Bath’s Theatre Royal – What’s On in 2019

Box Office: 01225 448844
Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET

The Theatre Royal is just a 8 minute walk from The Windsor Townhouse.
Why not treat yourself & come and see one of these fabulous shows while exploring the historic city of Bath!

Peter Pan – 13th December – 13th January

Starring Paul Nicholas, Jon Monie, Rebecca Wheatley, Tim Edwards 

Traditional Family Pantomime

Daily at either 2pm & 7pm or 1pm & 5pm.

★★★★ “Jon Monie is the consummate panto pro … Paul Nicholas positively oozes with gleeful malice, and seemed to be having far more fun in the role than a working gent has a right to expect…  With colourful sets and costumes, songs, dancing, flying and someone to boo with glee what more could you want from a panto?” S

StageTalk Magazine

Rain Man – 15th – 19th January



Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

“Intelligent and life-enhancing…guaranteed tears as well as laughter”

Sunday Telegraph

Moscow City Ballet: The Nutcracker – 20 – 23 January 


Sun- Wed 7.30pm
Wed Mat 2.30pm 

This enchanting ballet tells the story of Clara’s magical adventure with her Nutcracker Prince. and his battles with the Mouse King in the beautiful Kingdom of Flowers. Set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, The Nutcracker features stunning costumes and beautiful sets. A perrenniel favourite, it is an unmissable treat for all the familyand the perfect introduction to Russian classical ballet.

Complete with a live orchestra, breathtaking choreography and dazzling performances, Moscow City Ballet’s visit to Theatre Royal Bath is not to be missed!

“Excellent performances … set design and costumes are sublime, the attention to detail is exquisite … a delightfully splendid evening”

Public Reviews

The Lady Vanishes – 28th January – 2nd February

Husband and wife Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfield lead the star cast in this new adaptation of the 1939 Hitchcock classic, ranked as one of the best British films of all time.

When socialite Iris Henderson’s unexpected travelling companion suddenly disappears, Iris is perplexed to find that all the other passengers deny ever having see her. But with the help of musician Max, she turns detective, and together they try to solve the mystery of why the lady vanished…

A new adaptation of the much-loved film – directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfield lead the star cast which also features Lorna FitzgeraldMatt BarberRobert Duncan, Philip Lowrie and Ben Nealon.

Evenings 7.30pm 
Matinees Weds & Sat 2.30pm 

Fame The Musical – 4th – 9th February

Keith Jack with Mica Paris and Jorgie Porter. Directed and choreographed by Nick Winston

 Mon – Sat 7.30pm
Weds Matinee 2.30pm
Saturday Matinee 4pm

Fame The Musical has seen seven West End runs, since opening on Broadway in 1988 and continues to be one of the best-loved musicals across the world. Featuring the Oscar-winning title song and a cast of outstanding dancers, singers, musicians and actors as they transform from star-struck pupils to superstars. Fame the Musical will indeed live forever.

★★★★ “An unstoppable buzz of energy, music and fun” 

Manchester Evening News

A Song at Twilight – 13th – 23rd February

 Simon Callow and Jane Asher. By Noël Coward

 Bittersweet, hugely entertaining and full of sharp wit and repartee, A Song at Twilight is about harbouring secrets and regretting missed opportunities. Noël Coward himself made his farewell stage appearance playing the semi-autobiographical role of Sir Hugo in the West End production of the play in 1966.

Week 1: Wed – Sat 7.30pm
Mat Sat 2.30pm
Week 2: Mon-Sat 7.30pm
Press Performance Wed 20 Feb 7pm
Mats Thurs 2.30pm & Sat 2.30pm

Stones In His Pockets 11th – 16th March

WINNER – Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best New Comedy. By Marie Jones, directed by Lindsay Posner

Often hysterically funny, thought-provoking and witty, this wonderful comedy has won numerous awards including both the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best New Comedy, as well as three Tony nominations on Broadway. Stones in his Pockets ran for four years in the West End and has delighted audiences around the world.

“Triumphant, fast, brilliant and hilarious” Independent
“An unequivocal source of joy, laughter, tears and delight” Daily Mail
“A moving and heartfelt tribute to the imaginative power of live performance”Guardian
“Has a rare theatrical kick… I envy those catching it for the first time” Daily Telegraph
“Very Irish and very funny” Irish Times

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm
Press Performance Wednesday 13 March 7pm

Caroline’s Kitchen – 25th – 30th March

Caroline Langrishe, Aden Gillett, James Sutton

★★★★ “The comedy simmers” Daily Mail, Critics’ Choice

Caroline Mortimer is the nation’s favourite TV cook. In the glow of the studio lights, she has it all – a sparkling career, a big house, a (golf ) loving husband, smart kids and the best kitchen money can buy. But when the camera turns off the truth comes out and when an unexpected guest disrupts a night of celebration there is more to spill than the wine… Welcome to Caroline’s Kitchen.

“Betts paints a wonderfully lurid picture of the middle classes, juxtaposed with the fragility of those who serve them” The Stage
“Makes you laugh when you really think you shouldn’t… it’s hilarious” Jenny Murray, Radio 4
★★★★ “It is an acerbic, often laughout- loud take on marriage, privilege and class, and it is well worth a ticket to see the ending alone” West End Wilma

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

The Girl on the Train – 8th – 13th April

Samantha Womack, Oliver Farnworth

Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – and starring Samantha Womack and Oliver Farnworth, this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment.

★★★★ “This is a must. Don’t miss it”
★★★★ “Must see theatre” Reviews Hub

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Home, I’m Darling – 16th – 20th April

Katherine Parkinson. A new play by Laura Wade.

Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre and direct from a West End transfer, Katherine Parkinson reprises her acclaimed role as Judy in Laura Wade’s new comedy about one woman’s quest to be the perfect 1950s housewife. Every couple needs a little fantasy to keep their marriage sparkling. But behind the gingham curtains, things start to unravel, and being a domestic goddess is not as easy as it seems.

★★★★★ “Katherine Parkinson is outstanding. An amusing, affecting, inspiring evening of soft gingham and hard truths” The Times
★★★★★ “Katherine Parkinson’s performance is immaculate in Laura Wade’s superb new play” The Stage
★★★★ “Katherine Parkinson is superb” Guardian
★★★★ “Sharp, funny and sad. Katherine Parkinson is brilliant” Independent
★★★★ “A cracking new play wittily directed on a fabulous fifties doll-house set”Mail on Sunday