The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Sep
7
2:00 PM14:00

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

Presented by Next Stage Theatre Company

Matinee at 2pm on Saturday 7th September

Set in 1937 in the Wingfield’s apartment in a shabby tenement building in St Louis, Missouri, Laura, Tom’s sister, crippled by polio as a child and finding solace in the fragile ornaments in her “glass menagerie”, lives here with Amanda her over-bearing mother.

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 The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

Presented by Next Stage Theatre Company

Tuesday 3rd - Saturday 7th September 7.30pm

Set in 1937 in the Wingfield’s apartment in a shabby tenement building in St Louis, Missouri, Laura, Tom’s sister, crippled by polio as a child and finding solace in the fragile ornaments in her “glass menagerie”, lives here with Amanda her over-bearing mother.

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Howl
Sep
10
to Sep 14

Howl

Presented by Black Dog Productions

Tuesday 10th - Saturday 14th September at 7.30pm

A man tied to a radiator, a writer going seemingly nowhere, and a woman haunted by her past. Howl explores how far man is willing to go to be truly free, no matter how damaging.

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'A tendency to some particular evil' - Lynette White
Sep
17
12:15 PM12:15

'A tendency to some particular evil' - Lynette White

The 2019 Jane Austen Festival

Tuesday 17th September at 12.15pm

From Mr Wickham to Mrs Norris, Austen wrote some of the best, most subtle and most hateful characters of English Literature. What makes a Jane Austen villain and why do we love to hate them? Lynette explores what it means to be a villain in Jane Austen and 18th Century England.

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'To be fond of dancing...' - with Charlotte Cumper
Sep
17
2:00 PM14:00

'To be fond of dancing...' - with Charlotte Cumper

The 2019 Jane Austen Festival

Tuesday 17th September at 2pm

All of Austen’s characters attend a dance at some point, but what did that entail? Did they have to memorise every dance? How did the Netherfield Ball differ from the Meryton Assembly, or the ball at the Crown Inn? Why couldn’t Catherine Morland just refuse to dance with John Thorpe? Join Charlotte Cumper of the Jane Austen Dancers to find out what it meant to be fond of dancing.

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Morning call
Sep
18
10:30 AM10:30

Morning call

The 2019 Jane Austen Festival

Wednesday 18th September at 10.30am

Over coffee and cake (purchasable from the Bistro) why not come and chat with some of the Festival stewards and the Festival organisers at this informal gathering.

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Lady Susan
Sep
18
2:30 PM14:30

Lady Susan

Presented by the Natural Theatre Company

Wednesday 18th September at 2pm

Will Lady Susan Vernon achieve her wicked ends? Why is Frederica so against marriage with Sir James Martin? Who is the ‘most accomplished Coquette in England’ and what on earth does it mean? This improvised theatrical performance based on Austen’s epistolary novel will attempt to solve, no doubt with hilarious results, these and many of life’s conundrums.

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Lady Susan
Sep
18
8:00 PM20:00

Lady Susan

Presented by the Natural Theatre Company

Wednesday 18th September at 8pm

Will Lady Susan Vernon achieve her wicked ends? Why is Frederica so against marriage with Sir James Martin? Who is the ‘most accomplished Coquette in England’ and what on earth does it mean? This improvised theatrical performance based on Austen’s epistolary novel will attempt to solve, no doubt with hilarious results, these and many of life’s conundrums.

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Layers of Jane Austen! - with Jenny Colquhoun (and Freddie)
Sep
19
3:30 PM15:30

Layers of Jane Austen! - with Jenny Colquhoun (and Freddie)

The 2019 Jane Austen Festival

Thursday 19th September at 3.30pm

Petticoats, stays, drawers, corsets, pantaloons, chemise, shifts and let’s not forget the bustle! Come and participate in a light hearted whimsical discussion about what might or might not have been worn under ladies’ dresses, even Jane’s, in the early part of the 17th Century.

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Bad girls and bonnets - History Wardrobe
Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

Bad girls and bonnets - History Wardrobe

The 2019 Jane Austen Festival

Thursday 19th September at 7.30pm

Jane Austen’s guide to being brazen - a bold, brash and beautiful celebration of Austen’s wicked women, and a truly revelatory look at clothes and crime in the 18th Century – an era when stocking-theft or silk smuggling carried serious consequences. With fabulous original costume items, criminal history and readings from the outrageous Miss Austen herself.

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Adapting Austen with Anna Lea
Sep
20
3:45 PM15:45

Adapting Austen with Anna Lea

The 2019 Jane Austen Festival

Friday 20th September at 3.45pm

Writer and Director Anna Lea has adapted Northanger Abbey and Emma into full cast audio dramas starring Dame Emma Thompson. What is the process of adapting and directing these dramas? And can they give us a fresh insight into Austen’s novels?

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What matters in Jane Austen? - with Professor John Mullan
Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

What matters in Jane Austen? - with Professor John Mullan

The 2019 Jane Austen Festival

Saturday 21st September at 11am

What would the Jane Austen Festival be without a visit from John Mullan? Professor of English at University College London he has taught Austen for over 25 years. An amusing and highly entertaining speaker who, this year, will speak about the little things you never notice in Austen that make her work so special and clever.

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Yours, Jane Austen 'Austen Sisters'
Sep
21
3:00 PM15:00

Yours, Jane Austen 'Austen Sisters'

Presented by Harker Studio Productions

Saturday 21st September at 3pm

Revealing the life of Austen through her most loved works and the letters she wrote to her sister Cassandra. Susannah Harker (Jane Bennet, BBC’s Pride and Prejudice) and sister Nelly follow Jane and Cassandra’s journey from their youth in the ballrooms of Regency England, through to their later search for fulfilment and independence. Harker Studio Productions.

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A Streetcar Named Desire
Sep
25
to Sep 28

A Streetcar Named Desire

Presented by Bath Operatic and Dramatic Society

Wednesday 25th - Saturday 28th September at 7.30pm

Bath Operatic and Dramatic Society present A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams’ popular masterpiece. Considered one of the finest plays of the 20th Century, this Pulitzer Prize winning play was made iconic by the 1951 film starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh.

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A Streetcar Named Desire
Sep
28
2:30 PM14:30

A Streetcar Named Desire

Presented by Bath Operatic and Dramatic Society

Saturday 28th September at 2.30pm

Bath Operatic and Dramatic Society present A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams’ popular masterpiece. Considered one of the finest plays of the 20th Century, this Pulitzer Prize winning play was made iconic by the 1951 film starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh.

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The Dogs of War
Oct
2
to Oct 3

The Dogs of War

Presented by ShakespeareLive

Wednesday 2nd - Thursday 3rd October at 8pm

England finds itself at war: the two royal families that rule the country find themselves in conflict; petty dynastic squabbles plunge the country into bloodshed.

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War In Mind
Oct
4
to Oct 5

War In Mind

Presented by Spaniel In The Works Theatre Company

Friday 4th - Saturday 5th October at 7.30pm

This powerful performance based on archive records and personal testimony, explores the lives of real people affected by shell shock in the First World War and contemporary sufferers.

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In Limbo
Oct
10
to Oct 12

In Limbo

Presented by The Scullions Neoterics

Thursday 10th - Saturday 12th October at 7.30pm

The door's locked, the room is bare and there is no way out. Three people from different walks of life that have never seen each other before find themselves in this situation.

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Macbeth
Oct
18
to Oct 19

Macbeth

Presented by Downpour Theatre Company

Friday 18th - Saturday 19th October at 7.30pm

“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.” 

One of Shakespeare's most popular and well-known tragedies, Macbeth paints a nightmarish picture of what can happen when the mind is corrupted by greed and ambition.

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Tom's Midnight Garden by David Wood & Philippa Pearce
Oct
29
to Nov 2

Tom's Midnight Garden by David Wood & Philippa Pearce

Presented by Next Stage Youth Theatre Company

Tuesday 29th October - Saturday 2nd November at 7.30pm

It’s the 1950’s and Tom has been sent away in quarantine to stay in his Aunt and Uncle’s old house whilst his brother, Peter, recovers from measles. Bored and resentful, Tom is anxious to return home until, one night when the clock strikes 13, he slips out of bed and opening the garden door steps into a beautiful 1880’s Victorian garden.

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Tom's Midnight Garden by David Wood & Philippa Pearce
Nov
2
2:00 PM14:00

Tom's Midnight Garden by David Wood & Philippa Pearce

Presented by Next Stage Youth Theatre Company

Matinee at 2pm on Saturday 2nd November

It’s the 1950’s and Tom has been sent away in quarantine to stay in his Aunt and Uncle’s old house whilst his brother, Peter, recovers from measles. Bored and resentful, Tom is anxious to return home until, one night when the clock strikes 13, he slips out of bed and opening the garden door steps into a beautiful 1880’s Victorian garden.

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Eva Cassidy "The Story"
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

Eva Cassidy "The Story"

Presented by Elsa Jean McTaggart

Friday 8th November at 7.30pm

A portrayal of the life of Eva Cassidy through video, voice and song presented by Elsa Jean McTaggart. A tribute to her all-time favourite artist, Elsa’s melodic voice and guitar, plus piano accompaniment, bring alive the essence of Eva.

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McTaggart Sisters
Nov
9
2:30 PM14:30

McTaggart Sisters

Presented by Elsa Jean McTaggart & Miss Irenie Rose

Saturday 9th November at 2.30pm

McTaggart sisters Elsa Jean McTaggart and her youngest sister Miss Irenie Rose present a rare opportunity to hear these two highly acclaimed singers/songwriters/multi- instrumentalists come together in a fusion of blood harmonies, original arrangements and stunning vocals.

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Joan Baez: A Tribute
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Joan Baez: A Tribute

Presented by Irenie Rose

Saturday 9th November at 7.30pm

Having been dubbed a similar vocalist to Joan Baez, Miss Irenie Rose now sings the well-loved songs written and sung by Joan Baez. A giant of the folk world, Joan Baez' music has spanned the generations and become a landmark name.

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Enlightenment
Nov
13
to Nov 16

Enlightenment

Presented by Platform 8 Productions

Wednesday 13th - Saturday 16th November at 7.45pm

Enlightenment is a powerful study of parental grief and hope amidst uncertainty. This mystery can puzzle and tease your brain. Is Adam alive?  If so, why hasn’t he made contact?

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Woman In Mind by Alan Ayckbourn
Nov
26
to Nov 30

Woman In Mind by Alan Ayckbourn

Presented by Next Stage Theatre Company

Tuesday 26th - Saturday 30th November at 7.30pm

Susan - middle-aged and married to Gerald, a fusty, self-absorbed Vicar - treads on a rake and knocks herself out. A slightly ineffectual Doctor - Bill Windsor - is summoned and, suspecting concussion, he orders Susan to rest whilst Gerald, and his waspish sister Muriel, look after her. Dysfunctional son Rick, in his early 20's, is coming to lunch and will want to see that his mother is getting better.

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Woman In Mind by Alan Ayckbourn
Nov
30
2:00 PM14:00

Woman In Mind by Alan Ayckbourn

Presented by Next Stage Theatre Company

Matinee at 2pm Saturday 30th November

Susan - middle-aged and married to Gerald, a fusty, self-absorbed Vicar - treads on a rake and knocks herself out. A slightly ineffectual Doctor - Bill Windsor - is summoned and, suspecting concussion, he orders Susan to rest whilst Gerald, and his waspish sister Muriel, look after her. Dysfunctional son Rick, in his early 20's, is coming to lunch and will want to see that his mother is getting better.

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Iolanthe
Dec
3
to Dec 7

Iolanthe

Presented by Bath Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Tuesday 3rd - Saturday 7th December at 7.30pm

Award winning Bath G&S Society returns to The Mission with a sparkling festive production of what many people regard as the most perfect of Gilbert & Sullivan’s collaborations – Iolanthe.   

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Iolanthe
Dec
7
2:00 PM14:00

Iolanthe

Presented by Bath Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Matinee at 2pm on Saturday 7th December

Award winning Bath G&S Society returns to The Mission with a sparkling festive production of what many people regard as the most perfect of Gilbert & Sullivan’s collaborations – Iolanthe.   

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Aladdin
Dec
13
to Dec 15

Aladdin

Presented by Drama Llama Productions

Friday 13th - Sunday 15th December at 1.30pm

Side splitting fun set in China, Aladdin's life takes a magical turn when he stumbles across a magic lamp where he meets a genie who's powers he uses to defeat the evil Abanazar and hopefully save the princess!

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Aladdin
Dec
13
to Dec 15

Aladdin

Presented by Drama Llama Productions

Friday 13th - Sunday 15th December at 7pm

Side splitting fun set in China, Aladdin's life takes a magical turn when he stumbles across a magic lamp where he meets a genie who's powers he uses to defeat the evil Abanazar and hopefully save the princess!

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TangleTree
Jul
20
7:30 PM19:30

TangleTree

Presented by JDJB and TLBB Productions

Saturday 20th July at 7.30pm

Back by popular demand! Following JDJB and TLBB Productions’ visit to snowy Bath earlier this year, we are delighted to welcome this talented company with its compelling play back to The Mission Theatre, hopefully in sunnier conditions!

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The Fever
Jul
18
to Jul 19

The Fever

Presented by Behind Closed Doors Theatre and Sounds Like Thunder Theatre

Thursday 18th - Friday 19th July at 7.30pm

It’s 1989. A middle-class woman wakes up in a hotel room, shaking and shivering, in a country that is not her own.

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The Comedy of Operas
Jul
15
to Jul 16

The Comedy of Operas

Presented by Opera Doll Productions

Monday 15th - Tuesday 16th July at 7.30pm

Playful, accessible and engaging, Louise performs a selection of comedy arias from operas old to new, with the help of props, streamers and some of opera’s wildest characters! Prepare yourself for an evening of outrageous parties, tales of mistaken identities and temperamental princesses.

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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Jun
29
2:00 PM14:00

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Matinee at 2pm on Saturday 29th

Next Stage brings this gritty adaptation of Dickens’ least sentimental love story to the stage with a cast of some of his most unforgettable characters: Pip, Magwich, Estella and Miss Havisham. A fast-paced, imaginatively-staged production which will delight audiences both young and old alike.

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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Jun
25
to Jun 29

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Tuesday 25th - Saturday 29th June at 7.30pm

Next Stage brings this gritty adaptation of Dickens’ least sentimental love story to the stage with a cast of some of his most unforgettable characters: Pip, Magwich, Estella and Miss Havisham. A fast-paced, imaginatively-staged production which will delight audiences both young and old alike.

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Party
Jun
8
2:30 PM14:30

Party

Saturday 8th June at 2.30pm

A humble shed: four young idealists form a political party to save the world from itself. The fifth just wants his cake. It’s small minds tackling big issues - China, people-trafficking, cycle lanes, unfair trade, whether to call themselves ‘Friendly Party’ or ‘Gladios’. And when, exactly, they eat cake.

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Party
Jun
7
7:30 PM19:30

Party

Friday 7th June at 7.30pm

A humble shed: four young idealists form a political party to save the world from itself. The fifth just wants his cake. It’s small minds tackling big issues - China, people-trafficking, cycle lanes, unfair trade, whether to call themselves ‘Friendly Party’ or ‘Gladios’. And when, exactly, they eat cake.

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Total Eclipse
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

Total Eclipse

Presented by Moving Pieces

Wednesday 5th June at 6pm

“A masterclass of physical theatre' 'From tear-jerking sadness to belly laugh absurdity, this is an uplifting piece of theatre that seeks to reintroduce us to our heart’s desire: connection.”

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Total Eclipse
Jun
4
6:00 PM18:00

Total Eclipse

Presented by Moving Pieces

Tuesday 4th June at 6pm

“A masterclass of physical theatre' 'From tear-jerking sadness to belly laugh absurdity, this is an uplifting piece of theatre that seeks to reintroduce us to our heart’s desire: connection.”

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Tulips
Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

Tulips

Presented by Exit Pursued by Panda Theatre Company

Sunday 2nd June at 5pm

Christine’s domestic abuse service helps men like Jason and Alex, “who can’t admit there’s a problem” to be different - but will they decide it’s more important to “be a man”?

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Vigil
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Vigil

Presented by Mechanimal

Sunday 2nd June at 2pm

Back by popular demand after Tom Bailey’s riveting Fringe performance in 2018. Cinnamon-coloured Cryptic Treehunter. Rocket Frog. Fire Millipede From Hell. Life as never seen before.

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Hamlet: The Musical
Jun
1
8:30 PM20:30

Hamlet: The Musical

Presented by Bristol Shakespeare Festival

Saturday 1st June at 8.30pm

The timeless tale of Hamlet, retold with cheeky irreverence and boundless energy through genius rewrites of modern hits - including classics by Queen, Britney Spears, ABBA, Kanye West, and Elvis Presley!

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Hamlet: The Musical
Jun
1
4:30 PM16:30

Hamlet: The Musical

Presented by Bristol Shakespeare Festival

Saturday 1st June at 4.30pm

The timeless tale of Hamlet, retold with cheeky irreverence and boundless energy through genius rewrites of modern hits - including classics by Queen, Britney Spears, ABBA, Kanye West, and Elvis Presley!

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Tulips
Jun
1
1:30 PM13:30

Tulips

Presented by Exit Pursued by Panda Theatre Company

Saturday 1st June at 1.30pm

Christine’s domestic abuse service helps men like Jason and Alex, “who can’t admit there’s a problem” to be different - but will they decide it’s more important to “be a man”?

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Hamlet: The Musical
May
31
6:30 PM18:30

Hamlet: The Musical

Presented by Bristol Shakespeare Festival

Friday 31st May at 6.30pm

The timeless tale of Hamlet, retold with cheeky irreverence and boundless energy through genius rewrites of modern hits - including classics by Queen, Britney Spears, ABBA, Kanye West, and Elvis Presley!

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Tulips
May
31
4:00 PM16:00

Tulips

Presented by Exit Pursued by Panda Theatre Company

Friday 31st May at 4pm

Christine’s domestic abuse service helps men like Jason and Alex, “who can’t admit there’s a problem” to be different - but will they decide it’s more important to “be a man”?

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Hamlet: The Musical
May
30
8:30 PM20:30

Hamlet: The Musical

Presented by Bristol Shakespeare Festival

Thursday 30th May at 8.30pm

The timeless tale of Hamlet, retold with cheeky irreverence and boundless energy through genius rewrites of modern hits - including classics by Queen, Britney Spears, ABBA, Kanye West, and Elvis Presley!

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AUTOLYCUS!
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

AUTOLYCUS!

Presented by Derekk Ross

Wednesday 29th May at 7pm

Irreverent comedy about a Shakespearean character attempting to escape from a play. Clownish trickster Autolycus tries to flog you some useless tat and tell you a tale or two...

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