Bath Voice: Waiting For Godot, Guys and Dolls and Simon Munnery in Trials and Tribulations – theatre in the city this week

Tue 9-Sat 13 May. Mission Theatre. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett. Presented by Playing Up Theatre Company. 7:30pm. Nothing happens, nobody comes as one critic put it. Two tramps contemplate the meaning of life in a strange post apocalyptic world.

Tue 9-Sat 13 May. Theatre Royal Bath. Guys and Dolls. Bath Operatic and Dramatic Society’s production of Frank Loesser’s musical comedy.

Sat 13 May • 8pm. Rondo Theatre. Simon Munnery: Trials and Tribulations. Twenty years ago, in Edinburgh, legendary comedian Simon Munnery was arrested for “being a German in a built-up area”. It wasn’t an early brush with ‘cancel culture’, but it did lead to a trial. For the first time, British Comedy Award nominee, serial innovator and “Perennial fringe maverick” (Guardian), Simon Munnery tells the tale of this trial, as well as his second court appearance last year – one that only came about after four years of a grueling legal battle (or possibly an administrative backlog). Well, it worked for Lenny Bruce. Simon will also seek to turn various other distressing life occurrences into comedic gold. And there will probably be a song.

★★★★★ “Oh the deep, deep joy of an hour with Simon Munnery” The Scotsman