Theatre & Cabaret

For many people, the stage is at the heart of Fringe, and we have a real feast of that for you this fortnight!

Listings for Theatre, Cabaret

Friday 25th May

Various venues

Bath Fringe Opening Night

Circomedia walkabouts

On Friday 25th May the Circomedia students burst out of their studios and onto the streets, in a chaotic and frolic filled evening of walkabout performance. Prepare to see the world differently as this talented group of thirty international circus performers roam the streets of Bath in search of an audience. This isn’t your normal Friday night out. More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Tantalising Tasters at The Mission

The Mission kicks off an exciting fortnight of Fringe frenzy with a theatrical treat - a chance to glimpse ten minute tasters of many of the Mission’s Fringe shows. And then meet the actors, network and relax in the The Mission’s Fringe Hub Bar with a glass of Fringe Fest Fizz! More info and booking...

Crystal Palace pub - Outside, in Abbey Green

Also on:
Saturday 26th May
Friday 8th June

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! More info and booking...

Chapel Arts Centre

20th Century Foxes Presents

Cool Britannia

A Ride Through The Swinging 60s

Relive the heady 1960s as this unforgettable live band whirls you through the decade of the British Explosion, from early '60s kitsch to rooftop rock, and everything in between. Sixties Britain created a style and sound all its own - and made the world sit up and take notice. More info and booking...

Saturday 26th May

The Mission Theatre - Upstairs theatre

Also on:
Sunday 3rd June

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...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Sunday 27th May

The Little Things Theatre presents:

A Dog's Brexit

By Josie Hunt

An exciting new family show for children age 7+. A Dog's Brexit is a Dr Seuss meets Animal Farm-esque portrayal of Britain's exit from the EU, filled with dogs, rhyme, songs and explanations that aim to speak directly to children. More info and booking...

Crystal Palace pub - Outside, in Abbey Green

Also on:
Friday 25th May
Friday 8th June

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! More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

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...

Sunday 27th May

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Saturday 26th May

The Little Things Theatre presents:

A Dog's Brexit

By Josie Hunt

An exciting new family show for children age 7+. A Dog's Brexit is a Dr Seuss meets Animal Farm-esque portrayal of Britain's exit from the EU, filled with dogs, rhyme, songs and explanations that aim to speak directly to children. More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

The Rattle'n'Roll Players present

The Rise and Fall of King Donald the 1/5th

by Gabriel Chanan

A rich, aggressive merchant aims to seize Egoland from dying King Omba. He makes a risky pact with three witches - but they have their own subversive ideas. Who can save the world from his destructive impulses? Humour, pathos and Shakespearean echoes jostle in this hilarious take on contemporary politics More info and booking...

Monday 28th May

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Thursday 31st May

Softsod Productions Presents

UnSpoken

By David Martin

As funeral bells chime, a mysterious woman whispers a terrible secret to a grieving wife. Some years later, now in therapy, the woman pieces together the jigsaw of her life, the damning relationship with her father, her struggle with trust and love and the disturbing truth behind that secret whisper.
Directed by Jacqs Graham, featuring Lucy Elzik and David Martin. Suitable Age 16+ only. More info and booking...

Tuesday 29th May

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Wednesday 30th May
Thursday 31st May

Big Egg Theatre

Bummer and Lazarus

An absurd comedy that blends slapstick, nonsense and existentialism. This is the tale of two inseparable friends, renowned killers, and the most welcome faces in California.
They are trapped, and if they don't escape soon they will surely die. But first, Lazarus has some questions. Also, they are both dogs. More info and booking...

Chapel Arts Centre

Brejeiro: the Brazilian musical

Years before Samba emerged, Brazilian Choro music and Maxixe dances rocked the world. Join Brejeiro and friends to experience this infectious music and its social history from its beginnings in the 1860's to today. Come and dance, sing, play and smile with us and catch the Choro bug too. More info and booking...

Wednesday 30th May

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Tuesday 29th May
Thursday 31st May

Big Egg Theatre

Bummer and Lazarus

An absurd comedy that blends slapstick, nonsense and existentialism. This is the tale of two inseparable friends, renowned killers, and the most welcome faces in California.
They are trapped, and if they don't escape soon they will surely die. But first, Lazarus has some questions. Also, they are both dogs. More info and booking...

Rondo Theatre

Act V Theatre Company presents

Venus and Adonis

By William Shakespeare

The goddess Venus is obsessed with the mortal Adonis. How will their passionate encounter end? Shakespeare's dazzling verbal virtuosity, explores love with the wit and pathos later found in his best-loved comedies. A classic poem adapted into a play for four actors and violinist, with Act V's stripped-back style. More info and booking...

Thursday 31st May

Mystery location

Also on:
Friday 1st June
Saturday 2nd June
Sunday 3rd June

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 More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Tuesday 29th May
Wednesday 30th May

Big Egg Theatre

Bummer and Lazarus

An absurd comedy that blends slapstick, nonsense and existentialism. This is the tale of two inseparable friends, renowned killers, and the most welcome faces in California.
They are trapped, and if they don't escape soon they will surely die. But first, Lazarus has some questions. Also, they are both dogs. More info and booking...

Rondo Theatre

Also on:
Monday 28th May

Softsod Productions Presents

UnSpoken

By David Martin

As funeral bells chime, a mysterious woman whispers a terrible secret to a grieving wife. Some years later, now in therapy, the woman pieces together the jigsaw of her life, the damning relationship with her father, her struggle with trust and love and the disturbing truth behind that secret whisper.
Directed by Jacqs Graham, featuring Lucy Elzik and David Martin. Suitable Age 16+ only. More info and booking...

Friday 1st June

Mystery location

Also on:
Thursday 31st May
Saturday 2nd June
Sunday 3rd June

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 More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Monday 4th June

Spaniel in the Works Theatre Company

The Final Journey of Edward Wilson

by John Bassett

Powerful play charting the life of Edward Wilson, explorer and naturalist on Scott's fateful journeys to the Antarctic. Wilson encounters a mysterious figure as he faces the end at the South Pole.
The play explores Wilson's life as an artist, scientist and as a caring and brave man of discovery. More info and booking...

Sorry, this event is cancelled

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

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

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

Howard-Vick Productions presents

The Stationmaster

A new family musical by Gabriel Vick

Wesley is a 10 year old boy who loves trains and spends too much time at Swindon station for his parents liking. But on this day of the launch of the new intercity express train, Wesley finds himself in charge of the entire station! More info and booking...

Somer Valley Arts Day

Also on:
Sunday 3rd June

Curious Company presents:

The Dept of Complaints

Got something to moan about? Is something just not right? Tell it all to our very own Department of Complaints. It MAY get sorted. Then again, it may not. More info and booking...

Radstock town centre

Also on:
Sunday 3rd June

Animystic Productions Presents:

The Hoary Halfling Tavern

Welcome to the Hoary Halfling, the oldest travelling pub this side of Great River! Come and have a drink with the cantankerous bar maid and be regaled with tall tales from our resident Adventurer! More info and booking...

Somer Valley Arts Day

Also on:
Sunday 3rd June

Liberty Rocks present:

The Lost Luggage

3 space explorers and their mobile semi-sentient robotic dinosaur land in Bath, their mission - to discover our alien environment and interact with its inhabitants, delivering a vital message and collecting fuel to allow them to continue on their journey. Oooh errr..robotic dinosaurs...in Bath!! More info and booking...

Somer Valley Arts Day

Also on:
Sunday 3rd June

Jessica Rost Company present:

Peddlers' Pack

So many things you never saw before'- five hucksters will be hawking the fringes and byways of town: conducting their commerce, making connections, interactions and unforgettable transactions; the like of which you could not ever have imagined possible. Find them before they find you! More info and booking...

Somer Valley Arts Day

Also on:
Sunday 3rd June

Bash Street Theatre

Bellevue Hotel

It’s the 1950’s and Elsie Lovejoy runs a dilapidated, theatrical boarding house in a seaside town. When a local gangster tries to buy her out her theatrical guests rally round to save the day using their considerable talents. More info and booking...

Radstock town centre

DotComedy

The Chain

Somer Valley Arts Family Day

The Chain is a random sequence of slapstick blunders that develops into a comic disaster – with hilarious results that catch the audience by surprise.

More info and booking...

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

OOOH ARRR Productions presents

Musical Mayhem

All of your favourite musicals in one place.

Let our two dazzling divas take you directly to the West End. It is here where they will serenade you with a feel-good hour of toe-tapping tunes and the ballads that are sure to hit home. They will take you through the A-Z of Musical theatre to ensure you do have the time of your life. Dance and sing along to all of your favourite show tunes for 60 minutes of pure entertainment! More info and booking...

Mystery location

Also on:
Thursday 31st May
Friday 1st June
Sunday 3rd June

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 More info and booking...

Radstock town centre

Bedlam Saturday in Somer Valley

Somer Valley Arts Family Day

featuring Outside! NOW!! More info and booking...

Various venues

Bedlam Saturday

in Radstock & Bath

Bath's big outdoor performance day features Bash St. Theatre, DotComedy, and many many more - including our New Work Works performers and the main performance of this year's Outside! NOW!! project - all in Radstock for the day - in Bath, some of our New Work Works performers will be in Brunel Square (by the railway station) around the Theatre Bath Bus.
Further info about acts coming soon. More info and booking...

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

Gritty Theatre presents

Fred and Ginger

by Michael Southan

Taffeta, testosterone and no-talent! Who did not love the annual school musical? 'Fred and Ginger' is a gorgeous little piece that reminds us of our own halcyon days at secondary school. More info and booking...

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

Croon productions

MONSTER!

Classic cinematic monsters have escaped their retirement home. Look Out! A little girl, some seagulls, a bat, a fish... 2 hotel managers! Terrifying! Can 4 bright eyed teenagers save the World? MONSTER Explores the horror film genre with Puppet theatre. Made for grownups (Suitable for over 10 yrs.) More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Sunday 3rd June

NOSThree presents

Friendly Ever After

with Maria de Jesus Rocha and Bianca Bertalot

A lovely story of two young clowns trying to find true friendship. When fate unites them, they realise that cultivating a new friendship is not an easy job. They discover together the beauty of friendship and the need to respect, help and understand one's friend. More info and booking...

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

A Word In Your Ear presents

Little Potatoes

By Clare Reddaway

Matchmaking mums at the Shanghai marriage market hatch a plan to get their Little Emperors hitched. Little Potatoes is a powerful, bittersweet comedy-drama which explores the realities and repercussions of state controlled fertility for two women in China.
Featuring Michelle Wen Lee and Sarah Curwen, directed by Bryn Holding. More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Festival of Nature presents

Pop up Wildlife Party

Festival of Nature - After dark! This takeover of Green Park Station will find performers, artists and new technologies joining forces with conservation organisations to create an evening of wildlife surprises! More info and booking...

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

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...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Thereby Hangs A Tale presents

Black Flags Red Capes

"Sometimes to build a new world, you have to burn the old one down. Being able to shoot flames from your fingertips helps with that."

What happens to society when some people develop extraordinary abilities? And what happens when those people start to riot?

More info and booking...

Rondo Theatre

Amy Tobias in

The Quantum Physics of My Heart

A comedy science lecture about growing up in the '90s

If Amy's dad is a kick-ass scientist then she can be one too, right? Isn't that probability, or logic, or something? Amy invites you to her comedy science lecture about growing up in the '90s. With the help of some complex scientific theories (not really), Amy grapples with the teenage experiences that shaped her. More info and booking...

Kingswood Theatre

Live music, dance and theatre from the Middle East and beyond!

Club Cairo

featuring the 'Serpent Slayer'

Club Cairo presents live music, dance and theatre from the Middle East and beyond. Experience the drama of our theatrical production 'The Serpent Slayer' - a story where tough reality meets fairytale - followed by a fun live music set accompanied by a dazzling array of belly dancers. More info and booking...

Chapel Arts Centre

Miss Violent May presents...

Untamed Burlesque

with Ophelia Wilde, Velveteen Hussey and many more...

A new burlesque and cabaret night in the wonderful Chapel Arts Centre showcasing the most daring, wildest and Untamed performers in the South West and further afield. Headliner includes the international badass beauty Ophelia Wilde! More info and booking...

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

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...

Sorry, this event is cancelled

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Something Theatre presents

The Lightning Tree

A New One Man Show Performed by Darren Little

1960's America. A man sits in a mental institution awaiting his 'fate'. How did he end up in such a place and will his twisted memory and dreams become reality? Storytelling, theatrics and fear rising horror collides then twists and turns until we are all left unsure of the truth! More info and booking...

Sunday 3rd June

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

Couch - the musical

(miniature youth version)

"A brilliantly imaginative evocation of a whole new universe" The Telegraph.
Teenager, C.P., enters the world of the lost and forgotten. Devices, gadgets, and creatures take on new meaning as a musical adventure unfolds. More info and booking...

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

Brave Bold Drama presents

Sticky Ends

written & performed by Gill Simmons

Comic cautionary tales for the modern age, Sticky Ends is a collection of original stories & songs about what might happen if you do really really bad stuff, like Eat Too Much Ice-cream or Play Too Much Minecraft. Full of fun, silliness and chances to join in. Suitable for age 5+. More info and booking...

Mystery location

Also on:
Thursday 31st May
Friday 1st June
Saturday 2nd June

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 More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Kingsmead Square

Also on:
Saturday 2nd June

Curious Company presents:

The Dept of Complaints

Got something to moan about? Is something just not right? Tell it all to our very own Department of Complaints. It MAY get sorted. Then again, it may not. More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Saw Close

Also on:
Saturday 2nd June

Animystic Productions Presents:

The Hoary Halfling Tavern

Welcome to the Hoary Halfling, the oldest travelling pub this side of Great River! Come and have a drink with the cantankerous bar maid and be regaled with tall tales from our resident Adventurer! More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

OOOH ARRR Productions presents

Murdery Mystery on the SS Great Britain

Written by Jack Turner

The year is 2018 and The SS Great Britain is about to embark upon a new journey. However, as soon as the ship departs there is something untoward. Five high profile guests are aboard this ship, however one of them goes mysteriously missing. It is up to YOU to solve the mystery. More info and booking...

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

On A String

A new government scheme is being trialled to replace Jobseeker's Allowance and help struggling Millennials; earn money by reciting your memories. Mel, a successful business woman, finds her world turned upside down and desperate for money, takes part. But is there more at stake than sharing a few experiences?
Mel's world is turned upside down when her beloved lifestyle is taken from her. Desperate for money, she participates in this scheme, but is there more at stake than just sharing a few experiences? More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Kingsmead Square

Also on:
Saturday 2nd June

Liberty Rocks present:

The Lost Luggage

3 space explorers and their mobile semi-sentient robotic dinosaur land in Bath, their mission - to discover our alien environment and interact with its inhabitants, delivering a vital message and collecting fuel to allow them to continue on their journey. Oooh errr..robotic dinosaurs...in Bath!! More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Saw Close

Also on:
Saturday 2nd June

Jessica Rost Company present:

Peddlers' Pack

So many things you never saw before'- five hucksters will be hawking the fringes and byways of town: conducting their commerce, making connections, interactions and unforgettable transactions; the like of which you could not ever have imagined possible. Find them before they find you! More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Bath Street

Street to the Point

Once again young people from Eastleigh’s The Point Youth Theatre Eastleigh will be parading their fabulous and numerous walkabout comedy en masse. You sure won’t miss them! More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Bath Street

Ramshacklicious

The Band at the End Of The World

They arrive in a cloud of raucous brass heavy music, driving a water spurting, flaming and smoking battle contraption. These idiots are convinced that the inevitable end of the world is upon us, maybe today, maybe right here, maybe right now! More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Saw Close

Whalley Range Allstars

Ye Gods

Three performers tower a miniature town and bring it to life…. Church bells ring out, a factory grinds into action, there’s a boozy sing-along in the pub and the local dog’s home can’t stop its inmates barking at the church bells.
By the time these three have finished the entire tiny town is humming with noise and life. And life goes on…Until the storm comes….
More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Kingsmead Square

Dominique Fester Physical Theatre presents:

An Ordinary Place - The Hospital

Dominique Fester Physical Theatre presents ‘The Hospital’, a playful Street Theatre piece which takes us inside the medical world, and the situations encountered there More info and booking...

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

Also on:
Saturday 26th May

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...

Bedlam Fair: Bath Street

Also on:
Saturday 2nd June

Bash Street Theatre

Bellevue Hotel

It’s the 1950’s and Elsie Lovejoy runs a dilapidated, theatrical boarding house in a seaside town. When a local gangster tries to buy her out her theatrical guests rally round to save the day using their considerable talents. More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Kingsmead Square

Also on:
Saturday 2nd June

Animystic Productions Presents:

The Hoary Halfling Tavern

Welcome to the Hoary Halfling, the oldest travelling pub this side of Great River! Come and have a drink with the cantankerous bar maid and be regaled with tall tales from our resident Adventurer! More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Saturday 2nd June

NOSThree presents

Friendly Ever After

with Maria de Jesus Rocha and Bianca Bertalot

A lovely story of two young clowns trying to find true friendship. When fate unites them, they realise that cultivating a new friendship is not an easy job. They discover together the beauty of friendship and the need to respect, help and understand one's friend. More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Kingsmead Square

Also on:
Saturday 2nd June

Jessica Rost Company present:

Peddlers' Pack

So many things you never saw before'- five hucksters will be hawking the fringes and byways of town: conducting their commerce, making connections, interactions and unforgettable transactions; the like of which you could not ever have imagined possible. Find them before they find you! More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Saw Close

Sylvia Hunt Presents:

'Cocktails and dog tails' and 'Billy Bubbles bath time'

A woozy mix of puppetry and physical comedy as bright young thing Lady Poirot and pampered pouch Billy Bubbles tussle in the battle between owner and pet in these two new sketches.
More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Saw Close

Street to the Point

Once again young people from Eastleigh’s The Point Youth Theatre Eastleigh will be parading their fabulous and numerous walkabout comedy en masse. You sure won’t miss them! More info and booking...

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors is the tale of four women with their own hidden lives. It explores what goes on in one's own home and how the world outside goes on regardless. How well do you know your neighbour? Your co-worker? Could you do more?
An emotional and powerful performance that asks the questions we don't always want answered. More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Bedlam Cabaret

featuring The Hot Potato Syncopators

In for the evening in our favourite covered open air space, Bedlam Cabaret features faces from the afternoon on the street, plus some extra stunning up & coming artists from the region, all rounded off by a show from the West's most stylish street band.
Full bill to be confirmed on the Bedlam leaflet and website nearer the time. More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Monday 4th June
Tuesday 5th June

Palomar Theatre

Darlings

Written by Eleanor Hope-Jones

Night out. Pub. Friends - but one of them is a bit more than a mate, isn’t he? Using tender puppetry, striking stage images and a brutally vulnerable script, Darlings is a timely look at modern relationships, manipulation, and how they are tied into our childhood experience. More info and booking...

Monday 4th June

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Friday 1st June

Spaniel in the Works Theatre Company

The Final Journey of Edward Wilson

by John Bassett

Powerful play charting the life of Edward Wilson, explorer and naturalist on Scott's fateful journeys to the Antarctic. Wilson encounters a mysterious figure as he faces the end at the South Pole.
The play explores Wilson's life as an artist, scientist and as a caring and brave man of discovery. More info and booking...

St James Wine Vaults - Downstairs

Also on:
Tuesday 5th June
Wednesday 6th June

Slackjaw Theatre Presents

Smile, You're On Camera

At what point do measures taken for our own safety intrude on the freedoms we take for granted?
A fragmented, episodic two-hander following the interrogation of a woman who has been arrested for wearing inappropriate clothing while running. 'Smile' is an absurd, darkly comic exploration of the rules that govern our daily lives. Suitable Age 15+ More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Sunday 3rd June
Tuesday 5th June

Palomar Theatre

Darlings

Written by Eleanor Hope-Jones

Night out. Pub. Friends - but one of them is a bit more than a mate, isn’t he? Using tender puppetry, striking stage images and a brutally vulnerable script, Darlings is a timely look at modern relationships, manipulation, and how they are tied into our childhood experience. More info and booking...

Tuesday 5th June

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Wednesday 6th June

Mechanimal presents

Zugunruhe

'Migratory restlessness in birds'

Zugunruhe – Ornithology’s term for 'migratory restlessness in birds'. From cages to planetariums, Zambia to UK, quantum biology to magnetic fields, this solo show explores the wild migration flight of a Marsh Warbler. Rehearsing among Somerset wetlands, Tom Bailey creates a feast of bird behaviour alongside a digital sound map. More info and booking...

St James Wine Vaults - Downstairs

Also on:
Monday 4th June
Wednesday 6th June

Slackjaw Theatre Presents

Smile, You're On Camera

At what point do measures taken for our own safety intrude on the freedoms we take for granted?
A fragmented, episodic two-hander following the interrogation of a woman who has been arrested for wearing inappropriate clothing while running. 'Smile' is an absurd, darkly comic exploration of the rules that govern our daily lives. Suitable Age 15+ More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Sunday 3rd June
Monday 4th June

Palomar Theatre

Darlings

Written by Eleanor Hope-Jones

Night out. Pub. Friends - but one of them is a bit more than a mate, isn’t he? Using tender puppetry, striking stage images and a brutally vulnerable script, Darlings is a timely look at modern relationships, manipulation, and how they are tied into our childhood experience. More info and booking...

Wednesday 6th June

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Thursday 7th June

Noonday Demons Theatre Co present

Excellence & The Rest Of Us

a double bill of institutional horror by Duncan Ellis

Two brief, bilious, occasionally bloody one-acters. Two institutions. A local comp and a sedate little care home. United by menace, linked through secrets, consolidated with corny one-liners... A nasty little double bill.
"Thrillingly fresh, imaginatively structured and defiantly experimental" The Scotsman on Block, 2015. More info and booking...

St James Wine Vaults - Downstairs

Also on:
Monday 4th June
Tuesday 5th June

Slackjaw Theatre Presents

Smile, You're On Camera

At what point do measures taken for our own safety intrude on the freedoms we take for granted?
A fragmented, episodic two-hander following the interrogation of a woman who has been arrested for wearing inappropriate clothing while running. 'Smile' is an absurd, darkly comic exploration of the rules that govern our daily lives. Suitable Age 15+ More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Tuesday 5th June

Mechanimal presents

Zugunruhe

'Migratory restlessness in birds'

Zugunruhe – Ornithology’s term for 'migratory restlessness in birds'. From cages to planetariums, Zambia to UK, quantum biology to magnetic fields, this solo show explores the wild migration flight of a Marsh Warbler. Rehearsing among Somerset wetlands, Tom Bailey creates a feast of bird behaviour alongside a digital sound map. More info and booking...

Rondo Theatre

Also on:
Thursday 7th June

The Incunabula Collective present

#Gunsh0w

by Connor Macleod

Gabe is an aspiring YouTube star, filming her reviews of guns whilst alone in her basement. Overnight, she becomes a viral sensation - a one woman exploration into the dangerous use of online language and our current 'YouTube' generation. More info and booking...

Thursday 7th June

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Wednesday 6th June

Noonday Demons Theatre Co present

Excellence & The Rest Of Us

a double bill of institutional horror by Duncan Ellis

Two brief, bilious, occasionally bloody one-acters. Two institutions. A local comp and a sedate little care home. United by menace, linked through secrets, consolidated with corny one-liners... A nasty little double bill.
"Thrillingly fresh, imaginatively structured and defiantly experimental" The Scotsman on Block, 2015. More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Friday 8th June

Scotland!

The Latebloomers

SCOTLAAAAND! A show that takes the audience on a wild ride, full of silliness, songs, stomping and dancing, fishing, hunting, slapping, rowing, freedom and brotherhood! Three "Scots" go forth into the ancient lands of the highlands, overcoming dangers, in search of the spirit of Scotland. More info and booking...

Mystery location

Also on:
Friday 8th June
Saturday 9th June

Fake Escape present

20:20 Vision - Retold

The 6th annual 20:20 Vision immersive new writing event, goes back to the past. Contemporary theatre performed in unusual locations, three brand new plays by writers under 30 feature innovative takes on Pride and Prejudice, Great Expectations and The Rivals. Retold will be an unmissable night of explosive, entertaining drama. More info and booking...

Rondo Theatre

Also on:
Wednesday 6th June

The Incunabula Collective present

#Gunsh0w

by Connor Macleod

Gabe is an aspiring YouTube star, filming her reviews of guns whilst alone in her basement. Overnight, she becomes a viral sensation - a one woman exploration into the dangerous use of online language and our current 'YouTube' generation. More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Saturday 9th June

CWIPS Presents

Missionary

A Comedy Sketch Show

Making their debut at Bath Fringe is Bath University's resident Comedy society, CWIPS, with a sketch show jam-packed full of their best, tried and tested material. "Missionary" is set to be their best show yet!
"A lovely evening of silliness" - Sean Turner, The Play That Goes Wrong More info and booking...

Friday 8th June

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Saturday 9th June

BUST presents

The History Boys

By Alan Bennett

An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-formers in pursuit of sex, and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results. Alan Bennett's pitch-perfect command of character and wit raises questions about education, aspiration, adolescence, role-models, sexuality and truth. More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Thursday 7th June

Scotland!

The Latebloomers

SCOTLAAAAND! A show that takes the audience on a wild ride, full of silliness, songs, stomping and dancing, fishing, hunting, slapping, rowing, freedom and brotherhood! Three "Scots" go forth into the ancient lands of the highlands, overcoming dangers, in search of the spirit of Scotland. More info and booking...

Crystal Palace pub - Outside, in Abbey Green

Also on:
Friday 25th May
Saturday 26th May

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! More info and booking...

Mystery location

Also on:
Thursday 7th June
Saturday 9th June

Fake Escape present

20:20 Vision - Retold

The 6th annual 20:20 Vision immersive new writing event, goes back to the past. Contemporary theatre performed in unusual locations, three brand new plays by writers under 30 feature innovative takes on Pride and Prejudice, Great Expectations and The Rivals. Retold will be an unmissable night of explosive, entertaining drama. More info and booking...

The Museum of Bath at Work

Also on:
Saturday 9th June

BUST presents

Fear and Misery of the Third Reich

by Bertolt Brecht

BUST presents Fear and Misery of the Third Reich. Prepare to be guided through the memories of life under Hitler's tyranny, as imagined by Bertolt Brecht, featuring a live soundtrack by our cast band. You may have heard the stories before, but this journey will help you truly understand them. More info and booking...

The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

Bella Cielo

Hosted by Candy Flipp and Joshua Beau Jangles

Are you worried that your weekend isn't camp enough? Then welcome to Walcot's newest queer cabaret night. Tucked away at the Bell Back bar, they're bringing you a night of Comedy, Cabaret and Camaraderie for all to enjoy. Celebrating the local queer community and beyond, our aim is to bring a slice of fantastical, hedonistic fun back to the Bath scene. More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Saturday 9th June

BUST presents

Yerma

by Federico Garcia Lorca

Lorca tells the story of Yerma whose preoccupation with motherhood leads her to do the unthinkable. The play is a spectacular exploration of the pressure to bear children in conservative Spain during the 1900's, and the isolation and jealousy many women faced as a result of their inability to conceive. More info and booking...

Saturday 9th June

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Friday 8th June

BUST presents

Yerma

by Federico Garcia Lorca

Lorca tells the story of Yerma whose preoccupation with motherhood leads her to do the unthinkable. The play is a spectacular exploration of the pressure to bear children in conservative Spain during the 1900's, and the isolation and jealousy many women faced as a result of their inability to conceive. More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Thursday 7th June

CWIPS Presents

Missionary

A Comedy Sketch Show

Making their debut at Bath Fringe is Bath University's resident Comedy society, CWIPS, with a sketch show jam-packed full of their best, tried and tested material. "Missionary" is set to be their best show yet!
"A lovely evening of silliness" - Sean Turner, The Play That Goes Wrong More info and booking...

The Edge, University of Bath

Also on:
Sunday 10th June

BUSMS Presents: Oh What a Lovely War

by Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop

Bath University Student Musicals Society are excited to bring you this exciting and unique production. A landmark musical, Oh What a Lovely War uses music, statistics, and media to challenge common narratives about conflict and war. More info and booking...

Mystery location

Also on:
Thursday 7th June
Friday 8th June

Fake Escape present

20:20 Vision - Retold

The 6th annual 20:20 Vision immersive new writing event, goes back to the past. Contemporary theatre performed in unusual locations, three brand new plays by writers under 30 feature innovative takes on Pride and Prejudice, Great Expectations and The Rivals. Retold will be an unmissable night of explosive, entertaining drama. More info and booking...

The Museum of Bath at Work

Also on:
Friday 8th June

BUST presents

Fear and Misery of the Third Reich

by Bertolt Brecht

BUST presents Fear and Misery of the Third Reich. Prepare to be guided through the memories of life under Hitler's tyranny, as imagined by Bertolt Brecht, featuring a live soundtrack by our cast band. You may have heard the stories before, but this journey will help you truly understand them. More info and booking...

Rondo Theatre

Sugar Butties presents

Trolley Girls

By Jessica Forrest and Olivia Nicholson

Attention All Shoppers! Ever found oneself staring down the down the stark and soul-less void of the freezer aisle wondering to yourself 'Who am I? How did I get here? Do I really need that reduced vanilla slice?' The Trolley Girls know exactly how you feel. A constant conveyor belt of sparkling musical numbers and side splitting belly laughs. More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Also on:
Friday 8th June

BUST presents

The History Boys

By Alan Bennett

An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-formers in pursuit of sex, and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results. Alan Bennett's pitch-perfect command of character and wit raises questions about education, aspiration, adolescence, role-models, sexuality and truth. More info and booking...

Sunday 10th June

The Edge, University of Bath

Also on:
Saturday 9th June

BUSMS Presents: Oh What a Lovely War

by Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop

Bath University Student Musicals Society are excited to bring you this exciting and unique production. A landmark musical, Oh What a Lovely War uses music, statistics, and media to challenge common narratives about conflict and war. More info and booking...