Poldark S5 films at Bristol Old Vic


Poldark‘s season 5 filmed some scenes at Bristol’s Old Vic Theatre last week according to Bristol Live (thanks to Twitter user joaniebluetoes for providing us with this information and link!).

It appears that this is when and where Andrew Gower at least filmed some of his scenes for the upcoming season of Poldark as his character’s history ties in nicely with this.

On the evening of Thursday 15th May 1800 King George III visited the Drury Lane Theatre to watch a performance of a comedy called ‘She would, and she would not’ by Colley Cibber. When he entered Royal Box the orchestra struck up ‘God Save the King’ and everyone stood to attention – except for one man. James Hadfield was near the orchestra pit; he turned towards the Royal Box, drew out a pistol and fired at the King, missing him by a few inches.

(Source: The Quirky Past)


(The interior of the theatre at Drury Lane, c. 1808 – Source: Wikipedia)

We cannot wait to find out more about how this part of history plays out in the overall plot of Poldark!