That Face

Wed 13 – Sat 16 Feb • 7:30pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Community Theatre

Written by Polly Stenham

Presented by Playing Up Theatre Company

When Mia is expelled from school for drugging and torturing another pupil, we are soon introduced to her seriously dysfunctional family. However, this is no poor, working class tale of drink, drugs and a broken marriage. Mia’s Daddy is rich…very rich!  Polly Stenham’s blistering debut is a hard hitting, intense and visceral dissection of children who become parents to their parents,” exploring Martha, a woman on the brink.  As daddy flies in from Hong Kong to sort things out once and for all, Martha’s dependency on alcohol, anti-depressants and Henry her son increases. The uncomfortable end leaves the audience wondering who needs saving the most.  

”A quality of emotional desperation one more often associates with mature American dramatists like Tennessee Williams and Edward Albee.”  Michael Billington, The Guardian.

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The Chris Woods Groove One Man Orchestra

Thur 28 Feb • 8pm • Music

‘A one man orchestra of epic proportions. An inspiring solo show from boundary braking guitarist and composer Chris Woods. From Minimalist solo guitar to looped cinematic sounds and explosive six string percussion.’

When Google book an artist for their event, someone described as ‘changing the perceived boundaries of the acoustic guitar’, you know you aren’t talking about your average musician.

Chris began his career as a solo guitarist, originally catching the eye of the music industry for his creative approach to playing; using revolutionary techniques and a hugely individual approach to composition. Endorsed by the most acclaimed brands he honed his skills performing at prestigious guitar festivals across the globe.

A spontaneous creator and an emotive player…

Headliner magazine described a recent performance at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios: ‘tremendous – to say Chris Woods feels this music is a wild understatement, and it’s a genuine privilege to witness them perform’.

Chris will be performing a collection of solo pieces ranging from spacey improvisational solos to explosive percussion driven grooves.

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Cici Noir’s Spring Fling Burlesque

Sat 23 Feb • 8pm • Cabaret

Presented by Cici Noir in association with Flipside Productions

Step into the Rondo for 120 minutes in heaven with Cici Noir and friends.

Cici invites you to celebrate the end of Winter and the start of warmer days with her steamy Valentine’s Burlesque. She has assembled a band of talented performers to tease and titillate with their choreography, musical prowess and comedic flair. So bring your special someone and let your senses be seduced, but be prepared for trouble in paradise: not everything is love-hearts and kisses in this evening of strictly grown-up entertainment.

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Stephen Bailey: Our Kid

Fri 1 Mar • 7.30pm • Full £14 Concs £11 • Comedy

Everyone’s favourite ‘guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record), stand-up comedy star, Stephen Bailey is back on tour with his brand-new show Our Kid – a story full of Northern warmth, some working-class guilt and a bit of blue.

2018 has been an exciting year for Stephen. The past six months have seen him embark on his first critically acclaimed UK tour, perform a season at the prestigious Soho Theatre in London plus support Katherine Ryan on her recent sold-out UK outing. His friendly brand of gossipy humour has made him one of the Britain’s most exciting up-and-coming acts in comedy at the moment.

His recent and varied TV work includes him becoming the resident agony uncle on ITV1s ‘Zoe Ball on Sunday’ and appearances on Five’s ‘Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side’ and Comedy Central’s ‘Live at The Comedy Store’ adding to his extensive back catalogue of TV and radio work.

As a vocal supporter of LGBT rights, Stephen regularly contributes articles to Attitude magazine, Huff Post UK and Gay Star News, which made him the ideal choice to host the Stonewall 25th Anniversary Party last year.

www.stephenbaileycomedy.co.uk / Twitter & Instagram @stephencomedy

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Where the Hell is Bernard?

Sat 2 Mar • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre

Presented by Haste Theatre

In a world where no one plays, no one questions and no one ever leaves, four women work in an office high above the city to anonymously return lost items. Everything runs like clockwork – until one day a box mysteriously bounces back…

As the women embark on a mission that takes them out of the city and out of their comfort zones, they unwittingly find themselves with the future of humanity in their hands.

Mixing magical visuals, movement, live song and clown, award-winning company Haste Theatre create a darkly comic warning for the future.

‘Brave, bizarre, magical’ – A Younger Theatre

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Tom Stade: I Swear To…

Wed 6 Mar • 8pm • Full £17.50 • Comedy

Following last year’s smash-hit UK tour, the Canadian comedy legend is back with a new show. Welcome back to ‘I SWEAR TO…’ picking up just where he left off as an hour simply wasn’t long enough.

Direct from the Edinburgh Festival, join Tom as he attempts to figure out exactly where he fits into this emerging new world of feelings and FaceTime. Exactly when did he, and all his stuff become vintage – and why didn’t he see it coming?

Armed with his usual swagger and playful sense of mischief, join Tom as he explores these generational conundrums, and a whole lot more….

One of the most prolific and engaging stand-ups of our time. As seen on Ch4’s Comedy Gala, BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The John Bishop Show and Live at the Apollo (twice, bitches!)

MISCHIEVOUS, HIGH-SPIRITED, NO-NONSENSE STAND-UP FROM AN EXPERTLY SKILLED PRO” Chortle

“EVERY INCH A STAR. IF COMEDY IS THE NEW ROCK AND ROLL,

THEN TOM STADE IS KEITH RICHARDS” Daily Record

“SO COOL HE COULD WELL BE THE ANSWER TO GLOBAL WARMING.

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Olga Koch: Fight

Fri 8 Mar • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Comedy

BEST NEWCOMER NOMINEE EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS 2018

“A very confident debut… an assured and endearing hour of stand up storytelling”   ★★★★ Telegraph

In 2014, Olga Koch’s father got stopped by authorities on the Russian border, which resulted in the most surreal year of her family’s life. In her debut show, the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee 2018 will try to dissect this real-life spy drama with nothing but a projector and a ‘unique voiced surely destined for stardom’ (British Comedy Guide). As heard on The Now Show and seen on BBC3.

“An impressive debut… unique, interesting, and very funny” – ★★★★ The Skinny

“Hearing this strange-but-true story is worth the ticket price alone” – ★★★★ The List

“I honestly can’t believe this is her debut hour: the performance is slick, impeccably timed and every joke lands” – ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby

“Filled with good gags… this is a very promising debut” – ★★★★ ArtsDesk

“Tightly structured, amusing anecdotes and a sense of mild peril” – ★★★★ One4Review

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Antigone na h’Eireann

Sat 9 Mar • 7:30pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre

By James Beagon

Presented by Aulos Productions

Following a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run, this new Northern Irish adaptation of the myth comes to the South West for the first time.

A hard-border Brexit has severed Ireland in two. Driven by faith to resurrect the IRA, Annie battles to bring her family the honour they deserve. In the shadow of her father and the memory of the Disappeared, faith, family and factions collide.

A fresh take on the story by multi award-winning writer James Beagon, inspired by Sophocles and other sources.

Essential viewing.”   ★★★★ ½  Manchester Theatre Awards 

Disturbingly true and honest and thought-provoking.” ★★★★ North West End

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Pete Firman: Marvels

Wed 20 Mar • 7:30pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Comedy

The UK’s leading comedy magician is back on the road with his astonishing new show.

You’ve seen him on television, now experience his trademark blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic live on stage!

As seen on ITV1’s Tonight at the London Palladium and The Next Great Magician, BBC One’s The MagiciansThe John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme.

‘Seamless blending of quality magic and stand-up comedy. It is a joy to watch’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

‘Breathtaking illusions’  The List

‘The best magic tricks in the Universe’ Independent

‘Firman is responsible for making it socially acceptable to say that you like magic again’ The Guardian

Twitter: petefirman    | FB: petefirmanoffical  | Web: petefirman.co.uk | Insta: petefirman

Please note: this performance is strictly for people over the age of 14.

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The Blackheart Orchestra

Thu 21 Mar • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Music

Described by Rock Society magazine as “One of the most extraordinary female voices singing anywhere” and by Genesis Legend Steve Hackett as “Beautiful, powerful and inspiring” award-winning British songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington are The Blackheart Orchestra, and have become one of the must-see bands of 2019.

The pioneering duo blend musical styles seamlessly, sidestepping boundaries to create music huge enough to fill a cathedral. Well known for producing music beyond all easily marketed genres, their multi-instrumental sonic landscapes have always been too unpredictable for pop, too adventurous for the mainstream and too plain weird for folk. Fusing acoustic fragility and electronica, The Blackheart Orchestra bring together stringed instruments with 80’s synthesisers and classical influences. Often mistaken for an 8-piece band on first listen, their stage has been described as a ‘musical spaceship’ or ‘laboratory’ where they are to be found continuously changing from electric and acoustic guitars, bowed guitar, piano, organ, bass and electronic percussion to vintage synthesisers, omnichord and melodica in a complex choreographed weave of musical moods and textures. One moment their sound is minimal and molecular, the next a mountain-like wall of sound with vast symphonic climaxes.

“One of the most extraordinary female voices singing anywhere” Rock Society Magazine

“The band’s fresh new sound is delicate and fragrant” PROG Magazine

Voted ‘Best British Duo’ Exposure Music Awards

Voted #4 Best New Band of 2018

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