Welsh National Opera 2022

Thu 17-Fri 18 Mar. Bristol acta Theatre. Force of Nature. Drama about climate change.
Thu 17-Sat 19 Thu. Bath Egg Theatre. Underwater. A dance theatre show for babies and their families – age 0-2.
Thu 17-Sat 26 Mar. Bath Theatre Royal. Beautiful: The Carole King Story. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit song writing team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.
Fri 18 Mar. Bristol Improv Theatre. This is Your Musical. Improvised show.
Sat 19 Mar. Bath Rondo Theatre. Tom Houghton. Stand-up comedian who lived in the Tower of London due to his dad’s job.
Sun 20 Mar. Bristol Old Vic. Flo and Joan. Comedy musical duo.
Mon 21 Mar. Bristol Redgrave Theatre. Ben Hart. Magician from Britain’s Got Talent.
Mon 21 Mar. Bristol Wardrobe Theatre. Future Pub. Performance by Katie Etheridge and Simon Persighetti that debates and celebrates the power and potential of community whilst gathering a deeper understanding of what the pub of the future will look like.
Tue 22 Mar. Bristol Wardrobe Theatre. Eng-er-land. Hannah Kumari in a play about team loyalty.
Wed 23-Thu 24 Mar. Bristol Redgrave Theatre. The Smartest Giant in Town. Musical puppet show about friendship.
Wed 23-Fri 25 Mar. Bristol Alma Theatre. A Place to Fall to Pieces.Created and performed by folk/spoken word duo Isobel and Anna Hughes.
Thu 24 Mar. Bristol Arnolfini. Creative art workshop. creativeShiftcic is a wellbeing creative workshop in a relaxed and friendly environment for adults.
Thu 24-Sat 26 Mar. Bath Ustinov Theatre. Rice. A play about ambition, family and the unlikely friendship between a hotshot executive and the office cleaner.
Fri 25-Sat 26 Mar. Bristol Hippodrome. Russian State Ballet of Siberia. Romeo and Juliet on Friday and Swan Lake on Saturday. Romeo and Juliet needs no introduction – the story of the star-crossed lovers comes to life with Sergei Prokofiev’s fabulous music, while Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is the tragic story of Prince Siegfried and Princess Odette and continues to be the most performed ballet in the world with the beautiful dance of the swans. The artistic director Sergei Bobrov’s show reminds us of the transcendental power of dance.
Sat 26 Mar. Knowle Library. Free poetry workshop at 11am. The Friends of the library have teamed up with the Mum Poet Club to run a series of workshops for parents, grandparents and anyone else who would like to explore parenting through poetry. Tickets are free but places are limited so please book at Eventbrite and search for Poethood: A poetry workshop exploring parenthood, or contact the library.
Sat 26 Mar. Bath Egg Theatre. Rice. Josephine Baker. The little girl from Missouri who became a 20th Century icon. Performer, campaigner, spy and mother to the multicultural Rainbow Tribe, Josephine broke the mould. Almost 50 years after her death, Cafe Josephine, a down-at-heel New York diner dedicated to her memory, faces closure.
Sun 27 Mar. Bristol Redgrave Theatre. Slapstick Festival. Tim Vine, Lee Mack and Andy Day on Paddington. See Theatre Luvver.
Mon28 Mar-Sat 2 Apr. Bath Mission Theatre. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Next Stage Theatre Company stage Edward Albee’s 1962 made famous in the film version with Elizabeth Taylor as Martha, Richard Burton as George as the couple’s troubles spill out.
Tue 29 Mar-Sat 2 Apr. Bristol Alama Theatre. Bombshells. Six monologues made famous by Caroline O’Connor, exposing women balancing their inner and outer lives with humour and often desperate cunning.
Tue 29 Mar-Sat 2 Apr. Bristol Old Vic Weston Theatre. Sorry You’re a Winner. A new play from Samuel Bailey about two very different school friends.
Tue 29 Mar-Fri 1 Apr. Bristol Hippodrome. Welsh National Opera. Different operas each day. Pre-performance talk available. Jenufa on Tue 29th is by the Czech composer based on the play by Preissova about the tangled relationships in a village concerning inheritance and romance; Don Giovanni, on the 30th March and the 1st of April concerns the arrogant aristocrat and his eventual comeuppance, followed by Puccini’s Madam Butterfly on Sat 2nd April which concerns a tragic love story set in Japan.
Wed 30 Mar-2 Sat Apr. Bristol Redgrave Theatre. HMS Pinafore and The Zoo. Bristol’s Gilbert and Sullivan Society stage two comic operas. HMS Pinafore is a wonderful send up of the pomposity of those high up in the Royal Navy in Victorian society and the class system championing love over social status. The Zoo is a one-act comic opera, by Arthur Sullivan and a libretto by B. C. Stephenson, writing under the pen name of Bolton Rowe and is a comedy of errors between two couples.
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