UPDATED PLAN FOR FESTIVE THEATRE

Following the success of the first show in Theatre Royal Bath’s Welcome Back Season in October (Harold Pinter’s Betrayal), and praise for its covid safety measures, the theatre has announced an updated schedule and a new programme for Winter 2020 into Spring 2021.

The original production of
The Play That Goes Wrong; a new
production plays at Bath’s
Theatre Royal this Christmas.

As the country re-opens from lockdown, David Mamet’s provocative drama, Oleanna, will be staged in the Ustinov Studio (December 3 to 22 and January 4 to 16).

Set on an American campus, a seemingly innocuous conversation between a college professor and his female student warps into a nightmare which threatens to destroy them both, when she files a claim of sexual harassment against him.

Addressing issues which are strikingly current, this will be an opportunity to see this landmark play from the perspective of the #MeToo era.

Oleanna stars Jonathan Slinger, whose stage performances include a remarkable number of leading roles for the RSC. He has recently been seen on television in The Salisbury Poisonings, I May Destroy You and Kiri.

The role of Carol is played by Rosie Sheehy, winner of the award for best female performance in the English language at the 2018 Wales Theatre Awards.

The Theatre Royal will be offering a wealth of festive entertainment this Christmas.

Mischief Theatre’s comedy company brings calamitous cheer to the Theatre Royal with an extended run of their hit show, The Play That Goes Wrong (December 17 to January 16).

Cornley Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident prone troupe battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, comedy chaos is guaranteed.

The pantomime Cinderella, starring Bath legend Jon Monie, has been postponed until next Christmas (December 16 to January 9).

Christmas shows for children and families in the egg theatre include Box Clever’s A Christmas Carol (December 17 to 20), a new adaptation of Dickens’ atmospheric ghost story for ages ten and over, and Hibernation (December 24 and 27 to 30), award-winning Little Bulb’s magical look at what it would be like to take a very long nap, for ages three to seven.

Young audiences and families can countdown to Christmas with the egg’s online adent calendar beamed to your home and featuring daily adventures with egg favourites Snow Mouse and Squirrel, starting on December 1.

Full details at www.theatreroyal.org.uk