalist, devoted astrologer and enthusiastic translator of William Blake – has her suspicions. She has been watching the animals with whom the community share their isolated, rural home, and she believes they are acting strangely…

This exclusive On Demand film features the production's original cast including Kathryn Hunter as Janina.

4 Stars

Wizards of the theatre, shamans of the stage and undoubtedly one of the greatest theatre companies to have ever existed, anywhere, Simon McBurney’s Complicité stage the unstageable with supernatural panache

Time Out

5 Stars

Director Simon McBurney pulls off an unforgettable feat

The Observer

A Complicité co-production with Barbican London, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Bristol Old Vic, Comédie de Genève, Holland Festival, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, L'Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe, The Lowry, The National Theatre of Iceland, Oxford Playhouse, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen and Theatre Royal Plymouth