photo (7)Face is clever. Subtle is cunning. Doll is… common.

Together these three make the perfect team to con and trick their way to riches.

photo (6)With the master of the house gone in an attempt to escape the plague, his butler, Face (together with accomplices, Subtle and Doll Common, the prostitute), set up a den of Alchemy, into which they invite many an unsuspecting soul, with the promise of The Philosophers’ Stone. Themes include: trickery, crime, romance.

Will they manage to pull off their grand plan and run off with the money without getting caught? This Jacobean comedy is dark, funny and downright ridiculous!

photo (5)Come along and meet a host of extraordinary characters as they weave through this hilarious story. Local theatre company, Second Face, present this bawdy classic, following the success of devised all-female horror, Ghost Hunt, in October 2014. Jazz Hazelwood, Artistic Director of Second Face and Intern Director at the Rondo, returns with her team this year to beat away those post-Christmas blues. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed!


Praise for previous shows:

“A really terrific show… don’t miss out” Guide2Bristol *****

“an exceptional achievement” Theatre Bath

“a tour de force” Cotswold Arts & Events


The Alchemist runs from Thursday 22nd –Saturday 24th January at the Rondo Theatre. Tickets are £12 full/£10 concession, and can be purchased from Bath Box Office on 01225 463362, or via their website.