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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Folklore
Sep
13
to Sep 14

Folklore

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

COUCH - Musical Theatre Workshop

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 this Musical Theatre Workshop, welcoming anyone aged 9 - 18 to come along and explore this diverse new family musical.

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This Rough Magic
Sep
30
8:00 PM20:00

This Rough Magic

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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Reversions
Oct
1
to Oct 6

Reversions

“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

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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SCOTLAND!
Oct
19
to Oct 20

SCOTLAND!

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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The Blue Bird
Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

The Blue Bird

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 Railway Children
Oct
30
to Nov 3

The Railway Children

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?

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Private Peaceful
Nov
7
to Nov 11

Private Peaceful

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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Season's Greetings
Nov
14
to Nov 17

Season's Greetings

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

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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Jack and the Beanstalk
Dec
16
to Dec 19

Jack and the Beanstalk

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. M

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For Services Rendered
Jan
22
to Jan 26

For Services Rendered

t’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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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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Mid-Somerset Festival
Mar
7
to Mar 9

Mid-Somerset Festival

From Wednesday 7th – Friday 9th March 2018, The Mission Theatre will once again host events in the Speech & Drama section of The Mid-Somerset Festival. Now in it’s 117th year, the Festival has given generations of young performers the opportunity to build confidence and to develop their skills in all aspects of drama, music, dance and creative writing.

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Hancock and Co One Man, Many Voices
Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

Hancock and Co One Man, Many Voices

On this, his third visit, James – a talented actor and impressionist – will be performing a brand-new programme including one classic episode of Hancock’s Half Hour, and two episodes he has written himself in the same style as Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, with James voicing the entire cast.

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His Dark Materials Parts 1 & 2 by Nicholas Wright based on the novels by Philip Pullman
Feb
13
to Feb 17

His Dark Materials Parts 1 & 2 by Nicholas Wright based on the novels by Philip Pullman

Essentially a love story, His Dark Materials revolves around Lyra and Will, two young teenagers from different worlds. The pair join forces and share adventures beyond their wildest imaginings. As their friendship deepens, the teenagers are drawn into a cosmic battle between good and evil, encountering armoured bears, soul-eating Spectres, witches from Northern Lands and terrifying Harpies in The Land of the Dead...

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Look Back in Anger by John Osborne
Jan
16
to Jan 20

Look Back in Anger by John Osborne

Jimmy Porter is angry; angry with life, angry with his friends, angry with his wife and angry with the world. Indulged, talented, intelligent and loved Jimmy is none the less dissatisfied and frustrated.
As he lashes out in a kaleidoscopic two hours of theatre, audiences are appalled and dazzled in equal measure by his mercurial character.

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Cinderella
Dec
8
to Dec 13

Cinderella

This Christmas, the most magical pantomime of them all comes to Bath. Cinderella, the old tale of rags to riches, takes a modern twist in this completely original pantomime which will have you laughing out loud.

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Gone
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Gone

A remarkable tale told with Box Tale Soup’s beautiful handmade puppetry, physical theatre and poetry, Gone is inspired by the writing, experiences and true stories of refugee collective Stone Flowers, interwoven with an original score by Stone Flowers, inspired by musical influences from Congolese Rumba, African Blues, and Tamil and Kurdish folk song.

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Democracy by Michael Frayn
Nov
28
to Dec 2

Democracy by Michael Frayn

Democracy, Michael Frayn’s 2003 play, creates a drama of extraordinary urgency and subtlety out of the known events of twentieth-century history. It explores the relationship that developed between Willy Brandt, the West German Chancellor from 1969 to 1974, and his assistant, Gunter Guillaume - an East German spy planted in the Government offices - whose presence is a constant threat to Brandt’s survival.

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Rough Justice by Terence Frisby
Nov
15
to Nov 18

Rough Justice by Terence Frisby

James Highwood, a TV personality who presents British Justice - a programme looking at the failings of the judicial system - is on the stand at the Old Bailey for the murder of his severely handicapped child. During the battle to have his intentions understood he constantly comes into conflict with the judge and eventually cracks under the pressure of cross-examination by the prosecuting QC

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