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January to April 2014 Box office: 01225 463362

Welcome to The RONDO – Spring 2014

Fresh and fruity! That’s how we’re feeling here at The Rondo this Spring. As the buds ripen and the shoots, er, shoot, we’re all set to leap forward with a fantastic variety of new and exciting shows. We’ve spanking new comedy, from the likes of Sean Hughes, Mitch Benn, Norman Lovett, John robins – and Rondo fave Robin Ince, who’s dragging previewing the fifteen or so new shows currently rattling around in his brain. We’ve crisp, fresh music from Inu, Cliff Stapleton and Keith James. We’ve refreshing, newly-picked theatre from Red Ladder, Reform, ‘Owdyado & Two Way Mirror (to name but a few...) And then, we have the icing on the cake that is the Bath Comedy Festival – with some tremendous acts, including... well, have a look for yourself, but we have the funniest man in Britain! So, come on over to The Rondo this Spring. It’s all fresh, vibrant, zesty and new! Ian McGlynn Theatre Director

Bath Drama

Cinderella By Stephen Curtis Full £10.00 Concs £8 • Community Theatre Wed 15 – Sat 18 Jan • 7:30pm Sat 18 & Sun 19 Jan • 2:30pm Do we need to tell you the story? Let’s tell you instead that this is a traditional pantomime in the Bath Drama style. There is a familiar story for the children to follow, there is slapstick, there are simple jokes, there are subtle jokes, there are songs, sweets are distributed, there are three actual princesses, there is magic and wonderment, there is even technical wizardry as Cinderella’s three-dimensional and roadworthy carriage is constructed from ... but that may be giving too much away. Come and see Cinderella and brighten up a January day.

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Mitch Benn Is The 37th Beatle Wed 22 Jan • 8pm • Full £15 Concs £12 • Stand-Up Comedy Mitch’s new show combines his Scouse upbringing with his love of music and a lifelong obsession with Liverpool’s most famous sons. It is most definitely not a tribute show and while his affection for his subjects is well documented, expect the satirical twists for which Mitch is well known. As Mitch himself says: “Many have claimed the title “Fifth Beatle”. They can’t all be right; some were righter than others...”

“Anyone who likes music, hates Simon Cowell and likes learning new things will love it” Chortle 

Inu & Cliff Stapleton A special show of magical and emotive music with music inspired from some of the world’s greatest traditions. Fri 24 Jan • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Music Inu have been at the forefront of the Southwest’s music scene for 10 years performing folk music and songs from Celtic British & European traditions collected from the band’s travels. Cliff Stapleton is prolific composer of a beautiful and hypnotic music created for the hurdy-gurdy. He performs both solo and in groups, for theatre and for film. His past work ranges wildly from contributions to the powerful folk dance style of Blowzabella to the electronic otherworldly landscapes of Coil.

Kev F Sutherland

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Socks In Space Sat 25 Jan • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Sock Puppet Comedy The Socks are back - in outer space. Earth’s funniest footwear bring their 5 star sci-fi themed show to town. From The Avengers to Star Wars, Alien to Doctor Who, all alien life is here. In space no-one can hear you laugh, but they won’t mind if you do. The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre are The Abbott & Costello of the sock world (Time Out) or Filthy Wee Tykes (The Scotsman). These stars of stage, screen & YouTube bring you a new show of songs, sketches, socks and violence on topics far and wide.

“Superbly written, crafted and performed show.” ½ The Punch (Australia) 2012

Web bookings: RBM

Sean Hughes In The Award Winning “Penguins” Wed 29 Jan • 8pm • Full £15 Concs £13 • Stand-Up Comedy “At his funniest and most profound.”  The Sunday Herald Sean Hughes is back on tour following a critically acclaimed and audience packed run of his new show Penguins at The Edinburgh Fringe. Sean was awarded the Herald Angels Award for Best Comedy show. This is a show so full of surprises, and hidden twists and recurring themes that you find yourself mapping it out hours later. Sean takes us back to his Dublin upbringing and the, at times, utter awkwardness of teenage life Weaving in his family, his school days and the business of friendship and tying it all in to the present. It’s brilliant and multi-layered –and it really is up there with his Perrier award winning show A One Night Stand. Why does society tell us how to behave and react? What does it have to do with Penguins? Buy a ticket and all will be revealed.

“For quick laughs look elsewhere, but for something that leaves more of an impression. Hughes is your man.” Chortle 

Red Ladder

Wrong ‘Un By Boff Whalley Fri 31 Jan 2014 • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 Professional Theatre February 1918, and after several decades of protest and four years of bloody war Parliament is poised to grant what the suffragettes have demanded and fought for – votes for all women. After years of direct action, arrest, imprisonment and force-feeding, it seems their time has come. Wrong ‘Un tells of the adventures of Annie Wilde, a Lancashire mill-girl galvanised by a rousing mixture of injustice, conviction, self-doubt and fear on her journey from schoolroom to prison cell and beyond in a musical drama that draws on class, privilege, hope and disappointment in wartime England.

Merry Opera

Kiss Me Figaro By John Ramster; with music by Mozart, Handel, Puccini, Irving Berlin Sat 1 Feb • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Opera A new romcom set backstage at the opera. The soprano diva has hated the handsome tenor ever since he jilted her at the altar – but now he’s returned and wants her back. A sizzling evening of love, laughter and classic favourites by Mozart, Handel, Donizetti, Monteverdi, Delibes, Irving Berlin and even more.

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At the Forest’s Edge Devised by the cast, directed by Jennifer Woloschuk and Sarah Larmour Wed 5 – Sat 8 Feb • 8pm • Full £10 Concs £8 • Community Theatre Core Theatre Productions celebrate the 10th anniversary of their inaugural production, with a new devised piece based on and inspired by fairy tales and the stories that weave between them. The face of each fairy tale is an entertaining story, but beyond that first glance, they each serve as a warning or a lesson worth learning. The cast of At the Forest’s Edge have explored a variety of tales to bring to life an entertaining look at the darker side of human nature with this brand new piece of theatre.

Reform Theatre Company in association with Harrogate Theatre

My Romantic History By D.C. Jackson Wed 12 Feb • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Professional Theatre If you haven’t met someone by the time you graduate, you’re going to marry someone from your work. It’s that simple. Do you know how they get animals to breed in captivity? They put them in the same cage. Tom’s been head-hunted for a new job. He owns three suits and a modest amount of kitchen equipment. Amy’s got a career, a Fiat Punto and a flat full of stuff. To all intents and purposes she’s a fully-functioning grown up When Tom and Amy get together after a boozy office party, it seems like they might be able to make a go of it. But soon the ghosts of relationships past begin to interfere with the here and now. And getting over our romantic histories is easier said than done.

Robin Ince: Three Works in Progress at Once Thu 13 Feb • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Stand-Up Comedy In further acts of madness, Robin Ince is working on seven new shows for 2014. Never knowingly under running he is coming to The Rondo to try out new pieces on his show about the human brain, another involving railing against art and media, and then some stories and songs of science accompanied by Grace Petrie. Three shows in one, maybe more – like a Russian Doll. A very confused Russian doll.

Web bookings: Phil McIntyre Entertainments

John Robins: Where is My Mind? Sat 15 Feb • 8pm • Full £10 • Stand-Up Comedy John Robins brings his Edinburgh Festival hit show on tour in 2014. Alter egos, ailments, love, nostalgia, indie-nights and belly-laughs. An evening of raucous stand-up for anyone who’s tried to live in the moment, only to realise that moment happened over a decade ago. As Seen on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3), 8 Out of 10 Cats: Deal Or No Deal Mash-up (Channel 4).

“Sparkling stand-up.” The Times

Playing Up

Antigone By Jean Anouilh Wed 19 – Sat 22 Feb • 8:00pm • Full £10 Concs £8 • Community Theatre 441 BC – Athens: Sophocles brings to the stage the story of Antigone, the Theban princess put to death by King Creon for religious defiance of his secular law. 1944 – occupied Paris: Jean Anouilh, France’s greatest dramatist since Molière, revisits and humanises the fable. The German censor sanctions the production, seen as an apology for authoritarian rule, but Antigone’s intransigence soon becomes an inspiration for the Résistance. 2014: Where do you stand on the rights of the individual conscience, on civil disobedience versus the primacy of national security? Come and see Playing Up’s vibrant and challenging production of Anouilh’s masterpiece to find out – but you may just have changed your mind by the end of the evening….

“One of the city’s best theatre companies.” The Bath Chronicle

Rondo Theatre Afternoon Tea Concert

Prior Park In Concert Wed 26 Feb • 2:30 • Full £5 • Music – Tea Concert A fascinating menu of delightful items from the dazzlingly talented musicians of Prior Park College - expect some breath-taking solos, and music for all tastes from baroque to jazz - something for everyone! The Rondo Theatre Afternoon Concerts provide live music and entertainment on various afternoons throughout the year. Aimed at older members of the community, these concerts are an excellent way to relax and enjoy music in the welcoming and intimate atmosphere of The Rondo.

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Tiernan Douieb Thu 27 Feb • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Stand-Up Comedy What do you think about opinions? Tiernan isn’t sure, even though everyone else is keen to shout theirs at him. A new show from Douieb about the internet being too loud, politics, spiders and Icelandic noises. Tiernan is one of the UK’s most sought after comedy hosts, his fun and friendly style of comedy has seen him perform all over the UK and internationally. Cited by Mark Thomas in the Guardian as a comedian to look out for alongside Josie Long.

“Has more than enough energy to go round, and he’s a hugely engaging onstage presence.” British Comedy Guide

Keith James performs The Songs of Leonard Cohen An acclaimed concert tour. Each song stripped back - desolate, naked and sensual Fri 28 Feb • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Acoustic Music The most enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural songwriter the English speaking world has ever known. Revered and covered by the entire music community; Leonard Cohen’s exact sense of prose, his wry humour and his courage to wrestle with the unspoken. Forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line. His recent spectacular world tour of stadium venues has been successful beyond belief but has not, with regret, exposed the solitary inner strength of the songs in their original perfect form. Keith James; with a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the pure song gives you a concert of this amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable.

Pilot’s Thumb Theatre

Protest Devised by the company Fri 7 Mar • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Professional Theatre A multi-media play with a core narrative delivered by empathetic characters on the theme of protest, also incorporating physical theatre, dance and stylisation. Becky is a rebel without a cause; Jo is in it for laughs. Friends and feminist activists, they are clearly out of their depths. Jo’s brother Tommy has been accused of war crimes but old soldier Martin is having none of it. This multi-media production is a heady mix of emotional conflict, heart-warming friendships and a challenging examination of issues very much of our times.

Web bookings: ‘Owdyado

Above Bored By ‘Owdyado Theatre Sat 8 Mar • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Professional Theatre A police interrogation room. A woman has been detained for questioning after her boss is found dead in suspicious circumstances. In a room down the hall, her colleague also awaits an interview. Just routine questions. Just routine. But what if the monotony of routine was responsible for pushing one of them over the edge? When does bored become bored to death (albeit someone else’s death)? After all, perhaps it’s not unusual for employees of an adhesive supply company to feel a little … stuck.

Townsend Productions

We Will Be Free! By Neil Gore Wed 12 & Thu 13 Mar • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Professional Theatre From Townsend Productions that brought you The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists last year comes a new play of the story of The Tolpuddle Martyrs. We Will Be Free! is the true story of George and Betsy Loveless and the Dorset farm labourers that were convicted and transported by an oppressive Government for swearing a secret oath and forming a Trade Union in 1834 to fight against a succession of wage cuts inflicted by the local landowner. This inspirational story of their determination, solidarity and courage is told using our entertaining theatrical style, political cartoon, puppetry, and the musical arrangements of revered folk singer and squeezebox player John Kirkpatrick. The performers are Neil Gore and Elizabeth Eves, best actress nominee Edinburgh Fringe/The Stage Awards 2013.

Lakin McCarthy Entertainment presents

Lucy Porter: Northern Soul Fri 14 Mar • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £10 • Stand-Up Comedy Lucy Porter -familiar from popular TV and Radio panel shows such as Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week and The Unbelievable Truth - returns to the UK tour circuit, fresh from The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with her best show yet. Does geography shape our destiny? Born in Croydon to a Northern Irish dad and a Midlander mum (who met in Africa), Lucy never felt that she belonged down South. She tried moving to Manchester, marrying a Welshman and travelling the world, but she’s still - like the littlest hobo - seeking her spiritual home.

“Impeccably punchlined anecdotes of the everyday. Genuinely delightful.” The Telegraph

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Emily: The Making of a Militant Suffragette By Ros Connelly Sat 15 Mar • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Professional Theatre An extraordinary woman pushed to extraordinary deeds. Emily Wilding Davidson died under the galloping hooves of King George’s Derby horse in 1913. She was campaigning for what she believed in. This is the story of her life and the events that lead to her untimely end. Set in the context of the struggle for women to have the vote in the first half of the twentieth century, Emily resonates with questions that still challenge the world today: repression of public protest, democracy, militancy, torture, women’s rights and self-sacrifice. Yet at the heart of this play is a real woman with her own hopes, frustrations, humour and beliefs.

“Really inspiring. Wonder Woman.” Radical Manchester 1918 -2018

Age guidance 10+

New Model Theatre

Static By Tom Nicholas Wed 19 Mar • 8pm • Full £10 Concs £8 • Professional Theatre “A clever script, with a sterling performance.” The Guardian Static brings together brilliant storytelling with verbatim news reports to tell a coming of age story that spans a decade. From watching the World Trade Centre fall live on television to the top of Tory HQ; through talking to girls at drunken teenage parties and coming home with bloody noses. Written in response to student demonstrations of recent years, it asks what it takes for a generation so comfortable interacting from behind a screen to open their doors and get out on the streets.

Red Rope Theatre

Two Way Mirror By Arthur Miller Thu 20 & Fri 21 Mar • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Professional Theatre Arthur Miller’s intimate two-hander Two-Way Mirror is 2 short plays said to be inspired by his relationship with Marilyn Monroe. Elegy for a Lady is a moving encounter between a customer trying to buy a gift for his dying mistress and a proprietress, who curiously takes on the characteristics of the mistress. In contrast Some Kind of Love Story is an almost tongue in cheek pastiche of film noir and deals with a private investigator and his relationship with a prostitute who may hold the secrets to the case- a compelling study of two people destined by their mutual dependence to tear one another apart.

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The Rondo Theatre And Roughhouse Theatre

Tangled Minds By The Rondo Writers Network Sat 22 Mar • 8pm • Full £5 • Community Theatre “Like many couples, we each constructed ways to be. Strategies and sometimes compromises that would enable us to be part of a pair. Sometimes we lost a bit more than we were able to give, or gave up way too much, or felt abandoned. Sometimes we got really angry. But even when I was mad, I was never bored. We learned to forgive each other. And somehow, for 21 years, we tangled our minds and hearts together.” Laurie Anderson on Lou Reed (Rolling Stone November 2013) Tangled Minds is the latest project from the Rondo Writers Network, commissioned and directed by Roughhouse Theatre’s Shane Morgan. Using Lou Reed’s seminal album Transformer as a structure, each writer has taken a track as a starting point and has produced a 10 minute piece based on their track. Using research, personal anecdotes and current affairs, Tangled Minds weaves together a series of different stories and is underscored by one of the 20th Century’s most influential albums. The Rondo Writers Network is group of South West based writers, supported by the Rondo Theatre, the home of new writing in the South West. This is a rehearsed script in hand performance.

Rondo Theatre Company

A Doll’s House By Henrik Ibsen 26 – 29 Mar • 7.30pm • Full £10 Concs £8 • Community Theatre To the neighbours, the Helmers are the essence of respectability. The bank manager Torvald, his wife Nora and their three children seem perfectly normal, happy and settled. But Nora is concealing a terrible secret from her past which will return to haunt her, with extraordinary consequences for her marriage, her family and her life. This production will take a fresh look at Ibsen’s groundbreaking masterpiece, setting it in the 1950s when post war austerity was slowly giving way to consumerism, but the social liberation of the Swinging Sixties had not yet swung into life.

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Boothby Graffoe: Scratch Tue 1 April • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Stand-Up Comedy Join Arch-Surrealist Boothby Graffoe for a typically skewed looked at the weird little world of the UK lottery scratch card. Who buys them? How many do they buy? What, really, are the odds they might win? Have you got one? Do you want one? What would you do with all that money? These questions and several others, utterly unrelated, will be answered. Or will they? Who knows? Question marks are free, shall we keep using them? Will Boothby win during the show? More importantly, will he share any of his winnings with you?

Phil McIntyre Entertainments and Lisa Thomas Management

Matt Richardson: Hometown Hero Wed 2 Apr • 8pm • Full £10 • Stand-Up Comedy Come and join multi-award winning comic and co-host of The Xtra Factor Matt Richardson. In 2010 Matt started comedy and in just three years he has been rapidly establishing himself as one of the hottest and most exciting acts on the comedy circuit, appearing on Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Fake Reaction (ITV2) and Sweat The Small Stuff (BBC3). Hometown Hero is his highly anticipated debut show. High Energy, hilarious...and a little bit rude!

“Mildly laddish, but self deprecating stories all delivered with an irresistible twinkle.” The Guardian

Phil McIntyre Entertainments and Lisa Thomas Management

Joel Dommett: Practical Joker Thu 3 Apr 14 • 8pm • Full £10 • Stand-Up Comedy Standup comic Joel Dommett from BBC3’s Impractical Jokers and Russell Howard’s Good News is on tour! You may also know Joel from being the face of MTV News throughout 2012, Live in Chelsea (E4) and How to Survive a Disaster Movie (Channel 5). Joel is one of the fastest rising stars on the UK comedy circuit having gained rave reviews for his debut solo Edinburgh show, Neon Hero, in 2011 and this his second show Nunchuck Silver Medalist 2002 in 2012. Joel was also in Skins on E4 but his hair was different and he doesn’t like to talk about it.

“Dommett has got what it takes to make it to the top…catch him on the way up.” Daily Telegraph

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Timandra Harkness: Brainsex Fri 4 April • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Stand-Up Comedy Men read maps better, but women read emotions — say some brain scientists. Is the secret of human behaviour inside our skulls? Can neuroscience explain why Timandra throws like a girl but thinks like a bloke? You’ll never look at your anterior cingulate cortex the same way again. Or a map. After a successful Edinburgh Fringe run in 2013, Timandra Harkness brings her one-woman show Brainsex to Bath. It’s a mixture of science fun and fact, designed to appeal to adults but suitable for all ages and backgrounds. You don’t need Science GCSEs to enjoy the irreverent mix of comedy, video, songs, gameshows & live experiments on the audience.

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Heavy Metal - A History* by Andrew O’Neill *for people who don’t necessarily like heavy metal† † but if you do you’ll really like it, we promise Sat 5 Apr • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Stand-Up Comedy A hilariously kick-arse tour through heavy metal by the UK’s foremost metalhead stand-up comedian. Want to learn how to headbang? Always wondered what happens in a moshpit? Keen to learn the difference between blackened thrash and grindcore? WARNING: This show will contain references to the musical genre know as heavy metal, not a loosely scientific defined subset of elements that exhibit metallic properties.

CKP Productions

Gary Delaney: Purist Wed 9 Apr • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Comedy Gary thinks that most stand up shows don’t contain enough jokes, and is trying single handedly to redress the balance. Expect: Jokes. Don’t Expect: Narrative, themes or a voyage of selfdiscovery. Not suitable for bairns or sensitive souls. Dave TV’s ‘Top 10 Joke of the Fringe’ 2013. A regular on Mock the Week and BBC 5Live’s 7Day Saturday. Double Sony Award winner and Chortle Award nominee.

“I laughed and I laughed and I laughed… A master craftsman.” The Times

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Politically Incorrect: The Songs of Tom Lehrer By Peter Gill Thu 10 Apr • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Comedy Politically Incorrect is a 90 minute show of the best-loved songs of the master satirist Tom Lehrer. Originally written over 50 years ago Lehrer’s songs and his irreverent attitude have survived the passage of time, though his satire is now perhaps darker and more politically incorrect than that of most of today’s wits would risk. Join pianist, vocalist and all round entertainer Peter Gill in a wonderful performance, reliving the golden days of cutting satire to hear such songwriting gems as Poisoning Pigeons in the Park, I Got it from Agnes, The Masochism Tango, The Irish Bllad, I Hold Your Hand in Mine, Pollution, Smut, When You Are Old and Grey, Oedipus Rex and plenty more.

Beyond Compere

Laurence Clark: Inspired Fri 11 Apr 14 • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Stand-Up Comedy Find out why Laurence - star of BBC1’s documentary We Won’t Drop The Baby - hates being called “inspirational”. From mountain climbing to Doctor Who, via the Swedish chef from The Muppets, this inimitable comedian sorts out once and for all what’s truly inspiring. Expect absurd logic, death defying stunts and unusual varieties of crisps. So, if you’re sceptical when told to climb every mountain, reach for the skies and follow your dreams, then this is definitely the show for you! With regular TV and radio appearances, and solo shows which have taken him from the Netherlands to Philadelphia and Adelaide, Laurence has been awarded Britain’s Funniest New Comedian (Shortlist Magazine) and runner up in the Amused Moose Laughter Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe. This year he has been invited to appear at Kilkenny’s internationally acclaimed Catlaughs Festival.

Reform Theatre Company in association with Harrogate Theatre

Kissing Sid James By Robert Farquhar Sat 12 Apr • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre From the company that brought you Housebound, My Favourite Summer and Like a Virgin comes the funny, heart warming comedy by Robert Farquhar. Eddie, a stationary salesman of some repute, flash car, flash suit, with flash chit chat, meets Crystal the local casino croupier, gorgeous, funny, confident, the girl of his dreams, but a girl with a past! A phone call later he invites her for a getaway break and the two would-be lovers head for a romantic rendezvous in a coastal B and B, where Eddie tries to woo and impress the new love in his life. Will opposites attract and a love life blossom, or will it be a wet weekend, with no candy floss and love hearts? A romantic comedy with loads of laughter and romance thrown in, and with Sean Connery, Karaoke and Scrabble, this makes for a weekend to remember.

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RAW: RONDO Acting Workshops Selected Tuesdays @ The Rondo Theatre; 7:45pm for 8pm start. The Rondo Acting Workshops provide a welcoming and inspiring environment to explore and develop performing skills. The workshops are designed to be drop-in and self-contained, so you can just turn up on the door to whatever takes your fancy. From Shakespeare’s verse-made-easy, to physical theatre and nonscary improvisation, the Rondo workshops are ideal for beginners interested in learning more, and professionals looking to refresh their skills.

£5 – on the door. Open to anyone aged 18 and above. Dates for the Spring season are: Tuesday 28 Jan Tuesday 25 Feb Tuesday 18 Mar

RONDO Drama Club

Rondo Writers Network

create, develop, perform

Mondays at 8pm from January - April

Spring Term

Age 18 upwards. 7.30pm. £40 per term.

Group 1: Ages 6 - 9 4.45 – 5.45pm £60 Group 2: Ages 9 – 15 5.45 – 7.15pm £80

The Rondo hosts a playwriting forum for anyone who writes scripts, at any level. The perfect opportunity to share ideas, identify problems and work through some of the tricks of the trade. There will also be visits from theatre professionals to give advice on getting your work shown. Led by Shane Morgan.

Rondo Drama Club is a unique experience where your children are encouraged to share their creative ideas and work together to use the best of them to devise a totally original play. They then get the chance to improvise, rehearse and, finally, perform it under the lights on the famous Rondo Stage. The sessions are run by Paulo Baigent, an experienced theatre director, educator and drama workshop leader. Rondo Drama Club’s weekly sessions take place at St. Stephen’s School, Lansdown with dress rehearsals and end of term performances at the Rondo Theatre itself. At Rondo Drama Club we are committed to raising confidence and selfesteem in a fun and nurturing environment. So if your children are into drama, love to have fun, are full of ideas and eager to share them, then book them in for our next term at The Rondo Drama Club. Please note: participants must be available for the final rehearsal on Sunday 6 April and for the end of term show on Monday 7 April. For more information, please visit or call the Box Office on 01225 463362

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Become a RONDO Volunteer Acting as a Rondo Theatre volunteer is a great way of getting closer to the theatre, music, comedy and other fantastic events on offer at this fantastic venue. In return, you get to see the shows for free, as well as to make new friends and socialise. Our volunteers work mainly as bar staff or on front of house and are an essential part of the success of The Rondo. Volunteering normally means working on two or three shows a month. It’s great fun – and you get to see a huge variety of performances for free! If you’d like to volunteer, please contact the Theatre Director, Ian McGlynn: / 01225 444003

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15 – 19 Jan



22 Jan

Mitch Benn


24 Jan



25 Jan

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre


29 Jan

Sean Hughes


31 Jan

Wrong ‘Un


1 Feb

Kiss Me, Figaro


5 – 8 Feb

At The Forest’s Edge


12 Feb

My Romantic History


13 Feb

Robin Ince


15 Feb

John Robins


19 – 22 Feb



26 Feb

Afternoon Tea Concert


27 Feb

Tiernan Douieb


28 Feb

Songs of Leonard Cohen


1 Mar

Norman Lovett


7 Mar



8 Mar

Above Bored


12 – 13 Mar

We Will Be Free


14 Mar

Lucy Porter


15 Mar



19 Mar



20 – 21 Mar

Two Way Mirror


22 Mar

Tangled Minds


26 – 29 Mar

A Doll’s House


1 Apr

Boothby Graffoe


2 Apr

Matt Richardson


3 Apr

Joel Dommett


4 Apr



5 Apr

Andrew O’Neill


9 Apr

Gary Delaney


10 Apr

Songs of Tom Lehrer


11 Apr

Laurence Clark


12 Apr

Kissing Sid James


Spring 2014  

The Rondo Theatre's Spring 2014 programme.