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Wednesday 31st May

The Old Theatre Royal

Start time: 20:00
Price: £8 / £7 Concs
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

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Thursday 1st June

Rondo Theatre

Start time: 19:30
Price: £10
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

Burdall's Yard

Start time: 20:00
Price: £8/6/4

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

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Rondo Theatre

Start time: 20:00
Price: £10 (£9 concs)
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

Burdall's Yard

Start time: 12:00
Price: £8
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

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Sorry, this event is cancelled

Burdall's Yard

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

Also on:
Sunday 4th June

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)

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The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

Start time: 19:30
Price: £6 / £4

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

Sorry, this event is cancelled

Burdall's Yard

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

Also on:
Saturday 3rd June

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)

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Widcombe Social Club

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

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Monday 5th June

44AD

Start time: 16:30
Price: £5

Also on:
Tuesday 6th June
Wednesday 7th June
Thursday 8th June

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.

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Tuesday 6th June

44AD

Start time: 16:30
Price: £5

Also on:
Monday 5th June
Wednesday 7th June
Thursday 8th June

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

44AD

Start time: 16:30
Price: £5

Also on:
Monday 5th June
Tuesday 6th June
Thursday 8th June

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

44AD

Start time: 16:30
Price: £5

Also on:
Monday 5th June
Tuesday 6th June
Wednesday 7th June

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

The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

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

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

St. Michael's Church

Start time: 14:30
Price: £7 / £5 concs
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

Start time: 19:00
Price: £7 / £5 concs
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

The Bell

Start time: 13:00
Price: Free
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...