Time Flies

Wed 23 – Sat 26 Jun • 8pm • 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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Stiff & Kitsch: Bricking It

Sat 3 Jul • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Comedy

By Rhiannon Neads, Sally O’Leary and James Taylor

2019: Stiff & Kitsch write a hit show about everything keeping them awake at night: tax, wooden cutlery and the consequences of last night’s eight double G&Ts. Each.

2020: Global Pandemic hits… That wooden cutlery doesn’t seem too scary now.

From the creators of hit show Adele Is Younger Than UsBricking It is a story of life’s favourite fears, told through one big night out and one miserable morning after.
Everyone’s scared of something, but there’s safety in numbers: maybe we’ll be braver together. Now, more than ever…

“Perfectly executed modern musical comedy that left the audience in stitches” – British Comedy Guide 

★★★★★ “Properly ‘laugh until your face aches’ hilarious…an absolute delight” – Broadway World

Please note that we have temporarily increased our theatre restoration levy from £1 to £1.50 per ticket, due to the coronavirus 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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4000 Miles

Tue 6 – Fri 9 Jul • 7:30pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Community Theatre

By Amy Herzog
Presented by Rondo Theatre Company

After suffering a major loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera, in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. 4000 Miles looks at how two outsiders find their way in today’s world.

Please note that we have temporarily increased our theatre restoration levy from £1 to £1.50 per ticket, due to the coronavirus 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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Robin Ince Presents The Very Best of Everything in the Universe Vol.42 - a work in progress

Sat 10 Jul • 8pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Comedy

Robin Ince has had 16 months of his thoughts stacking up his head and his skull is beginning to burst, so it is time to let them explode out in Bath.

In the autumn, he will be touring with Brian Cox again as well as touring a show about his book on facing up to the universe without fear, so expect a night talking about astronauts, chimpanzees, reality and how hard it is to handle, plus all the episodes of Antiques Road Trip he’s been watching while living with his dad.

Robin is a multi award winning comedian and all that stuff. He may not mention that he won Celebrity Mastermind, but he probably will.

He will be joined by Gavin Osborn, a wonderful singer songwriter.

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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Hitchhiker

Wed 21 & Thu 22 Jul • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Professional Theatre

Written by Jessy Roberts
Presented in Association with Teastain Theatre

“I’ve finally come to the conclusion that everything is totally random.”  

Dougie has dropped out of uni halfway through his third year. Everyone thinks this means he’s wasted time, and he should just complete the final six months. But time is the most, and least, abundant thing in the whole universe, right? So what’s the best way to spend it?

Intent on doing something with his life, Dougie starts making a Sci-Fi Radio show from his bedroom, but keeps being interrupted by his little brother.

With music, dance, and aliens, Hitchhiker is a brand new comedy, about running away, perspective, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

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