Tuesday 12th – Saturday 16th July 7.30pm
Next Stage Theatre Company presents
Suddenly Last Summer
by Tennessee Williams
Suddenly Last Summer tells the dark story of Catharine Holly, a relation of a prominent New Orleans family, who appears to have gone insane after witnessing her cousin Sebastian’s death under mysterious circumstances. Fearing that scandal and gossip will tarnish her beloved son’s memory and reputation, Sebastian’s mother, Violet Venable, seeks the help of the inscrutable Dr Cukrowicz as she tries to silence Catharine’s incoherent utterances about Sebastian’s violent death.
Next Stage Theatre Company has an impressive record of highly-acclaimed interpretations of Williams’ plays. Suddenly Last Summer reunites Barbara Ingeldew (Blanche: A Streetcar Named Desire 2006, Lady: Orpheus Descending 2008) with Richard Matthews (Mich: A Streetcar Named Desire, Val: Orpheus Descending) and in turn these accomplished actors are joined by a stellar Next Stage cast. Produced with a spectacular set and stunning costumes, Suddenly Last Summer is one show you will not want to miss.
TICKETS £12 (£10 concs) from Next Stage Box Office 01225 428600 email or Bath Box Office 01225 463362 online at www.bathboxoffice.org.uk For an extra pound, reserve your seat: call 01225 428600
Monday 18th – Wednesday 20th July 7.30pm
Threedumb Theatre presents
Not About Heroes
by Stephen MacDonald
Not About Heroes depicts the poetic life and friendship of two of the finest Great War poets: Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. Drawing for inspiration on original letters and poetry, Stephen MacDonald’s moving and powerful play paints a vivid picture of the First World War.
Threedumb Theatre proudly presents Not About Heroes 100 years after the start of the Battle of the Somme, in which Siegfried Sassoon fought. After a successful preview at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts on Remembrance Day 2015, this exciting new company visit Bath as part of their first UK mini-tour.
TICKETS £11 (£9 concs) from Bath Box Office 01225 463362 online at www.bathboxoffice.org.uk
Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd July 7.30pm
The Pantaloons present
adapted from the book by Jonathan Swift
Join Lemuel Gulliver on a fantastical and hilarious voyage into the unknown. Meet the tiny people of Lilliput and the giants of Brobdingnag; visit the floating island of Laputa and a country peopled (or horsed?) entirely by talking horses. A brand-new, adventurous and delightfully innovative adaptation of Jonathan Swift’s classic satirical story loved by adults and children alike. Just please don’t step on any Lilliputians in the rush to get tickets.
“Part alternative rock band, part thespian… wholly charming.”
TICKETS £13 (£8 concs) from Bath Box Office 01225 463362 online at www.bathboxoffice.org.uk
Wednesday 27th – Saturday 30th July 7.30pm
Platform 8 Productions presents
God of Carnage
by Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
A comedy of manners – without the manners.
When an argument between two young schoolboys results in one of the boys losing his teeth, the parents of both children decide to meet to discuss the matter. But what begins as a civilised chat soon spirals into an hysterical, alcohol-induced night of name-calling, tantrums and tears as each couple sinks to the level of bickering children.
It’s absolute carnage and no one survives unscathed in this hilarious comedy!
Boys will be boys, but adults are usually worse… much worse.
Platform 8 follow their highly-acclaimed production of Humble Boy, with this must-see Olivier Best New Comedy Award-winning play.