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Fresh, frantic, fruity and fun!

Those are the key words for our magnificent Spring season here at The Rondo. We’ve got a dazzling mixture of theatre, comedy, music and magic, featuring many companies and performers new to us, and a few old friends with new things to say for good measure. You can browse our site for details of upcoming shows, or take a look at our Spring 2015 brochure here.

 
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On This Week...

Dr Livingstone, I Presume?: Production Image Dr Livingstone, I Presume?
Miracle Theatre Co

Miracle deftly combines its own inimitable style with the wonder of Victorian Music Hall to tell the story of one man’s obsession to discover the heart of Africa and transform an entire continent singlehanded - AND of a woman left behind...
 
Both a hurrah to courage and endurance and a swipe at the 19th century ideals of imperialism, chauvinism and hypocrisy, this curious slice of history is served up as a magnificent melange of musicality and melodrama.
 
This entertaining expedition into unknown territories of comedy, excitement and musical gaiety will enthral audiences of all generations.

BRAVO!

Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks: Production Image Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks
Objective Talent Management

Time travelling magic duo Morgan and West present a brand new show chock full of jaw-dropping, brain-bursting, gasp-eliciting feats of magic.
 
The dashing chaps offer up a plateful of illusion and impossibility, all served with wit, charm and no small amount of panache.
 
Be sure to wear a hat - Morgan and West might just blow your mind.
 
★★★★★ “Brilliantly funny” - ThreeWeeks
 
★★★★ “Hugely talented” - Daily Mirror
 
★★★★ “Splendid and astonishing” – Broadway Baby
 
Buxton Fringe Comedy Award Winner 2013

Robin Ince: Reality Tunnel: Production Image Robin Ince: Reality Tunnel
Lakin McCarthy Entertainment Presents

Possibly a show about art, possibly a scream against TV, maybe some science too, nothing is certain, except that Robin will energetically release whatever has been sitting and jiggling about in his mind.
 
Robin will be off touring America and Australia for the rest of this year, so this will be his last Rondo visit for quite some time – catch him while you can!
 
Sony Gold award winner, three times Chortle award winner.
 
Time Out outstanding achievement award
 
Host of The Infinite Monkey Cage

On Next Week...

Matt Parker: Now in 4D: Production Image Matt Parker: Now in 4D
Lakin McCarthy Entertainment Presents

Award winning maths comedian and Rubik's Cube world record holder Matt Parker is on tour again, this time in 4D! Fresh from his 2013 solo show Number Ninja and the sell-out 2014 Festival of the Spoken Nerd UK tour, Matt Parker is once more forming a maths + comedy venn diagram with lively stand-up and mind-boggling maths. Now with more dimensions than ever before!

Star of You Have Been Warned - Discovery channel, James May's Things You Need to Know - BBC2, World's Top Five - Quest and a guest appearance with Dick and Dom.

This year: Over a million people have watched Matt unboxing calculators and list imperial units on YouTube. Two sold-out Hammersmith Apollo audiences have watched Matt do maths on an OHP at Brian Cox and Robin Ince's Christmas shows. Matt also taught one Frank Lampard how to tie his shows on live television.

Warning: Graphical Content (contains actual graphs), adult themes and spreadsheets.

Matt is in love with spreadsheets and does things with them you will scarcely believe ★★★★ The Scotsman (Kate Copstick)

...capable of generating big laughs using the deceptively simple power of numbers - Guardian
 
Matt Parker's book Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension is available from Penguin.

The Devilís Violin: The Forbidden Door: Production Image The Devilís Violin: The Forbidden Door

What would you sacrifice for the one you love?  

Welcome to a cinema of the mind!- with their visceral combination of live music and dynamic storytelling, The Devil’s Violin weave an enchantment of melody and mystery.
 
Don't open that door!
 
As soon as the rule is laid down, we know it will be broken. Once the door is opened, then what? - adventures! All of us love a good tale, and this is a wonderful one. Expect love, loss, drama, danger, horror, humour, twists and trials. 
 
How far is too far?
 
The Devil's Violin have been breathing new life into the ancient art of storytelling since 2006. Acclaimed storyteller Daniel Morden, joined by virtuoso musicians Sarah Moody, Dylan Fowler and Oliver Wilson-Dickson will transport you into the world of the imagination.
 
Suitable for ages 12+
 
A scintillating combination of music, sound and story The Times
A seductive brew of storytelling and music that’s good enough to sell your soul for... Venue Magazine
Jasper Cromwell Jones: This Is Not A Holiday: Production Image Jasper Cromwell Jones: This Is Not A Holiday
RBM

The high gag rate puts many other character comics to shame. Guardian
 
This Is Not A Holiday marks the eagerly awaited return of last year’s hit character – hapless, upper crust adventurer Jasper Cromwell Jones. 
 
Riotously funny **** Fringebiscuit
 
Last year we experienced the highs and lows of Joe Bor’s buffoonish creation as he recounted his epic mountaineering quest to an audience who were suspended in disbelief…that such a doofus could ever be allowed to do something that dangerous.
 
The consequences were, inevitably, disastrous. But that won’t stop the well-bred bravura of this chap taking hold of him again. When Jasper learns that daddy is in the Outback, off he pops to Australia. However, his mission becomes more about survival than retrieval, and he’s not helped by his laddish cousin Jimmy and his obsessive fan Gemma. Luckily Bear Grylls proves to be much more helpful.

Steve Day faces the Deaf Sentence: Production Image Steve Day faces the Deaf Sentence
Comedy Knights

The UK's top deaf comic Steve Day was witness to a crime.
 
Little did he know that being deaf with no malice aforethought would make him the accused and a fugitive from justice. If he ever used to 'deaf it up' to get gigs and advancement and felt guilty about it, this was payback in the highest court in the land. Sort of...

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