...at The Rondo this Summer, with a sizzling season of brave, bold and beautiful shows - we're here to give you a brilliant summer – whatever the weather!
Stranded by their father’s death in a dreary provincial town in pre-revolutionary Russia, three sisters and their brother long for the endless possibilities of Moscow, but at every turn the chance of happiness floats further away.
Music, conversation, domestic affairs and dreams fill their lives, but, as we watch, the stranglehold of domesticity and practicalities takes over. Andrey’s disastrous marriage, Olga’s sense of duty, Irina’s idealism, and Masha’s stultifying marriage and subsequent love affair all contribute to their doom.
|Jonny & the Baptists: The Stop UKIP Tour
Jonny & the Baptists
Nominated: Best New Show – Leicester Comedy Festival 2014!
The UK’s hottest musical comedians present a raucous hour of songs, satire and silliness. Ahead of 2014’s European Elections, join them to amuse, engage and enrage the political spectrum - and take on Nigel Farage's “fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists”.
Stars of Radio 4’s Now Show and 2013 Musical Comedy Award & Amused Moose Edinburgh Award nominees.
Musical comedy’s rising stars Sunday Times
Uproarious rock’n’ROFL-ing Independent on Sunday
The political edge of 80s alternative comedy, but Jonny has a pop-soul voice to win X Factor Stewart Lee, Guardian
|Popehead [The Secret Life of Francis Bacon]
A solo show about the celebrated artist Francis Bacon.
An enigma, a maverick, a controversial charismatic force of nature. Caught wearing his mother’s stockings, gazing into a large mirror. Banished by his military father from the family home in Ireland. Sent to Berlin with his father’s henchman. On to Paris where he was transfixed by Picasso.
Bacon became a success as a designer of carpet rugs and furniture. Taking the surrealists by storm after The Times said he was "...insufficiently surreal...". On to the Colony Club, champagne and a tragic love life.
|Love Hurts Actually
The Unofficial Sequel to the Hit Film featuring Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson & Sir John Geilgud. Award-winning Monkey Poet returns in this new play (NOT written by Richard Curtis!)
Directed by Andy McQuade (Fringe report, Best Director 2012)
Wickedly, wickedly funny. Nick Awde, The Stage
Gets the audience laughing from the get go. Steven Fraser, Broadway Baby
Bonus Show – After the interval, Monkey Poet's unique Stand Up Poetry.
Irreverent, fast, furious, and fun...not to be missed! Three Weeks