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The Old Theatre Royal

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Address:
12 Old Orchard Street, Bath BA1 1JU
Telephone: 01225 462233
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Access: Performances take place in different areas within the venue, please see listings below for the accessibility information for each performance

Monday 29th May

Main House

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

Molland vs Sullivan

Freedom of Speech

Social barriers will dissipate as Rick Molland and Sully O’Sullivan go head-to-head in an epic stand-up comedy battle about freedom of speech. ‘Hard-hitting, no-holds-barred comedy.’ Edinburgh Evening News.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access

Extra info: Full disabled access

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Tuesday 30th May

Main House

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

Simon Allen, Sam & Beth Eason, Tom Corneill and Lee Cole present

'90s Acoustic Mixtape LIVE

Choose Britpop. Choose anthems. Choose reminding yourself of staying out past midnight on school nights. Choose songs you fell in love to. Choose incredible acoustic twists on the best dance and grunge music. Choose remembering muddy festival moments. Choose guilty pleasure pop songs. Choose music to make you feel alive.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access

Extra info: Full disabled access

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Wednesday 31st May

Main House

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?

Venue access: Full wheelchair access

Extra info: Full disabled access

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Library

Start time: 20:30
Price: £5
Doors open: 19:30

Stephanie Laing

Mad About The Boy

Stephanie Laing’s love life has been a roller coaster ride, if roller coasters involve a lot of awkward sex, self-sabotage and therapy. Come and hear this lovable little weirdo talk about all the boys she’s done stuff with, including some proper wrong-uns.

Please note: There is no disabled access as the Library is on the third floor

Venue access: We regret there is no wheelchair access to this venue

Extra info: No disabled access as the Library is on the third floor

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Thursday 1st June

Main House

Start time: 20:00
Price: £6 / £5 Concs excluding workshop
Doors open: 19:00

James Rippingale

Guitar on a Summer Evening

Preceded by Guitar Workshop (book workshop separately)

Join award winning classical guitarist James Rippingale as he makes his Bath debut with a programme of musical delights and guitar favourites featuring pieces by J. S. Bach along with his own unique compositions, and ending with a musical journey through the heart of Spain.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access

Extra info: Full disabled access

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Library

Start time: 20:00
Price: £5
Doors open: 19:00

Tom Glover & Richard James

Work in Progress

Double header first outing of debut solo shows for these Devon Comedians. Tom Glover is a new father struggling to bring-up a child whilst not being willing to put the Lego down. Richard James tells how his dreams of being an explorer conflict with his main passion of staying indoors.

Venue access: We regret there is no wheelchair access to this venue

Extra info: No disabled access as the Library is on the third floor

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Friday 2nd June

Main House

Start time: 20:00
Price: £10 / £8 concs
Doors open: 19:00

2016 BGT Finalist

Jasmine

Jasmine moved some judges to tears with her audition on 'Britain's Got Talent' last year, winning Ant & Dec's Golden-Buzzer nomination before going on to finish fourth in the Final. Come and experience live the 15-year-old girl that David Walliams said "looked like an Angel and sounded like one too."

Venue access: Full wheelchair access

Extra info: Full disabled access

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Library

Start time: 20:00
Price: £5
Doors open: 19:00

Tony Basnett

Always Lands On His Feet

Tony Basnett is a young and exciting act, with bundles of energy and enthusiasm. He is a playful and cheeky performer with a childish outlook on anything and everything. He's reached the final of numerous competitions including Comedy Central Student of the year and Beat the Frog World Series.

Venue access: We regret there is no wheelchair access to this venue

Extra info: We regret there is no disabled access to this part of the building.

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Saturday 3rd June

Main House

Start time: 20:00
Price: £6 / £5 C-oncs
Doors open: 19:00

Joe Probert

plus support

19-year-old Bristolian Joe Probert is one of the UK’s most promising singer/songwriters - single-mindedly motivated to deliver fresh music that people love. Self-taught, whilst other kids were on X-Boxes, Joe was busking on the streets of Bristol & Bath, before setting-up his own DIY recording studio in the garden shed.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access

Extra info: Full disabled access

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Sunday 4th June

Main House

Start time: 19:30
Price: £9 / £7.50 Concs
Doors open: 18:30

Simon Currie's 6plus1

Musical Comedy with Virtuosic Musicians

6plus1 is a band of 7 musicians playing New Orleans Jazz, mixing in Funk, Rock and Ska with two Saxophonists doubling woodwind, two trumpets, trombone, tuba and drums. Some of the music is presented with a comic edge, next to virtuosic playing.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access

Extra info: Full disabled access

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Library

Start time: 20:00
Price: £5
Doors open: 19:00

Liam Pickford

Your Love Is A Knackered Bus Stop I Can No Longer Be Arsed To Vandalise

If Stewart Lee and Jack Dee ever had a child together then they would call Liam Pickford son. A unique brand of stand up, mixing cleverly-honed material with unpredictable audience interaction. All this, mixed with a hint of ‘whimsy’ and clever observations whilst delivered in a wonderfully unenthusiastic and grumpy style.

Venue access: We regret there is no wheelchair access to this venue

Extra info: No disabled access as the Library is on the third floor

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Monday 5th June

Main House

Start time: 20:00
Price: £10 / £8 concs
Doors open: 19:00

Phoenix River Band

plus Support from Prairie Dog

Phoenix River Band’s music is original with an undoubted salute to country influences plus hints of R&B and Blues. Think Allman Brothers meet Chris Rea meets Jackson Browne with a touch of Fleetwood Mac and you have a potent mix of original songs with driving beats and soulful melodies. Prairie Dog are a Southwest-based country roots duo playing mostly original songs with a bluegrass-tinged style and vocal harmonies that are rootsy, humorous, edgy and sometimes sensitive.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access

Extra info: Full disabled access

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Tuesday 6th June

Main House

Start time: 16:00
Price: £8/ £5 Concs
Doors open: 15:00

Also on:
Wednesday 7th June

Fish Pie! present

Two Parallel Columns

Fresh from their sell-out, Cambridge run of their sketch show “Laugh, Why Don't You?” (4.5*, Varsity), punchy, young comedy troupe Fish Pie! have teamed up with the best of Bath's student comedians to bring you Two Parallel Columns - two days of sketchy silliness at Bath's iconic Old Theatre Royal.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access

Extra info: Full disabled access

More info and booking...

Main House

Start time: 20:00
Price: £8/ £5 Concs
Doors open: 19:00

Also on:
Wednesday 7th June

Fish Pie! present

Two Parallel Columns

Fresh from their sell-out, Cambridge run of their sketch show “Laugh, Why Don't You?” (4.5*, Varsity), punchy, young comedy troupe Fish Pie! have teamed up with the best of Bath's student comedians to bring you Two Parallel Columns - two days of sketchy silliness at Bath's iconic Old Theatre Royal.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access

Extra info: Full disabled access

More info and booking...

Wednesday 7th June

Main House

Start time: 16:00
Price: £8/ £5 Concs
Doors open: 15:00

Also on:
Tuesday 6th June

Fish Pie! present

Two Parallel Columns

Fresh from their sell-out, Cambridge run of their sketch show “Laugh, Why Don't You?” (4.5*, Varsity), punchy, young comedy troupe Fish Pie! have teamed up with the best of Bath's student comedians to bring you Two Parallel Columns - two days of sketchy silliness at Bath's iconic Old Theatre Royal.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access

Extra info: Full disabled access

More info and booking...

Main House

Start time: 20:00
Price: £8/ £5 Concs
Doors open: 19:00

Also on:
Tuesday 6th June

Fish Pie! present

Two Parallel Columns

Fresh from their sell-out, Cambridge run of their sketch show “Laugh, Why Don't You?” (4.5*, Varsity), punchy, young comedy troupe Fish Pie! have teamed up with the best of Bath's student comedians to bring you Two Parallel Columns - two days of sketchy silliness at Bath's iconic Old Theatre Royal.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access

Extra info: Full disabled access

More info and booking...

Library

Start time: 20:30
Price: £5
Doors open: 19:30

Lucy Thompson

Shake It Off

Lucy Thompson’s set is a laughter-packed routine mixing clever observations and stories, covering everything from everyday life to her journey as a gay female. Although still a relatively new face on the circuit Lucy has already made a lot of noise picking-up Best Breakthrough Act at The 2016 Midlands Comedy Awards.

Venue access: We regret there is no wheelchair access to this venue

Extra info: No disabled access as the Library is on the third floor

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Thursday 8th June

Main House

Start time: 19:00
Price: £6 / £5 Concs
Doors open: 18:00

Open Up Music present

The South-West Open Youth Orchestra

including the Premiere of a new piece by Liam Taylor-West written especially for them

TSWOYO is the UK’s first disabled-led regional youth orchestra, featuring disabled and non-disabled young musicians playing conventional and electronic instruments incorporating accessible EyeGaze technology. On the eve of their BBC Music Day performance, come and experience these uniquely modern young musicians in the intimate surroundings of the Old Theatre Royal.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access

Extra info: Full disabled access

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Friday 9th June

Main House

Start time: 19:30
Price: £10 / £8 concs
Doors open: 18:30

The Unravelling Wilburys

Following their sell-out world debut at last year's Fringe@theOTR, this band of good ol’ boys from Nashville Tennessee who had a whole bunch of songs (allegedly) stolen by some supergroup called “The Travelling Wilburys” have been hitting the highway and are back with an even bigger show this year.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access

Extra info: Full disabled access

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Library

Start time: 20:30
Price: £8 /£7 Concs
Doors open: 19:30

Tony Jameson

Football Manager Ruined My Life

Tony Jameson has become one of the UK's hottest comedic talents with his laid back, chatty, observational style. For the past 18 months, Tony has been touring the UK with this sell-out show, including a week-long residency at both Leicester Square Theatre and Museum of Comedy in London.

Venue access: We regret there is no wheelchair access to this venue

Extra info: No disabled access as the Library is on the third floor

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Saturday 10th June

Main House

Start time: 20:00
Price: £8 (concessions £7)
Doors open: 19:00

Guy Fawkes

Indie set to Blow-up

A backlash to A-sides, a response to four-minute songs by manicured manikins, a single finger to the Ed's of this world, the beginning of the good new days. But most of all Indie that seamlessly blends nuance and beauty with energy and rhythm. Set to blow up.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access

Extra info: Full disabled access

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Sunday 11th June

Main House

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

Andy Wilky

Just Me

Anyone who has seen ‘Phoenix Nights’, 'That Peter Kay Thing’, 'Mrs Brown’s Boys’, ‘Cold Feet’ and the Ken Loach film 'Looking For Eric’ will instantly recognise Andy Wilky. This ‘Just me’ Tour features anecdotes from his home life laced with surreal tangents, including the welcome appearance of a talking dog.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access

Extra info: Full disabled access

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