Hutch

Wed 18 & Thu 19 Sep • 7:30pm • Full £10 Concs £8 • Community Theatre

By John Reynolds
Presented by Baz Jellicoe

Three vulnerable people sharing an attic divided into ‘hutches’ eke out a meek existence, but their landlord’s plans force them to choose between surrender or resistance. 

Hutch is a comedy with a serious message which examines the injustices and absurdities of the current housing crisis and, in particular, ‘sex for rent’. The play conveys the everyday struggles of long-term residents, Svenya and Bob, and new arrival, Debbie, in a world where the rogue landlord is king. 

Audience Feedback: 

 Hutch was superb: hard-hitting, but also very funny; theatrically innovative and very topical. 

Full of pathos, comedy and compassion. Not to mention three gripping, very three-dimensional, well-drawn characters about who we came to care a lot. 

“I enjoyed every minute of the play. It was funny, moving and conveyed a powerful message.” 

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Matt Chorley: This.Is.Not.Normal

Fri 20 Sep • 7:30pm • Full £20 • Comedy

By day Matt Chorley works in parliament, trying to explain what is happening in politics for The Times. By night he admits nobody has a clue, and nothing makes any sense at all.
Join him for an hilarious insider’s guide to resignations, reshuffles and recriminations, and reassurance that it doesn’t have to be this way.
“Matt is vying with George Osborne for this year’s hotly-contested ‘Theresa May Sycophant of the Year’ award.” Theresa May
“Engaging, funny, entertaining – you’d think he’d done it before. He hasn’t.” Rory Bremner
“Get back to work.” The Times

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Mini Sixty Celebration

Sat 21 Sep • 7:30pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Community Theatre

By Carenza Ellery

This show is a light-hearted drive through the history of the Mini – Britain’s most iconic small car celebrating its 60th birthday.
In this one woman show, you will “meet” various characters associated with the Mini. The show is performed by Carenza Ellery, who has 10 years experience with various local groups and training in a variety of roles on stage and behind it including acting, directing and script-writing. She performs regularly at Bath Story Telling Circle.
She was first infected with the Mini bug in 2003 and the affliction gets worse each year. She owns three Minis – but despite being very small cars, she can’t get one through the stage door. You don’t have to be a Mini fanatic to enjoy the show – but beware, you might get converted!
Family friendly – no swearing!
Feel free to wear period dress – several decades to choose from – there might even be some very small prizes.

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The Room

Wed 25 Sep • 7:30pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Professional Theatre

By Alexander Abbott
Presented by Cromus

“A powerful solo musical that takes you on a rollercoaster journey of emotions.”

A girl alone in a room. Why is she here? What is her story?

In a series of pictures and conversations we learn the answers to these questions and more.
Bit by bit we piece together her life and what has brought her here.

The Room is a new original British one act, one woman musical in which a girl tells her life story in a rainbow of emotions which will surprise, shock and entertain right up to the final note.

“Amazing one woman performance and brilliantly well directed show. […] As an audience member you are simply in for a treat.”   ★★★★★ The Edit
“A darkly moving piece of theatre […] Louise Thomas gives a compelling performance.” Musical Theatre Review

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AFTERMIRTH September

Thu 26 Sep • 12pm • Full £10 • Comedy

The journey of parenthood is a magical and maddening one, so what better way to cope with it than through stand-up comedy! AFTERMIRTH is an adult comedy club that you can bring your baby to.

Each week we’ll have 3 top circuit comedians delivering their usual club routines so the material is mature and sweary with the odd birth story flash-back…. The only difference is it’s during the day. Babies under 18 months are welcome, but please don’t bring older toddlers because they tend to heckle!

This special afternoon gig has reduced amplification and a dimmed room so no one will notice those red eyes from sleepless nights. You’re encouraged to bottle, breast or Haribo feed and you can walk about or shake Mittens the Special Rabbit in order to soothe your offspring and no one will moan or mutter if your little one cries or screams.
The gig is also open to parents, Aunts, Uncles, Grans, carers, in fact anyone who needs some afternoon comedy and doesn’t mind some cute babies in attendance.

AFTERMIRTH is lovingly curated and compered by Angie Belcher, and will recur throughout the Rondo’s Autumn Season.

Please note! There’s limited space, so ditch the buggy and bring a sling if you can. 

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My Father The Tantric Masseur

Fri 27 & Sat 28 Sep • 8pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Professional Theatre

Presented by Roann McCloskey & Fake Escape

A reserved English father turned Tantric Masseur. A Muslim mother who insists on open dialogue. Roann has been caught in the middle since seven, furiously masturbating…
Fresh from an award winning, sellout run at the 2019 Vault Festival, Roann McCloskey navigates life as a post #MeToo Queer, British-Algerian woman in a production that will have you laughing, crying and pondering the name you’ve given your genitals as you’re taken on a journey of excruciating self-discovery.
Roann McCloskey is an actor and writer specialising in immersive, improvised and musical theatre. Previous credits include Bayside: The Musical at The Other Palace and the title role in Hedda Gabler at Upstairs at The Gatehouse.
Fake Escape is an award winning theatre company that champions diverse and provocative new writing. They have produced shows, festivals and events in the UK, Paris, Japan and China.
Vault Origins Award Winner 2019
Developed in association with Soho Theatre Young Company Edinburgh Lab

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Things I Know To Be True

Wed 2 – Sat 5 Oct • 7:30pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Community Theatre

Written by Andrew Bovell
Presented by Bath Drama

Bob and Fran have worked hard to give their four children the opportunities they never had. Now, with the kids ready to make lives of their own, it’s time to sit back and smell the roses. But the change of the seasons reveals some shattering truths, leaving us asking whether it’s possible to love too much.

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DAWTA

Wed 9 Oct • 8pm • Full £15 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre

By Dionne Draper

Presented by Sing With Soul

“Look at Sarah’s hair, it doesn’t get wet!” “Oh yeah” I say with surprise.

Separated from her Jamaican mother at 5 days old, Sarah is adopted and raised by a white family in rural Devon. Black in a white world, DAWTA is a one woman musical exploring identity, race, God and Sarah’s number one question, “Who Am I”?

Written and performed by South West actor and singer Dionne Draper, DAWTA is her first semi-autobiographical musical and Sing With Soul’s first theatre production. Recent work includes Avona’s song ‘Beyond The Tide’ and feminist anthem, ‘We Rise’.

DAWTA (Jamaican Patwa for daughter) features 7 characters, 10 songs and 1 woman in a compelling and powerful story of a transracial adoptee’s quest to find her way home.

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Geoff Norcott: Taking Liberties

Thu 10 Oct • 8pm • Full £13.50 • Comedy

Geoff Norcott’s unique brand of provocative stand-up is hitting the road again with ‘Taking Liberties’. Whatever the contentious subject – he’ll be honest and blunt without being a dick. Mostly. As seen on The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week.
Geoff has also appeared frequently on Question Time and can be regularly seen putting the cat amongst the pigeons on UK political debate shows. You may have also heard him on his own Radio 4 comedy special or popping up on The Now Show.
He’s written for shows ranging from Have I Got News For You and C4’s Alternative Election to Judge Romesh, Roast Battle and JFL’s Katherine Ryan Stand up show.
Geoff won an operational medal for his five tours performing to British troops in Afghanistan.

‘He’s a class act with a mature, sharp take on modern politics’ Sunday Times
‘A Right laugh’ Guardian
‘Happily, he is very funny’ Telegraph

Twitter @GeoffNorcott
Facebook Geoffnorcottcomedy
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Open Mic

Sat 12 Oct • 7:30pm • Full £12 Concs £8 • Professional Theatre

Written by Hattie Taylor
Presented by Apricity Theatre

Lottie is a singer, stepping onto the stage to perform at her local Open Mic Night. When she is reduced to a shaking heap on the floor by a panic attack before she can even start to sing, she talks instead – about her anxiety, about the reasons behind it, and about how it feels to constantly be at war with your own brain.

“brave and searingly honest”  the egg theatre on Open Mic
“powerful”  Bath Echo on The Breach
“unlike anything we have experienced” ★★★★★ Theatre Bath on Between the Armies
“important” ★★★★ Theatre Bath on Open Mic

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