What’s On in Bath? Autumn 2018

Shakespeare in Love

October 4th – October 13th

The hit film, now a hit play! Live onstage at the Theatre Royal Bath.

Week 1: Thursday – Saturday 7.30pm 
Matinee Saturday 2.30pm 
Week 2: Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Press Performance Thursday 11 Oct 7pm 
Matinees Thursday 2pm & Saturday 2.30pm

Nadiya Hussain

October 6th at Guildhall Bath

Come and hear Nadiya’s recipe for success in this fun-filled event.

Since she stole the nation’s hearts as winner of Great British Bake Off, Nadiya Hussain has become a national treasure – and not only for her amazing baking. Her life story is inspirational and her family cookbooks are a must in every kitchen – especially for budding young star bakers. Come and hear her recipe for success!


Harry Hill:

7th October at Guildhall Bath

Join Harry Hill for an hour of hilarious, side-splitting fun as he presents his latest children’s book.

Join the comedy superstar of TV Burp and You’ve Been Framed Harry Hill for an hour of hilarious, side-splitting fun as hepresents his latest children’s book all about Matt Millz –Britain’s youngest comedian. Back in Bath by overwhelmingpopular demand, don’t miss Britain’s favourite comedian inaction. We’ll all be talking about this event for ages afterwards!


Scott Matthews:

October 10th at Komedia Bath

A musical masterclass in honesty, instinct and reflection from the Ivor Novello Award-winning singer-songwriter.

Scott Matthews’ new record, The Great Untold, is a career-defining masterpiece. The sixth studio album by the Ivor Novello Award-winning singer-songwriter is the one that many have craved: it is a masterclass in honesty, instinct and reflection.
A largely acoustic recording, Matthews’ sublime new record features sparse production. Recorded at home and in acoustically resonant rural churches, instrumentation has been jettisoned. His ten-song cycle is the sound of a man comfortable in his own skin, putting his neck on the line with a collection of otherworldly songs.


Tim Vine: Sunset Milk Idiot:

October 11th at Komedia Bath

An evening packed full of silly new jokes, homemade props, and new daft ditties, presented with the appearance of confidence.

Hey people! It’s Tim Vine back on tour, telling lots of silly new jokes, showing off new homemade props, singing some new daft ditties, and all with the appearance of confidence.
The following subjects will be touched upon briefly: pixie football, ice cream and nibble feeders.
Come along, sit down, and laugh. The quantity won’t let up. This is comedy without a message. What an odd person. What a lot of nonsense. What else is he going to do? ‘Sunsets are in the sky, milk’s nice, and I’m an idiot.’


Phil Nichol: Your Wrong:

October 12th at Komedia Bath

The “masterful” Canadian comedian questions the nature of understanding, and explores our modern day need to be right about everything.

The second best reviewed show of Edinburgh Festival 2017 from award winning star of the West End hit ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’.
Trump. Your wrong. Brexit. Your wrong. Facebook. Your wrong. Tinder. Your wrong. Religion. Your wrong. Fashion. Your wrong. Grammar. Your wrong!
We are being watched. Whether it’s the grammar Nazis on the internet, the court of public opinion in the media, the government through our smart phones, the aliens from deep in the crust of the moons of Jupiter, or by God himself, we are being monitored. The pressure to “get it right” is tremendous! Right?
Your Wrong questions the nature of understanding and explores our modern day need to be right about everything.


The Missing Light:

October 13th – October 15th at The Egg Theatre

Puppetry, music, film and live animation creates a moving and technically stunning story, set in a small fishing village.

When Warple moves into a small fishing village by the seaside, he discovers his neighbour, Hilda, looking out towards the horizon each night, searching for a glimpse of her long-lost husband. When loneliness, curiosity and a far-off flickering light brings them together, the two elderly friends embark on a surprising journey to reconcile their pasts and find what might lie within their futures.
Using  puppetry, music, film and live animation make mend and do create a story that is both moving and technically stunning in equal measures.


David Walliams’ Awful Auntie:

October 23rd – October 27th at The Theatre Royal

David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights, friendship, a very large owl, a small ghost and a very awful auntie … Live on stage!

★★★★ “A real gem! Exciting, thrilling, heartwarming and memorable – another huge dramatic hit! ” What’s On Live


The Nightingales- with Ruth Jones:

October 31st – November 10th at The Theatre Royal Bath

Week 1: Wednesday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm
Week 2: Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Press Performance Wednesday 7 Nov 7pm
Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

Under the watchful eye of Steven, their choirmaster, Connie, Ben, Diane and Bruno gather every week in the village hall to practise their accomplished acapella singing. They are a motley crew, but whatever their differences, whatever the problems they may have at home, all are happily bound together in their shared love of music. Until one day Maggie knocks on the door. . . Soon she is urging them to enter Talentfest, a potentially life-changing route to Britain’s Got Talent. In the weeks that follow, loyalties will be tested, tempers will fray and lives will indeed be changed – but not in the way that any of them had quite anticipated.