Bath Voice: what’s on at the theatre – pick of the shows

Theatre Picks In Bath
Tue 2- Sat 6 May Theatre Royal Bath. Of Mice and Men. John Steinbeck’s classic novel is more than 80 years old, but with themes of economic migration, racism and exclusion it remains a parable for our times.
Wed 3 May. Rondo Theatre. Seeds of Memories. 8pm. Written by Patrick Withey. Presented by Black Hound Productions. An uplifting show packed to the brim with puppetry and poetry.
Fri 5 May. Bath Abbey. A Royal Celebration concert. Abbey choirs sing music from past coronations and royal events. Featured items will be Parry’s I was glad, Handel’s Zadok the priest, Mathias’ Let the people praise thee. The Melody Makers join the Abbey choirs of Boys, Girls and Lay Clerks in a glorious evening of Royal music.
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.

Sun 14 May: Theatre Royal Bath. 5 Soldiers. Matinee and evening shows. osie Kay showcases her extraordinary choreographic vision in this acclaimed production. 5 Soldiers is a thrilling dance piece portraying a humane portrait of army life, selling the stories of five men and women serving on the frontline. Powerful physicality, moments of humour and full of honesty, 5 Soldiers is inspired by input from serving and former soldiers.
Tue 16-Sat 20 May. Theatre Royal Bath. An Inspector Calls. Stephen Daldry’s production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller.
Wed 24-Sat 27 May. Rondo Theatre. Little Shop of Horrors. With lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken in the comedy musical about a floral shop worker who discovers a sentient carnivorous plant that feeds on human blood.
Theatre Picks Outside Bath
Fri 5 May. Taunton. Brewhouse Theatre. Rosalie. Pleasure Dome Theatre in partnership with the National Trust present Rosalie, a new one-woman play inspired by Rosalie Chichester 1865-1949: Scientist, Photographer, Explorer, Collector, and unapologetic eccentric.
Tue 9-Sat 20 May. Bristol Old Vic. Pride and Prejudice (Sort of). Men, money and microphones will be fought over in this irreverent but affectionate adaptation where the stakes couldn’t be higher when it comes to romance.