Pink Mist

Wed 29 Apr – Sat 2 May • 7:30pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Community Theatre

By Owen Sheers
Presented by Bath Spa University Theatre Society

“Who wants to play war?”

Pink Mist tells the story of three school friends from Bristol: Arthur, Hads’ and Taff, who choose to sign up and are deployed to Afghanistan. After facing physical and mental trauma, the boys return back to the women in their lives and begin to face the horrifying aftermath.

The verse drama encapsulates the relationships, the pain and the smiles of their stories beautifully as the audience are taken on a journey with all three of the boys.

Their tour might be over, but their war has only just started.

Contains loud noises, gunfire, moments of violence, occasional expletives, flashing lights. Age guidance: +14

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Andrew O’Neill: We Are Not In The Least Afraid Of Ruins, We Carry A New World In Our Hearts

Fri 8 May • 8pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Comedy

Award-winning comedian Andrew O’Neill returns with a truly magickal stand-up show that gives every audience member exactly what they want*. Also a song about grizzly bears running a photograph development lab.

(*within standard limits of legality, morality and reality.)

“An incantatory state of near-constant laughter” List
“The very definition of Alternative – one of the funniest comedians on the circuit today” TimeOut
“Absolutely hilarious” Neil Gaiman

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The Rabbit Hole Live: Iain Lee & Katherine Boyle

Sat 9 May • 8pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Comedy

Iain Lee and Katherine Boyle return to record their podcast The Rabbit Hole. Anything goes, nothing is off topic and the audience are welcome (but not obliged) to join in!

Iain Lee is a radio host who’s worked on and been ‘let go’ from most radio stations in the UK. XFM, Absolute, BBC Radio 4, LBC to name but a few. He currently presents The Late Night Alternative on talkRADIO going out on DAB and online weeknights from 10pm as well as Sunday mornings on Virgin Radio. He used to pop up on TV and has hosted the 11 O’Clock Show with Ricky Gervais and Sasha Baron Cohen, as well as RISE and various Big Brother spin off shows. Iain also runs a record label, 7a Records, and writes regularly for Record Collector magazine.

Katherine Boyle is a radio presenter and producer who has worked in both commercial radio and the BBC. After 15 years of working at the BBC, she took the plunge and got a real job. She is currently the producer of The Late Night Alternative on talkRADIO. She has travelled the world interviewing the man on the street and multi million selling pop stars. She has a deliciously wicked sense of humour and also works as a voice over artist as well as giving lectures to students and the radio industry about how the medium works.

Call 0203 286 6370 to leave a message that may get played during the show. Search Acast, iTunes or your usual pod provider to listen to past episodes!

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Tom Houghton: Honour Tour

Wed 20 May • 8pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Comedy

Proudly Presented by Phil McIntyre Entertainments

‘The Honourable’ Tom Houghton has been storming the comedy circuit with his hilarious stories and sharp-eyed silver spoon observations. Whether it’s growing up with a dad who is the Ex-Chief of Defense Staff, living in the Tower of London or lifting the lid on the all-boys boarding school environment. Every tale will fascinate, and make you think, while at the same time having you doubled over with laughter.

Now the total fringe sell-out, star of Comedy Central’s ‘Roast Battle’ and critically-acclaimed star of the BBC and Channel 4’s First Dates, Tom is the ultra-privileged master of making the seemingly unrelatable, relatable. Come witness a rare look behind the curtain of a world known by so few, inhabited by larger than life characters and hilarious misadventures, and discover that true honour often lies where you’d least expect it.

★★★★★ “Clever, passionate, soulful” – The New European
★★★★★ “Get a ticket today. Tomorrow may well be too late. A Star is Born” – One 4 Review
★★★★★ “A twisted view of the world” – The Sunday Express

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Love and Information

Thu 21 May • 7:30pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Community Theatre

By Caryl Churchill
Presented by The Actor’s Wheel

What information do we decide to give away? Can we keep any of it to ourselves?
What happens when the information we are given turns out to be false?
Caryl Churchill’s play Love and Information asks these questions.
Through a host of fascinating characters a striking picture begins to emerge of who we are, how we see ourselves and how we try to understand each other.
If there is something that stops us being nothing but information, it is our need to make connections and to feel connected. Is that love?

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Pete Searles: Hey Gringo! Bolivia & Beyond

Fri 22 May • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £10 • Comedy/Spoken Word

Join Pete Searles on the second leg of HEY GRINGO! his internationally acclaimed trilogy.

A bar in Cuzco…in the company of a motley crew of world travellers and drifters, a plot is hatched over a game of darts to pop over the border to seek a fabled cave – rumoured to hold the last of the cosmic secrets. A journey across Bolivia: Lawless cities, seedy bars, prisons, jungle nightclubs, drug-enforcement agents, gun-toting Nazis, a Narco kingpin, giant tarantulas and a marriage-minded female police officer. An odyssey that leads finally to a lost world in remotest Amazonia and the shadow of Cerro Amboro – the great sacred mountain shrouded in mystery and myth.

“Completely captivated the audience. With this mixture of traveller’s tales and raw stand-up comedy, spiced with a pinch of mime, Searles may have created a whole new genre of theatre… A natural raconteur of sharp wit.” Bermuda Gazette

“Walking, talking travelogues are a great British tradition, be it Michael Palin on TV or David Hare on stage, and Peter Searles’ tale of his Latin American exploits is no exception. Like Indiana Jones on speed, he borders on slapstick as he dances with drunken Indians or demonstrates in Spanish how to catch and cook a tarantula.” The Guardian

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Faces

Sat 23 May • 8pm • Full £10 • Professional Theatre

Written and performed by Saili Katebe
Presented by Apricity Theatre

In a world long since removed from the language of ritual and ceremony, one man tries his hand at building a bridge into manhood. Can he rediscover himself and become the teacher he never had, for the lessons he never learned, about growing up and facing the world?
This one-man show, written and performed by Saili Katebe, lends a poetic, charismatic voice to an interrogation of ritual, manhood and intimacy.

Acclaim for Apricity Theatre:
“beautifully atmospheric” ★★★★  Theatre Bath
“powerful” Bath Echo
“mesmerising” Bath Scum

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An Anastasia

Fri 29 May • 8pm • Full £10 • Professional Theatre

Presented by Haste Theatre

Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov is shot in a basement with the rest of her family in Russia.
A woman is dragged out of a canal in Berlin.
A girl escapes a bloody end.
A woman jumps from a bridge into icy depths.

A river of rising communism, imminent fascism, and economic crisis leaves space for identity to be fought over, lost, gained and cascade through cracks. Multi-award winning Haste Theatre lead you through a fierce retelling of history that treads the fine line between fact and fiction. Who was the real Anastasia and does it really matter?

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Adventures of the Bearded Lady

Wed 10 Jun • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre

Written and performed by Theodora van der Beek

Dream job, huge fan-base, and in a committed relationship with a hunky dancing bear. Everything was going right for the bearded lady, until her secret came out…
Appropriating Leonardos from Da Vinci to DiCaprio, a gender bending journey and joyful antidote to a world that asks people to hide or change who they are.

“Brilliantly understated comic with the punk spirit of the Sex Pistols” ★★★★ The Scotsman
“Original and captivating, I highly recommend.” Henning Wehn, German Comedy Ambassador to the UK
“Hilarious but equally thought-provoking, it’s funny and deep in the best combination.” Brighton Blogger

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John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett in Concert

Fri 12 Jun • 8pm • Full £15 Concs £13 • Music

After more than 40 years of attempted escapes and still loved for their total in-yer-face originality, the contrast between the dead-pan humour of Barrett and mad onstage antics of Otway are hilarious. John is a lyrical genius and is partnered by Willy’s ability to play almost every known instrument, including a few home-made ones.

It soon transpired that the ‘Last Straw Tour’ was only to be the last of… well, quite a few more, as Willy claims that the phrase was aimed at the audience dying off rather than the duo finally citing artistic differences and splitting up.

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