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Bath Comedy Festival Extra!

It's all happening in Widcombe this Friday evening!

Widcombe Switch-on

Bath's most eccentric seasonal event!

Date: Friday 29th November 2013
Venue: Widcombe, starting outside the White Hart
Time: 6pm for 6.15pm
Price: FREE

Switch-on ceremony with much cheering, outside the White Hart

Widcombe Switch-On Lady Margaret and the Natural Theatre invite you to wander willy-nilly amongst the seasonally decked hostelries and participating businesses in Widcombe's very special high street. Late shopping, carols, mulled wine, jazz, jolly japes and of course, all those twinkling Christmas trees.

It's not Christmas in Widcombe without the Widcombe Switch-on! (yes, we know it's still November, but Lady M is going to the West Indies for the duration).

Followed by not one but a choice of two exciting events for your further delectation…see below...

The Sitcom Trials

Date: Friday 29th November, 2013
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.30pm for 8pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £4 / £3 concs (NUS/unwaged)

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Back by popular demand after this year's sell-out show at Bath Comedy Festival, The Sitcom Trials is the comedy show where brand new sitcoms compete and the audience chooses the winner.

Five short sitcoms will be performed with scripts in hand, each one leading up to a cliffhanger that will leave the audience wanting to see more. In between each sitcom will be "Pitch Fest", where we ask the audience for their ideas for brand new sitcoms.

Since 1999 The Sitcom Trials has enjoyed successful runs at Edinburgh Fringe, national and international touring shows, and an 8 part TV series on ITV1. Past performers include Miranda Hart, Richard Vranch and the Comedy Store Players, Tony Robinson (Baldrick), Cariad Lloyd, Sara Pascoe, Russell Howard, The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, Lucy Porter, McNeil and Pamphilon.and many more!

Have we found the new Miranda? The new Mighty Boosh? The new Mrs Browns Boys? Only you can decide - the future of comedy is in your hands!

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking:

Download poster:  Sitcom_Trials_poster.pdf

Lady Margaret's Surgery

Date: Friday 29th November, 2013
Venue: Natural Theatre Studio
Doors: 7.30pm for 8pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: £12 / £10 concs (NUS/unwaged/NATs members)

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Join Lady Margaret and her personal medical advisors as she welcomes some special guests to join her on her chaise-longue (or is it a casting couch?) after her exhausting duties at the Widcombe Switch-on.

Acts, chats, beautiful singing and seasonal bar (wot, more mulled wine? Shurely not…)

Family friendly entertainment starring:

BILL SMARME - he was born under a Twerton star!

TRACEY & JASON - Ethereal vocals and sensational guitar

MINOR WORKS UNIT - From folk to funk via reggae and ska


JOOLS SCOTT - Bath’s most in-demand pianist/composer

Last year’s post-illumination cabaret was a delight and an instant sell-out, so shop now for Christmas!

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking:

Download poster:  Lady_Margarets_Surgery_poster.pdf


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