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    The Old Theatre Royal

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    12 Old Orchard Street, Bath BA1 1JU
    Telephone: 01225 462233
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    Access: Performances take place in different areas within the venue, please see listings below for the accessibility information for each performance

    Monday 29th May 2017

    Main House

    Start time: 20:00
    Price: £8 / £7 Concs
    Doors open: 19:00

    Molland vs Sullivan

    Freedom of Speech

    Social barriers will dissipate as Rick Molland and Sully O’Sullivan go head-to-head in an epic stand-up comedy battle about freedom of speech. ‘Hard-hitting, no-holds-barred comedy.’ Edinburgh Evening News.

    Venue access: Full wheelchair access

    Extra info: Full disabled access

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    Tuesday 30th May 2017

    Main House

    Start time: 20:00
    Price: £8 / £7 Concs
    Doors open: 19:00

    Simon Allen, Sam & Beth Eason, Tom Corneill and Lee Cole present

    '90s Acoustic Mixtape LIVE

    Choose Britpop. Choose anthems. Choose reminding yourself of staying out past midnight on school nights. Choose songs you fell in love to. Choose incredible acoustic twists on the best dance and grunge music. Choose remembering muddy festival moments. Choose guilty pleasure pop songs. Choose music to make you feel alive.

    Venue access: Full wheelchair access

    Extra info: Full disabled access

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    Wednesday 31st May 2017

    Main House

    Start time: 20:00
    Price: £8 / £7 Concs
    Doors open: 19:00

    Brian Madigan

    Think of a Song

    plus Paul Bradley

    Singer-songwriter Brian Madigan is famed for his lengthy, spoken intros. So what if he were to remove the songs altogether – only thinking them ‘out loud’ with the audience invited to imagine them? Would that be deeply uncomfortable, transcendental, or a brief moment of sanity amid the cacophony of everyday madness?

    Venue access: Full wheelchair access

    Extra info: Full disabled access

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    Library

    Start time: 20:30
    Price: £5
    Doors open: 19:30

    Stephanie Laing

    Mad About The Boy

    Stephanie Laing’s love life has been a roller coaster ride, if roller coasters involve a lot of awkward sex, self-sabotage and therapy. Come and hear this lovable little weirdo talk about all the boys she’s done stuff with, including some proper wrong-uns.

    Please note: There is no disabled access as the Library is on the third floor

    Venue access: We regret there is no wheelchair access to this venue

    Extra info: No disabled access as the Library is on the third floor

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    Thursday 1st June 2017

    Main House

    Start time: 20:00
    Price: £6 / £5 Concs excluding workshop
    Doors open: 19:00

    James Rippingale

    Guitar on a Summer Evening

    Preceded by Guitar Workshop (book workshop separately)

    Join award winning classical guitarist James Rippingale as he makes his Bath debut with a programme of musical delights and guitar favourites featuring pieces by J. S. Bach along with his own unique compositions, and ending with a musical journey through the heart of Spain.

    Venue access: Full wheelchair access

    Extra info: Full disabled access

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    Library

    Start time: 20:00
    Price: £5
    Doors open: 19:00

    Tom Glover & Richard James

    Work in Progress

    Double header first outing of debut solo shows for these Devon Comedians. Tom Glover is a new father struggling to bring-up a child whilst not being willing to put the Lego down. Richard James tells how his dreams of being an explorer conflict with his main passion of staying indoors.

    Venue access: We regret there is no wheelchair access to this venue

    Extra info: No disabled access as the Library is on the third floor

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    Friday 2nd June 2017

    Main House

    Start time: 20:00
    Price: £10 / £8 concs
    Doors open: 19:00

    2016 BGT Finalist

    Jasmine

    Jasmine moved some judges to tears with her audition on 'Britain's Got Talent' last year, winning Ant & Dec's Golden-Buzzer nomination before going on to finish fourth in the Final. Come and experience live the 15-year-old girl that David Walliams said "looked like an Angel and sounded like one too."

    Venue access: Full wheelchair access

    Extra info: Full disabled access

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    Library

    Start time: 20:00
    Price: £5
    Doors open: 19:00

    Tony Basnett

    Always Lands On His Feet

    Tony Basnett is a young and exciting act, with bundles of energy and enthusiasm. He is a playful and cheeky performer with a childish outlook on anything and everything. He's reached the final of numerous competitions including Comedy Central Student of the year and Beat the Frog World Series.

    Venue access: We regret there is no wheelchair access to this venue

    Extra info: We regret there is no disabled access to this part of the building.

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    Saturday 3rd June 2017

    Main House

    Start time: 20:00
    Price: £6 / £5 C-oncs
    Doors open: 19:00

    Joe Probert

    plus support

    19-year-old Bristolian Joe Probert is one of the UK’s most promising singer/songwriters - single-mindedly motivated to deliver fresh music that people love. Self-taught, whilst other kids were on X-Boxes, Joe was busking on the streets of Bristol & Bath, before setting-up his own DIY recording studio in the garden shed.

    Venue access: Full wheelchair access

    Extra info: Full disabled access

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    Sunday 4th June 2017

    Main House

    Start time: 19:30
    Price: £9 / £7.50 Concs
    Doors open: 18:30

    Simon Currie's 6plus1

    Musical Comedy with Virtuosic Musicians

    6plus1 is a band of 7 musicians playing New Orleans Jazz, mixing in Funk, Rock and Ska with two Saxophonists doubling woodwind, two trumpets, trombone, tuba and drums. Some of the music is presented with a comic edge, next to virtuosic playing.

    Venue access: Full wheelchair access

    Extra info: Full disabled access

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    Library

    Start time: 20:00
    Price: £5
    Doors open: 19:00

    Liam Pickford

    Your Love Is A Knackered Bus Stop I Can No Longer Be Arsed To Vandalise

    If Stewart Lee and Jack Dee ever had a child together then they would call Liam Pickford son. A unique brand of stand up, mixing cleverly-honed material with unpredictable audience interaction. All this, mixed with a hint of ‘whimsy’ and clever observations whilst delivered in a wonderfully unenthusiastic and grumpy style.

    Venue access: We regret there is no wheelchair access to this venue

    Extra info: No disabled access as the Library is on the third floor

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    Monday 5th June 2017

    Main House

    Start time: 20:00
    Price: £10 / £8 concs
    Doors open: 19:00

    Phoenix River Band

    plus Support from Prairie Dog

    Phoenix River Band’s music is original with an undoubted salute to country influences plus hints of R&B and Blues. Think Allman Brothers meet Chris Rea meets Jackson Browne with a touch of Fleetwood Mac and you have a potent mix of original songs with driving beats and soulful melodies. Prairie Dog are a Southwest-based country roots duo playing mostly original songs with a bluegrass-tinged style and vocal harmonies that are rootsy, humorous, edgy and sometimes sensitive.

    Venue access: Full wheelchair access

    Extra info: Full disabled access

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    Tuesday 6th June 2017

    Main House

    Start time: 16:00
    Price: £8/ £5 Concs
    Doors open: 15:00

    Fish Pie! present

    Two Parallel Columns

    Fresh from their sell-out, Cambridge run of their sketch show “Laugh, Why Don't You?” (4.5*, Varsity), punchy, young comedy troupe Fish Pie! have teamed up with the best of Bath's student comedians to bring you Two Parallel Columns - two days of sketchy silliness at Bath's iconic Old Theatre Royal.

    Venue access: Full wheelchair access

    Extra info: Full disabled access

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    Main House

    Start time: 20:00
    Price: £8/ £5 Concs
    Doors open: 19:00

    Fish Pie! present

    Two Parallel Columns

    Fresh from their sell-out, Cambridge run of their sketch show “Laugh, Why Don't You?” (4.5*, Varsity), punchy, young comedy troupe Fish Pie! have teamed up with the best of Bath's student comedians to bring you Two Parallel Columns - two days of sketchy silliness at Bath's iconic Old Theatre Royal.

    Venue access: Full wheelchair access

    Extra info: Full disabled access

    More info and booking...

    Wednesday 7th June 2017

    Main House

    Start time: 16:00
    Price: £8/ £5 Concs
    Doors open: 15:00

    Fish Pie! present

    Two Parallel Columns

    Fresh from their sell-out, Cambridge run of their sketch show “Laugh, Why Don't You?” (4.5*, Varsity), punchy, young comedy troupe Fish Pie! have teamed up with the best of Bath's student comedians to bring you Two Parallel Columns - two days of sketchy silliness at Bath's iconic Old Theatre Royal.

    Venue access: Full wheelchair access

    Extra info: Full disabled access

    More info and booking...

    Main House

    Start time: 20:00
    Price: £8/ £5 Concs
    Doors open: 19:00

    Fish Pie! present

    Two Parallel Columns

    Fresh from their sell-out, Cambridge run of their sketch show “Laugh, Why Don't You?” (4.5*, Varsity), punchy, young comedy troupe Fish Pie! have teamed up with the best of Bath's student comedians to bring you Two Parallel Columns - two days of sketchy silliness at Bath's iconic Old Theatre Royal.

    Venue access: Full wheelchair access

    Extra info: Full disabled access

    More info and booking...

    Library

    Start time: 20:30
    Price: £5
    Doors open: 19:30

    Lucy Thompson

    Shake It Off

    Lucy Thompson’s set is a laughter-packed routine mixing clever observations and stories, covering everything from everyday life to her journey as a gay female. Although still a relatively new face on the circuit Lucy has already made a lot of noise picking-up Best Breakthrough Act at The 2016 Midlands Comedy Awards.

    Venue access: We regret there is no wheelchair access to this venue

    Extra info: No disabled access as the Library is on the third floor

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    Thursday 8th June 2017

    Main House

    Start time: 19:00
    Price: £6 / £5 Concs
    Doors open: 18:00

    Open Up Music present

    The South-West Open Youth Orchestra

    including the Premiere of a new piece by Liam Taylor-West written especially for them

    TSWOYO is the UK’s first disabled-led regional youth orchestra, featuring disabled and non-disabled young musicians playing conventional and electronic instruments incorporating accessible EyeGaze technology. On the eve of their BBC Music Day performance, come and experience these uniquely modern young musicians in the intimate surroundings of the Old Theatre Royal.

    Venue access: Full wheelchair access

    Extra info: Full disabled access

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    Friday 9th June 2017

    Main House

    Start time: 19:30
    Price: £10 / £8 concs
    Doors open: 18:30

    The Unravelling Wilburys

    Following their sell-out world debut at last year's Fringe@theOTR, this band of good ol’ boys from Nashville Tennessee who had a whole bunch of songs (allegedly) stolen by some supergroup called “The Travelling Wilburys” have been hitting the highway and are back with an even bigger show this year.

    Venue access: Full wheelchair access

    Extra info: Full disabled access

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    Library

    Start time: 20:30
    Price: £8 /£7 Concs
    Doors open: 19:30

    Tony Jameson

    Football Manager Ruined My Life

    Tony Jameson has become one of the UK's hottest comedic talents with his laid back, chatty, observational style. For the past 18 months, Tony has been touring the UK with this sell-out show, including a week-long residency at both Leicester Square Theatre and Museum of Comedy in London.

    Venue access: We regret there is no wheelchair access to this venue

    Extra info: No disabled access as the Library is on the third floor

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    Saturday 10th June 2017

    Main House

    Start time: 20:00
    Price: £8 (concessions £7)
    Doors open: 19:00

    Guy Fawkes

    Indie set to Blow-up

    A backlash to A-sides, a response to four-minute songs by manicured manikins, a single finger to the Ed's of this world, the beginning of the good new days. But most of all Indie that seamlessly blends nuance and beauty with energy and rhythm. Set to blow up.

    Venue access: Full wheelchair access

    Extra info: Full disabled access

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    Sunday 11th June 2017

    Main House

    Start time: 20:00
    Price: £8 / £7 Concs
    Doors open: 19:00

    Andy Wilky

    Just Me

    Anyone who has seen ‘Phoenix Nights’, 'That Peter Kay Thing’, 'Mrs Brown’s Boys’, ‘Cold Feet’ and the Ken Loach film 'Looking For Eric’ will instantly recognise Andy Wilky. This ‘Just me’ Tour features anecdotes from his home life laced with surreal tangents, including the welcome appearance of a talking dog.

    Venue access: Full wheelchair access

    Extra info: Full disabled access

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