Bath Spa University acting graduates are returning to Bath to stage their production of the show Timothy – a dark comedy by David K. Barnes and Michael Milne. The production, originally staged as part of the Bath Fringe Festival in 2015 has since toured internationally with a sell-out run in Taipei, Taiwan and performances at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre in London.
Timothy is a husband any woman would die for. But when his wife suspects he is plotting to kill her she calls on her two friends to help. Not knowing what to expect, they soon find themselves in a tangled web of accusation, hysteria and cocoa – all on a Sunday afternoon.
Amy Vickers, BAKT Theatre Co-Producer (Yvonne) says:
“Timothy was our final project during our actor training at Bath Spa and after sieving through several scripts this one stood out. It’s fast paced, absurdly funny and as the writer would describe ‘a peculiar pudding of a play’. In October last year we were invited to the National University of Arts in Taipei, Taiwan to perform in their annual KuanDu Arts Festival, which was an opportunity of a lifetime. We thought the language barrier may have been a hindrance but the fact that the characters in the play are absurd and larger than life (and with a little help from some projected Mandarin subtitles) they absolutely got it! Most recently we did a two night run at The Lion & Unicorn Theatre in Kentish Town and had decent audiences both nights. David K. Barnes (one of the writers) attended one evening which we were obviously nervous about but he was highly complimentary about what he had seen and offered to work with us further. He has been very supportive from the beginning and always keen for us to get Timothy out there.”
Mark Langley comments:
“Having seen the play on its recent tour to Taiwan where the audience were hugely appreciative and knowing how well it was received at it recent performances in London, Timothy goes fromstrength to strength. It’s amazing how a short piece of theatre can grow.”
Timothy runs at Burdall’s Yard on Saturday 23rd April at 8pm and Sunday 24th April at 3pm.
Tickets costs £7/£5 and are available from the Bath Spa Live website – www.bathspalive.com