Season's Greetings
Nov
16
to Nov 17

Season's Greetings

Friday 16th - Saturday 17th November at 8pm

The thing about Christmas is that people who may not like each other are forced into close proximity and have to pretend to be chummy and full of benevolent yuletide cheer. Add large quantities of alcohol and you have a reliable recipe for disaster!

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Pirates of Penzance
Nov
20
to Nov 24

Pirates of Penzance

Tuesday 20th - Saturday 24th November at 7.30pm

Matinee at 2pm on Saturday 24th November

The Pirates of Penzance is packed full of soft-hearted pirates, bumbling policemen, frolicsome maidens, absurd adventures and improbable paradoxes. Frederic, a pirate’s apprentice, falls madly in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley. He is due to be released from his apprenticeship on his 21st birthday, but there’s a snag. Can he find a way to live happily-ever-after with Mabel?

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Bedroom Farce
Dec
11
to Dec 15

Bedroom Farce

Tuesday 11th - Saturday 15th December at 7.30pm

Matinee at 2pm on Saturday 15th December

4 couples, 3 bedrooms, 2 parents, 1 self-assembly kit - what could possibly go wrong? Answer: just about everything!

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Jack and the Beanstalk Matinees
Dec
16
to Dec 19

Jack and the Beanstalk Matinees

Sunday 16th - Wednesday 19th December at 4.30pm

OOOH ARRR Productions return to The Mission Theatre with this giant pantomime after their successful run of Cinderella last year. Get ready to help Jack in his quest to save his beloved Princess Jill from the hands of the giant through song and dance, and maybe even a bit of a duel.

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Jack and the Beanstalk
Dec
16
to Dec 19

Jack and the Beanstalk

Sunday 16th - Wednesday 19th December at 7pm

OOOH ARRR Productions return to The Mission Theatre with this giant pantomime after their successful run of Cinderella last year. Get ready to help Jack in his quest to save his beloved Princess Jill from the hands of the giant through song and dance, and maybe even a bit of a duel.

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For Services Rendered
Jan
22
to Jan 26

For Services Rendered

Tuesday 22nd - Saturday 26th January at 7.30pm

Matinee at 2pm on Saturday 26th January

It’s 1932, and although the First World War has been over for 14 years, its effects still cast long shadows in Somerset Maugham’s masterful play. How has society treated those who rendered their country wartime service?

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Season's Greetings
Nov
14
to Nov 15

Season's Greetings

Wednesday 14th - Thursday 15th November at 7.30pm

The thing about Christmas is that people who may not like each other are forced into close proximity and have to pretend to be chummy and full of benevolent yuletide cheer. Add large quantities of alcohol and you have a reliable recipe for disaster!

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Private Peaceful
Nov
7
to Nov 10

Private Peaceful

Wednesday 7th - Saturday 10th November at 7.30pm

Matinee at 2pm on Saturday 10th November

Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier, has been accused of desertion. Imprisoned in a barn in Ypres in 1916, Tommo has time to reflect on his short, but joyful life. A childhood in rural Devon, school days, family life, Molly - his first and only love - and the battles and injustices of war.

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The Railway Children
Oct
30
to Nov 3

The Railway Children

Tuesday 30th October - Saturday 3rd November at 7.30pm

Matinee at 2pm on Saturday 3rd November

A father in prison, a grieving mother, their three young children uprooted from London and living far away in a small village in straightened circumstances - surely this is the subject matter of a gloomy story? But no, The Railway Children is a joyous exploration of love, loyalty, young optimism, fun and friendship.

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The Blue Bird
Oct
28
4:00 PM16:00

The Blue Bird

Sunday 28th October at 4pm

One wintery evening, Tyltyl wakes to find a humpback figure in his bedroom. She is obviously a fairy. Tyltyl must find the blue bird that makes people happy. And he must do so before morning. Tyltyl doesn’t know about blue birds, or where he might find one but joined by his faithful pets the search begins...

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The Blue Bird
Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

The Blue Bird

Sunday 28th October at 2pm

One wintery evening, Tyltyl wakes to find a humpback figure in his bedroom. She is obviously a fairy. Tyltyl must find the blue bird that makes people happy. And he must do so before morning. Tyltyl doesn’t know about blue birds, or where he might find one but joined by his faithful pets the search begins...

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SCOTLAND!
Oct
19
to Oct 20

SCOTLAND!

Friday 19th - Saturday 20th October at 7.30pm

Scotlaaand! Come along for a wild ride with fishing, hunting, whisky, short bread, rhythm, folk songs and the spirit of Scotland! A hilarious three-man physical comedy. Winner of the Inspiration Award for new work at Prague Fringe 2018.
                                                                 

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Reversions
Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Reversions

Saturday 6th October at 7.30pm

Matinee at 2pm on Saturday 6th October

“Wanting and having are definitive opposites. You can’t have something and still desire it desperately. Once something’s yours you couldn’t care less for it.”

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Nazinan's Story
Oct
4
to Oct 5

Nazinan's Story

Thursday 4th - Friday 5th October at 7.30pm

Nazanin’s Story, described as “political theatre at its best” tells the true and ongoing struggle Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her family face after Nazanin and her baby daughter were taken in Tehran in 2016.

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Reversions
Oct
1
7:30 PM19:30

Reversions

Monday 1st October at 7.30pm

“Wanting and having are definitive opposites. You can’t have something and still desire it desperately. Once something’s yours you couldn’t care less for it.”

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This Rough Magic
Sep
30
8:00 PM20:00

This Rough Magic

Sunday 30th September at 8pm

The mysterious figure of Prospero from Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' introduces this fascinating mix of comedy, tragedy and philosophical ideas, exploring the themes of the occult. Twelve talented and experienced actors will lead you on an exciting journey through a wide selection of Shakespeare's plays and poems and take you into another world ...

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Tusk Tusk
Sep
28
to Sep 29

Tusk Tusk

Friday 28th - Saturday 29th September at 7pm

Matinee at 2pm on Saturday 29th September

In a new flat, three siblings pass the time amongst the removal boxes. Hiding from the world, needing to be found, their one shared focus is a mobile phone.

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COUCH - Musical Theatre Workshop
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

COUCH - Musical Theatre Workshop

Tuesday 25th September 7-9pm

COUCH is “a brilliantly imaginative evocation of a whole new universe”  - The Telegraph. Join Simon Carr-Minns (Musical Director), Mel Lawman (Writer, Director of BATS) and Lara Lawman (Director) for a Musical Theatre Workshop, welcoming anyone aged 9 - 18 to come along and explore this diverse new family musical.

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Folklore
Sep
13
to Sep 14

Folklore

Thursday 13th & Friday 14th September at 7.30pm

This new dance theatre production sees the central character, Kitty, being controlled by her overprotective sister, who keeps steering her away from the spooky Ooser mask. She is drawn in by her fearless curiosity and is embraced by the mystical creature giving her a sense of freedom not offered by her sister.

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Dangerous Corner by J.B. Priestley
Sep
4
to Sep 8

Dangerous Corner by J.B. Priestley

How far should you go in seeking the truth? That is the question at the heart of J B Priestley’s intriguing play. An apparently happy group of people are discussing their family business when a chance remark takes the conversation round a dangerous corner, with profound and devastating consequences.

 

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All Cashed In
Jul
25
to Jul 26

All Cashed In

What happens when your life suddenly seems to mirror that of your musical hero? Greg Moncur is convinced that his obsession with singer Johnny Cash is dictating the events in his own life. Coincidence? Or is there a master plan?

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The Night of the Iguana by Tennessee Williams
Jun
19
to Jun 23

The Night of the Iguana by Tennessee Williams

Set in 1940 in the shabby, run-down Costa Verde Hotel The Night of the Iguana is recognised as Tennessee Williams’ last great play.The hotel, surrounded by the simmering heat of the Mexican jungle, plays host to the flotsam and jetsam of passing tourists and is run by the recently widowed Maxine Faulk and her ragbag collection of staff.

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Bath Fringe Festival
May
25
to Jun 10

Bath Fringe Festival

The 2018 Bath Fringe Festival will take place in the city between Friday 25th May - Sunday 10th June. As an attractive and popular city-centre venue, The Mission Theatre is thrilled to once again be hosting many exciting Fringe events.

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Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello
May
3
to May 5

Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello

Amidst the chaos of the rehearsal room, six characters appear unannounced in search of an author to complete their tale. Abandoned by their creator, the six figures find themselves trapped within a tragedy from which they long to escape; only acting the scenes that were written for them can release them from their turmoil. One way or another, their devastating story must be told.

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Orphan
Apr
24
to Apr 27

Orphan

A small town in Georgia: a nameless Orphan returns to the place where he was raised hoping that he can cauterise the wound that has been festering in him since he was a child. Are sins ever forgiven? Or do sins simply beget more sins?

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Proof by David Auburn
Apr
17
to Apr 21

Proof by David Auburn

It was just connecting the dots. Some nights I could connect three or four. Some nights they’d be really far apart, I’d have no idea how to get to the next one, if there was a next one.’ (Catherine, Act 2)A beautiful and emotional drama portraying the desperation felt during grief or depression.

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Curtain up on Murder by Bettine Manktelow
Mar
27
to Mar 28

Curtain up on Murder by Bettine Manktelow

An amateur drama company is rehearsing in the theatre at the end of the pier. Storms rage overhead and the doors are locked - they are trapped. Then a mysterious, ghostly presence passes across the stage and when the assistant stage manager falls to certain death through a trapdoor, the remaining actors are thrown into disarray.

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