The Holland Handkerchief

Thu 20 – Fri 21 Jun • 7.30pm • Full £10 Concs £8 • Professional Theatre

Created by Kerchief Theatre

Music by Violette

When a young romance is parted by the powers that be, life and death prove to be the mysterious ultimate executors of fate. ‘The Holland Handkerchief’ resonates timelessly as a tale of love, loyalty, and honour; as chilling and curious now as when it was created in 1711.

Folk music and stagework intertwine in this magical retelling from new theatre company Kerchief Theatre, who will be joined by folk sister duo Violette.

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Cici Noir's Summer Circus Burlesque

Sat 22 Jun • 8pm • Full £15 Concs £13 • Cabaret

Presented by Cici Noir in association with Flipside Productions

By popular demand, Bath’s very own Cici Noir returns to the Rondo with a summery circus-themed cabaret.

Cici Noir has (yet again!) joined forces with Flipside Productions to provide a platform for emerging and established burlesque and cabaret talent to showcase exciting and provocative work. Compered by the hilarious Joshua Bojangles, the Summer Circus is an evening of contemporary, empowering and sometimes provocative burlesque performances – alongside music, comedy and even a few surprises!
Escape with us this summer and let our incredible line-up delight you in this evening of strictly grown-up entertainment.

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The Breach

Fri 28 – Sat 29 Jun • 7.30pm • Full £14 Concs £10 • Professional Theatre

Written by William Shakespeare

Adapted by Apricity Theatre

History is written by the victors. But what about the people whose blood those victories were won with?

King Henry is a violent man and a threat too great for France to ignore as his armies plunder their churches and burn their towns to the ground. Henry’s soldiers struggle to come to terms with the blood they have shed in the name of their king, while Princess Katherine prepares herself for the arranged marriage she knows is on its way. With ‘explosive’ battles (Theatre Bath) and thumping beats, this new adaptation of Henry V explores the darker side of Shakespeare’s story through the eyes of the people used and forgotten by history.

Praise for Between the Armies:

unlike anything we have experienced” ★★★★★ 365 Bristol

“haunting” ★★★★ Theatre Bath

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Going Postal

Wed 3 – Sat 6 Jul • 7.30pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Community Theatre

Written by Stephen Briggs
Presented by Rondo Theatre Company

Moist von Lipwig (and that’s just the beginning), was a con artist, a fraud, a criminal. He was given a choice: certain death or get the Ankh-Morpork Postal Service back in business. It was a tough decision.

He’s not alone in his mission – he has a Golem who has been in a hole in the ground for hundreds of years, a man who knows nothing about pins (he knows everything about pins), and Junior Postman Groat (anything but junior) to help him get the mail through! He’s got more than the evil chairman of the Grand Trunk company to fight… and getting a date with Adora Bell Dearheart (she hates it too) would be nice as well.

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AFTERMIRTH DAYTIME COMEDY

Mon 8 Jul • 12pm • Full £10 • Comedy

Presented by AFTERMIRTH 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.

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

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Bear Pit & Void

Wed 10 – Thu 11 Jul • 7:30pm • Full £11 Concs £9 • Professional Theatre

A double-bill Edinburgh Fringe preview presented by Elvin Acting Theatre Company

Bear Pit

Devised by E.A.T Company
What is choice? Is your life predetermined? What is the ripple effect of one bad decision?
Elvin Acting Theatre Company’s latest creation, interrogates the complexities of choice and life’s daily twists and turns – the consequences of the decisions we make and we ask, does fate plays a part?

Void

Written by William W Jesmond de Clermont
What happens after you die? Angels? A black hole? Perhaps… but what if you choose to die? Enter, Grim. Shoved on suicide duty, will this shift ever end?
Void explores the choice of life or death.

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Così fan tutte

Fri 12 – Sat 13 Jul • 7:30pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Opera

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Presented by Bath Opera 

Mozart’s engaging and hilarious tale involving two engaged sisters is given a new twist in the final two performances of Bath Opera’s 2019 summer touring production.

Director Tom Magnone takes one of the 18th century’s greatest ensemble operas on an emotional 1960s roller-coaster ride of love, trust, loyalty, disguise, betrayal, deception, bewilderment, and self-realisation.

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Rising Damp

Wed 17 – Sat 20 Jul • 7:30pm & 2:30pm • Full £15• Professional Theatre

Written By Eric Chappell

Presented by Drama Llama Productions

When student Alan moves into an attic flat, he does not expect to find it already inhabited by someone else. The Mysterious Phillip claims to be the son of an African chief with ten wives waiting for him back home, but his presence is the least of Alan’s worries.

He also has to contend with a hole in the floor, water running down the walls and sinister landlord Rigsby, who has designs on Miss Jones downstairs, who herself has developed a passion for Phillip.

Erid Chappell’s much-loved ITV comedy was adapted by him for the stage and was first performed as The Banana Box. It’s West End production 1973 starred Leonard Rossiter, Don Warrington and Francis de la Tour. This version of Rising Damp was revised by the author and toured in 2013 by Classic Comedy Production.

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The Rabbit Hole Live: Iain Lee & Katherine Boyle

Sat 7 Sep • 8pm • Full £15 Concs £12 • 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!
www.iainlee.com/podcasts

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Once Upon A Time…

Thu 12 – Sat 14 Sep • 8pm • Full £16/14 Concs £14/12 • Professional Theatre

Presented by Gonzo Moose in association with Pegasus Theatre

It was cold. It was dark. It was almost certainly snowing…
Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are about to publish the final volume of what will become the greatest ever collection of fairy tales.
But on the eve of their greatest triumph, a shadowy figure from their past lets it be known he intends to collect an old debt.
Now their sister Lotte has to travel deep into the Fairy Tale Kingdom and confront a great evil in order to save her beloved older brothers.
Is our heroine in grave danger? Yes.
From what? Lot’s of things.
Will she make it back alive? We can’t tell you.
Having previously thrilled audiences with the hit shows The Thing That Came From Over There and What The Dickens, Gonzo Moose are back in a reworking of their 2011 smash hit, Grimm And Grimmer. A comedy fairy tale adventure bursting with physical comedy, absurd jokes and magical illusion, Once Upon A Time… is bigger, crazier and funnier than ever before.
“Outstanding” Chortle
“Thrilled and delighted an audience of all ages. Outstanding visual comedy” Oxford Times
Special reduced price Preview Performances Thu 12th & Fri 13th September!

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