MARCH 28, 2023

Theatre Picks In Bath
Sat 1 Apr. Rondo Theatre, Bath. Bond, an unauthorised Parody. 8pm. By Gavin Robertson. Bond is back – unfit, older, but still wisecracking… and someone’s out to get him. Includes a tiny car chase.
4 Tue-6 Thu Apr. Egg Theatre, Bath. The Selfish Giant. A joyous reimagining of Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tale. A story of friendship and the meaning of home.
Fri 7 Apr. Rondo Theatre. Scottish Falsetoo Sock Puppets Eurovision Sock Contest. 8pm. Earth’s funniest footwear are back with their latest comedy hour.
Wed-Sat, 12-15 Apr. Mission Theatre. Hutch. Comedy by John Reynolds.Svenya, a sex chatline operator with a troubled past; Bob, a librarian and ex-convict; and Debbie, a teenage runaway with a secret, are afflicted by the landlord’s malign ambitions. Should they turn a blind eye or make a stand?
Wed 12 — Sat 15 Apr. Theatre Royal Bath. Farm Hall. When six of Germany’s top nuclear scientists are detained by the Allied forces at Farm Hall, a country house in the Cambridge countryside, they find themselves shut off from the outside world. In the summer of 1945 they hear the USA has dropped an atom bomb on Japan.
Sun 16 Apr. Bath Theatre Royal. Kyiv City Ballet. In February last year, the celebrated Kyiv City Ballet embarked on a much anticipated tour of France. Just a day later Russia invaded, leaving the company stranded and unable to return home. Over a year on, the war still rages and these exceptional dancers remain in exile. With extraordinary resilience, the company has gone from strength to strength, and we are privileged to be welcoming this incredible group of artists to Bath for two gala performances on their first ever tour of the UK. A varied programme of excerpts from some of their favourite ballets including Swan Lake, Giselle, La Bayadere, La Corsaire and more, this promises to be a unique occasion and a chance to show your support for the people of Ukraine. All profits from the performances go to charity.
Tue 18-Sat 22 Apr. Theatre Royal Bath. The Verdict. Frank Galvin is a washed up veteran lawyer. He is presented with one last chance to redeem himself when he is given an open-and-shut medical malpractice case that no one thinks he can win.
Fri 21 Apr. Mission Theatre. The Lonesome West. Black comedy by Martin McDonagh about an Irish priest on the track of murders in a small Irish village. By the writer of The Beauty Queen of Leenane.
Mon 24 — Sat 29 Apr. Theatre Royal Bath. The Time Machine. Join Original Theatre for a hilarious roller-coaster ride of a show and a brilliant new take on H G Wells classic science fiction novella.
Sat 29-Sun 30 Apr. The Egg Theatre. Macbeth. Shakespeare’s story of the ruthless couple is given a modern twist for younger audiences.
Tue 2- Sat 6 May Theatre Royal Bath. Of Mice and Men. John Steinbeck’s classic novel is more than 80 years old, but with themes of economic migration, racism and exclusion it remains a parable for our times.
Wed 3 May. Rondo Theatre. Seeds of Memories. 8pm. Written by Patrick Withey. Presented by Black Hound Productions. An uplifting show packed to the brim with puppetry and poetry.
Fri 5 May. Bath Abbey. A Royal Celebration concert. Abbey choirs sing music from past coronations and royal events. Featured items will be Parry’s I was glad, Handel’s Zadok the priest, Mathias’ Let the people praise thee. The Melody Makers join the Abbey choirs of Boys, Girls and Lay Clerks in a glorious evening of Royal music.
Tue 9-Sat 13 May. Mission Theatre. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett. Presented by Playing Up Theatre Company. 7:30pm. Nothing happens, nobody comes as one critic put it. Two tramps contemplate the meaning of life in a strange post apocalyptic world.

Theatre Picks Outside Bath
Tue 18-Sat 22 Apr. Cheltenham Everyman Theatre. Unexpected Twist. A family friendly show and a re-telling of the Charles Dickens classic, Oliver Twist, by Michael Rosen. Combining two stories in one.
Mon 24 Apr-Fri 5 May. Bristol Old Vic. One Man and His Cow. A rural romp, written and performed by the chaps from Living Spit – top comedy.
Fri 5 May. Taunton. Brewhouse Theatre. Rosalie. Pleasure Dome Theatre in partnership with the National Trust present Rosalie, a new one-woman play inspired by Rosalie Chichester 1865-1949: Scientist, Photographer, Explorer, Collector, and unapologetic eccentric.