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Sherlock Holmes

Posted on: December 19th, 2017 by admin No Comments

Sherlock Holmes lives in retirement on the South Coast. He keeps bees, occasionally casts his fly fishing rod, even plays his Stradivarius when the rheumatism allows.

Chilling, gripping and filled with unforeseen twists and revelations, this new thriller has been commissioned by Theatre Royal Bath from award-winning dramatist Simon Reade. This world premiere production reunites the dream team of Robert Powell and Liza Goddard following huge acclaim for their performances in Single Spies and Relatively Speaking.

Nina Conti: In Your Face

Posted on: April 25th, 2015 by admin No Comments

‘Charming, sharp, warm, glamorous’ **** The Times.

Direct from her smash hit total sell out UK tour, Nina is playing 18 shows in London at the Criterion Theatre from 25th February – 12th March.

She’s won a British Comedy Award, stormed Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News, Sunday Night at the Palladium and made a BAFTA nominated film – all without moving her lips.

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Dear Lupin

Posted on: April 28th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Father and son James Fox and Jack Fox starred in this brand new stage adaptation of the best-selling Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year ‘Dear Lupin, Letters to a Wayward Son’ in which renowned journalist and author Roger Mortimer’s brilliantly hilarious, often touching and always generous letters to his unruly son Charlie were vividly brought to life. The Production toured for six weeks before transferring to the Apollo Theatre in the West End for a limited eight week season.

Adapted by celebrated writer and journalist, Michael Simkins (Fatty Batter, Simkins’s World).

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Shakespeare Revue

Posted on: June 19th, 2017 by admin No Comments

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII sing their way out of the history books and into the spotlight. With songs including Ex Wives, Haus of Holbein and Don’t Lose Ur Head, this pop concert remixes five hundred years of historical heartbreak into one hour of 21st century sass. If you thought this show was all about one man – you thought wrong!

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Relatively Speaking

Posted on: January 28th, 2015 by admin No Comments

This classic Ayckbourn comedy stars Robert Powell and Liza Goddard and tours the UK in the Autumn of 2016 in a co-production with Theatre Royal Bath. The play is directed by Ayckbourn stalwart Robin Herford and takes place during a Summer weekend in the sixties. Gregory loves Ginny, and Ginny loves Gregory. But unfortunately Ginny also loves Philip, or at least she used to, and Philip loves her – does Philip love his wife too? Relatively Speaking delightfully shows “how prolonged misunderstanding can become a source of painful truth” (The Guardian) and will play at New Victory Theater, New York, October 2016.

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Corpse

Posted on: July 26th, 2013 by admin No Comments

By Gerald Moon (2002)

Gerald Moon’s wonderful comedy thriller starred Mark McGann, Colin Baker and Louise Jameson and was directed by Robin Herford. Sibling rivalry is taken to the extreme when Evelyn, a ‘resting’ actor engages the genial but shady Major Powell to dispose of his identical twin brother in order to assume his persona and inherit his riches. The play is packed full with surprises, theatrical tricks and hokum as one actor plays both of the twins and sometimes appears to be seen as both characters on stage at the same time.

Gasping

Posted on: July 25th, 2013 by admin No Comments

By Ben Elton (2002)

Ben Elton’s West End hit enjoyed a make over and a moderate success based on the brilliant comic timing of actor David Haig in a new touring production directed by Paul Jepson. A second tour followed with actor Ian Reddington. Neil Stacy provided sterling support to both.

The Shape of Things

Posted on: July 25th, 2013 by admin No Comments

By Neil Labute (2004)

Inspired by a brilliant production of The Shape of Things at the Almeida at King’s Cross starring Rachel Weisz, Kenny was determined to bring this excellent modern play to a wider audience. The play asks the complicated question ‘How far would you go for love?’ and the answer is a provocative exploration of manipulation, sex and art. Alicia Witt, Enzo Cilenti, Sienna Guillory and James Murray starred in a brilliant new version of the play superbly directed by Julian Webber. The play ran at the Ambassadors Theatre for a limited run.

My Boy Jack

Posted on: July 25th, 2013 by admin No Comments

By David Haig (2004)

This touring production starring David Haig and Belinda Lang was a moving and compelling account of the life of one of England’s most prolific writers, Rudyard Kipling. It tells of Kipling’s dogged determination to send his young teenage son to the trenches – a patriotic act which triggers a bitter family conflict. The play was recently adapted for Television by David Haig and starred Daniel Radcliffe as Jack, David Haig and Kim Cattrall as his parents.

The Shellseekers

Posted on: July 25th, 2013 by admin No Comments

Adapted for the stage by Terence Brady and Charlotte Bingham based on the international ‘best seller’ by Rosamunde Pilcher. (2004)

One of the nations favourite books became one of the country’s most popular plays in this sharply observed beautifully crafted family drama. The play was initially mounted with Stephanie Cole playing the matriarch Penelope Keeling with strong support from Veronica Roberts, Karen Drury and Ian Shaw as her three rather unpleasant children. The original cast also include Paul Chapman, Tim Carlton and Martin Wimbush. The role of Penelope was played by Susannah York and Rosemary Leach on subsequent tours.