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January 2022

Sat 1 Jan – Sun 9 Jan. Theatre Royal Bath: Cinderella. John Monie returns as Buttons in a classic seasonal pantomime and is joined by mum-to-be Dani Harmer as the Fairy Godmother. Continued from December.
Sat 1-Sun 9 Jan. Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol. Oz. After a violent storm, a brave young girl finds herself lost in a world that bears no relation to her own. A magic land of potent poppy fields, ferocious flying monkeys and rogue rulers. Continued from December.
Sat 1 Jan – Sat 8 Jan. Bristol Old Vic Theatre. Robin Hood and the Legend of the Forgotten Forest. The Wardrobe Ensemble team up with Bristol Old Vic for a fresh spin on the swashbuckling legend. Continued from December.
Sat 1-Sun 8 Jan. Bath Ustinov Theatre. New Old Friends’ A Christmas Getaway. Written and directed by Feargus Woods Dunlop, with Kirsty Cox, Emile Clarke, Eamonn Fleming, Sedona Rose in a comedy inspired by P.G. Wodehouse and Noël Coward. Continued from December.
Mon10-Tue 11 Jan. Bath Ustinov Studio. The Late-ivity. Living Spit’s comedy take on the late regal trio of arrivals to the crib.
Sat 1 Jan – Sun 16 Jan. Bath. Egg Theatre. Five Children and It. EE Nesbit’s classic children’s story about a strange creature that grants wishes. Continued from December.
Fri 7 Jan – Sun 30 Jan. Bath. Milsom Place. Light Trail. A curated walk-through emmersive experience populated with interactive light based artworks.
Wed 12 – Sat 22 Jan. Theatre Royal Bath. The Play What I Wrote. David Pugh and Theatre Royal Bath Productions in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre in which two actors set out to create a tribute show to Morecambe and Wise. By Hamish McColl and Sean Foley and Eddie Braben.
Wed 12 Jan – 6 Sun Feb. Bath. Egg Theatre Bath. In this enchanting tale for the very young, winter has arrived and the woods are covered in white. A child hurries to put on their winter clothes so they can run outside and play in a sparkly new world.
Wed 19 – Sat 22 Jan. Bath Ustinov Theatre. Helen, along with 67 million other people, is in lockdown. Unfortunately Helen’s nearest neighbour, Mrs Delgado, is not. A funny and poignant new story of desire, control, raised blinds and lowered boundaries.
Tue 25 – Sat 29 Jan. Theatre Royal Bath. The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s mystery set on Dartmoor adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson for Peepolykus.
Mon 31 – Sun 5 Feb. Theatre Royal Bath. The Da Vinci Code. Mystery thriller based on Dan Brown’s imagination of how Biblical story was covered up.
Wed 12 – Sun 16 Jan. Bath. Rondo Theatre. Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood. Bath Drama present a pantomime mixing legend with fairy tales involving songs, jokes, romance and sword fights. One for all the family.
Wed 19 Jan. Bath. Rondo Theatre. Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope. From a conventional upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was openly gay as early as the 1930s,and despite beatings and hostility he refused to be anything less than himself. An inspiration to everyone who wants just to be themselves.
Sat 22 Jan. Bath. Rondo Theatre. How to live a Jellicle Life. Life lessons form the 2019 hit movie musical ‘Cats’. Awkward Productions with Linus Karp in the five star rated show.
Sat 22 Jan. Combe Down. Jumble Sale. 2:30pm. Combe Down 10th Scout Group Jumble Sale. Bath Scout Hall, The Avenue. BA2 5EQ. Admission 50p. jumble@combedownscouts.org.uk
Mon 24 – Sat 29 Jan. Bath. Mission Theatre. Arrivals and Departures. Alan Ayckbourn’s drama about an anti-terror sting operation that goes wrong with hilarious consequences. a Next Stage production.
Wed 26-Sun 30 Jan. Bristol Slapstick Festival. A celebrity-led programme of live events, taking place at Bristol Cathedral, the Redgrave Theatre, St George’s Bristol and Watershed. The programme includes Arthur Smith, Armando Iannucci, Richard Herring, Jon Culshaw, Peter Lord, Bill Oddie, Arthur Smith, Tim Vine and Barry Cryer plus films screened at a number of venues.
Thu 27-Sat 29 Jan. Bristol. Alma Theatre. Saving Britney. Inspired by the #FreeBritney movement, Saving Britney is a hilarious and heartbreaking look at celebrity obsession, sexuality and growing up in the early noughties.
Fri 28 Jan. Bath. Chapel Arts Centre. Alex Voysey Blues Band – ‘Old Dogs New Tricks’. Four stunning musicians, breathtaking grooves and riffs, and a deep passion for blues.
Sun 30 Jan. Bath. Komedia. Samantha Fish. The genre-bending guitarist, singer, and songwriter is set to rock the Bath venue.

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December 2021

Wed 1 Dec-Sat 4 Dec. Ustinov Studio, Bath. Footfalls and Rockaby. In this pair of miniature masterpieces, Beckett dazzlingly explores his obsessions with age, memory, and the passing of time with Siân Phillips and Charlotte Emmerson.
Wed 1 Dec-Fri 24 Dec. The Egg Theatre, Bath. Squirrel.
This is a story of new growth, with a sprinkling of snowy magic and puppetry mayhem as you would expect from the egg’s early years Christmas show.
Wed 1 Dec-Fri 24 Dec. Avon Valley Railway. Santa Specials. Steam train journey with the man in red on board.
Wed 1 Dec-Sat 4 Dec. Mission Theatre, Bath. The Hothouse by Harold Pinter. Next Stage Theatre Company perform the black comedy. It’s Christmas Day and the director of a psychiatric institution, Roote, is left reeling in the wake of an unexpected birth and a mysterious death among his patients – who are all known only by numbers and so are all too easily confused.
Wed 1 Dec-Mon 6 Dec. Theatre Royal Bath: Six. The hit musical about the six wives of Henry VIII.
Wed 1 Dec–Sat 8 Jan. Bristol Old Vic. Robin Hood: Legend of the Forgotten Forest. When a 21st-century kid discovers a dusty book at the back of his local library, something miraculous happens. Reality cracks and he’s thrown into the middle of an epic fight between good and evil. It’s Sherwood Forest. The 12th century. An uneasy time of cunning thieves, dastardly villains and karaoke-singing monks. Sound familiar so far? Not all is as it seems… When the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham sets in motion his vicious plan for ultimate power, it’s up to Robin Hood and her Merry Crew to pull off their toughest mission yet. Can they defeat the Sheriff before it’s too late – and can they get JJ back home?
Wed 1-Tue 28 Dec. Prior Park, Bath. Christmas trail. Everyday except Christmas Day. The advent calendar has taken over the garden, with 24 doors to find. Open the doors to reveal some festive finds and reveal a Christmas message. Plus there’s a display of 18th-century winter verse written on boards through the garden.
Thu 2 Dec. Rondo Theatre, Bath. Comedy with Helen Bauer and Andrew White. Helen is a powerhouse of a comedian, winning critical and audience acclaim including as an Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer Nominee in 2019. As seen on TV.
Thu 2 Dec-Fri 10 Dec. The Redgrave Theatre, Bristol. Romeo and Juliet. Bristol Old Vic Theatre School present Shakespeare’s tragedy of the star crossed lovers in fair Verona.
Fri 3 Dec. Widcombe Social Club, Bath. Jess Robinson – The Twelve Days of Jessmas. Expect magical mashups, fabulous original songs and a belly full of laughs as your angelic host and her sparkling live band (if they’ve washed), transports you on an (imaginary) sleigh ride, through a winter wonderland of dazzling divas and stars of the silver screen, serving up a feast of famous voices, from Gaga to Garland. It’ll be anything but a silent night.
Fri 3 Dec. Rondo Theatre, Bath. Count Magnus: Two Ghose Stories. 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.
Fri 3-Sat 4. Bath Abbey. Handel’s Messiah – Bath Choral Society. The traditional start to the season of Christmas music in Bath Abbey and performed in the new seating arrangements and improved acoustics to the ancient building. Messiah is the dramatic oratorio that tells the story of Christ’s birth, death, and resurrection. It is full of glorious choruses and intricate arias that build to the overwhelming majesty of the final Amen. The Orchestra will be Bristol Ensemble and the Conductor will be George Bevan.
Sat 4 Dec. Bath Abbey. (Also Sat 18 Dec, 10am-12.30pm. Ages 5 and over. Join us for some family fun including listening to magical stories while sitting under the Moon and making Cosmic Christmas decorations in our new Learning Room down in the Abbey vaults. Drop in. Free.
Sat 4 Dec-Sun 5 Dec. Redgrave Theatre, Bristol. While Shepherds Watched. Retelling of the Nativity story by the drama students of the Old Vic. Not to be missed.
Sun 5 Dec. Komedia, Bath. Rosie Alexandra live at 2pm free event. Rosie’s sound is Pop-Soul and goes back to ‘pop’ in its most natural form, drawing on sentimental ballad style and rich harmony from jazz, gospel and soul, with influences such as Yebba, Bill Withers, Adele, Stevie Wonder and Jorja Smith.
Sat 4-Fri 24 Dec. Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park. Meet Father Christmas. Santa’, reindeer and Christmas activities.
Tue 7 Dec. The Forum, Bath. Kate Rusby at Christmas. The folk singer brings the tradition of singing carols in Yorkshire’s pubs to the city.
Wed 8 Dec. Bath Abbey. Symphony of Sorrowful Songs. Each of the three movements of Symphony of Sorrowful Songs features a Polish lament, including a message inscribed on the wall of a Gestapo prison cell from a teenage girl to her Mother, and a Mother’s folk song about her son lost in the Silesian civil war. Sung in Polish, it’s an evocative work that brings both tears and joy, taking audiences on an uplifting journey through grief and solace.
Thu 9-Sun19 Dec. The Rondo Theatre, Bath. The Panto and the Pea. During this holiday season, this is your chance to see the colourful, bouncy show that links all the pantomimes and Christmas tales in the world ever into one fabulous festive family treat.
Fri 10 Dec. Chapel Arts Centre, Bath. Clyve – Funky Christmas Special. Bath’s very own soul singing star presents a show to get you in the Christmas spirit. His show is guaranteed to make you dance with tracks from the likes of Chic, Chaka Khan, Motown Legends and even a bit of Beyonce.
Fri 10 Dec-Sun 16 Jan. The Egg Theatre, Bath. Five Children and It.. A new take on the classic story by E. Nesbit about a magical, mischievous and extremely grumpy Sand Fairy called It with the power to grant spectacular wishes. There’s just one catch…
Sat 11 Dec. Bath Abbey. A Christmas Celebration with the Bath Abbey Choirs and Melody Makers. A festive selection of well-known Christmas classics for choir, organ and audience. To help get into the festive spirit, there will be plenty of opportunities for audience participation and to singalong. Featuring the Abbey Choir of Girls, Boys and Lay-clerks directed by Huw Williams, Director of Music, Bath Abbey, and the Abbey’s youngest Choir of 6-11 year olds, the Melody Makers directed by Shean Bowers, Assistant Director of Music, Bath Abbey.
Sat 11 Dec. Chapel Arts Centre, Bath. Untamed Burlesque. Featuring Foo Foo LaBelle, Ana Kiss, Laurie Black, Hadria Hellbound, Fantastic Ms Fanny as your compere tonight, Busty Buttons and Violent May.
Sun 12 Dec. St Mark’s Community Centre, Lyncombe: Christmas Lunch. 12.30-4pm. St Mark’s Community Centre, St Mark’s Rd, Bath. This is a ‘bring and share’ lunch with mulled wine and Christmas Carols. See https://widcombewest.uk/news/
Sun 12 Dec. Chapel Arts Centre, Bath. The six piece band play all the Eagles’ biggest hits like Hotel California, Life In The Fast Lane, One Of These Nights, Lyin’ Eyes, Take it to the Limit, and New Kid In Town, as well classic ballads like Desperado and Wasted Time.
Mon 13 Dec-Sat 8 Jan. Ustinov Studio, Bath. A Christmas Getaway. comedy drama inspired by P.G. Wodehouse, Noel Coward and classic British comedy presented with New Old Friends’ trademark flair. Just four actors play multiple roles with lightning quick changes in this fast talking, fast-paced farce.
Tue 14 Dec. Widcombe Social Club. Winter Wonderband. Maclaine Colston, Saul Rose, Jennifer Crook and Beth Porter team up once more to celebrate the music born out of our great British winter with their mastery of the Dulcimer, Melodeon, Harp and Cello.
Wed 15 Dec. St Michael’s Without Bath: Passamezzo – Old Christmas Returned. Christmas celebrated, banned and restored in 17th Century England. A seasonal programme following the calendar from Advent to Candlemas and showing how Christmas was celebrated, banned and restored in 17th Century England. Carols, ballads, consort music, lutesongs, dance melodies and readings. Includes music by Gibbons, Locke, Peerson and Purcell; readings by Breton, Herrick and Shakespeare. Performed in Period costume by Passamezzo.
Wed 15 Dec. The Forum, Bath. Comedy at Christmas. Top stand-ups entertain. Featuring The Shire Choir and Philharmonic Orchestra & the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus and film guests.
Thu 16 Dec. The Forum, Bath. The Lord Of The Rings And The Hobbit The Concert. Music inspired from the work of JRR Tolkien.
Thu 16 Dec-Sun 9 Jan. Theatre Royal Bath: Cinderella. John Monie returns as Buttons in a classic seasonal pantomime and is joined by mum-to-be Dani Harmer as the Fairy Godmother.
Thu 16 Dec-Sun 9 Jan. Theatre Royal Bath: Cinderella. John Monie returns as Buttons in a classic seasonal pantomime and is joined by mum-to-be Dani Harmer as the Fairy Godmother.
Fri 17 Dec. Chapel Arts Centre, Bath. The Superskas. An authentic eight-piece Ska band with years of live experience, The Superskas perform a catalogue of hits from the golden ages of Trojan Ska & 2 Tone.
Sat 18 Dec. Bath Abbey. A Baroque Christmas. Featuring Vivaldi’s Gloria and Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit. Bath Abbey’s Choirs are joined by Baroque instrumentalists Rejouissance playing on historic instruments.
Sat 18 Dec. Bath Pavillion. Vocal Works Gospel Choir. This concert will feature uplifting classics and spine-tingling arrangements of tracks from artists such as Moby, Rag ’n Bone Man, Pink & Katy Perry.
Sat 18-Thu 23 Dec. Tobacco Factory, Bristol. Of Christmas Past. Douglas Walker unwraps the shocking true origins of Santa Claus in a one-man epic taking in 100 years of history and almost as many characters.
Sun 19 Dec. Chapel Arts Centre. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year. Expect bon viveur, the finest crooners, the swingiest band, glamorous Vixens, can’t-sit-down dancing and that warm, twinkly, hearts-all-aglow feeling that only happens at the most wonderful time of the year.
Mon 20 Dec. Komedia, Bath. The Electric Comedy Club. Hosted by Morgan Rees. The Electric Comedy Club will take place in the newly refurbished Electric Bar at Komedia, which offers a strictly limited capacity of just 60 seats, so early booking is recommended.
Tue 21 Dec. Komedia, Bath. Uproar Christmas Special. Komedia Bath and Bath Mencap are proud to present Uproar! Christmas Special – A festive edition of our ever-popular club night exclusively for adults with learning disabilities, their families and carers. The night offers a safe, relaxed and fun environment for adults with learning disabilities and their families and friends to cut loose and dance like nobody’s watching to all those Cheesy Christmas bangers, festive favourites and party classics.
Fri 31 Dec. Komedia, Bath. Krater Comedy Club New Year’s Eve special followed by Motorcity Gold. Top comics plus a disco – two seperate events so you need both tickets.
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The latest issue of Bath Voice Monthly News Magazine is out now. Free to thousands of Bath residents it can also be read online: https://issuu.com/bathvoice

Harry Mottram is the news editor of Bath Voice monthly magazine covers news, views, reviews, previews and features as well as what’s on in Bath and events for residents in Bear Flat, Widcombe and Oldfield Park & wider Bath area. Delivered door to door in south Bath and available in shops and supermarkets.

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Scream Phone comes to the Rondo

Thu 28 Oct – Sat 6 Nov. Theatre Royal Bath: Private Lives. A new production of Private Lives, the inaugural show from Nigel Havers’ new theatre company which will be touring the country with a line-up of theatrical gems. Launching the company, Coward’s dazzling comic masterpiece is both a scintillatingly witty and scathingly vitriolic study of the rich and reckless in love. Nigel Havers, ever suave and thoroughly charming, plays Elyot, the role taken by Noël Coward himself in the original production in 1930.
Tue 2 Nov. The Forum Bath: Country-pop duo Ward Thomas are set to entertain the good people of Bath following a tour with Jack Savorett.
Wed 3 Nov. The Forum Bath: Beth Hart. Singer-songwriter Beth Hart and her band songs from her latest albums ‘War In My Mind’ and ‘Fire On The Floor’.
Wed 3 Nov. The Egg Theatre Bath. Jekyll and Hyde. Students stage Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella in all its horror. This is a world in which relationships are governed by secrecy, suspicion and doubt; a world of internal and external conflict as one man’s struggles with the duality of his nature threaten to destroy himself and his relationships with those around him.
Wed 3-Sat 6 Nov. Rondo Theatre Bath: Our Man in Havana. Graham Greene’s novel adapted by Clive Francis about the hapless vacumn cleaner salesman Wormold recruited by the British secret service in this classic farce.
Thu 4 Nov. Mission Theatre Bath: Kate Bush Stripped. Bristol based Lisa-Marie Walters together with ‘stripped back’ piano arrangements by Mark Feven celebrate the music of Kate Bush.
Thu 4 Nov. Chapel Arts Centre Bath: Katy Hurt. Katy Hurt is one of those rare talents that can write and perform with equal impact. Her 2019 single Revved Up prompted Roland Monger, Music Blogger, to say “Hurt’s voice takes Dolly Parton’s twang and Beth Ditto’s soul, wraps it all up in a basket with a bow before setting fire to it and leaving it on your door step.”
Fri 5 Nov. The Forum Bath: Classical Fireworks. The Fulltone Orchestra celebrate November the fifth with classical music.

Fri 5 Nov. The Forum Bath: The Stylistics. Direct from Philadelphia USA, the legends of soul music bring the ‘Phili’ sound to Bath with classics including ‘Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love)’, ‘Lets Put It All Together’, ‘Stop Look Listen’, ‘You Are Everything’, ‘Betcha By Golly Wow’, ‘Sing Baby Sing’, ‘I’m Stone in Love with You’ and many more.
Fri 5 Nov. Chapel Arts Centre Bath: Flats and Sharps. The sounds of bluegrass music plus musical support from the Awkward Family Portraits band.
Fri 5-Mon 8 Nov. Egg Theatre Bath: Josephine. An energetic story about Josephine Baker the dancer and entertainer who broke down racial barriers with incredible performances.
Sat 6 Nov. Chapel Arts Centre Bath: Reuben Richards & The Jezebel Sextet. The music of Otis Redding with classics including My Girl, Mr Pitiful, Hard To Handle, Love Man, Try A Little Tenderness and Sitting on the Dock of the Bay – all performed by an incredible 8 piece band.
Sun 7 Nov. Bath Theatre Royal. Al Murray: Landlord of the Hope and Glory. More comedy from the opinionated publican sending us all up with pint in hand.
Tue 9-Sun 21 Nov. Bath Theatre Royal. Magic Goes Wrong. A hapless gang of magicians are staging an evening of grand illusion to raise cash for charity. But as the magic turns to mayhem, accidents spiral out of control and so does their fund raising target. Comedy drama.
Wed 10 Nov. Combe Down Primary School Hall Bath: Heritage talk. 7.30pm. A talk by Dr. Roger Rolls on The History of infectious diseases in Bath. If you think the pandemic was bad wait until you hear the good medic on the horrors of the past.


Wed 10 Nov. Rondo Theatre Bath: Nhair. Conny Hancock presents a light-hearted one-woman show touching on her lived experience with having polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Wed 10- Sat 13 Nov. Mission Theatre Bath: Abigail’s Party. Mike Leigh’s situation comedy of manners, and a satire on the aspirations and tastes of the new middle class that emerged in Britain in the 1970s. The play was originally improvised by the cast with author Mike Leigh’s then wife, Alison Steadman (Pam in Gavin and Stacey) playing Beverly and establishing it as a classic comedy role.
Thu 11 Nov. Rondo Theatre Bath: Tez Ilyas: The Vicked Tour. Comedy show from The Tez O’Clock Show (Channel 4), TEZ Talks (BBC Radio 4) and Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three).
Thu 11-Sat 20 Nov. Bristol Old Vic Studio. Macbeth.
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School perform Shakespeare’s tragic Scottish saga with ghosts, witches and gruesome murder.
Sun 12 Nov. The Forum Bath: An Evening With Seth Lakeman. Westcountry folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2005 for ‘Kitty Jay’. It catapulted Lakeman into the forefront of the new British folk movement and his follow up was the gold-selling ‘Freedom Fields’ which was released twice in 2006.
Sun 12 Nov. Chapel Arts Centre Bath: The Little Unsaid. With John joined by regular collaborators Tim Heymerdinger (drums), Alison D’Souza (strings and FX), Mariya Brachkova (Moog bass and backing vocals), The Little Unsaid signed with Reveal Records and released Atomise in 2019.
Fri 12 Nov. Rondo Theatre Bath: The People’s String Foundation. The Virtual Orchestra. Violinist Ben Sutcliffe and composer Zaid Al-Rikabi pack a 32-piece Gypsy Orchestra into a suitcase and using music, puppetry, art, cinematography and animation, this unique show combines many art forms to create one immersive piece – sure to set your heart racing, get your toes tapping and warm the soul.
Sat 13 Nov. Rondo Theatre Bath: Scream Phone. 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?
Sat 13 Nov. The Assembly Rooms Bath: MF1 Cuarteto Casals. With Abel Tomàs violin, Vera Martínez Mehner violin, Jonathan Brown viola, Arnau Tomàs cello and Paul Lewis piano. The music: Mozart String Quartet No 15 in D minor K 421, Mozart Piano Concerto No 12 in A major K 414, Mendelssohn Five “Songs without words” for solo piano, Schumann String Quartet No 3 in A major Op 41.
Sat 13 Nov. Egg Theatre Bath: Puss In Boots. Your cat might turn you from a pauper to a prince just like the hero of this story. Using smoke and mirrors and hidden trapdoors we’ll show you how this sure-footed feline fools both the King and the Ogre to take his master all the way to the top. With a host of puppets, a working windmill and an avalanche of fruit and nuts come and see this classic furry tail, it’s the cat’s whiskers!


Sat 13 Nov. Bath Abbey: Remembrance Concert. Join the Abbey choirs as they sing beautiful and comforting music for Remembrance including the evocative Song for Athene by Tavener, famously sung at Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997. Other pieces include Durufle’s poignant In paradisum from his Requiem and William Harris’ beautiful Faire is the heaven – a setting of Edmund Spenser’s poem. The Girls will sing Schubert’s incomparable Litanei Alle Seelen and For the Fallen by Mark Blatchly, based on the poem by Laurence Bunyon. Other items include Ireland’s elegant Greater love, the evocative Russian Contakion which Queen Victoria loved so dearly and Lo, the full final sacrifice by Finzi. There will be poetic solos by our talented choristers including Pie Jesu by John Rutter and the ever popular Pie Jesu from Faure’s Requiem.Director: Huw Williams, Organist Shean Bowers, The Abbey Boys, Girls and Lay-clerks.
Tue 16 Nov. Assembly Rooms Bath. MF6 Sacconi Quartet. Ben Hancox violin, Hannah Dawson violin, Robin Ashwell viola, Cara Berridge cello. The Sacconi’s Bath programme opens with Mozart’s String Quartet in E flat major K 428, one of six dedicated to his great friend and contemporary Haydn. Then Ravel’s exquisite String Quartet in F major, the composer’s first masterpiece, displaying such skill in combining traditional forms and classical elegance with distinctive harmonic language and texture.
Tue 16 Nov. The Forum Bath. The James Haskell Show. Top rugby talk from the former England played who knows his rucks from his scrums.
Tue 16-Sat 20 Nov. Mission Theatre Bath: The Sorcerer. The award-winning company that staged sell-out performances of its festive themed Iolanthe back in 2019, Bath G&S returns to The Mission with a brand new production of the famous duo’s first full-length comic opera, The Sorcerer. In the village of Ploverleigh, a privileged but progressive young couple conduct a rash experiment. To help their frustrated and less privileged neighbours to overcome class barriers and find their soulmates, Alexis and Aline hire a cut-rate London sorcerer, John Wellington Wells, to concoct a love potion and distribute it amongst the villagers at a tea party.
Wed 17 Nov. Rondo Theatre Bath: Woman Who Gave No F*cks. Mythic mayhem, human clap-o-meters and audience power! Brace yourselves for tales to make you want to rip up the rules and riot.
Thu 18 Nov. Rondo Theatre Bath: Ester Manito and Alex Farrow. Comedy with work-in-progress preview shows from two acts.
Fri 19 Nov. Rondo Theatre Bath: Eden’s Mouth. A young, disillusioned man as he walks to his local chippy to get some chips, and back to his mum’s house. When he returns home, what he finds changes his life forever.
Sat 20 Nov. Rondo Theatre Bath: Watson The Final Problem. Based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Mon 22 Nov. Theatre Royal Bath: David Suchet – Poirot and More. A Retrospective.
Mon 22 – Sat 27 Nov. Alma Tavern Theatre, Clifton. Doodlebugs and Bogeymen. Bedminster’s Kate McNab and Ross Harvey take a fond look at the lives of Jen and Brian Milton, two evacuees from London who are sent to Somerset with songs and stories of wartime Bristol
Tue 23-Sat 27 Nov. Theatre Royal Bath: The Midnight Bell. Matthew Bourne’s story of 1930s London life where ordinary people emerge from cheap boarding houses nightly to pour out their passions, hopes and dreams in the pubs and bars of fog-bound Soho and Fitzrovia. English Patrick Hamilton’s novel Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky.
Wed 24-Sat 27 Nov. Rondo Theatre Bath: The Deep Blue Sea. Terence Rattigan’s play of love and loss, passion and desperation set against the backdrop of post war Britain.
Sat 27 Nov. Combe Down Scout Group Jumble Sale. 10th Bath Scout Hall, The Avenue, Combe Down. Admission 50p. 2.30pm jumble@combedownscouts.org.uk
Sat 27 Nov-Fri 24 Dec. Egg Theatre Bath: Squirrel. This is a story of new growth, with a sprinkling of snowy magic and puppetry mayhem.
Mon 29-Mon 6 Dec. Theatre Royal Bath: Six. The hit musical about the six wives of Henry VIII.
Tue 30 Nov. Bath Abbey. (Also Sat 4 Dec & Sat 18 Dec, 10am-12.30pm. Ages 5 and over. Join us for some family fun including listening to magical stories while sitting under the Moon and making Cosmic Christmas decorations in our new Learning Room down in the Abbey vaults. Drop in. Free.
Sun 12 Dec. St Mark’s Community Centre, Lyncombe: Christmas Lunch. 12.30-4pm. St Mark’s Community Centre, St Mark’s Rd, Bath. This is a ‘bring and share’ lunch with mulled wine and Christmas Carols. See https://widcombewest.uk/news/


Wed 15 Dec. St Michael’s Without Bath: Passamezzo – Old Christmas Returned. Christmas celebrated, banned and restored in 17th Century England. A seasonal programme following the calendar from Advent to Candlemas and showing how Christmas was celebrated, banned and restored in 17th Century England. Carols, ballads, consort music, lutesongs, dance melodies and readings. Includes music by Gibbons, Locke, Peerson and Purcell; readings by Breton, Herrick and Shakespeare. Performed in Period costume by Passamezzo.
Thu 16 Dec-Sun 9 Jan. Theatre Royal Bath: Cinderella. John Monie returns as Buttons in a classic seasonal pantomime and is joined by mum-to-be Dani Harmer as the Fairy Godmother.

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The latest issue of Bath Voice Monthly News Magazine is out for November 2021. Free to thousands of Bath residents it can also be read online: https://issuu.com/bathvoice

Harry Mottram is the news editor of Bath Voice monthly magazine covers news, views, reviews, previews and features as well as what’s on in Bath and events for residents in Bear Flat, Widcombe and Oldfield Park & wider Bath area. Delivered door to door in south Bath and available in shops and supermarkets.

For details for the work of the journalist Harry Mottram visit www.harrymottram.co.uk

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