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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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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Scream Phone

Sat 13 Nov • 8pm • Full £15 Concs £13 • Professional Theatre

Presented by Swipe Right Theatre

Swipe Right present their deliciously dark 80’s musical Scream Phone – directed by Pappy‘s Tom Parry!

The girls are having a sleepover and you’re like, totally invited! Pillow fights in their underwear, singing into hairbrushes, and gossiping about their crushes, what could possibly go wrong? As long as they don’t answer the oversized pink phone… dun dun duuun! Based on the retro game Dream Phone, they’ll take you on a killer journey back to the 80s with an infectious original soundtrack. Scream meets Clueless in this hilarious spoof horror musical!

“Spiky, Spunky, and Smart” Recommended by The Guardian

★★★★★ Only a cold-hearted fun-phobe could fail to be won over by this horror-pastiche romp” To Do List

★★★★★ “This is a show that won’t just tickle and tantalise, it’s an absolute thrilling treat” North West End

★★★★ “This trio can rightfully lay claim to the camp musical comedy crown at the fringe this year.” The Stage

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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Howerd’s End

Thu 28 Oct • 7:30pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Professional Theatre

Written by Mark Farrelly
With Simon Cartwright as Frankie Howerd and Mark Farrelly as Dennis Heymer
Directed by Joe Harmston 

Frankie Howerd was one of Britain’s most loved comedians for half a century. But he had a secret. And the secret’s name was Dennis.

This brand-new play by Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope and The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton) takes you to the heart of Frankie and Dennis’ clandestine relationship, which lasted from the 1950s until Frankie’s death in 1992. It also affords a glorious opportunity to encounter Frankie in full flight stand up mode.

★★★★★ London Living Large ★★★★  Theatre Weekly ★★★★  London Pub Theatres ★★★★ Libby Purves ★★★★ Sardines Magazine ★★★★  The Reviews Hub ★★★★  Reviews Gate ★★★★ Theatre Vibe ★★★★  London Theatre 1 ★★★★  British Theatre Guide ★★★★  North West End

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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Count Magnus: Two Ghost Stories

Fri 3 Dec • 7:30pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Professional Theatre

By M R James
Presented by Nunkie Productions

“At first they hear nothing. Then they hear someone scream, just as if the most inside part of his soul was twisted out of him.” 

The classic ghost stories of M R James entertain and terrify as powerfully today as they ever did. Nunkie Theatre brings two of the best to life in this thrilling one-man show.

In Count Magnus a travel-writer’s over-inquisitiveness leads to a diabolical chase from darkest Sweden to rural Essex. Denmark is the setting for Number 13, where a hotel room with the unlucky number, conceals a ghastly, baffling secret.

★★★★★ “Riveting”  The Daily Mail

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 White Heart Inn

Sat 30 Oct • 7:30pm • Full £14 Concs £10 • Professional Theatre

Written by Tiffany Rhodes, Charlotte Turner-McMullan and Russell Eccleston
Presented by Apricity Theatre, Black Dog Productions and Dumb Blonde Theatre

‘Situated in the Cornish countryside, The White Heart Inn is ideal for a Christian getaway. Marvel at the Grade II listed building, built in 1609 for the Bishop of Exeter. Enjoy what the quaint village has to offer. But please, for your own safety, stay away from the marshlands.’  

Five guests arrive at the inn, each with a different expectation. To sleep, to explore, to hunt for ghosts. Things take a turn when they hear about the violent past of the grounds they are staying on. The eccentric owners of the inn, Bethel and Hector, seem obsessed by the marshes next door. Local pride? Or something more sinister?

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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Eden’s Mouth

Fri 19 Nov • 8pm • Full £13 • Professional Theatre

Written by Jonathan R. Parsonage

Presented by Circle Theatre

‘I look out at the garden. Concrete slab.
I look up at the sky. Concrete clouds.
It’s time.’ 

Eden likes to watch people undress. He also likes chips.

Eden’s Mouth follows a young, disillusioned man as he walks to his local chippy to get some chips, and back to his mum’s house. As he walks, he muses on his life, his family, age, class and more.

When he returns home, what he finds changes his life forever.

After tonight, Eden won’t be able to tell his story ever again.

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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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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