|Wed 1st – Sat 4th June 7.30pm Matinee Sat 4th 2.30pm
Zenith Youth Theatre Company presents
“He who does not learn from History is doomed to repeat it”.
Set in the Jewish Ghetto of Vilna, Lithuania in 1942, and based on diaries written during the darkest days of the Holocaust, Ghetto tells of the unlikely flourishing of a theatre at the very time the Nazis began their policy of mass-extermination.
After a sell-out success last year with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Zenith returns to The Mission Theatre this Summer with past member and Associate Director Joel Deane at the creative helm.
“Zenith is continually challenging the boundaries of the expectations of Youth Theatre and once again they have managed to produce a show of great quality and finish.” Praise for Zenith’s Phantom of the Opera (February 2015) from the National Operatic & Dramatic Association.
TICKETS: Evening shows: £10 (£7 concs) Tickets for the Saturday matinee: £7 from Zenith Box Office 01225835301 or email .uk
Sunday 5th June 7pm
South West Dance Theatre Company presents
Success, but at what price? When aspirations fall prey to cut-throat ambition, the road to the top becomes a highway to hell. In Lady Macbeth, South West Dance Theatre harnesses a triad of eloquent dance, dextrous prose and animated signing to spin a tale of avarice, vice and murderous malcontent.
Lady Macbeth recasts Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy in a contemporary setting. Ballet, street, contemporary and Latin dance, plus poetry, prose and British Sign Language for the deaf all intertwine in an epic retelling of Shakespeare’s classic play.
Tuesday 7th June 7.30pm
Righto Opera presents
by David Wright
Three impassioned salesmen, three eager lady customers, only one Giulietta… an awful climax awaits at the showroom.
Righto Opera returns to The Mission Theatre with another musical drama by David Wright. Set in a car showroom, Giulietta explores the comedy of salesmen competing to sell the same luxury car, and the banal, everyday banter among the backroom staff. And then there’s that old Morris10 out the back… Staged as a radio play, the cast sing their way to the showroom showdown – for where is (the) Giulietta?
Jane Clark directs and Peter Blackwood plays piano for this modern opera which is not to be missed.
TICKETS £10 (no concessions) from 24 Ticket Hotline 01935 475219
Fri 10th & Sat 11th June 7.30pm Matinee Sat 11th 2.30pm
Bath Spa University Theatre Society presents
by Simon Stephens
“Don’t you think it’d be better sometimes? Just to end it?”
Punk Rock by Simon Stephens is a play about the stresses of modern teenage life and the nature of society and friendship. In a Grammar School library eight A-level students are preparing for their exams. With stress mounting and relationships straining, something will have to give.
Bath Spa University Theatre Society is a platform for theatrical creativity for students regardless of their academic discipline.
Contains strong language and upsetting scenes. Recommended audience age 16+.
TICKETS £8 (£6 concs) from Bath Spa Live Box Office www.bathspalive.com
Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th June 7.30pm
JSLN Dance Company presents
Variations of Pointe
Variations of Pointe is an exciting new triple bill with something for everyone encompassing all aspects of ballet: grace, elegance and entertainment.
The first piece in the triple bill is Niewelt’s adaptation of Fokine’s Petrouchka from the time of the Imperial Russian Ballet with music by Stravinsky. The story, set inside a magical puppet workshop, is a dramatic tale of love and jealousy between a beautiful ballerina doll and her admirers.
In the second piece, JSLN translates into dance the antics of René Artois and his friends in a new version of ‘Allo ‘Allo which is guaranteed to have you rolling around in your seats with laughter.
The third piece, Transitions of (I)dentity follows on from JSLN’s success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015. The tale of The Soul Searcher is brought to life through the beautifully pared down, elegant and pure movements of neo-classical ballet performed to the music of Vivaldi, and it promises to be a feast for the senses.
TICKETS £12 (£10 concs) or Bath Box Office 01225 463362 online at www.bathboxoffice.org.uk
Friday 17th June 7.30pm
A Drunken Sailor presents
Two shows: one evening of brilliant drama and entertainment.
TERROR: During the French Revolution, two courtesans, Du Barry and Dalrymple Elliot, spend the night together in prison awaiting the guillotine and hoping for a last minute reprieve. Will they find a way to escape the chop?
“Always an entertaining play – like Horrible Histories, it’s history with the horrible bits left in.“ Tychy.wordpress
ROSSETTI’S WOMEN: Three of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s lovers: the prostitute Fanny Cornforth, Lizzie Siddal, and Jane, wife of his best friend, William Morris, fight each other to prove whom he loved best.
“Clever, entertaining and well-executed…” **** Broadway Baby
TICKETS £10 (£8 concs) from Bath Box Office 01225 463362 online at www.bathboxoffice.org.uk