Be.

Thu 30 Jun • 8pm • Full £10 Concs £8 • Professional Theatre

Written by Gabrielle Finnegan
Presented by Greedy Pig Theatre Company

“Feminine? Masculine? Why can’t we just… be?”

The moment you were born, the doctor announced your gender, and the world put you in a box. And maybe that’s a comfortable box, and you’ll sit there happily for the rest of your life. But maybe it’s not… and what happens then? Be. follows three characters trying to break out of their boxes, as they discover what it means to be ‘Her’, ‘Him’ or ‘Them’, in a story intertwined with the authentic collective experiences of over 60 real people.

With enchanting music and provocative, poetic storytelling, Greedy Pig Theatre Company’s latest production gives a voice to those made restless by the constraints of gender within our communities, and asks why sometimes it’s so difficult to just… be.

Please note that Be. contains strong language and discusses themes of a sensitive nature, including discrimination, gender dysphoria, eating disorders, sex and mental health.

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. 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 £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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Gallery of Screams: Two Stories by H P Lovecraft

Sat 25 Jun • 7:30pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Professional Theatre

Adapted and Performed by R M Lloyd Parry
Presented by Nunkie Productions

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

In these two tales of terror by H P Lovecraft, an art critic and a philosopher get pushed to the edge of sanity by the images and sounds they confront.

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

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. 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 £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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Estella

Wed 13 Jul • 7:30pm • Full £15 Concs £13 • Professional Theatre

Adapted and directed by Kate McGregor
Music and lyrics by Maria Haik Escudero
Presented by Theatre6 

As the ashes begin to fall inside Satis House, two unnamed spirits manifest. These forgotten women are here for a final reckoning and they won’t leave until the past goes up in smoke. It’s time for their precious daughter Estella to rise from the debris and step into the light… 
Inspired by Charles Dickens’ novel Great Expectations, this new play shows how devastating the truth can be in a world built on secrets and lies. Diving straight to the heart of literature’s mysterious heroine – Estella – three captivating actor-musicians lead a radical re-imagining set against a backdrop of live music and song.

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. 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 £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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Hell

Wed 20 Jul – Sat 23 Jul • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Professional Theatre

By Emily Malloy
Presented by Dumb Blonde Theatre

“Tell me about a world that has already ended.” 
Battling for his own survival during the Apocalypse, Ash finds himself stuck in an abandoned theatre, with a stranger who does not speak his language. Forced to wait out the night together, the stranger begins to share her stories with Ash. Stories about gods, monsters, spirits… and maybe a couple of humans, too.

Inspired by Germanic mythology and folklore, Hell is a new play from Dumb Blonde Theatre (recent productions include the horror-comedy The White Heart Inn, and the adaptation of feminist ghost story The Yellow Wallpaper). Hell celebrates the place stories hold in our lives during troubled times, the power they have to connect us to each other, and their ability to bring light to even the darkest of nights.

★★★★  “A perfect theatrical outing…” – Confessions of A Five Foot Two Actress on The White Heart Inn 

Please note that a theatre restoration levy of £1 per ticket 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

Fri 14 Oct • 7:30pm • Full £15 Concs £13 • 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 and Bristol Shakespeare Festival, and have appeared on BBC Shakespeare Live.

“Shakespeare from the hip. Ingenious and very funny” Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor
★★★★★ “Simply sublime, side-splittingly hilarious improvised comedy almost worthy of the Bard himself” Broadway Baby
★★★★★ “Go and see this show. It’s intelligent, it’s funny, it’s all of the adjectives for brilliant. I’m still not sure how they did what they did” Pocket Size Theatre

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. 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 £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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The Bean Spillers: The Improvised Musical

Sat 3 Dec • 2:30pm & 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre

Created & Performed by Sam Cochrane & Alex Prescot
Presented by Gigglemug Theatre

Farting at a funeral.
Calling your teacher ‘Mum’.
Farting at your teacher’s funeral then calling the Vicar ‘Mum’!

We’ve all heard some juicy gossip, but have you ever wondered if there’s more to the story?

The Stage Award-winning Gigglemug Theatre (Timpson: The Musical) return to Bath after their sell-out run last October with an improvised musical based on gossip from the audience.

★★★★ “Comedic genius” Broadway Baby
★★★★ “One of the best improv shows you’ll see”  Theatre Weekly
★★★★ “Improv is difficult, and the Bean Spillers make it look like playtime” Indiependent

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. 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 £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton

Wed 30 Nov • 8pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Professional Theatre

Written and Performed by Mark Farrelly (Howerd’s EndQuentin Crisp: Naked Hope and Jarman)
Directed by Linda Marlowe 

Mark Farrelly’s riveting, kinetic solo show portrays one of the great English writers of the inter-war years. Patrick Hamilton was a dazzling success in his twenties, producing hit plays Rope (filmed by Hitchcock) and Gaslight, and classic novels Hangover Square and The Slaves of Solitude. But Hamilton was also an alcoholic, whose wit darkened as his inner and outer worlds collapsed.

Covering the entire sweep of Hamilton’s thrilling life and writing, The Silence of Snow entertains and challenges, asking: why do so many of us get through life without feeling we ever truly knew another person?

★★★★ “You won’t be able to take your eyes off this magnetic actor Mark Farrelly. He inhabits the character of Hamilton with a blazing fluidity” The Times
★★★★ “Farrelly’s performance is electric” What’s On Stage
★★★★ “Horrifyingly funny snapshot of the wit, novelist and playwright… brilliant” The Spectator

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. 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 £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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Casting the Runes: Two Ghost Stories by M R James

Fri 2 Dec • 8pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Professional Theatre

Written by M R James
Presented by Nunkie Productions

M R James wrote his ghost stories to perform to friends in the years leading up to WW1. Today they’ve lost none of their power to terrify and amuse. Now Nunkie Theatre Company returns with two more James classics, in another thrilling one-man show.


In Casting the Runes we meet the unforgettable Mr. Karswell – magic lanternist, occult historian and scourge of academe. It’s partnered here by James’s most neglected masterpiece, The Residence at Whitminster, in which a dark shadow looms over the precinct of a peaceful English church…

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. 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 £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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The Father, The Son and the Unholy F**kboys

Wed 28 Sep • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre

His Terectomy is obsessed with film. The cinematic artistry, the pomp of premiers, the sweet and salty taste of popcorn. But His has noticed something that is less than savoury – or sweet – about films. So many iconic movies have been tainted by something His Terectomy absolutely cannot abide – toxic masculinity.
We take it for granted that a hero’s lover is frigid or that his only course of action when times get tough is to grab a submachine gun and wreak havoc on the bad guys, but His has had enough. It’s time to change the cinematic narrative.

The Father, the Son and the Unholy F**kboys will take you on a journey to debunk how men are portrayed in film and how we can make the world of cinema a more fabulous place.

Contains strong language and discusses themes of a sensitive nature, including discrimination, toxic masculinity and sexism.

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. 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 £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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Is That A Bolt In Your Neck?

Wed 16 Nov • 8pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Professional Theatre

By Gonzo Moose

Inspired by Gothic horror movie classics of the 1930’s, Is That A Bolt In Your Neck? is a fast-paced, rollicking ride mixing spooky paranoia, surreal nightmare and frantic farce.

A castle looms dark and foreboding over a small mountain village. Inside, Dr Chekhov, the brilliant and reclusive scientist, works in secret. As the villagers prepare for Christmas they become increasingly alarmed. Strange shadows can be seen at the castle windows, and every night blood curdling cries of pain can be heard. What is Dr Chekhov doing? What hideous experiments is he perpetrating? What unimaginable horror might emerge from his laboratory? And will any of it spoil Christmas?
All will be revealed in this wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy horror featuring three fearless actors, playing over 20 roles in 75 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action.

Contains strobe lighting
Suitable for ages 7+

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. 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 £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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