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, CJ 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?

★★★★★ ‘unlike anything we have experienced’ 365 Bristol on Between the Armies
★★★★★ ‘nail-biting tension’ Bath Chronicle on Howl
‘startlingly visceral’ Bristol 24/7 on There’s Nothing There
‘shocking and unexpected’ Glos Writers on There’s Nothing There

Contains violence, strangulation, death, homophobia, sexual references, pregnancy, strong language, and flashing lights.

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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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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Women Who Gave No F*cks

Wed 17 Nov • 8pm • Full £15 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre

Mythic mayhem, human clap-o-meters and audience power! Brace yourselves for tales to make you want to rip up the rules and riot!

Stand-up tale-tellers slam down stories of the super-women and unstoppable goddesses who stalk through the world’s myths and legends.Who will you meet? Irish pirate queen, naughty Greek pig-wife belly goddess, Japanese Sun deity, Sumerian sword-wielding nemesis? We present myths and legends of females outgunning adversity. Wielding wit, brains, cunning, courage, righteous rage and the occasional superpower, these women embody what can be achieved when we give absolutely no fucks.

A celebratory, inspiring night meant for men as much as women. Who will you crown Ultimate WomanWhoGaveNoF*cks?

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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The Bean Spillers

Fri 8 & Sat 9 Oct • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Professional Theatre

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?

Following the success of their five-star hit Timpson: The Musical, Gigglemug Theatre (Winners of The Stage Edinburgh Award) bring you a brand-new improvised musical based on gossip from the audience.

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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Waiting for Hamlet

Fri 1 Oct • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre

Written by David Visick

Presented by Smokescreen Productions

A fool who knows he’s a fool, and a fool who doesn’t.

A King seeks revenge on his wicked brother, who has stolen both his kingdom and his wife. Exiled with his old mate Yorick, he’s banking on the help of his son, Hamlet, to restore his crown. But there’s one problem – both King and fool are dead. Languishing in Limbo, they have to decide whether to act, or to take it lying down.

Hamlet: The Prequel? What could possibly go wrong…

Winner of the Kenneth Branagh New Writing Award.

“A comedy that glows from within” Fringe Review

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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