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

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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

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Tom Houghton: Honour Tour

Sat 19 Mar • 8pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Comedy

Proudly Presented by Phil McIntyre Entertainments

‘The Honourable’ Tom Houghton has been storming the comedy circuit with his hilarious stories and sharp-eyed silver spoon observations. Whether it’s growing up with a dad who is the Ex-Chief of Defense Staff, living in the Tower of London or lifting the lid on the all-boys boarding school environment. Every tale will fascinate, and make you think, while at the same time having you doubled over with laughter.

Now the total fringe sell-out, star of Comedy Central’s ‘Roast Battle’ and critically-acclaimed star of the BBC and Channel 4’s First Dates, Tom is the ultra-privileged master of making the seemingly unrelatable, relatable. Come witness a rare look behind the curtain of a world known by so few, inhabited by larger than life characters and hilarious misadventures, and discover that true honour often lies where you’d least expect it.

★★★★★ “Clever, passionate, soulful” – The New European
★★★★★ “Get a ticket today. Tomorrow may well be too late. A Star is Born” – One 4 Review
★★★★★ “A twisted view of the world” – The Sunday Express
★★★★ “This unexpected tour de force warrants a 21-gun salute” – The Daily Telegraph
★★★★ “A crafty idiot” – The Daily Mail
★★★★ “Now that’s class” – Fringe Guru

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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Submission

Wed 13 & Thu 14 Oct • 7:30pm • Full £10 • Professional Theatre

By Alicia Pollard
Presented by Black Dog Productions

3 People, 1 Room.

When a woman wakes up in a cold, dark basement, unaware of how she got there, she quickly realises she is not alone; there are two others that share her fate. When their captors’ requests become more and more unnerving, how long will it take for them to submit?

Set in a single room in real time, watch what humans are capable of when they are pushed to their limit in order to survive.

Critically acclaimed Bath based Black Dog Productions are proud to present their sixth newly written production Submission.

Contains strong themes, language and references to violent and sexually violent acts throughout, a full list of content warnings will be available on request.

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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Tez Ilyas: The Vicked Tour

Thu 11 Nov • 8pm • Full £15 • Comedy

Presented by Live Nation in association with UTC Artist Management

The brand-new stand-up show from the star of The Tez O’Clock Show (Channel 4), TEZ Talks (BBC Radio 4) and the multi-award-winning Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three).

Join Tez as he uses his trademark silly, smart and subversive humour to celebrate all that we still have.

Expect mega laughs, happy groans and cheeky provocations, as Tez guarantees a vicked time.

★★★★ ‘Radiantly entertaining’ The Times

★★★★ ‘Blackburn’s Chris Rock’ The Guardian
★★★★ ‘Tez Ilyas’s political stand-up takes serious talent to pull off’ The Telegraph

@tezilyas
www.tezilyas.com

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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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Jarred Christmas & Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show

Wed 27 Oct • 2pm • Full £8 Family Ticket £30 • Comedy

Proudly Presented by Blue Jeans Management

Calling kids aged 5 to 100, join our MIGHTY gang! A sensational interactive show, where the worlds of comedy and beatboxing collide with electrifying results. Pick-up beatboxing tips to impress your friends, make mind-blowing music, win prizes and laugh through your pantaloons!

Direct from a sell-out run at the Edinburgh festival; fantastic family fun and silliness galore, with award-winning comedian Jarred Christmas (as seen on CBBC’s Joke Machine and The Dog Ate My Homework) and world champion beatboxer & UK Loopstation Champion, Hobbit.

‘Best Kids Show’ nominee – Leicester Comedy Festival.
★★★★★ “A must see. The kids loved every second of it. Definitely recommended but it does come with a warning – by the end of it your kids may believe that they too are world class beatboxers or stand-up comedians” – Families Edinburgh Magazine
★★★★ “Phenomenal…children are captivated. Fast & Furious. Raw talent and pure entertainment” – The Wee Review
★★★★ “Who knew comedy and beatboxing went so well together? This fun show for children of all ages (and their grown-ups) fuses the two seamlessly” – The List

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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Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

Wed 29 Sep • 7:30pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Professional Theatre

Written and Performed by Mark Farrelly
Directed by Linda Marlowe

Fresh from its Off-Broadway debut and milestone 100th performance, Mark Farrelly’s hugely acclaimed solo play comes to The Rondo.

From a conventional upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was one of the most memorable figures of the twentieth century. Openly gay as early as the 1930s, Quentin spent decades being beaten up on London’s streets for his refusal to be anything less than himself. His courage, and the philosophy that evolved from those experiences, inspire to the present day. Naked Hope is a glorious, uplifting celebration of the urgent necessity for all of us to be our true selves.

Mark Farrelly’s West End credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opposite Matthew Kelly. He is directed by EastEnders star Linda Marlowe (Berkoff’s Women).

★★★★ “Brilliant”  Time Out

★★★★ “A masterclass”  Broadway Baby 

★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ British Theatre Guide

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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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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