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Saturday 28th May 2016

Lecture Theatre, Bath School of Art and Design

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Fringe Arts Bath

utopia:dystopia in conversation

with Richard White

A free and open conversation in the lecture theatre of the Bath College of Art and Design, where artists, writers, thinkers and anyone else who wants to join in can engage with themes that correspond with the best of our aspirations and the worst of our nightmares. The conversation concludes with a guided stroll through utopian Bath, wearing dystopian glasses. Further info at www.fringeartsbath.co.uk/utopiadystopia More info and booking...

Friends Meeting House

Price: £5.00
Start time: 19:00

The Gorsedd of Caer Badon presents

Celebrating Water

hosted by Keri Hendy

Come and celebrate the element of water through ,lstorytelling , music , and poetry with the current Bard of Bath (Keri Hendy).The event will feature the song cycle' Bladud retold 'by Keri Hendy written in collaboration with composer Anne Gregson performed by the Aquae Sulis
musicians and singers . More info and booking...

Widcombe Social Club

Price: Free
Start time: 20:00

An Evening Without Victoria Wood

To bring together Victoria Wood fans in an evening of tribute and celebratory hilarity, we are staging a special staged reading of monologues and sketches, and of course, songs. Entry is free, but donations will be encouraged, with all proceeds going to www.jessiesfund.org.uk – a musical charity of which Victoria was patron. More info and booking...

Monday 30th May 2016

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £5
Start time: 19:30

Phil Cooper

Song-writing: is it witchcraft?

Singer-songwriter Phil Cooper presents an evening of live music and spoken word, investigating the art of song-writing. Through stories and examples he will explain how a song can go from non-existing to real and memorable within a matter of minutes, and show how songs change over time. In a final brave/stupid move he will try to write a brand new song on the night, which will then be recorded and sent to all in attendance. More info and booking...

Wednesday 1st June 2016

Burdall's Yard

Price: £5.00
Start time: 18:00

Under Two Floorboards

Is it Tabu?

A new show by Roman Bloodworth and Rikki Howard

Like 'Waiting for Godot' on speed, this hilarious and moving new show revealing the dramas that transpire when an old TV actress from Hi-De-Hi and a young classical actor get together and stage their own play. Confronting issues of age, gender and prejudice. More info and booking...

Thursday 2nd June 2016

Burdall's Yard

Price: £5.00
Start time: 20:00

Under Two Floorboards

Is it Tabu?

A new show by Roman Bloodworth and Rikki Howard

Like 'Waiting for Godot' on speed, this hilarious and moving new show revealing the dramas that transpire when an old TV actress from Hi-De-Hi and a young classical actor get together and stage their own play. Confronting issues of age, gender and prejudice. More info and booking...

Friday 3rd June 2016

The Old Theatre Royal - Library

Price: £8
Start time: 19:30

Angie Belcher’s Mythical Creature

“Equally at home on the stand-up circuit as in a posh tent at a literature festival, Angie (finalist Best female comedian 2015, What The Frock and best spoken word show 2015, North East Theatre Review) presents naughty stanzas and awkward stories. An accomplished comedy performer this is her second Edinburgh show. "Highly Recommended, go see her" Phil Jupitus. . Angie is supported by Odious Vex and Robert Garnham” More info and booking...

Rondo Theatre

Price: £12 / £10 concs
Start time: 20:00

Pinky and Quirky

with John Christopher Wood & Kettle of Fish

A fun-packed evening of a kind you won’t have seen anything quite like before, we promise. Features Bristol’s quirkiest and funniest acappella group Kettle of Fish and stand-up comic poet John Christopher Wood - in a pink suit! Expect oddball musical virtuosity, idiosyncratic versifying, and plenty of laughs. “One word – brilliant!” More info and booking...

Prior Park

Price: £10 / £8 concs
Start time: 21:00
Doors open: 19:30

Kilter Theatre presents

The Darkling Society

A Play. Outside. After Dark.

Stay up late tonight, pack a torch, and make a pilgrimage into the great outdoors. As the sun sets over Bath, join a band of musicians and outsiders for an expedition like no other! Cosy up as darkness falls and watch the wonder and wisdom of the night unfold before your very eyes! More info and booking...

Saturday 4th June 2016

Prior Park

Price: £10 / £8 concs
Start time: 21:00
Doors open: 19:30

Kilter Theatre presents

The Darkling Society

A Play. Outside. After Dark.

Stay up late tonight, pack a torch, and make a pilgrimage into the great outdoors. As the sun sets over Bath, join a band of musicians and outsiders for an expedition like no other! Cosy up as darkness falls and watch the wonder and wisdom of the night unfold before your very eyes! More info and booking...

Sunday 5th June 2016

The Mission Theatre

Price: £10 (£7 concs)
Start time: 19:00
Doors open: 18:45

South West Dance Theatre presents

Lady MacBeth

with Edson Burton and Sandra Barefoot

Success but at what price? We harness a triad of eloquent dance, dextrous prose and animated signing to spin a tale of avarice and murder. Ballet, street, contemporary dance, Latin, poetry, speech and British Sign language for the deaf all intertwine in an epic retelling of Shakespeare’s timeless classic. More info and booking...

Thursday 9th June 2016

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution

Price: £5 / 3 Concs
Start time: 19:30

Liberated Words present

Dance and Freedom

c More info and booking...

Friday 10th June 2016

Prior Park

Price: £10 / £8 concs
Start time: 21:00
Doors open: 19:30

Kilter Theatre presents

The Darkling Society

A Play. Outside. After Dark.

Stay up late tonight, pack a torch, and make a pilgrimage into the great outdoors. As the sun sets over Bath, join a band of musicians and outsiders for an expedition like no other! Cosy up as darkness falls and watch the wonder and wisdom of the night unfold before your very eyes! More info and booking...

Saturday 11th June 2016

Sorry, this performance is cancelled.
Other performances are still taking place.

Green Park

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

John Barclay presents

Poetry a la Carte

performance poetry - but not as you know it!

In the tranquility of Green Park, writer and entertainer John Barclay presents poems chosen by the audience from a menu of his best plus popular pieces by others. Suitable for all ages. Come and go as you please. "John Barclay had full command of the audience and delighted us with some very entertaining work" (Paula Brown of the People's Poet)

Extra info: today's performance cancelled - but tomorrow's is still happening

More info and booking...

The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

Price: Free
Start time: 16:00

The Oxymoron

The Oxymoron

The Oxymoron on line alternative comedy club live!

The Oxymoron on line alternative comedy club, found as a group on Facebook. Emerges from cyberspace to present a live comedy show, featuring members of the club and guests.
This show will be streamed live via The Bell,Bath UK. Donation on the door
The word on the street (or, rather, the pub garden) is that there are still some slots but they're filling up fast! More info and booking...

Burdall's Yard

Price: Full Price: £5 Concessions: £3
Start time: 16:00

James Elston in

Krapp's Last Tape

Written by Samuel Beckett

James Elston is KRAPP. No really, he is Krapp.

Following the destructive nature an addiction for the past can have on the present, and the future. Accepting that his life is coming to an end, Krapp listens to his old tape recordings in hope of finding happiness and comfort within them. What follows is something far worse. . .

More info and booking...

Prior Park

Price: £10 / £8 concs
Start time: 21:00
Doors open: 19:30

Kilter Theatre presents

The Darkling Society

A Play. Outside. After Dark.

Stay up late tonight, pack a torch, and make a pilgrimage into the great outdoors. As the sun sets over Bath, join a band of musicians and outsiders for an expedition like no other! Cosy up as darkness falls and watch the wonder and wisdom of the night unfold before your very eyes! More info and booking...

Sunday 12th June 2016

Green Park

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

John Barclay presents

Poetry a la Carte

performance poetry - but not as you know it!

In the tranquility of Green Park, writer and entertainer John Barclay presents poems chosen by the audience from a menu of his best plus popular pieces by others. Suitable for all ages. Come and go as you please. "John Barclay had full command of the audience and delighted us with some very entertaining work" (Paula Brown of the People's Poet)

Extra info: continuous performance 1100 to 1500 - just drop in

More info and booking...

Burdall's Yard

Price: Full Price: £5 Concessions: £3
Start time: 19:00

James Elston in

Krapp's Last Tape

Written by Samuel Beckett

James Elston is KRAPP. No really, he is Krapp.

Following the destructive nature an addiction for the past can have on the present, and the future. Accepting that his life is coming to an end, Krapp listens to his old tape recordings in hope of finding happiness and comfort within them. What follows is something far worse. . .

More info and booking...

Wednesday 31st May 2017

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £8 / £7 Concs
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:00

Brian Madigan

Think of a Song

plus Paul Bradley

Singer-songwriter Brian Madigan is famed for his lengthy, spoken intros. So what if he were to remove the songs altogether – only thinking them ‘out loud’ with the audience invited to imagine them? Would that be deeply uncomfortable, transcendental, or a brief moment of sanity amid the cacophony of everyday madness?

Extra info: Full disabled access

More info and booking...

Thursday 1st June 2017

Rondo Theatre

Price: £10
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:20

Super Hamlet 64: Parody DLC

by Edward Day

An ocarina, a ukulele and a thirst for revenge. Lecoq trained Edward Day battles four decades of videogame nostalgia in an explosion of Shakespeare, live music, video projection and 16-bit mayhem. More info and booking...

Friday 2nd June 2017

Burdall's Yard

Price: £8/6/4
Start time: 20:00

On Set Productions

Bath Spa Live Fringe

Two weeks of innovative new drama: Undergraduates from Bath Spa University's Performing Arts course present their degree shows.

Extra info: Talking Tales - Even More Banksy than Bonnets

More info and booking...

Rondo Theatre

Price: £10 (£9 concs)
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Mike Scott and David C Johnson's World Premiere

Still Doing It

Full of wit, songs, poetry and banter.
How did talented singer/songwriter Mike Scott, ex pupil of PenPole Point Secondary Modern, and David C Johnson, witty, prize-winning performance poet, ex cadet of the Nautical College Pangbourne, find themselves writing a show and sharing a stage? Their entertaining and original “Still doing it” attempts to answer this question. More info and booking...

Saturday 3rd June 2017

Burdall's Yard

Price: £8
Start time: 12:00
Doors open: 12:00

Rebecca Tantony's new one woman show

All The Journeys I Never Took

directed by Raquel Meseguer, designed by Synnove Fredericks and produced by Lucy English

Poet Rebecca Tantony and director Raquel Meseguer (Lost Dog), bring you All The Journeys I Never Took, an immersive spoken word show from a stellar all female team.

Extra info: performances start at noon and in half an hour slots until 6pm

More info and booking...
Sorry, this event is cancelled

Burdall's Yard

Price: £10 / £8 Concs/ £5 BSU Student
Start time: 18:00
Doors open: 17:50

Frenetic Fox Theatre presents

Appily Ever After

by Paul Lawless

Serenading you with original song, spoken word and just the right amount of desperation, join Paul as he questions your relationship with dating apps - exploring tech-addiction, disillusionment and how far are we prepared to go to be fulfilled.

Extra info: May contain mild swearing and sexual references (non-vulgar)

More info and booking...

The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

Price: £6 / £4
Start time: 19:30

The Last Word Poetry Slam

With Polly Denny

We're giving two teams of incredible poets a topic to attack or defend and fight their corner, poetry style! Only one team can win, but who has the last word? You do, our wonderful audience! Bath Fringe young person Poet Laureate Polly Denny invites poets of all ages to this event. More info and booking...

Sunday 4th June 2017

Sorry, this event is cancelled

Burdall's Yard

Price: £10 / £8 Concs/ £5 BSU Student
Start time: 18:00
Doors open: 17:50

Frenetic Fox Theatre presents

Appily Ever After

by Paul Lawless

Serenading you with original song, spoken word and just the right amount of desperation, join Paul as he questions your relationship with dating apps - exploring tech-addiction, disillusionment and how far are we prepared to go to be fulfilled.

Extra info: May contain mild swearing and sexual references (non-vulgar)

More info and booking...

Widcombe Social Club

Price: £5. The 4-6pm session is FREE.
Start time: 19:45
Doors open: 19:00

Misha Carder, the current Bard of Bath, invites you to

Travel stories and music from around the world

Themed concert with Wessex Musicians & Wordsmiths

Venue: The Wharf Room, Widcombe Social Club. Come to either or both sessions
4-6pm Poetry, Music, Digital Exhibition, and Pop-Up Gallery.
6.30 - 7.30 Optional Shared Supper at 6.30
7.45 - 10pm Stories and Music from local performers, featuring Brighid's Flame: an hour of Irish music, myths, stories, with harp.

Extra info: optional shared supper at 18.30 -19.30

More info and booking...

Monday 5th June 2017

44AD

Price: £5
Start time: 16:30

Audio Tales

Written and curated by Harri Thompson

OtozGozo presents a new fully immersive audio participation workshop that combines sensory deprivation with binaural 3D technology to create dark and gritty short stories, taking you into the life and mind of the main character this insight to life will touch and immerse you through sound.

Extra info: Perfomances from 4.30-5.30pm, 6.30-7.30pm, 8.30- 9.30pm.

More info and booking...

Tuesday 6th June 2017

44AD

Price: £5
Start time: 16:30

Audio Tales

Written and curated by Harri Thompson

OtozGozo presents a new fully immersive audio participation workshop that combines sensory deprivation with binaural 3D technology to create dark and gritty short stories, taking you into the life and mind of the main character this insight to life will touch and immerse you through sound.

Extra info: Perfomances from 4.30-5.30pm, 6.30-7.30pm, 8.30- 9.30pm

More info and booking...

Wednesday 7th June 2017

44AD

Price: £5
Start time: 16:30

Audio Tales

Written and curated by Harri Thompson

OtozGozo presents a new fully immersive audio participation workshop that combines sensory deprivation with binaural 3D technology to create dark and gritty short stories, taking you into the life and mind of the main character this insight to life will touch and immerse you through sound.

Extra info: Perfomances from 4.30-5.30pm, 6.30-7.30pm, 8.30- 9.30pm

More info and booking...

Thursday 8th June 2017

44AD

Price: £5
Start time: 16:30

Audio Tales

Written and curated by Harri Thompson

OtozGozo presents a new fully immersive audio participation workshop that combines sensory deprivation with binaural 3D technology to create dark and gritty short stories, taking you into the life and mind of the main character this insight to life will touch and immerse you through sound.

Extra info: Perfomances from 4.30-5.30pm, 6.30-7.30pm, 8.30- 9.30pm

More info and booking...

Friday 9th June 2017

The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

Price: £4 / £2 Concs
Start time: 19:00

Tinned Pizza Theatre Presents An Evening Of

New Writing, Stand-Up, And Spoken Word

A student theatre company - comprised of recent graduates and some still studying - present new writing inspired by their day to day lives. Poetry, stand-up comedy, and monologues that will have you laughing, crying, and questioning all at the same time! More info and booking...

Saturday 10th June 2017

St. Michael's Church

Price: £7 / £5 concs
Start time: 14:30
Doors open: 14:00

Thereby Hangs A Tale presents

Ovid's Heroines

By James Darnton

Three of mythology's most complex and compelling women come to life in this brand new re-imagining of Ovid's poetry, especially commissioned for the 2000th anniversary of his death.
Directed by Milo Morris
All ticket proceeds go to Southside Family Project Bath More info and booking...

St. Michael's Church

Price: £7 / £5 concs
Start time: 19:00
Doors open: 18:30

Thereby Hangs A Tale presents

Ovid's Heroines

By James Darnton

Three of mythology's most complex and compelling women come to life in this brand new re-imagining of Ovid's poetry, especially commissioned for the 2000th anniversary of his death.
Directed by Milo Morris
All ticket proceeds go to Southside Family Project Bath More info and booking...

Sunday 11th June 2017

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00
Doors open: 12:00

Walcot Nation Celebration!

It was 20 years ago today...

Walcot Nation Day festival - run by Bath Fringe, The Bell, and key local traders - was 20 years ago on the Sunday at the end of that year's Fringe. We reckon that's a major excuse for a party. Already confirmed: an afternoon of top local live music, events in the yard, archive film showings of past local misdemeanours, pop-up art, and the unpredictable. See our website and The Bell's for details nearer the time. More info and booking...

Friday 25th May 2018

Crystal Palace pub - Outside, in Abbey Green

Price: £10 / £8 concs
Start time: 19:00
Doors open: 18:50

Back By Popular Demand

The Bath Pub Tour

An Insider's Guide to Bath's Best Boozers

A charming local's guide to the best secret drinking holes in town. A 90-minute witty walkabout through Bath's Drinking History with round after round of fascinating facts delivered in a tongue-in-cheek Pub Quiz format. Come ready with a winning Team Name. Prizes to be won!

Extra info: 30 minutes walking / >75 mins standing

More info and booking...

Fairfield House

Price: TBC
Start time: 19:30

An Audience with

The Last Poets

Live at the House of Haile Selassie I

The legendary New York civil rights activists and groundbreaking performers The Last Poets are coming to Bath for one night only to share an intimate evening of welcome, conversation, performance and hospitality. This once in a lifetime opportunity will take place in Fairfield House, the Victorian villa left to the City of Bath by HIM Haile Selassie I.

Extra info: Time TBC

More info and booking...

Saturday 26th May 2018

Walcot Chapel

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Live Live

The internationally renowned ceramics artist Sandy Brown invites people with many skills and none to work with Avon clay. The sculptor Martin Staniforth encourages visitors to make a new piece with found materials. The process artist Aine Kelly creates new work on site. Anais Comer tells a child-friendly story about a stranded whale. And the celebrated choir leader and singer-songwriter, Su Hart, conducts an impromptu workshop to make an improvised and spontaneous choral piece that lifts the spirits of singers and listeners alike. More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Upstairs theatre

Price: £6 / £5 concs
Start time: 12:30
Doors open: 12:00

Thereby Hangs A Tale presents

The Interlinear of Cabeza de Vaca & Malinche

Two epic stories from the 16th Century Spanish colonisation of the Americas told with live original music.
"The power of maintaining life in others lives within each of us, and from each of us does it recede when unused" More info and booking...

Crystal Palace pub - Outside, in Abbey Green

Price: £10 / £8 concs
Start time: 19:00
Doors open: 18:50

Back By Popular Demand

The Bath Pub Tour

An Insider's Guide to Bath's Best Boozers

A charming local's guide to the best secret drinking holes in town. A 90-minute witty walkabout through Bath's Drinking History with round after round of fascinating facts delivered in a tongue-in-cheek Pub Quiz format. Come ready with a winning Team Name. Prizes to be won!

Extra info: 30 minutes walking / >75 minutes standing.

More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Price: £8 / £5 concs
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 18:30

High and Dry Present

The Child Who Said No

A spoken word meta-drama based on real lives and real mental health recovery.

The play is a journey of life, grief, hope, change and the human condition. Beyond a story, we walk alongside the shadows into a dream reality of feeling, learning and evolving.
The Child Who Said No is a High and Dry production, written and performed by Alice Smith and Bethany Blue.
Featuring Abi, The Rainbow Child and Swingerella, The Fool. More info and booking...

Thursday 31st May 2018

FAB 1, 94 Walcot Street

Price: Pay What You Can
Start time: 12:00

Kilter Theatre & University of Bath present

The Cubicle

A theatrical space to ponder & play with cutting-edge research on body image.

Activities of every shape & size! Guest speakers celebrating the amazing body you already have! Workshops for singing, stretching, dancing, laughing... but not changing a thing! Developed in collaboration with University of Bath Psychology Researchers, The Cubicle will have you head over heels with your hiccups & hairy armpits.
Open 12 noon to 10pm

Extra info: Details at kiltertheatre.org

More info and booking...

Friday 1st June 2018

FAB 1, 94 Walcot Street

Price: Pay What You Can
Start time: 12:00

Kilter Theatre & University of Bath present

The Cubicle

A theatrical space to ponder & play with cutting-edge research on body image.

Activities of every shape & size! Guest speakers celebrating the amazing body you already have! Workshops for singing, stretching, dancing, laughing... but not changing a thing! Developed in collaboration with University of Bath Psychology Researchers, The Cubicle will have you head over heels with your hiccups & hairy armpits.
Open 12 noon to 10pm

Extra info: Details at kiltertheatre.org

More info and booking...
Sorry, this event is cancelled

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Price: £8
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:45

Route

by Marie Myrie

ROUTE originated from verbatim and poetry, it plays with the journey of self-acceptance and the meaning of home. Having parents that migrated as a product of the Windrush in 1948 from Jamaica, she finds herself embarking in a mirrored experience of isolation during her time at a predominantly white middle-class university.
Directed by Ewa Dina & Produced by Flo Akano More info and booking...

Saturday 2nd June 2018

FAB 1, 94 Walcot Street

Price: Pay What You Can
Start time: 12:00

Kilter Theatre & University of Bath present

The Cubicle

A theatrical space to ponder & play with cutting-edge research on body image.

Activities of every shape & size! Guest speakers celebrating the amazing body you already have! Workshops for singing, stretching, dancing, laughing... but not changing a thing! Developed in collaboration with University of Bath Psychology Researchers, The Cubicle will have you head over heels with your hiccups & hairy armpits.
Open 12 noon to 10pm

Extra info: Details at kiltertheatre.org

More info and booking...

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

Price: £6 / £4 concs
Start time: 18:30
Doors open: 18:25

Derekk Ross in...

Autolycus! (on the bus!)

A unique hybrid of comic live performance and dramatic film screening

Shakespeare's lovable comic rogue from 'The Winter's Tale'.
Live on the Theatre Bath Bus, Autolycus teases the audience with street patter, introducing short film 'Susurrar es nada/Whispering is Nothing' -also based on the play. Derekk Ross plays Autolycus (and jealous Leontes in the film, with Samuel de la Torre as Camillo). Two 20-minute performances at 6.30pm and 7pm. More info and booking...

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

Price: £6 / £4 concs
Start time: 19:00
Doors open: 18:55

Derekk Ross in...

Autolycus! (on the bus!)

A unique hybrid of comic live performance and dramatic film screening

Shakespeare's lovable comic rogue from 'The Winter's Tale'.
Live on the Theatre Bath Bus, Autolycus teases the audience with street patter, introducing short film 'Susurrar es nada/Whispering is Nothing' -also based on the play. Derekk Ross plays Autolycus (and jealous Leontes in the film, with Samuel de la Torre as Camillo). Two 20-minute performances at 6.30pm and 7pm. More info and booking...

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

Price: £8
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:55

Positive Poetry Presents

Twenty Something

Created & performed by Janey McLeod

A colourful, comical & emotive explosion of spoken word poetry. Painting a picture of why daring to hope can powerfully ignite every aspect of life. More info and booking...

The Barley Mow

Price: £3 adv / £4 door
Start time: 21:00
Doors open: 20:00

Foxy Music presents

The Idle Playthings Comedy Show

This Fringe comedy special at The Barley Mow is full of laughs, giggles and so much more.... Comprising of sketches, stand-up and improvisation this alt-comedy trio are sure to have you laughing for the rest of the festival! More info and booking...

Sunday 3rd June 2018

FAB 1, 94 Walcot Street

Price: Pay What You Can
Start time: 12:00

Kilter Theatre & University of Bath present

The Cubicle

A theatrical space to ponder & play with cutting-edge research on body image.

Activities of every shape & size! Guest speakers celebrating the amazing body you already have! Workshops for singing, stretching, dancing, laughing... but not changing a thing! Developed in collaboration with University of Bath Psychology Researchers, The Cubicle will have you head over heels with your hiccups & hairy armpits.
Open 12 noon to 10pm

Extra info: Details at kiltertheatre.org

More info and booking...

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

Price: £6 / £5 concs
Start time: 15:00
Doors open: 14:55

Thereby Hangs A Tale presents

The Interlinear of Cabeza de Vaca & Malinche

Two epic stories from the 16th Century Spanish colonisation of the Americas told with live original music.
"The power of maintaining life in others lives within each of us, and from each of us does it recede when unused" More info and booking...

Friday 8th June 2018

Crystal Palace pub - Outside, in Abbey Green

Price: £10 / £8 concs
Start time: 19:00
Doors open: 18:50

Back By Popular Demand

The Bath Pub Tour

An Insider's Guide to Bath's Best Boozers

A charming local's guide to the best secret drinking holes in town. A 90-minute witty walkabout through Bath's Drinking History with round after round of fascinating facts delivered in a tongue-in-cheek Pub Quiz format. Come ready with a winning Team Name. Prizes to be won!

Extra info: includes 30 mins walking / > 75 mins standing

More info and booking...

Sunday 26th May 2019

The Mission Theatre - Upstairs theatre

Price: £8
Start time: 18:00

That's Enough Drama presents

Gerard Harris: Attention Seeker

Award-winning storytelling comedy about how to standup - and not be counted

The shy, anxious jokewriter for a top British comedian accidentally crashes into the standup spotlight and decides to stay. Armed with paralysing fear, blind panic and jokes the comedian didn't buy, he sets out to prove just who's REALLY the talented one, and the rest, as they say, is history.

"Very funny, reminiscent of Woody Allen in his early-60s stand-up years" - Pioneer Press, Minneapolis
***** Edmonton Journal

Best Comedian: Buxton
Best Solo Show: Nelson
Best of Fest: Ottawa
Best Comedy: Dunedin
More info and booking...

Sorry, this event is cancelled

The Bell - Back bar

Price: Free
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Slackjaw Theatre & Bath Fringe present:

Bath Night

Let us celebrate like the Romans! Socialize, drinks and entertainment!
It's a scratch session, it's a work-in-progress, it's a poetry theme, it's a stand-up challenge. Or just a toe in the water.
Tell us something about Bath (or a bath) in a few minutes. If you like, we can tell you what we thought about it. Or just applaud. We’re inviting some Theatre Industry people so the opinion will be better informed.
To put something in the pool tonight, EMail us on slackjawtheatre@gmail.com by May 10th. More info and booking...

Tuesday 28th May 2019

Widcombe Social Club

Price: £10
Start time: 20:00

David Crowe: Boundaries

A tale of humiliation and bliss

David Crowe is an American stand-up comedian. His delivery is a hybrid of jokes and long form story telling which has drawn comparisons to the likes of Billy Connolly and Robin Williams. He has won the Seattle and San Francisco Comedy Competitions and his comedy specials have appeared on Showtime, Comedy Central and most recently Dry Bar. Oh, and his mother is from Scunthorpe. More info and booking...

Wednesday 29th May 2019

The Mission Theatre - Upstairs theatre

Price: £8 / £6 Students
Start time: 17:00
Doors open: 16:45

Atomic Clock Theatre presents

Elephants (are the Largest Land Mammals)

By Niall Farnan

"A funny and thought provoking exploration of loss, through one young person's philosophy of life."
Meet Squirrel. I knew Squirrel, Squirrel was my friend, Squirrel was me, Squirrel might also have been you.
Squirrel could be any young person, anywhere. “You think you see me – but you don’t, not really”. Young people are often demonised but should never be generalised. Age 14+

Extra info: One person show

More info and booking...

Thursday 30th May 2019

The Mission Theatre - Upstairs theatre

Price: £8 / £6 Students
Start time: 18:30
Doors open: 18:15

Atomic Clock Theatre presents

Elephants (are the Largest Land Mammals)

By Niall Farnan

"A funny and thought provoking exploration of loss, through one young person's philosophy of life."
Meet Squirrel. I knew Squirrel, Squirrel was my friend, Squirrel was me, Squirrel might also have been you.
Squirrel could be any young person, anywhere. “You think you see me – but you don’t, not really”. Young people are often demonised but should never be generalised. Age 14+

Extra info: One person show

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Rondo Theatre

Price: £14
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Peter Searles: Hey Gringo - A Chile Christmas

British actor and writer Peter Searles, a veteran of stage, screen, and BBC television and radio, gives an intensely dramatic and frequently hilarious account of his journey from the scorching wastes of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile to the shantytowns and smog-laden cities of the south, to a world of forests, lakes, and volcanoes. More info and booking...

Saturday 1st June 2019

The Bell - Back bar

Price: £9 / £7 concs
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

Thereby Hangs A Tale presents

10 Days That Shook The World

by John Reed

Welcome to the Russian Revolution of 2019.
Part gig, part play, part means-of-production-seizing revolution! Protest songs, spoken word and today's most radical politics mix with events from a century ago to present an irreverent re-imagining of John Reed’s iconic eyewitness account. ***** “Mesmerising..poetic, passionate” Theatre Bath More info and booking...

Sunday 2nd June 2019

Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 13:30

Bedlam Fair

Suspension

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Stories that explore what comfort means to all of us and how people are forced to adapt when these comforts aren't there anymore. Hilarious, painfully relatable and beautifully told stories from the people not too far from your doorstep.

Extra info: This is a roaming performance.

More info and booking...

Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 17:00

Bedlam Fair

Suspension

Sugar?

Stories that explore what comfort means to all of us and how people are forced to adapt when these comforts aren't there anymore. Hilarious, painfully relatable and beautifully told stories from the people not too far from your doorstep. More info and booking...

The Bell - Back bar

Price: £9 / £7 concs
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

Thereby Hangs A Tale presents

10 Days That Shook The World

by John Reed

Welcome to the Russian Revolution of 2019.
Part gig, part play, part means-of-production-seizing revolution! Protest songs, spoken word and today's most radical politics mix with events from a century ago to present an irreverent re-imagining of John Reed’s iconic eyewitness account. ***** “Mesmerising..poetic, passionate” Theatre Bath More info and booking...

Monday 3rd June 2019

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £8
Start time: 19:00
Doors open: 18:30

Irantzu Agirre-Arrizubieta presents

Dawn of Shadows & Scintillation

A Multidisciplinary Arts Performance with Harp Music

This talented Basque harpist has performed around the world since the age of sixteen, as a soloist and in leading orchestras. Described by the 'New York Concert Review' as "a sensitive chamber musician as well as a virtuoso soloist", she here presents her latest project for Harp, literature and lighting effects. More info and booking...

Thursday 6th June 2019

The Mission Theatre - Upstairs theatre

Price: £8
Start time: 20:00

That's Enough Drama presents

Gerard Harris: Attention Seeker

Award-winning storytelling comedy about how to standup - and not be counted

The shy, anxious jokewriter for a top British comedian accidentally crashes into the standup spotlight and decides to stay. Armed with paralysing fear, blind panic and jokes the comedian didn't buy, he sets out to prove just who's REALLY the talented one, and the rest, as they say, is history.

"Very funny, reminiscent of Woody Allen in his early-60s stand-up years" - Pioneer Press, Minneapolis
***** Edmonton Journal

Best Comedian: Buxton
Best Solo Show: Nelson
Best of Fest: Ottawa
Best Comedy: Dunedin
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Friday 7th June 2019

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £5
Start time: 13:00
Doors open: 12:00

Casting an Impression

A Musical Revue by Martin Dimery

Martin (of Sgt Pepper's Only Dart Board Band) has a parallel career impersonating others, whilst maintaining a life in writing and directing. Here he brings together humorous readings from his autobiography "Being John Lennon" linked by a series of songs allegedly discarded by the likes of Elvis, John Lennon and Mick Jagger. More info and booking...

Rondo Theatre

Price: £10
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Queue

written and performed by Connor Macleod

Queue is an epic performance poem that follows one man's journey from one end of a queue to the other in a mixture of sharp comedy, existential dread and unconventional poetics. Queue is the show that plays in all of our heads when we're trapped with our own thoughts. Incunabula Collective follow their successful debut of #Gunsh0w at last year’s Bath Fringe. More info and booking...

Saturday 8th June 2019

Rondo Theatre

Price: £10
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Queue

written and performed by Connor Macleod

Queue is an epic performance poem that follows one man's journey from one end of a queue to the other in a mixture of sharp comedy, existential dread and unconventional poetics. Queue is the show that plays in all of our heads when we're trapped with our own thoughts. Incunabula Collective follow their successful debut of #Gunsh0w at last year’s Bath Fringe. More info and booking...