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Bath Fringe Festival


See below for details on all of The Mission Theatre's 2018 Fringe Festival Performances! 


Sunday 3rd - Tuesday 5th June - 8pm

In the Main Auditorium

Palomar Theatre presents


Night out. Pub. Friends- but one of them is a bit more than a mate, isn’t he? Eve watches Gabe flirt with everyone, including their waitress, knowing that once the games are over, he will come to her. She’s hooked, she knows it, but she doesn’t like it. As Eve loses her favourite game, memories surface from a childhood long ignored. Eve confronts demons in her partner to find them living in her own skin. 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.

"Darlings toys with the audience’s expectations, asking them to challenge their preconceptions about manipulative relationships, and, in turn, reflect on their own relationships and interiority" - Epigram Arts. ****

Tickets £8 (£6 concs) 

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Tuesday 5th June - 5pm

Wednesday 6th June - 7.30pm

In the Main Auditorium

Mechanimal presents


Zugunruhe is an ornithological term describing 'migratory restlessness in birds'. From cages to planetariums, Zambia to the UK, quantum biology to magnetic fields, this show explores the wild migration flight to Marsh Warbler from southern Africa into Europe. Having rehearsed amongst birds and wetlands in Somerset, performer Tom Bailey offers audiences a feast of bird behaviour alongside a digital sound map of the Warbler's journey, created by composer Rowan Evans. Amid the present 'European migration crisis', this show looks to ask: Can animal migration offer new ways of thinking about human migration?  

Tickets: £10 (£8 concs)

Available from: Brown Paper Tickets



Wednesday 6th - Thursday 7th June - 4pm

In the Main Auditorium

Noonday Demons Theatre Co presents

Excellence & The Rest of Us

Two brief, bilious, occasionally bloody one-actors. Two institutions. A local comp and a sedate little care home. United by menace, linked through secrets, consolidated with corny one-liners... In Excellence, French teacher Naomi is unsettled by a disembodied voice on one of her oral tapes. In The Rest of Us, roving local radio hack Matt, hunkers down for a few days at Petit Place for a state-of-the-nation stint in which he sees more of the residents than he really wanted.  

Tickets: £8 (£5 concs) 

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Thursday 7th & Friday 8th June - 7pm

In the Theatre Upstairs

The Latebloomers present


Our show is a physical comedy full of silliness, songs, stomping and dancing, fishing, hunting, slapping, rowing, freedom, brotherhood and the spirit of Scotland.  Three 'Scots' go forth into the ancient lands of Scotland, overcoming dangers, in search of the spirit of Scotland. We want to bring the love we have of Scottish culture to the audience and leave them full of spirit, joy and laughter after each show.

Tickets: £9.50 £8 concs) 

Available from: Brown Paper Tickets


Thursday 7th June - 8.30pm

Saturday 9th June - 6pm

In the Main Auditorium

Bath University CWIPS presents

Missionary - A Comedy Sketch Show

Making their debut at Bath Fringe is Bath University’s resident Comedy, Writing, Improvisation and Performance 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 show that will have you leaving with ribs aching, and not because we get you doing sit ups. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face – we have marker pens at the ready just in case! It’s an opportunity not to be missed – there’ll only be one debut in their history.

Tickets: £5 (no concs) 

Available on the door


Friday 8th June - 4pm

Saturday 9th June - 8.30pm


In the Main Auditorium

Bath University Student Theatre Society presents

History Boys

An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results; a history teacher who thinks he's a fool. Alan Bennett raises - with gentle wit and pitch-perfect cooman of character - not only universal questions about the nature of history and how it is taught, but also questions about the purpose of education today, aspiration, adolescenes, role models, sexuality and truth. 

Friday 8th June - 8.30pm

Saturday 9th June - 4pm

In The Main Auditorium

Bath University Student Theatre Society presents


What happens when desire for motherhood manifests itself as a preoccupation with the body and its unfulfilled purpose? Federico Garcia Lorca tells the story of Yerma; whose obsession to bear children leads her to do the unthinkable. Yerma is a spectacular exploration of the pressure to bear children present in conservative, rural Spain during the 1900's, and the isolation and jealousy women faced as a result of their inability to conceive.