BEST BEFORE: The Mark Thomas Comedy Product Vintage Cuts 4

Sun 25 Apr • 8pm • Full £5 • Comedy

The ground breaking, law changing, corporate shaking show is back. For 7 years, 6 series and a host of specials, The Mark Thomas Comedy Product caused mayhem on Channel 4’s airwaves. Before The Revolution Will be Televised, Lee Nelson, Dom Jolly and Balls of Steel, this was the show that set the agenda. It challenged politicians, cost them their careers, was talked about in Parliament, appeared on the front pages of the Guardian and basically had a ball.

Now Mark and the show’s producer Geoff Atkinson look back at the programme in a series of YouTube broadcast specials. Discussing their favourite clips, Mark and Geoff will be live with guests to discuss the adventure that was bound to cancel itself before the channel got round to it.

Please note that this is an online show. When you book your ticket you will be sent a link to watch the performance online.

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Dirty Bath

Wed 2 – Sat 5 & Wed 9 – Sat 12 Jun • 8pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Professional Theatre

Presented by the Natural Theatre Company

The Natural Theatre Company’s joyous romp through unknown tales of the City of Bath is back by popular demand!

Bath is famous for its healing waters, beautiful Georgian architecture and wholesome countryside surroundings. The Romans loved it, the Georgians couldn’t get enough, and modern-day pleasure seekers still flock to the city for hen-dos, Christmas shopping and Bridgerton selfies.

Little do they know that, behind its beige façade, Bath is hiding a past that it is riddled with tales of debauchery, villainy and depravity. The Natural Theatre Company invite you to join them on a socially distanced voyage through Bath’s murkier waters as they throw a light on the less virtuous aspects of the city’s history. It won’t be plain sailing, but it will be very, very funny…. And you will have more room to relax and feel safe in the social distanced auditorium!

The Natural Theatre Company have been making people laugh for 50 years. An award-winning interactive theatre company born and bred in Bath; they produce delightfully comic, charmingly absurd performances guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone’s faces.

Please note: due to social distancing regulations, we are restricted to 50% of capacity, and the easiest way to do this in the Rondo is to sell every other seat. However, if you are from the same household, you are welcome to move along the row and sit together. We will be unable to open the bar for this production, so please feel free to bring your own refreshments (and please take your rubbish with you!). Dirty Bath lasts just over an hour, and is presented without an interval.

Please note that we have temporarily increased our theatre restoration levy from £1 to £1.50 per ticket, due to the coronovirus pandemic. This levy 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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Time Flies

Wed 23 – Sat 26 Jun • 7:30pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Community Theatre

An Evening of David Ives’ Comedic One-Acts
Presented by Bath Drama

Join Bath Drama for their highly anticipated return to the Rondo Theatre with an evening of comedy, as they explore themes of life, love, and lust through a selection of short plays by David Ives – a playwright regarded as one of the USA’s finest comedy writers!

Keeping to the ‘rule of 6’ imposed during rehearsals, the talented company of 4 will play many roles throughout the show, keeping them and you on your toes!

This year Bath Drama is proud to partner with Julian House, and a percentage of the profits from the show will be donated to the charity.

Please note that we have temporarily increased our theatre restoration levy from £1 to £1.50 per ticket, due to the coronovirus pandemic. This levy 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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Cut Bait

Fri 2 Jul • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £10 • Professional Theatre

Written by Pippa Thornton & Performed by Maia Tassalini
Presented by Flipside Productions

Nina’s young, single and ready to mingle! In fact, she gets up to quite a lot of mingling… sometimes a few times a week. With a plethora of dating apps available at the tap of a finger, hooking-up has never been easier. But when Nina encounters a guy with a rather… engorged… ego, their casual hook-up leads her down a path of introspection and unearths desires she never knew she had.

Cut Bait is a brand-new comedy from the company who brought you Get F*cked, the sell-out show of Bath Fringe 2019, and explores the hilarious ups and downs of casual dating – because who wants commitment in their twenties, right?!

Praise for Flipside Productions:  
“sharp wit, almost embarrassing relatability… pure comedy cringe” That’s What She Said 
★★★★ “performed with graphic detail and cheeky, well-timed wit.” Bath Echo 
★★★★ “imaginatively staged, witty and piercing” Theatre Bath 
★★★★ “clever and evocative… Flipside are clearly a company to watch.” Bath Echo

Please note that we have temporarily increased our theatre restoration levy from £1 to £1.50 per ticket, due to the coronovirus pandemic. This levy 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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The Curse of The Sapphire Blade

Wed 14 Jul • 7:30pm • Full £10 • Professional Theatre

By Russell Eccleston
Presented by Black Dog Productions

Two bounty hunters, a mercenary, a pixie and a living legend, what could possibly go wrong? 

When Rivac stumbles upon a grouchy looking fellow in a forest clearing whilst pursuing his latest bounty, the thought doesn’t cross his mind that this person may not be all he seems.

After discovering that he has been cursed with everlasting life in the forest by the self-same creature he is pursuing, Rivac begins to think twice about his charge. When Rivac’s hot headed rival Johanna shows up, they try to discover who this man is and how to break his curse, with unexpected and magical results…

The Curse of The Sapphire Blade is a comedic, light-hearted fantasy romp that will whisk you away to an adventure in the forest.

Please note that we have temporarily increased our theatre restoration levy from £1 to £1.50 per ticket, due to the coronovirus pandemic. This levy 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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The Barber of Seville

Thu 15 & Fri 16 Jul • 7:30pm • Full £14 Concs £13 • Music

By Gioacchino Rossini
Presented by Bath Opera

Restoration Comedy meets Whitehall Farce. 
Subterfuge, mistaken identity, sleight of hand… and lovely music.

Figaro is central to the plot and uses all his cunning and brains to manipulate the rest of the cast.
Bartolo an elderly Doctor seeks to make beautiful Rosina more than his ward by marrying her.  She has other ideas…

Master of disguises Count Almaviva, (aka Lindoro, aka a drunken soldier, aka a singing teacher) is madly in love with Rosina – although he has never actually met her! With Figaro’s help she tries to thwart Bartolo’s plans to marry her.
Rosina is no shrinking violet and rather fancies Lindoro (who is really the Count). Gentlemen beware if you dare to cross Rosina!

Add to the mix the greedy music teacher Don Basilio who runs with the hare and the hounds but has his price when it comes to whose side he is actually on – and the result is glorious mayhem!

Please note that we have temporarily increased our theatre restoration levy from £1 to £1.50 per ticket, due to the coronovirus pandemic. This levy 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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Rivers Of England EP Launch Party

Sat 17 Jul • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £7 • Music

Presented by Rivers Of England

Launch of the EP eight in the evening in spring recorded during ‘you know what’.

Special guest speakers bearing remarkable resemblance to the band will give short informative and entertaining presentations (not on zoom) on relevant topics before they perform a live reimagining of their most recent recorded works and highlights from earlier releases. Expect lights, theatrics, valiant attempts at humour and authentic and spontaneous improvisation and expression in musical form. Souls may be exposed in this show.

“finely crafted” BBC Introducing 
“innovative and original” R2 Rock n Reel Magazine 
“more than simple folk-rock and far more complex than pop” FolkWords

Please note that we have temporarily increased our theatre restoration levy from £1 to £1.50 per ticket, due to the coronovirus pandemic. This levy 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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Saving Britney

Fri 23 & Sat 24 Jul • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre

Presented by Fake Escape
David Shopland with Shereen Roushbaiani

“I fell in love instantly. From the moment I saw her on CD:UK. Cat Deeley introducing her like John The Baptist preparing the way of the Lord…”

For Millennials like Jean, they grew up with Britney Spears. Over the course of an hour see how the Princess of Pop influenced Jean’s life and how the connections shared between them lead to an unbelievable moment of self-discovery.

Inspired by the #FreeBritney movement, Saving Britney is a hilarious and heartbreaking look at celebrity obsession, sexuality and growing up in the early noughties; featuring more nostalgia than you can shake a Tamagochi at!

Please note that we have temporarily increased our theatre restoration levy from £1 to £1.50 per ticket, due to the coronovirus pandemic. This levy 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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Rondo Theatre Drama Summer School

Mon 26 – Fri 30 Jul & Mon 23 – 27 Aug • Full £110 • Youth Theatre

For young people aged 8 – 15

The Rondo Drama Summer School is a unique experience where you’re encouraged to share your creative ideas (however crazy or bizarre!). You then get the chance to devise a play, improvise it and perform it to your parents and friends under the lights on the famous Rondo Stage.
The sessions are run by Paulo Baigent, an experienced theatre director and drama workshop leader.

Week 1: 26 – 30 July
Week 2: 23 – 27 August

Mon – Thurs: 10am – 4pm; Fri 10am – 7pm

If you would like more information, please email Paulo at: speaktomegabriel@gmail.com

Please note that we have temporarily increased our theatre restoration levy from £1 to £1.50 per ticket, due to the coronovirus pandemic. This levy 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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Tom Stade: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

Thu 16 Sep • 8pm • Full £18 • Comedy

Proudly Presented by Blue Jeans Management

Following his last smash-hit UK tour and direct from this year’s Edinburgh festival Tom is back on the road with a brand-new show. The kids have moved out and it’s the dawn of a new era! Tom’s embracing change with his usual spirit and irrepressible sense of mischief; what’s coming is way better than what has gone!

30 years on the comedy frontline and this Canadian legend remains as engaging, innovative and hilarious as ever. As seen on Ch4’s Comedy Gala, BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The John Bishop Show and Live at the Apollo.

“For energy think Porsche 911: 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds.  Wouldn’t be out of place in an arena.  Career-wise he’s just getting into his stride.” Mail on Sunday

“Swagger of a rock star, charisma of a talk show host.  Hilarious.  See for yourself before the secret gets out.”
Warrington Guardian

“UNMISSABLE” Edinburgh Evening News

Please note that we have temporarily increased our theatre restoration levy from £1 to £1.50 per ticket, due to the coronovirus pandemic. This levy 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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