A jam-packed June at Bath’s most adventurous theatre
Larkhall’s intimate Rondo Theatre, one of Bath’s best loved venues, is well known for attracting cutting-edge new theatre and some of the most exciting up-and-coming acts on the comedy circuit, as well as big name stars testing out new work (including, most recently, Nina Conti, James Acaster, and Milton Jones). This June, the Rondo brings us a vibrant programme packed with brand-new theatre, hilarious stand-up comedy, and electrifying music.
From the 1st June the Rondo will be playing host to a programme of Bath Fringe Festival acts. Kicking off the festival season for the venue is local theatre company Black Hound Productions with their (very) black comedy, The Predicament of Jackson Scott, followed by the post-jazz sounds of Get the Blessing and the ethereal electronic soundscapes of Nick Harper’s Phantastes on the 2nd and 3rd June respectively. Comedy highlights in this year’s festival programme include the hysterical sketches of Your Dad’s Mum with their gag-packed show Tuesday Night @ Social Club, nominated for Best Debut Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2020, and the “outrageous” and “rambunctious” (The Guardian) recovering Quaker Pope Lonergan, with his brand new hour of stand-up, Bangin’ On.
A last-minute edition to the Rondo’s summer line-up is local favourite Grace Petrie, who will be previewing her brand-new show Butch Ado About Nothing before taking it to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; folk singer, lesbian and checked-shirt-collector Grace has been incorrectly called Sir every day of her adult life, and, having finally run out of things to write whiny songs about, wonders if there is any material for an Edinburgh show in that. Grace will be joined by award-winning writer and actor Molly Naylor with her semi-autobiographical new comedy Stop Trying to be Fantastic: a funny, frank, and lyrical anti self-help show… that might actually help.
This June, the Rondo brings us a vibrant programme packed with brand-new theatre, hilarious stand-up comedy, and electrifying music.
Later in the month the Rondo will host local spoken-word artist Raina Greiffer with her autobiographical new show MANIC, directed by the Rondo’s Deputy Director Pippa Thornton. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heart-breaking, MANIC explores bad sex and the grey areas of consent through puppets, poetry, comedy, and one very awkward encounter with a cheese string… The show is supported by Arts Council England and will preview in Bath before a month’s run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
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