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Bath Drama Centenary Production - Jack and the Beanstalk by James Barry
AUDTION DATES: Monday 16th July & Thursday 19th July – 7:30pm
AUDTION VENUE: Bath Rec Pavilion (visible from the Hut Window, just across the field)
PERFORMANCE DATES: Weds 16th to Sunday 20th January 2019 (get in on Sun 13th January)
VENUE: The Rondo Theatre


A very traditional and funny pantomime with a variety of different roles which will be good fun for everyone involved. Lots of bad jokes, good versus evil, love, a cow, a spider and of course a giant at the top of the magically growing beanstalk. The story follows a very traditional narrative with lots of fun, singing, dancing & larger than life characters. The perfect panto to celebrate 100 years of Bath Drama!

Jack Trott (M or F)
Lazy but with a heart of gold. A dreamer. Lots of potential for comedy and singing.
Billy Trott (M or F)
Jack’s less than intelligent brother. Lots of silly word play. Comedic sidekick role.
Mrs Trott (M)
Traditional pantomime dame. Jack’s mum. Lots of innuendo and comedy. Very much a man playing a woman. Larger than life.
King Bernard the Bemused: (M)
A bit of a wimp. Scared of the giant.
Princess Rose (F)
A slightly rebellious royal. Lots of humour and opportunities for singing.

Giant Blunder: (M or F) Big scary giant. Thunderous voice. Slightly slow.
Mrs Plunder: (F) The giant’s wife. Evil. Does giants bidding.
Fairy Flora: (F) Good fairy. Speaks in rhyme.
Daisy the Cow: Fun skin part for 2 energetic people. Involves lots of slapstick routines and a tap dance. M or F x2
Chorus of Villagers, Sprites, Skeletons, Soldiers, Puppets

Rehearsals will start in mid-October and will be on most Sundays (2pm – 7pm) and one evening a week which will increase nearer to production week.

The auditions will be relatively informal. You will be required to move about and get a few scenes on their feet. Everybody will get the opportunity to read for the part they are interested in. Singing may be involved. Anyone is welcome to come and audition – you do not have to be experienced.

We look forward to meeting you all soon.

Please email Luke John Emmett to register your interest and also to give an idea of what parts you may be interested in auditioning for. Email: mail@lukejohnemmett.co.uk 











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Wednesday 5th to Saturday 8th October at the Rondo Theatre, Larkhall, Bath


Set in a trashy 70's disco, with most of the action taking place in the toilets, Stags & Hens is the tale of Dave and Linda's respective party. They've unknowingly gone to the same place and when Linda's ex Peter shows up with offer of an escape, she's forced to make a decision, to stay and conform to everyone's expectations, or to go and do the unheard of. An irreverent comedy, set to music from the era, Stags & Hens is entertaining and lively.


Linda: Olivia Murphy

Bernadette: Faye Matthewman

Maureen: Hannah Casey

Frances: Gemma Dewe

Carol: Isabel Offler

Eddy: Russell Eccleston

Robbie: Thomas Menezes

Kav: Stan Elliot

Billy: Guy Smallwood

Peter: Joe Lintern

Roadie: Lucy Perry











Monday brings the beginning of a week long festival. A series of workshops, readings and discussions, with something for everyone. Everything is free to attend, though there will be the opportunity to contribute to the upkeep of Bath Drama if you wish.

Friday 15th July will be an open house of sorts; an evening of short performances, readings and discussions, which you can come and get involved with or just sit back and watch with a glass of bubbly and some nibbles.

If you have something you want to read, or have read, at our open house, please drop us a line at bathdrama@outlook.com and we'll put you on the bill! 








By Agatha Christie


Our next reading will be this dark comedy by reknowned crime writer Agatha Christie. Join us at The Hut on Vane Street at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th May.




This year, in place of a summer production, we are delighted to announce our first Summer Festival.


11th July will bring the first of a week long series of workshops, culminating in an evening of entertainment for all to enjoy.

Monday 11th July: Pinter, an evening.

Hosted by Toby Lee

Tuesday 12th July: Improv, a workshop.

Hosted by Bonnie Rose

Wednesday 13th July: Mask Performance, a workshop.

Hosted by David Wood

Thursday 14th July: Improv with Austen

Hosted by Gill Morrell

Friday: Open House

Hosted by Bath Drama

All workshops are free to attend and we welcome new members as well as old.

The Open House will bring an evening of short performances accompanied by drinks, nibbles, and a host of Bath Drama members to talk to. We invite our friends, families and those new to Bath Drama to join us for an evening of fun.

The Open House is also free to attend.


 If you have a short (5 - 15 minute) piece you think would be good for the Open House and would like to perform or read it, please get in touch bathdrama@outlook.com






Three fantastic brand new shows featuring original writing from around the South West. All came together to create an evening of entertainment at The Rondo!

Directed by Colin Barnes, Sue Sedgwick and Carolyn Csonka, these thirty minute pieces are an exploration of different themes, ideals and times. 

 An excellent showcase of local talent set just as successful, if not more so than Three Card Trick, Bath Drama's explosive showcase that went on in 2013. 




This year's winter show was the brilliant Mother Goose and the Babes of Toyland written and directed by Bonnie Rose.



 Every January, Bath Drama delights audiences of all ages with an adventure featuring some familiar (and some not so familiar) faces.

This year was no exception, with director Bonnie Rose taking on one of her old favourites and creating a show that had something for everyone. 

Iowerth Mitchell took on our beloved Dame Mother Goose in a story that saw all her companions in StoryVille on a mission to save their homes from the evil Barnaby Barnacle (David Wood). Our hero Tom (Toby Lee) rushed to save his lady love Mary (Kirsty Hibbert) and were joined on a journey to Toyland by Jack (Guy Smallwood), Jill (Kate Fox), BoPeep (Jessica Hughes), Goldilocks (Kirsty Woods), Miss Muffet (Cherry Bull-Lifely) and Simple Simon (Ronan Aherin).

They were all kept on their toes by the mischevious pirates working for Barnaby, Gonzorgo (Thomas Menezes) and Roderigo (Lucy Perry). Plus they were all in danger from a giant spider (Maddox Aherin)!

 But with the help of the Toymaker (Michael Roy) and his faithful workman Grumio (Joe Lintern) the gang made it with some cracking one liners and songs to sing along with aplenty! 

 Bonnie Rose brought a joyous and fun filled show to life that lit up the stage for a week in an otherwise dreary January!  



*Spider's web image by remusruffus on deviantart