The Play’s the Thing

Bath 2024 panto announced

THIS year’s Bath pantomime will be Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, once again written by panto star and writer Jon Monie, who will co-star with the theatre’s much-loved Dame, Nick Wilton, with children’s television presenter Olivia Birchenough as Snow White. The panto will run from Thursday 12th December to Sunday 12th January. When the…

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Booker Prize-winning West End hit comes to Bath

YANN Martel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel, Life of Pi, was adapted as a sensational and five times Olivier Award-winning play, which is coming to Bath Theatre Royal, from 22nd to 25th May, direct from the West End, on its first ever UK tour. After conquering the West End and Broadway, Lolita Chakrabarti’s dazzling production brings…

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Wassail on the road again

AFTER a gap of two years, Somerset’s own resident Wassail Theatre is back on the road with a new show, Birthday Day, and it will be performed at farms and outdoor locations all around the county from 18th May to 1st September. Birthday Day is inspired by the short story A Notable Oak Tree, written…

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Witches and hags

THE energetic and inventive all-female theatre company Scratchworks continues it tour of Hags: A Magical Extravaganza, at Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre on Thursday 23rd May. The action begins in Bideford in 1682, where the last witch trial in England took place. Three women were accused of witchcraft, tried and hanged. Witches … magic … fast…

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Acclaimed Tennessee Williams play at Bath

AN acclaimed West End production of Tennessee Williams’ great play, The Glass Menagerie, starring Geraldine Somerville, comes to Bath Theatre Royal from Monday 13th to Saturday 18th May, following a week at Bristol Old Vic, until Saturday 11th. Geraldine Somerville, whose distinguished career includes leading roles in Cracker, Gosford Park and the Harry Potter films,…

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Plymouth preview for fashion show musical

ONE of the most popular and critically successful films ever made about the world of high fashion, The Devil Wears Prada has been adapted into a musical, with a score by Sir Elton John. It makes its debut with a six-week, pre-West End season, this summer from 6th July to 17th August, at Plymouth Theatre…

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Where there’s a will … call for Sherlock

ARTHUR Conan Doyle’s immortal creation, Sherlock Holmes, tackles another curious case in Sherlock’s Excellent Adventure, a comedy adventure by James Barry, touring this area, with dates starting at Warminster’s Athenaeum Friday on 10th May, and Bath Rondo on Saturday 11th. Follow Sherlock Holmes and his incomparable sidekick Dr John Watson on this riveting, hitherto unpublished…

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Bonnie and Clyde roll into Bath

THOSE of us of “a certain age” who remember Arthur Penn’s iconic 1967 film of Bonnie and Clyde, starring a never-better Warren Beatty and a brilliant Faye Dunaway, are bound to look forward to the award-winning musical version – coming to Bath Theatre Royal from 30th April to 4th May – with a mixture of…

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