Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist

Wed 1 May • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Comedy

Directed by Katie Churchill. Presented by Berk’s Nest, in association with Casarotto Ramsay & Associates.

The debut stand-up hour from the multi award-winning co-writer of The Vicar of Dibley.

Paul’s co-written or worked on many much-loved comedy shows – I’m Sorry I Haven’t A ClueOld Harry’s GameMrs Brown’s BoysSpitting Image and Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot starring Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench.

Now Paul has Parkinson’s but he’s still laughing.

Following his BBC One Documentary, Parkinson’s: The Funny Side (for which he won the Grierson Award for Best Documentary Presenter), a triumphant debut at London’s Comedy Store, and a sold-out month at the Edinburgh Fringe, here’s a one man show about the therapeutic power of comedy.

Paul is not contagious but he is worth catching.

“I know Paul as ‘F***wit’. He’s always been very funny, but now he has Parkinson’s, he’s ‘F***wittier’” – Dawn French

“Paul isn’t just one of the country’s funniest writers. It turns out he is also an annoyingly brilliant performer” – Josh Widdicombe

“An entertaining hour with an engaging raconteur who refuses to take his illness too seriously” – ★★★★★  The Wee Review

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One Man Two Guvnors

Wed 22 – Sat 25 May • 7:30pm • Full £12 • Community Theatre

By Richard Bean

Merriman Productions present Richard Bean’s award-winning play – a glorious celebration of British comedy: a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.

Brighton, 1963, an easily confused Francis Henshall becomes separately employed by two men – Roscoe, a local gangster and Stanley Stubbers, an upper-class criminal. However, Roscoe is really Rachel Crabbe in disguise, her twin brother Roscoe having been killed by her lover, none other than Stanley Stubbers. Meanwhile, Pauline was originally meant to marry Roscoe but is now set to elope with over-the-top amateur actor Alan Dangle. All Francis has to do is stop them all from meeting each other… Simple?!

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The Ghost Train

Wed 8 – Sat 11 May • 7:30pm • Full £12/13 Concs £10/11 • Community Theatre

By Arnold Ridley

Presented by Bath Drama

A dark and stormy night in the waiting room of a remote Cornish railway station in 1919, where a group of stranded passengers are thrown into a state of terror by the tales – and appearance – of a mysterious ghost train which kills anyone who looks at it…

This classic thriller is part of Bath Drama’s centenary season, chosen because the author was a member of the club before he went on to fame as Private Godfrey in ‘Dad’s Army’.

On Saturday 11th there is a special gala performance to celebrate Bath Drama’s centenary. Tickets for this show are £13/£11 and a glass of bubbly is included in this price. More details will be announced soon.

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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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Queue

Fri 7 – Sat 8 Jun • 8pm • Full £10 • Professional Theatre

Written and performed by Connor Macleod 

Presented by Incunabula Collective 

Queue is an epic performance poem that follows one man’s journey from one end of a queue, to the other. This show will document the beauty of new relationships, the ache of loneliness and the bitterness one feels for those more fortunate than yourself… all sped up to fit into an hour performance. A mixture of sharp comedy, existential dread and unconventional poetics, Queue is the show that plays in all of our heads when we’re trapped with our own thoughts. This is Incunabula Collective’s second time at the Bath Fringe Festival, following their successful debut of #Gunsh0w last year.

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Ed Gamble: Blizzard

Sat 19 Oct • 3pm, 8pm • Full £15 • Comedy

After a sellout national tour in Spring 2019, Ed Gamble’s tour has been extended. Live at The Apollo (BBC2) Off of Mock the Week (BBC2), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), Royal Variety (ITV) Comedy Central at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Hypothetical (Dave), Drunk History (Comedy Central), The Apprentice You’re Fired (BBC2), Man Down (Channel 4), Conan (TBS) and a short film he can’t remember the name of where he killed a man from The Bill (ITV) with a spade.

Co-host of the hugely successful Off Menu podcast, with James Acaster which has reached no.1 in the iTunes charts.

“…this is a super show from a comic who may be about to become more of a force in the game.” (Chortle on Ed Gamble’s Mammoth, 2017)

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Orphan

Thu 16 – Sat 18 May • 7.30pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre

Written by Russell Eccleston
Presented by Black Dog Productions in association with Beyond the Horizon Theatre Company

“I never had a chance. They’d made up their mind about me from the moment they opened that door and found me bawling on the step.”

A small town in Georgia: a nameless Orphan returns to the orphanage where he was raised hoping that he can cauterise the wound that has been festering in him since he was a child. His friend Patience is brought along, on the grounds that she might find some sense of closure. When they bump into their old Caretaker who has information about their dark past, Orphan’s true motives start to become clear and Patience begins to lose control. Are sins ever forgiven? Or do sins simply beget more sins?

Originally produced by Black Dog Productions in 2018 to huge audience and critical acclaim, Orphan will leave you questioning the true meaning of ‘family’.

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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
geoffnorcott.co.uk

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Monstrous

Wed 5 Jun • 8pm • Full £10 • Professional Theatre

Written & Performed by Alexandra Ricou

Hera is angry, but she’s been trying her best to get past it. She has a therapist, she’s read all the mindfulness books she can find in her local library, she goes to yoga every day and she drinks more green tea than even Gwyneth Paltrow could stomach. Yet still that deepseated rage twists in her guts like a pit of vipers. Then again, when you’re an Ancient Greek goddess, being filled with an unquenchable wrath comes with the territory. Perhaps it’s time to have a little vent… but is the world ready for 3000 years worth of anger? 

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Those Magnificent Men

Fri 3 May • 7.30pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre

Written by Brian Mitchell & Joseph Nixon

Performed by Brian Mitchell & David Mounfield

Presented by The Foundry Group

100 years ago, British aviation heroes Alcock & Brown flew non-stop across the Atlantic – from Newfoundland to Ireland and the pages of history. Their amazing story, told in this hit comedy, returns to the Rondo in this special centenary production by award-winning company The Foundry Group, starring David Mounfield (‘Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show’ R4) and Brian Mitchell (The Ornate Johnsons – BBC4), who endeavor to tell the epic tale with just cardboard, two stools and some left-over props.

Wonderfully entertaining – has the makings of a West End hit.” – The Times
Spiffing perfection.” – The Telegraph

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