Ex-Batts and Broilers

Thu 29 Oct • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre

By Haste Theatre

Gail and Gemma are two delightful chickens in a cage, discovering life as it comes. Join them on a touching, egg-citing and cut-throat journey through friendship and chickenhood. Heroically saved by Jimmy from battery and broiler farms, watch them compete for your affections, and decide on your favourite to vote out of the cage to pastures new!! A refreshingly light-hearted and unexpectedly moving story of female friendship and industrial meat farming told through dark comedy, clown, physical storytelling and live music. Haste is a multi-award winning, all female, physical theatre company and this is their fifth, original, devised show.

★★★★★ “Genuinely can’t remember the last time I laughed so much” Stagedoor
★★★★★ “A show so ridiculous shouldn’t be so moving – but it is” London Box Office

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Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

Fri 22 Jan • 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 
★★★★ Metro
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ British Theatre Guide

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Scream Phone

Sat 19 Sep • 8pm • Full £15 Concs £13 • Professional 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 over-sized pink phone… dun dun duuun! Based on the retro game Dream Phone, they’ll take you on a killer journey back to the 80’s with an infectious original soundtrack. Scream meets Clueless in this hilarious spoof horror musical!

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One Nights

Fri 16 Oct • 8pm • Full £12 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 an engorged ego, their casual hook-up leads her down a path of introspection and unearths desires she never knew she had…

One Nights 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
“graphic detail and cheeky, well-timed wit.” ★★★★ Bath Echo
“clever and evocative… Flipside are clearly a company to watch.” ★★★★ Bath Echo
“imaginatively staged, witty and piercing” ★★★★ Theatre Bath

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The Fish Cage

Wed 3 & Thu 4 Feb • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Professional Theatre

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 consciousness 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 normal family’s loyalties shift when control starts to slip away. Because when you share a mind with someone, nothing stays hidden for long…

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Count Magnus: Two Ghost Stories

Fri 4 Dec • 7:30pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Professional Theatre

Written 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

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The Yellow Wallpaper

Wed 26 & Thu 27 May • 7:30pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Professional Theatre

Adapted by Emily Malloy from the novella by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Presented by Dumb Blonde Theatre and Apricity Theatre

Confined to the attic room of a secluded house, with nothing to distract her, a new mother is left to rest with the hope that peace and quiet will help her recover from the nervous fits she’s been experiencing since the birth of her son. Nothing to distract her, that is, but the grotesque yellow wallpaper…

Combining Charlotte Perkins-Gilman’s terrifying novella with real-life accounts and visceral physicalisation, The Yellow Wallpaper is a suspenseful and unflinching look at a person’s fight with the darkest of elements, both inside and out.

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Submission

Fri 5 & Sat 6 Mar • 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.

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HP Lovecraft: Gallery of Screams

Sat 15 May • 8pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Professional Theatre

Two tales of Eldritch Horror
Adapted and Performed by R M Lloyd Parry

“Any magazine-cover hack can splash paint around and call it a ‘Witches’ Sabbath or ‘Portrait of the Devil.’ But only a great painter can make it scare you…”

In these two tales of terror by HP Lovecraft, the American master of the weird tale, an art critic and a philosopher get pushed to very edge of sanity by the images and sounds they confront.

Pickman’s Model introduces us to the uncannily brilliant work of Richard Upton Pickman – a genius shunned by the artistic establishment because of his sickening canvases. It is paired here with The Music of Eric Zann, an eerie and baffling tale that Lovecraft himself counted as a personal favourite.

Robert Lloyd Parry has spent the last 14 years enacting The M R James Project, a series of one-man shows based on classic English ghost stories. Here he crosses the Atlantic to pay tribute to James’s exact contemporary – a stranger, sadder man but one with an arguably even greater talent for bringing nightmares to life.

“Utterly mesmerizing” The Washington Post on The M R James Project 

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