Summer 2016

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April to July 2016 Box office: 0333 666 3366


Welcome to The RONDO – Summer 2016

RONDO Welcome…

…to Summer at The Rondo Theatre – and our fab new Ticketing System.

The Rondo is pleased to announce that we have a new and improved Box Office service for our shows. We’ve teamed up with the lovely people from Ticket Source to provide a modern booking facility that’s more convenient for audiences.

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You can book directly online via www.ticketsource.co.uk/ rondotheatre. And once you’ve made your booking, Ticket Source gives you a variety of options to receive your tickets: Ticket Source can email you an ‘e-ticket’ to print at home - all you have to do is bring your printout with you to the theatre. Mobile tickets can be sent to your smartphone and include the unique booking reference and barcode for us to validate or scan at the theatre. And TicketSource also offers a Physical Ticket printing option so you can have the tickets posted to you for that ‘Retro’ Experience – handy if you don’t have access to a printer or mobile phone, or if you’d like to gift tickets to someone else. And if you’re ‘Old Skool’, you can still book your tickets over the phone, if that is your preference: our new booking line is: 0333 666 3366. Happy Booking! Please note that Booking Fees apply – but we’ve kept these as low as possible!

BATH DRAMA

Three of a Kind By Nicolas Ridley, Stephanie Weston & Brian Coyle Wed 13 – Sat 16 April • 7.30pm • Full £10 Concs £8 • Community Take three new plays by three accomplished writers. Add three directors, three casts and what have you got? Three of a Kind. Bath Drama’s latest celebration of contemporary writing in the Region. Baggage by Nicolas Ridley is a romantic comedy. Getting to Yes by Stephanie Weston, another comedy, with a wicked twist. The Good Neighbour by Brian Coyle, is a parable on the way we live now. Three short plays… something for everybody.

“Never a dull moment in this celebration of local writing. Well worth a trip to the Rondo” Bath Chronicle, on our first one act play festival in 2013.


Web bookings: www.ticketsource.co.uk/rondotheatre DUAL THEATRE AND EUROPEAN ARTS COMPANY PRESENT

Beau Brummell – An Elegant Madness

By Ron Hutchinson

Wed 20th April • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre Winter 1819. The most stylish man of his day may still be more interested in cuffs, collars and creases than matters of life and death but now he lives in a madhouse in Calais with his valet, determined to relive past glories. George Bryan Brummell, known as Beau, is convinced that once the Prince of Wales (now King George IV) hears of and sees his plight he will be restored to his former glory and position in court. Today the Prince is coming to Calais! European Arts Company brought the superb Trials of Oscar Wilde to The Rondo not long ago, prior to going into the West End. A rare opportunity to savour a brilliant comic drama performed by first rate actors.

“Sean Brosnan mesmerises as the Beau. A spectacle both ludicrous and touching due to Peter Craze’s adroit direction” Time Out REFORM THEATRE CO

The Debt Collectors

By John Godber

Thu 21 April • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre Don’t miss the brand new comedy The Debt Collectors from the nation’s favourite playwright John Godber, author of international hits Bouncers, Up N Under and Teechers. The Debt Collectors mixes money and love with the love of money, as two out of work actors fall into the world of debt recovery. It’s a role they despise but a job they were made for, and they are desperate for cash. Demanding money has never been as funny; they may be in the wrong job, but they are the best in the business.

“Heartbreaking, thrilling and dripping with pathos” The Yorkshire Post

MICK PERRIN PRODUCTIONS

Max and Ivan: The End Fri 22 April • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Comedy Welcome to Sudley-on-Sea. Take a look around. You don’t have long. Seriously. Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winners and Melbourne Barry Award nominees Max and Ivan (BBC One’s W1A, BBC Radio 4’s Casebook of Max and Ivan) embark on their first UK tour to tell an epic narrative sketch comedy tale about the hopes, fears and dreams of a doomed town. Directed by Tom Parry from Rondo faves Pappy’s.

“A thing of startling precision, imagination and crowd-pleasing charm. I could watch it again tomorrow” Times 


Box office 0333 666 3366 FOULISFAIR THEATRE

How To Reappear Sat 23 April • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre In a show that explores what identity is and how it feels to lose it, theatre maker Gemma Bolwell arrives at The Rondo surrounded by suitcases, trying to find her way back to the person she once was. She’d like you to join her on your own journey of rediscovery too, so she’s simultaneously running a performance and a workshop called… How To Reappear. Thought-provoking, humorous and ultimately uplifting, this show opens its arms to anyone anywhere who might be struggling, for whatever reason, to regain a sense of self. Come with pockets. Suitcases will be provided.

Audience comments from previous performances: “A show with a lot of heart.” “Fantastic writing – right from the very start.” “One of the best and most imaginative, soulful shows I’ve ever seen.” LAKIN MCCARTHY ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS

Susan Calman: Work in Progress Wed 27 April • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Comedy Join Susan Calman for an hour of new material. In preparation for her 2016 tour she’ll be spending an hour trying out jokes. Some good, some bad, some incomprehensible. But all good fun. You might even hear things that will never be said again. Work in progress from Susan as seen and heard on The News Quiz, QI, HIGNFY and Listomania. Age 16+

Damian Kingsley: The Knock Knock Comedy Tour 120 nights. No money. No transport. Thu 28 April • 8pm • Free, collection at end in aid of Shelter • Comedy Stand-up comic Damian Kingsley is set to travel penniless from Land’s End to Edinburgh on a 120 gig tour to raise money for the homeless charity Shelter. Shows are free entry with a voluntary donation to Shelter at the end. He won’t be able to use any money or public transport so he’s hoping to be given shelter, food and maybe a few lifts on the road to Edinburgh – in return he’ll tell jokes to anyone anywhere, from the Nags Head to Granny’s front room, for the basic necessities so many people have to do without every day. You can support the tour by coming to a show, donating online, spreading the word, hosting a show or even giving Damian something he needs for the journey, like food or jokes. The aim of the tour is to raise at least £7,000 by 29 August. The tour started on 24 March 2016 and finishes at the Edinburgh fringe in August, where all donations will also go to Shelter. To follow the journey and get all the podcasts, blogs and news, join Damian’s mailing list.


Web bookings: www.ticketsource.co.uk/rondotheatre AN RGR PRODUCTIONS/FOUNDRY GROUP CO-PRODUCTION

An Audience with Henry VIII By Ross Gurney-Randall and Pete Howells. Fri 29 April • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre His Majesty does not have syphilis. He wants to make that quite clear. And as for the wives – there were perfectly good reasons why they had to go. And if we’re asking the awkward questions, Henry has one for us – where is God? Henry has been waiting 468 years to meet God and he’s running out of patience. The 16th century King meets a 21st Century audience. Heads will roll. This new show from a multi-award-winning team was a sell out with added dates at Brighton Fringe and won a standing ovation for every performance at Kansas City International Theatre Festival. With Ross Gurney-Randall as Henry VIII. Directed by Tony Haase.

“The script is witty and incisive…. a strong and commanding performance” FringeReview

LAKIN MCCARTHY ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS

Fred MacAulay: ‘Twenty Fifteen’ Sat 30 April • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Comedy From BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz; Bridget Christie Minds The Gap; The Unbelievable Truth. It sounds like a wrong tennis score, but Twenty Fifteen was a hugely significant year for one of Scotland’s best (and best loved) stand-up comedians. Back on the road again after 18 years at BBC Radio Scotland, Fred looks back on family life at home… and forward to how his country will shape up after the referendum of 2014. In his first tour since 2012 and with a new show, as well as looking backwards and forwards he’ll probably look sideways at politics, sport, the environment and without this sounding too like a brief for a newspaper, there will undoubtedly be a colour supplement with a look at ‘celebrity’. Age 16+


Web bookings: www.ticketsource.co.uk/rondotheatre RONDO THEATRE

Can You Hear Me, Major Tom? By Sarah Curwen, Rebecca de Fargues, Marian Priestley and Rhiannon Rutley Wed 4 – Sat 7 May • 8pm • Full £8 Concs £5 • Community A night of fresh, funny, provocative and thoughtful new short plays from the Rondo Writers’ Group. More 12-inch luxury than 7-inch radio-edit, we bring you four short plays that have grown from the generous buds of David Bowie’s work. A dream, a grin, a wink, a wonder – these up-and-coming theatre writers pay homage to Bowie in a suitably diverse and surprising ways. Written by Sarah Curwen, Rebecca de Fargues, Marian Priestley and Rhiannon Rutley. Directed by Philppa Howard.

“Frankly, I mean, sometimes the interpretations I’ve seen on some of the songs that I’ve written are a lot more interesting than the input that I put in” David Bowie

GONZO MOOSE

Great Scott! Wed 11 & Thu 12 May • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Comedy Theatre The true story* of Captain Scott and the invaders from outer space. Antarctica, 1912. Captain Scott and his men perish in their doomed attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole. But what if this isn’t what actually happened? What if the truth was so shocking that it’s been covered up for more than a hundred years? What if Captain Scott actually perished whilst saving the world from aliens? Based on newly discovered evidence, Professor George Cranston and his band of ‘Scott Truthers’ reconstruct Scott’s last days and reveal the explosive truth about what really happened at the bottom of the world. Featuring a desolate landscape full of nothing but snow, frozen beards, giant penguins and of course, aliens. From the company that brought you What The Dickens, Grimm And Grimmer and I’m An Aristocrat, Get Me Out Of Here! Great Scott!, their most adventurous production yet, is anarchic comedy on an epic scale. The truth will set you free. * This is not a true story


Box office 0333 666 3366 SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE AND SEABRIGHT PRODUCTIONS PRESENT

Shakespeare Untold By Harper Ray and Adam Sibbald Based on the plays of William Shakespeare

Sat 14 May • 2.30pm & 7.30pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre The stories you know from characters you don’t. This family-friendly double bill comes from London’s world-renowned venue, Shakespeare’s Globe. In Romeo Untold, the story of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet is retold through the eyes of the Capulet Ball’s party planner. Titus Untold retells Shakespeare’s goriest tragedy, Titus Andronicus, as seen from the kitchen of Titus’s piemaker. These shows premiered to great critical and popular acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe, and are now touring internationally. Rediscover two Shakespearean classics together in just two hours including an interval.

OLD BAG THEATRE COMPANY

Bazaar and Rummage

By Sue Townsend

Sat 21 May • 7.30pm • Full £8 Concs £6 • Community Theatre Old Bag Theatre are thrilled to return to the Rondo after the success of Quartette in February with Bazaar and Rummage, a funny and moving play about an agoraphobics’ support group setting up a jumble sale, written by Sue Townsend. Gwenda, a recovered agoraphobic, leads a self-help group of three who have been unable to leave their homes for a variety of reasons. She forces them to help at a local bazaar, enlisting the ‘support’ of Fliss, a trainee social-worker. While sorting through the rummage, their individual fears erupt – will Gwenda’s experiment help them or make matters worse? Bazaar and Rummage is being performed for just one night at the Rondo as part of our first mini-tour.

PHIL MCINTYRE ENTERTAINMENT

Greg Foot: CAUTION: Safety Goggles Required! Curious Questions. Explosive Answers. Thu 26 May • 7pm • Full £16 Concs £13 • Science / Comedy SPECIAL FAMILY DISCOUNT! 2 ADULTS & 2 CHILDREN ONLY £40! Ever wondered why your fingers go wrinkly in the bath? What explosions in space really look like? Or why beans make you fart?! Well wonder no more. Fresh from Blue Peter and BBC’s Factomania join TV & YouTube Science Guy Greg Foot for an evening of curious questions and explosive answers. As seen on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, BBC’s Secrets of Everything, The One Show and by 5 Million people on Youtube! Greg will stop at nothing to answer YOUR questions LIVE, even if he has to use a giant flamethrower, make a rainbow or launch a rocket! Make sure you bring along your own burning questions for Greg to answer – or tweet them in advance to @gregfoot. Oh, and a WARNING: This show features some VERY loud bangs and some HUGE flames! So if you like your eyebrows make sure you bring your safety goggles along… You’ve got some right? No?! Uh oh!


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SEABRIGHT PRODUCTIONS

What Would Spock Do? By Jon Brittain Sat 28 May • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Comedy Theatre Performed by Sam Donnelly An uplifting new comedy about love, Star Trek, and learning to accept who you are – no matter how much of a loser it makes you. This acclaimed show embarks on its debut UK tour following a sell-out premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe. Gary Thompson used to be a massive Trekkie, but now his friends just think of him as ‘one of the lads’. All this is set to change when a new girl appears at work, sporting a Spock haircut and a Star Trek badge. Should Gary confess his nowsecret love of all things Enterprise? Or will his fear of once again being a social outcast get the better of him? A year after the world paid tribute to the life and career of Leonard Nimoy, this new show asks the most important question of all: what would Spock do?

“A geek’s dream come true! Effective, amusing and affecting” The Times

THE ACTOR’S WHEEL

The Caucasian Chalk Circle By Bertolt Brecht Thu 2 Jun 7.30pm • Matinee Fri 3 Jun 2.00pm Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre Out of war, migration and refuge comes a tale of love, justice and inequality… The Actor’s Wheel visit Bath with a re-telling of Brecht’s famous play of social injustice and refuge in the midst of civil war, contemporised by this dynamic and inventive ensemble with live music and physical ingenuity.

“I challenge anyone not to be beguiled by the black magic of this young company’s adaptation… watching them perform is like stepping into a dream” Public reviews – Faustus 2015


Web bookings: www.ticketsource.co.uk/rondotheatre

Pinky And Quirky Fri 3 Jun • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Comedy No, this has nothing to do with tiny pigs with squeaky voices that you may remember from childhood. This is a funpacked evening of a kind you won’t have seen anything quite like before, we promise. It features the very quirky vocal skills of Bristol’s supremely talented Kettle of Fish, possibly the oldest boy-band in the West. They have an amazingly oddball repertoire that ranges from desecrating – sorry, reinterpreting – beloved standards to seeking out undiscovered musical gems: the witty and the moving; the sublime; and most definitely the ridiculous. They will be complemented tonight by some highly original and fairly absurd views on such topics as arthritis, the sex life of trees and how to annoy your dentist. This from local comedian and stand-up rhymester,international playwright, and fish & chip quiz-master John Christopher Wood – in a pink suit! Pinky and Quirky, get it? Oh, please yourself.

“The audience were in hysterics” Bristol Evening Post  No person has been kettled, and no fish have been harmed in putting together this event.

SUPERBOLT THEATRE

Dinosaur Park The Jurassic Parody Sat 4 Jun • 2.30pm & 7.30pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Comedy Theatre A theatrical celebration of cinematic nostalgia, Dinosaur Park is the perfect parody for those waiting anxiously for the next film, and an enjoyable entertainment for everyone else! Welcome to the unlikely setting of Lyme Regis Community Centre, where the Park Family embark on a journey to a misty past. When things go wrong, family feuds are faced with the rapturous roar of DIY dinosaurs. Superbolt Theatre’s five-star production is an epic adventure of show-stopping, spine-tingling theatrics and megalithic mayhem. Direct from a sell-out London season, and an official sell-out status at Edinburgh Fringe 2015, the show tours the UK for the first time! Just like the film that inspired it, Dinosaur Park is rated PG and is unsuitable for under 8s. Running time 80 minutes plus interval.


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Tír na nÓg Thu 9 Jun • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Music Tír na nÓg, the alt folk duo formed by Leo O’Kelly & Sonny Condell in Dublin in 1970, caused a sensation both on the folk and rock scenes almost as soon as they landed off the boat train to Britain. Even before signing with Chrysalis records that summer they already had established themselves in the London folk clubs, with their impromptu appearances and magical original songs. Their music, which is often described as psychedelic folk, was championed by John Peel, resulting in many Peel sessions. Last year marked the 40th birthday of their debut album, and they have recently released a new album, Live At Sirius, which features many of their timeless songs from the three Chrysalis albums, including their version of Nick Drake’s Free Ride, reputedly the only song of Nick’s covered in his short lifetime. Always renowned for their captivating live performances, a quality which has only been enhanced in the intervening years… hardly surprising for a duo whose name translates as Land Of Eternal Youth!

HAMBLEDON PRODUCTIONS WITH THE KIND SUPPORT OF THE TOMMY COOPER ESTATE AND VICKY COOPER PRESENT

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show Fri 10 Jun • 7.30pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Comedy Theatre Tommy Cooper was a true comic genius. His impeccable timing, misfiring magic, trademark fez and quick-fire gags made him an international star. Just Like That! embarks on a nationwide tour after sell-out success at the West End’s Museum of Comedy. This all-encapsulating show features John Hewer (Tony Hancock, Hancock’s Half Hour – The ‘Lost’ Episodes) giving “a perfect illusion of time travel” and delivering “nuances both obvious and subtle” as the man in the fez. Complete with live musical accompaniment, this critically acclaimed tribute show is full of magic and mirth and is the perfect celebration of Britain’s favourite comedian.

Ritchie Parrish Ritchie: UnTangled Again Sat 11 Jun • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Music They rocked the folk/roots music scene as the rhythm section of Tanglefoot, a hard-working band with a massive presence and a fanatically loyal following throughout Canada, the US & Britain. Now Rob Ritchie, Al Parrish and Steve Ritchie, along with percussionist/ singer/songwriter Beaker Granger, have re-connected as RPR. The new configuration affords the four veteran performers the opportunity to stretch their wings, indulging in musical whims and creating a memorable experience of arresting music, stories, laughter and reminiscence. It’s light and shade, irreverent and poignant, gentle as a whisper and rampantly energetic. And whether it’s an original country song of Al’s, Steve’s recollection of a Robert Plant version of an old Dylan tune or Rob’s incisive musical humour, all the trademark harmony, the chemistry, the impact …are all there.


Web bookings: www.ticketsource.co.uk/rondotheatre SECOND FACE THEATRE CO

Great Expectations From the novel by Charles Dickens Wed 15 – Sat 18 Jun • 7.30pm Matinees: Thu 16 & Sat 18 Jun • 2.30pm Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre Extra, extra, read all about it! Miss Havisham of Satis House goes up in flames… Are you sitting comfortably? Good. Then we’ll begin… Miss Havisham, the woman who locked herself away with a broken heart, the woman with poison and hatred rotting her soul and the walls around her, is – dead. Cruel and bitter, punishing and mean. But was she? Perhaps, if you look at things a little differently – if you look just beneath the surface – you’ll discover that things are never as they seem… Join Second Face Theatre Company as they reimagine Charles Dickens’ original story, retracing the steps that lead Pip and Estella to the gates of Satis House after Miss Havisham’s death. Follow us as we weave through events to discover what hand fate has in matters of the heart, and whether true love really does conquer all. With a five star company who are known for powerful storytelling, and a show for all the family, you’re guaranteed an innovative and exciting adventure. There are two matinee showings, which are relaxed performances specifically tailored for families.

DAVID BENSON / SEABRIGHT PRODUCTIONS

Think No Evil Of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams Sat 25 Jun • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre This classic one-man show unlocks the character of one of Britain’s best-loved and most-missed entertainers. In this thrilling and hilarious tour de force we see Kenneth Williams at his funniest – and at his most badly behaved. David Benson’s uncanny impersonation was also recently heard on the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series, The Private World of Kenneth Williams. Following its Fringe First winning debut at the Edinburgh Festival in 1996, Think No Evil Of Us played in the West End and toured the country. It returned in 2006 for a tenth anniversary tour, to celebrate its enduring popularity both with audiences who loved Kenneth Williams and those who know nothing of his work, and continues to tour to packed houses across the country. This brilliantly performed semi-autobiographical show also reveals how David’s unusual childhood led to an extraordinary connection with the Carry On star. Packed with scenes and dialogue that will stay with you – for life.

“Unforgettable & inspirational theatre” Independent on Sunday


Box office 0333 666 3366 RONDO THEATRE COMPANY

Emma

By Jane Austen, adapted by Jon Jory

Tues 28 June – Sat 2 July • 7.30pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Community Theatre Emma Woodhouse is ‘handsome, clever and rich – has a tendency to think well of herself’ and is self appointed matchmaker in local society. Jane Austen’s novel is brought to life on stage as we follow her journey from idle interference in the romantic lives of her friends and acquaintance to genuine love and understanding. Jane Austen described Emma as ‘a heroine whom no one but myself will much like’ – however, it is for all her flaws that she is so endearing. All profits from this production will be donated to Bath Cat and Dogs Home.

LAKIN MCCARTHY PRESENTS

Mark Thomas: Red Shed Red Shed is the third part in a trilogy that started with the multi award winning shows Bravo Figaro and Cuckooed. Sun 3 Jul • 7pm & 9pm • Full £10 • Comedy Mark returns to the place where he first started to perform in public, a red wooden shed in Wakefield, the Labour Club, to celebrate the club’s 50th birthday. Interviewing old friends and comrades Mark pieces together the club’s history and works with the club to campaign with some of the poorest workers in the country for their rights. It is the story of the battle for hope and the survival of a community in a small wooden shed. It is part theatre, part stand up, part journalism, part activism and returns to Mark’s obsessions of community and struggle. The show will involve the audience (in a nice way) to help recreate the shed and its inhabitants.

BATH OPERA

Madame Butterfly By Giacomo Puccini Fri 8 & Sat 9 Jul • 7.30pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Opera In 1901, it was not unusual for an American naval officer to undergo a form of marriage with a Japanese Geisha: the marriage was understood to be short-term and the Geisha returned (a little richer) to the fold of her family and her profession. But when the young and naive Cho-Cho-San marries Lieutenant Pinkerton, she dedicates herself completely to him, renouncing Buddhism and as a consequence being disowned by her family. Three years later, living with his child in poverty, she steadfastly clings to the hope he will return. But when he does, it is with an American wife, and when he learns that he has a son, they want to take him back to America. Cho-Cho-San sadly concedes he would have a better life there and having lost the two people she loved, resigns herself to death with honour and dignity. Puccini described it as his most “deeply-felt and imaginative” opera. Sung in English. The Musical Director is Peter Blackwood and Stage Direction is by Jane Clark. The title role is played by Sophie Kirk-Harris, and Pinkerton is played by Nick Chiappetta.


Web bookings: www.ticketsource.co.uk/rondotheatre EXIT STAGE LEFT

Dogfight Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, book by Peter Duchan Thu 14 – Sat 16 Jul • 7.30pm Full £12 Concs £10 • Community After another award winning year Exit Stage Left return to the Rondo with their version of the musical Dogfight based on the popular River Phoenix film. Praised by critics and nominated for several awards and winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, Dogfight takes place in 1963 focusing on three young marines on the eve of their deployment. During their final night of partying in the States, Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress who he enlists to win a cruel bet with his buddies. But Rose turns the tables and brings the power of love and compassion to Eddie’s life. Inspiring with a score that is hauntingly beautiful, Dogfight is memorable with its charming soul.

SEABRIGHT PRODUCTIONS

The Remains of Tom Lehrer Performed by Adam Kay Wed 20 Jul • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 Comedy / Music The satirical songs of Tom Lehrer have delighted and horrified audiences for decades, both through his own rare, acerbic performances and in the revue format of the West End and New York hit show Tomfoolery. In September 2015, Adam Kay premiered his new take on Lehrer’s songbook at St James Theatre in London, with everything from pigeon poisoning to masochistic tango via nuclear oblivion being revisited from the contemporary perspective of this award-winning performer. The acclaimed front man of London Underground Song creators Amateur Transplants, has also been heard on the latest series of BBC Radio Four’s The Now Show. Praise for previous performances by Adam Kay:

“Filthy at best, depraved at worst – and great, guilty fun” Daily Telegraph  “Bracingly intelligent… enormous fun” The Times 


Web bookings: www.bathboxoffice.org.uk

Rondo Drama Club

Rondo Drama Summer School

create, develop, perform

Summer Term Ages 7 – 14 4.45pm – 6pm £80 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 self-esteem 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.

The Rondo Drama Summer School is a unique experience where you’re encouraged to share your creative ideas (however crazy or bizarre!). You then get the chance to devise a play, improvise it and perform it to your parents and friends under the lights on the famous Rondo Stage. The sessions are run by Paulo Baigent, an experienced theatre director and drama workshop leader. Week A: Mon 25 - Fri 29 July Week B: Mon 22 - Fri 26 Aug Mon - Thurs: 10am - 4pm; Fri 10am - 7pm Cost £95 per week

Please note: participants must be available for the final rehearsal on Sunday 17 July and for the end of term show on Monday 18th July.

For more information, please email Paulo at: speaktomegabriel@gmail.com or book via www.ticketsource.co.uk/rondotheatre

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: ian@rondotheatre.co.uk


Web bookings: www.ticketsource.co.uk/rondotheatre

The RONDO Theatre ST. SAVIOURS ROAD, Larkhall, Bath, BA1 6RT www.rondotheatre.co.uk

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Please note: booking fees apply - but we’ve kept these as low as we can! Concessions: Concession prices are available to children under 18, full-time students, Equity Members, unemployed benefit claimants, disabled people and those whose sole source of income is a DSS state retirement pension. Groups: Buy ten tickets and get an additional ticket free. Door Sales: Doors open 30 minutes before the show. Tickets are available to buy on the door for all events at The Rondo. Latecomers: For security reasons, it may not be possible to admit latecomers. So please be prompt! Access: The main entrance to The Rondo has excellent disabled access. We have a disabled toilet and the front row is available for wheelchairs. Pre-booking recommended.

Charity No: 1000051 Parking: On street after 6pm and, by kind permission, Co-Op car park. The Rondo Theatre Company is our resident community theatre company. If you want to get involved in performing or backstage work, visit www.rondotheatrecompany.org Theatre Director: Ian McGlynn. email: director@rondotheatre.co.uk Marketing Coordinator: Alison Farina. email: marketing@rondotheatre.co.uk Intern Director: Philippa Howard email: admin@rondotheatre.co.uk Associate Directors: Hannah Drake, Shane Morgan, Alison Farina, Jazz Hazelwood Programme Design: GAS Design. Tel. 01249 712657 www.gas-design.co.uk

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RONDO DIARY

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DATE

SHOW

GENRE

13 – 16 Apr

Three of a Kind

Community

20 Apr

Beau Brummell - An Elegant Madness

Theatre

21 Apr

The Debt Collectors

Theatre

22 Apr

Max & Ivan: The End

Comedy

23 Apr

How To Reappear

Theatre

27 Apr

Susan Calman

Comedy

28 Apr

Damian Kingsley: The Knock Knock Tour

Comedy

29 Apr

An Audience with Henry VIII

Theatre

30 Apr

Fred MacAulay: ‘Twenty Fifteen’

Comedy

4 – 7 May

Can You Hear Me, Major Tom?

Community

11 & 12 May

Gonzo Moose: Great Scott!

Theatre

14 May

Shakespeare Untold

Theatre

21 May

Bazaar & Rummage

Community

26 May

Greg Foot

Comedy/Science

28 May

What Would Spock Do?

Comedy Theatre

2 & 3 Jun

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Theatre

3 Jun

Pinky & Quirky

Comedy / Music

4 Jun

Dinosaur Park

Comedy / Theatre

9 Jun

Tir na nOg

Music

10 Jun

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

Theatre

11 Jun

Ritchie Parrish Ritchie

Music

15 – 18 Jun

Great Expectations

Theatre

25 Jun

John Robins Think No Evil Of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams

Theatre

28 Jun – 2 Jul

Emma

Community

3 Jul

Mark Thomas: Red Shed

Comedy

8 & 9 Jul

Madame Butterfly

Opera

14 – 16 Jul

Dogfight

Community

20 Jul

The Remains of Tom Lehrer

Comedy / Music