Shakespeare Undone!

Fri 23 – Sun 25 July • Professional Theatre

Discovered amongst Bath’s forgotten memorabilia, the Natural Theatre Company has ‘unearthed’ an early work of Shakespeare, written when Will was just a young whippersnapper. This unpublished play features early sketches of his most iconic characters, first drafts of famous scenes… and just a little bit of nonsense.

Shakespeare Undone! is an immersive experience that takes you on a theatrical journey around the cobbled streets of Venice* – where the best bits of Shakespeare come to life around you!

The award-winning Natural Theatre Company have been making people laugh around the world for 50 years with their delightfully comic performances.

(*occasionally also referred to as the City of Bath…)

Please note – this event takes place outside the Assembly Rooms, Bath, BA1 2QH and not at The Rondo.

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 – Sold Out!

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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Macbeth

Wed 1 – Sat 4 Sep • 7:30pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre

By William Shakespeare

Presented by Beyond The Horizon

“Something wicked this way comes…”

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is brought to life in breath-taking fashion by critically acclaimed Beyond The Horizon.

Fresh from victory in a bloody war, Macbeth is told a series of prophesies, culminating in him being crowned king of Scotland. These prophesies set him down a dark and murderous path, fuelled by treachery, paranoia, and ambition.

Beyond The Horizon’s reputation for visceral, uncompromising theatre melds perfectly with Shakespeare’s psychological masterpiece. Towers are replaced with threadbare scaffolding; swords replaced with rusty pipes; the dead appear before your very eyes. An overpowering adaptation that will have audiences on the edge of their seats.

★★★★★  “It fizzes with imaginative energy from the get-go… Stunning.” Theatre Bath on Richard III

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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The Fish Cage

Thu 9 & Fri 10 Sep • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Professional Theatre

By Douglas Murdoch

Directed by Lex Kaby

Co-produced by Holly Jefferies

Presented by Greedy Pig Theatre Company

Connor is a nineteen year-old introvert, obsessed with comic books and superheroes. He’s at his happiest when he’s alone with his own thoughts. Except… for the next three days, he’s not. In a world where criminals store their consciousnesses in others to evade capture, Connor now finds himself with an eccentric, charismatic and quite possibly homicidal newcomer in his head, and a fight for control begins.

The Fish Cage is a thrilling, funny and intense look into how a family’s loyalties shift when control starts to slip away. Because when you share a mind with someone, nothing stays hidden for long…

This production contains discussions of sexual abuse and violence.

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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Impromptu Shakespeare

Sat 11 Sep • 8pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Professional Theatre

Sad that Shakespeare hasn’t written anything new for over 400 years?

Well, hold onto your doublets, ruffs and trunk hose. The Bard is back! With story and verse improvised in the moment, enjoy a riotous new Shakespeare play every time – performed by Impromptu Shakespeare’s whip smart cast.

Packed with priceless wit, lyrical smarts, romance, and a dash of double-crossing, this leading ensemble do the Bard proud with a brand new one-act hit every time, inspired by audience suggestions.

Impromptu Shakespeare have been a smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe, Bristol Shakespeare Festival, and appeared on BBC Shakespeare Live.

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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Our Mate, Max

Wed 15 Sep • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Professional Theatre

Presented by OffPiste Theatre

Our Mate, Max follows the lives of two young men from starting secondary school, falling into university, being thrown into real life and becoming lost in the regularity of reality. The show celebrates and condemns the term ‘masculinity’, recounting experiences encountered by working-class men. An urgent examination of substance abuse, erectile dysfunction, grief, feeling lost, and hats, in contemporary society.

Development at Bridport Arts, The Lyric Theatre and the LOCO KLUB

Kindly funded by the Arts Council

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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Robyn Hitchcock

Fri 17 Sep • 8pm • Full £20 • Music

Proudly Presented by RMT Music

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration).

Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as well as starred in ‘Storefront Hitchcock’, an in-concert film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme.

Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as “paintings you can listen to”. His most recent album is self-titled and marks his 21st release as a solo artist. Out on April 21st 2017, the album is produced by Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs). Hitchcock describes it as an “ecstatic work of negativity with nary a dreary groove.” It has received rave reviews from UNCUT, Rolling Stone, Paste, Tidal and more.

“A gifted melodist, Hitchcock nests engaging lyrics in some of the most bracing, rainbow-hued pop this side of Revolver. He wrests inspiration not from ordinary life but from extraordinary imaginings…” – Rolling Stone


“These 10 gems slither, rock, roll, glide and shapeshift, coalescing around Hitchcock’s typically anxious, strained but striking and immediately identifiable vocals.” 
– American 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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Rob Newman: Work in Progress

Sat 18 Sep • 8pm • Full £14 • Comedy

Phil McIntyre Live Ltd Proudly Presents

Catch Rob Newman as he tries out new material for the next series of his BBC Radio 4 stand-up philosophy show Total Eclipse of Descartes.

“Hugely entertaining, gleefully jaunty and refreshingly intelligent… I loved it.” ★★★★ The Guardian 2018 

“He is one amazing comedian” Time Out

“Intellectually charged and adorably ambitious…a delightfully digestible dose of brain food” The Times 2018

Winner: Best Scripted Comedy – BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019
Winner: Best Comedy with a live audience – BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019

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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Soho Cinders

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

Music by George Stiles, Lyrics by Anthony Drewe, Book by Anthony Drewe and Elliot Davis
Presented by Merriman Productions

When impoverished student Robbie becomes romantically involved with engaged London mayoral candidate James Prince, his lap-dancing step-sisters become the least of his problems! James and Robbie’s worlds collide forcing them to fight for their own fairy-tale ending in this hilarious, satirical twist on the classic Cinderella story.

The potent mix of politics, sex-scandals and true love come together in this contemporary musical with an infectious score that you’ll be humming long past the stroke of midnight!

Merriman Productions return to the Rondo following their recent highly-acclaimed productions of Spamalot, One Man Two Guvnors and The History Boys.

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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