The Story of Christmas

Thu 12 Dec – Sun 23 Dec •  Prices Vary • Professional Theatre

By Ian McGlynn

The Story of Christmas is long and complicated and hotly debated by serious historians. Luckily, this Yuletide, you can experience the short, simple and seriously funny version! 

The Rondo presents a family Christmas show packed full of songs, jokes, silliness and Festive frivolity, as we take a rip-roaring comedy ride through history to look at the weird and wonderful origins of some of our barmy Christmas traditions – and meet some of the whacky characters who invented them! 

So come along to The Rondo this Christmas and celebrate mistletoe, mince pies, turkey, presents, tinsel, crackers, Father Christmas (or is it Santa Claus?), Christmas carols, Christmas pudChristmas cards, Christmas Trees, Christmas cake – in fact, EVERYTHING Christmassy in the whole world ever! (Except Brussel Sprouts. We’re a Sprout free zone.) 

The Story of Christmas – the most fun you can have south of the North Pole. 

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 Relaxed Performances  

Christmas shows should be for everyone – and The Rondo is committed to accessibility, with several Relaxed Performances of The Story of Christmas. Relaxed Performances are for everyone, but lighting is less harsh, house lights remain on and audience members are free to make noise and move around the theatre. A breakout area will be available in the foyer. The only rule is: no shushing! 

Big Scream!  

Big Scream performances accommodate very young children – these performances will operate a ‘Babes in Arms’ policy which means that a child of 18 months or younger does not need a ticket providing they can be held by a parent/guardian. 

Please note that a theatre restoration levy of £1 per ticket applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.75 booking fee per transaction.

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Snow White A Pantomime

Thu 16 – Sun 19 Jan • 2pm Matinee Performances • 7:30pm Evening Performances •

Full £14 Concs £12 Children Under 12 £8 • Community Theatre

Presented by Bath Drama

Written by Craig Hewlett & Eddie Goddard 

Once upon a time in the land of Cruely… oh we all know how the story goes! A jealous wicked Queen, a fair young maiden, a poor market boy, a talking mirror and a dragon! What more could you ask for?! Bath Drama’s 2020 Pantomime brings all of your favourite Snow White characters to life and tells you a story of love, loss and redemption, through laughs, songs and spectacle! 

Please note that a theatre restoration levy of £1 per ticket applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.75 booking fee per transaction.

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Savage

Thu 23 Jan & Fri 24 Jan • 7.30pm • Full £12 • Professional Theatre

 

Presented by Black Dog Productions 

By Russell Eccleston

 

‘When it comes down to it, most people are savages, they just need a little push and all sense of right and wrong goes out the window. They see nothing but the desire to survive. ‘ 

 A thief, a good thief, but stealing from the wrong people. Trapped in a swanky office guarded by hired muscle with no way out, Apollo is given a proposition that will set her and her sister free from their office block prison. If Apollo does what their captors say, will they truly be let free? Or is this just the beginning? 

 Join us in a whirlwind of power struggles, money making and drug fuelled dirty dealings. Business can be cut throat. Sometimes literally. 

Please note that a theatre restoration levy of £1 per ticket applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.75 booking fee per transaction.

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John-Luke Roberts: After Me Comes the Flood (But in French) drip splosh splash drip BLUBBP BLUBBP...

Sat 25 Jan • 8pm • Full £10 • Comedy

The critically acclaimed idiot John-Luke Roberts returns to the road with another ridiculously long titled show.

In a brand-new hour of extraordinary daft-hearted comedy, expect to not know why you are laughing once more… even when he gives you the punchline first. Jokes about staring into the Nietzschean void, the stupid decisions of kings and how Pinocchio can save the world all might make appearances in this hour of absolute silliness. But then again, maybe they won’t. Who knows what could happen!

Please note that a theatre restoration levy of £1 per ticket applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.75 booking fee per transaction.

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Spring Awakening

Thu 30 Jan – Sat 1 Feb • 7:30pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Community Theatre

Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Presented by Bath Theatre Academy

‘There’s a moment you know you’re f****d…
Not an inch more room to self-destruct…’

The cusp of adulthood, faced with everything and nothing.

Oppressed by the world they inhabit.

Originally written in the 1890’s, censored in the 1960’s, and crafted in to a multi award winning musical in the 2000’s. Spring Awakening is a harrowing tale of misguided youth, the struggle for sense, and the reality of mis-education.

This fraught, raw and honest musical is an exploration of 19th century repression, seen through the eyes of teenagers, as they discover the inner and outer turmoil of teenage sexuality. 

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe.

Please note that a theatre restoration levy of £1 per ticket applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.75 booking fee per transaction.

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Alfie Brown: Imagination

Wed 5 Feb • 8pm • Full £12 • Comedy

After a sell out Edinburgh run which garnered incredible reviews, Alfie is taking his brand new show on Tour around the UK and Europe.
This year he is focused on family, friendship and inherited belief. Truly subversive and almost torridly honest, a true room distilling comedian, like him, the new hour will be loving, dangerous, inquisitive and disgusting.
“It is tricky to write 350 sensible words, when you come out a show simply thinking ‘Wow! F*ck! Wow!’’ ★★★★★ Scotsman
“The British Doug Stanhope” ★★★★ Guardian
★★★★The Times
★★★★The Evening Standard

16+ Age restriction

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Aftermirth

Thu 6 Feb • 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 Spring Season.

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

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Keith James: Torch Songs

Thu 6 Feb • 8pm • Full £15 • Music

A concert in support of organizations and individuals who are sacrificing their time in order to promote the awareness of Climate Change.

Anthems of vision, hope and change.
Words that reverberate with the tenacity of human spirit in these current times of brooding disquiet, fractured societies and civil unrest.

Included in this concert are songs by Joan Baez, Labi Siffre, Nina Simone, Cat Stevens, Billy Holiday, Woody Guthrie, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Billy Bragg, Leonard Cohen and many more…

Keith James became a courageous and singular figure in November of last year when he released the song I CAN SEE in support of ‘Climate Change Awareness’. He has since released 3 different versions and has seen the song translated into many different languages.

“The world needs powerful songs as much as ever. ‘I Can See’, certainly hits its target. Keith clearly sees the danger of living in a post-truth, self-serving society, but he sees hope too!” Folking.com

www.keith-james.com

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Testament of Yootha

Fri 7 Feb • 8pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Professional Theatre

Presented by Burns Unit

Solo performer Caroline Burns Cooke – creator of And the Rope Still Tugging Her Feet (Argus Angel, Brighton Fringe and Outstanding Individual Performer at Prague Fringe) and Proxy (Infallibles Award nominee and Ike Award winner for Best Solo Show) – returns to examine the life of glamorous sitcom legend Yootha Joyce: adored by friends and fans alike, hiding acute alcoholism from those closest to her, and dying at 53.
Could have been worse. Could have been a wet Wednesday at Rhyl Rep.

“Burns Cooke is a superb actress…a play that transcends its subject” ★★★★ Wee Review
“A warm and interactive performance that tugs at the heartstrings” ★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News
“A consummate performer and a fitting tribute to an icon” ★★★★ One4Review

Please note that a theatre restoration levy of £1 per ticket applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.75 booking fee per transaction.

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Sarah Keyworth: Pacific

Sat 8 Feb • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Comedy

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee for Best Newcomer and winner of the Herald Angel Award returns with a brand-new show about the little things, the smallest details, the fixed and distinct aspects that make up what we definitively are, how we expressly think and who we unambiguously love.

As seen and heard on Roast Battle, The Stand Up Sketch Show and The Now Show.

★★★★★ The Herald

★★★★ The Times

★★★★ The Telegraph

★★★★ The Scotsman

★★★★ The Skinny

★★★★ The Arts Desk

★★★★ The List

Please note that a theatre restoration levy of £1 per ticket applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.75 booking fee per transaction.

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