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The Mission Theatre

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32 Corn Street, Bath BA1 1UF
Telephone: 01225 428600
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Access: Performances take place in different areas within the venue, please see listings below for the accessibility information for each performance

Friday 25th May 2018

Main Auditorium

Start time: 19:00
Price: Free

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!

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Saturday 26th May 2018

Upstairs theatre

Start time: 12:30
Price: £6 / £5 concs
Doors open: 12:00

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"

Venue access: We regret there is no wheelchair access to this venue
More info and booking...

Main Auditorium

Start time: 15:00
Price: £8 / £6 Concs / £5 Under 16s / Group Deals £21/£25 (Family of 4/Family of 5)
Doors open: 14:45

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Main Auditorium

Start time: 19:30
Price: £8 / £5 concs
Doors open: 18:30

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Sunday 27th May 2018

Main Auditorium

Start time: 13:00
Price: £8 / £6 Concs / £5 Under 16s / Group Deals £21/£25 (Family of 4/Family of 5)
Doors open: 12:45

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Main Auditorium

Start time: 14:30
Price: £8 / £6 Concs / £5 Under 16s / Group Deals £21/£25 (Family of 4/Family of 5)
Doors open: 14:15

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Main Auditorium

Start time: 20:00
Price: £12 / £10 concs
Doors open: 19:00

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

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Monday 28th May 2018

Main Auditorium

Start time: 18:00
Price: £8
Doors open: 17:15

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Main Auditorium

Start time: 20:00
Price: £8
Doors open: 19:15

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Tuesday 29th May 2018

Main Auditorium

Start time: 19:30
Price: £9 / £7 concs
Doors open: 19:20

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Wednesday 30th May 2018

Main Auditorium

Start time: 19:30
Price: £9 / £7 concs
Doors open: 19:20

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Thursday 31st May 2018

Main Auditorium

Start time: 19:30
Price: £9 / £7 concs
Doors open: 19:20

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Friday 1st June 2018

Main Auditorium

Start time: 17:00
Price: £10 / £8 concs

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Sorry, this event is cancelled

Main Auditorium

Start time: 20:00
Price: £8
Doors open: 19:45

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

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Saturday 2nd June 2018

Sorry, this event is cancelled

Main Auditorium

Start time: 14:00
Price: Children £5 / Adults £10

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Sorry, this event is cancelled

Main Auditorium

Start time: 16:00
Price: Children £5 / Adults £10

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Main Auditorium

Start time: 19:30
Price: £6 / £7 concs

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?

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Sorry, this event is cancelled

Main Auditorium

Start time: 19:00
Price: £8
Doors open: 18:45

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!

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Sorry, this event is cancelled

Main Auditorium

Start time: 20:30
Price: £8
Doors open: 20:15

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!

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Sunday 3rd June 2018

Sorry, this event is cancelled

Main Auditorium

Start time: 16:00
Price: Children £5 / Adults £10

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Main Auditorium

Start time: 20:00
Price: £8 / £6 concs

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Main Auditorium

Start time: 13:00
Price: £9
Doors open: 12:40

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Monday 4th June 2018

Main Auditorium

Start time: 17:00
Price: £10 / £8 concs

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Main Auditorium

Start time: 20:00
Price: £10 / £8 concs.

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Tuesday 5th June 2018

Main Auditorium

Start time: 20:00
Price: £10 / £8 concs.

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Main Auditorium

Start time: 17:00
Price: £10 / £8 concs.
Doors open: 16:50

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Wednesday 6th June 2018

Main Auditorium

Start time: 16:00
Price: £8 / £5 concs

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Main Auditorium

Start time: 19:30
Price: £10 / £8 concs.
Doors open: 19:20

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Thursday 7th June 2018

Main Auditorium

Start time: 16:00
Price: £8 / £5 concs

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Main Auditorium

Start time: 19:00
Price: £8
Doors open: 18:45

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Main Auditorium

Start time: 20:30
Price: £5
Doors open: 20:00

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

Venue access: Full wheelchair access

Extra info: May contain strong language

More info and booking...

Friday 8th June 2018

Main Auditorium

Start time: 16:00
Price: Tickets £8, Concessions (Students & Senior Citizens) £5
Doors open: 15:30

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Main Auditorium

Start time: 19:00
Price: £8
Doors open: 18:45

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Main Auditorium

Start time: 20:30
Price: Adults £8, Concessions (Students & Senior Citizens) £5
Doors open: 20:00

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Saturday 9th June 2018

Main Auditorium

Start time: 16:00
Price: Adults £8, Concessions (Students & Senior Citizens) £5
Doors open: 15:30

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...

Main Auditorium

Start time: 18:00
Price: £5
Doors open: 17:30

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

Venue access: Full wheelchair access

Extra info: May contain strong language

More info and booking...

Main Auditorium

Start time: 20:30
Price: Tickets £8, Concessions (Students & Senior Citizens) £5
Doors open: 20:00

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.

Venue access: Full wheelchair access
More info and booking...