The egg theatre has a host of shows lined up throughout the Easter break. During the first week of the school holidays, Twisted Yarn Theatre brings the humorous and heart-breaking tale of The Cobbler’s Daughter to Bath on Saturday 23rd March; By The Seat Of Your Pants promises hilarious clowning and slapstick on Monday 25th March and Tuesday 26th March; and the fun continues when a new version of the classic fairy-tale Rumpelstiltskin plays the egg on Thursday 28th March and Friday 29th March.
On Saturday 23rd March, Twisted Yarn Theatre visit Bath from Dorset to participate in Young Premieres, the egg’s springboard project enabling young, new theatre makers and performers to share work they are making of their own accord outside structured training. Based on Kate Rusby’s popular folk song of the same title, Twisted Yarn has created The Cobbler’s Daughter, a unique piece of physical theatre, bursting with humour and heart. Appearing as part of the egg’s on-going Young Premieres programme, The Cobbler’s Daughter tells of right and wrong, beauty, vanity and murder. Suitable for audiences aged 14 years and over, this heart-breaking and side-splitting tale of a tragic love triangle combines shoemaking and unrequited love.
By The Seat Of Your Pants brings the very best in clowning to the egg theatre on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th March. Featuring performers Ian Cameron, Tim Licata and Calum MacAskill, this fast and funny, visual production for audiences aged 7 years and over is directed by Magdalena Schamberger with music composed by Andrew Cruickshank. Presented by Edinburgh-based Plutôt la Vie, whose imaginative and visually driven performances come highly recommended; this madcap comedy explores relationships, slapstick and chairs in a thoroughly entertaining stage show.
On Thursday 28th March and Friday 29th March, Rumpelstiltskin visits the egg in a new stage adaptation written by Olivier Award-winning Mike Kenny (The Railway Children). Suitable for ages 5 years and over, this spellbinding tale follows the troubled Miller’s daughter as she tries to outwit sneaky, cheeky, Rumpelstiltskin, the greatest trickster of them all. Spinning live music, puppetry and mischievous storytelling into a golden new version of this classic fairy-tale, Hiccup Theatre makes a welcome return to the egg following their last visit to Bath a year ago with The Owl and the Pussycat.
Tickets for each of the shows, priced at £7.50 or £6.50 for children and students, are available from the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844, the egg reception on 01225 823 409 or online via www.theatreroyalorg.uk