The Rondo is pleased to announce that we have a new and improved Box Office service for our shows. We've teamed up with the lovely people from TicketSource to provide a modern booking facility that's more convenient for audiences and allows us greater control over content. The new booking service is live now - so why not have a look here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rondotheatre and see all of the great shows coming to The Rondo in Spring 2016! Please note that booking fees apply - but we've kept these as low as possible!
|DNA & Braver, Stronger, Smarter
City of Bristol Performing Arts Department
Please note: this performance has been rescheduled from 20th January.
City of Bristol Performing Arts Department presents and explosive double bill of Dennis Kelly’s contemporary classic DNA and a new piece of writing Braver, Stronger, Smarter.
DNA is about a group of teenagers who have done something bad. Very bad. Panic, cover ups and waffles follow. Lyn Gardner from the Guardian called Dennis Kelly’s play, “a short, sharp shocker…a jet black comedy.”
Braver, Stronger, Smarter is a new piece of work devised using transcripts of real life conversations, memories and favourite songs and its title is inspired by the work of AA Milne.
The Performing Arts Department of City of Bristol College produces two public performances per year for both years of their BTEC Performing Arts course. This is the first of the academic year and it is directed and produced by Roughhouse Theatre and Rondo Theatre Associate Director Shane Morgan.
|Tim Fitzhigham: The Gambler
Lakin McCarthy Entertainment Presents
Multi award-winning comedian, adventurer and world record holder Tim FitzHigham has lots of bad ideas (he rowed the English Channel in a bathtub). Now, inspired by centuries-old bets, recorded in the betting books of revered gentlemen’s clubs, Tim attempts:
Pushing a wheelbarrow 25 miles, in a bet with Top Gear’s Richard Hammond (as first attempted by Goliath Shadbolt in 1789)
Standing on one leg for 12 hours (a bet from the year 1815)
Cycling from London to Dover before his friend can draw a million dots
Racing a racehorse over 100 yards (yes, he races a racehorse)
Walking backwards for 30 miles and other death-defying feats….
The Gambler SOLD OUT at the Edinburgh Festival in 2011, Melbourne International Festival (Australia) in 2012, Adelaide Festival (Australia) in 2013 and the New Zealand International Comedy Festival in 2014
‘Gut Bustingly funny’ ***** The Scotsman
‘Tim FitzHigham is unhinged. He is completely without hinges’ Eddie Izzard
‘Well done for keeping British eccentricity well and truly alive’ Sir Ranulph Fiennes
|The Second Best Bed
Worcester Repertory Company
When Shakespeare died, he famously left his wife Anne only one thing – the second best bed. This superb one-woman play, full of both humour and pathos, has received great critical acclaim since its premier at the Swan Theatre Worcester in 2012.
Liz Grand stars as Anne Hathaway on the night of Shakespeare’s funeral. The wake has finished, the mourners have all gone home, leaving Anne to remember her life with the most talented playwright the world has ever seen. Or was he? Did he write the plays? His widow would know if anybody did. Wouldn’t she?
“Lifts the lid on a Tudor can of worms……..a showcase for the towering acting skills of Liz Grand.” Worcester News
Starring Liz Grand and directed by Chris Jaeger.
Sassparella is one of Bath's most vibrant and engaging choral outfits.
Formed four years ago, and gradually growing to over forty female voices, the choir specialises in four, five and sometimes six-part arrangements of songs from the 20th and 21st century songbook. From Tuxedo Junction to James Bond themes, from The Carpenters to Motown classics, "Oh What a Night"is in store!
The concert comes with a unique performance opportunity: a 2 hour afternoon vocal workshop with Sassparella's Musical Directors Marius Frank and Cindy Stratton. They will choose two songs from the evening performance, lead a fun and engaging session of warm-ups and part-singing exercises, so that you will have an opportunity (male or female!) to "Sing with Sassparella"!
Afternoon workshop times: 3:00pm - 5:00pm (£28/£24, including a ticket for the evening show).
|Knives in Hens
Best known for his play Blackbird, this is David Harrower’s astonishing debut. Set in a God-fearing, pre-industrial rural community, a young woman comes to terms with old grudges and factions, an unexpected betrayal and a growing awareness of her place in the world.
A young peasant woman meets a miller who offers her the opportunity to awaken and learn. It's about giving one woman the power of the written word, a power that we take for granted but which, once discovered, endowed humans with the ability to learn, to remember, to teach and to endure.
“Brilliant…mesmerising play.” The Guardian
“A serious, haunting, provocative play.” Sunday Independent