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All shows on Friday 3rd April, 2015

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Friday 3rd April, 2015 - Pre-Festival Fun!

Laugh At Bath

Date: Friday 3rd April, 2015
Venue: Starts at Bath Abbey
Doors: for 11.15am and 2.15pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £6/£5 concs (see below *)

A daytime, light hearted, fun, comedy, mischievous and unconventional walking tour through Bath's history*

11.15am & 2.15pm daily, except Tuesdays, from outside Bath Abbey.

*well some of it!

Tours last around 90 mins
£8 adult
£6 student/senior
£5 kids

Booking: by phone / email - see below

Tickets can be bought on the day subject to availability.

Tel: 07765 796966

Links: http://www.facebook.com/laughatbath

Email for information: sirjames.pot@gmail.com

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* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

The Real MacGuffins & Fol Espoir - Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain

Date: Friday 3rd April, 2015
Venue: Bath Cricket Club
Doors: 5.45pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 55 mins
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

click to book online

The Real MacGuffins return with a brand new show!

"The British don't know how to make a good cup of coffee. You don't know how to make a good cup of tea. It's an even swap." Inspired by the 1942 pamphlet given to American soldiers on their way to Blighty, the Instructions were a crash course on the quirks and customs of British life, featuring everything from cricket, warm beer and ha'pennies to Sunday afternoons in the country.

With lashings of physical comedy, this rib-tickling new show for adults and families will lovingly poke fun at British eccentricities and the doomed attempts of outsiders to understand them. The Americans see the Brits as a strange race. Get ready to judge for yourself in a night of joyous laughter and downright silliness as a crack team of experts attempt to explain the rules of British life.

The Real MacGuffins have proved a crowd favourite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival since 2010 playing sell-out shows to critical acclaim. Their highly energetic, interactive comedy delights audiences both young and old - with a mix of wordplay, good (and some bad) old fashioned jokes and physical comedy, there is something for everyone.

Fol Espoir are the creators of 'Winston On the Run' (***** WhatsOnStage) and 'Dr Brown Because' (**** The Times, The Sunday Times, Time Out).

"Incredibly silly and funny … these are three very talented performers whose comedy dynamic adds a nice extra layer to the show." – Kate Copstick, The Scotsman

Work in progress show prior to touring.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1277291



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/the-real-macguffins-fol-espoir-instructions-for-american-servicemen-in-britain/

Links: http://therealmacguffins.com/
http://www.folespoir.co.uk/

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Note: Bath Box Office fees: 10% Booking fee, per ticket:
£1 Transaction fee, per booking


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.07

* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Bizarre Bath

Date: Friday 3rd April, 2015
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


Links: http://www.bizarrebath.co.uk/

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Johnny & The Baptists - Rock The Vote

Date: Friday 3rd April, 2015
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Price: £12 / £10 concs (see below *)

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The UK’s hottest musical comedians tackle the big issues ahead of the May 2015 General Election with their acclaimed blend of songs, satire and silliness. And with politicians now officially ranked below estate agents in the public’s trust, ROCK THE VOTE is a desperate bid to find at least one good reason to vote.

Stars of Radio 4’s Now Show and 2014 British Comedy Award nominees.

"Politically energised… raucously silly… triumphant piss-taking" - Guardian

"Uproarious rock’n’ROFLing" - Independent on Sunday

"The political edge of 80s alternative comedy… a pop soul voice to win X Factor" - Stewart Lee, Observer

Booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362

Online booking: https://uk.patronbase.com/_BathFestivals/Productions/RD30/Performances?_ga=1.121784843.1465983165.1423611095

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Note: Bath Box Office fees: 10% Booking fee, per ticket:
£1 Transaction fee, per booking

* Concessions: under 18s, full-time students, Equity members, unemployed benefit claimants, disabled people and those whose sole source of income is a DSS state retirement pension

New Act Competition - Heat 5

Date: Friday 3rd April, 2015
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.45pm show
Duration: ~2.5hrs
Price: £5

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The Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Competition sees 45 of the best up-and-coming comics in the UK compete for the title.

There are five heats at The Bath Brewhouse throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Pam Ford

After serving her time as a pub landlady, Pam took to the stage and has become a regular feature of the UK comedy circuit. The Audience are soon under her spll and get swept along in her life stories and everyday observations with a heavy Aussie twang.

"An extraordinary talent for audience interaction." - Chortle

The Final will be held at Bath Cricket Club on Saturday 5th April, compered by Geoff Whiting (details here).

Event organised by Mirth Control.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1277824



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Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

Ronnie Golden - New Age Pensioner

Date: Friday 3rd April, 2015
Venue: Bath Cricket Club
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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Ronnie Golden - New Age Pensioner: 30 years on the Fringe 1984-2014.

An hour of comedy, songs and salacious stories from his showbiz past.

He's lived a life of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll so you don't have to!

For over ten years he's shared an uncivil partnership with Barry Cryer, but this is his brand new solo show.
Come and celebrate three decades of jolly ups with him!

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1303356



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/ronnie-golden-new-age-pensioner/

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Note: Bath Box Office fees: 10% Booking fee, per ticket:
£1 Transaction fee, per booking


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.07

* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Joe Rooney - Your Man Joe Rooney

Date: Friday 3rd April, 2015
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 8.00pm for 8.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5

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Joe Rooney is your definitive Irish comedian, with a brutally honest yet brilliantly obscure view of life, covering hot issues of the day such as handless raspberry pickers, triumphantly still wearing his under 12 Gaelic football shorts and country hotels run by families of red headed inbred midgets.

Rooney's energetic eccentricity includes a brief musical history of Ireland and her music; "fiddley diddley" will never ring the same meaning again.

"With his slicked back hair and gifts as a musical comic you can see why he was cast as the cool, disaffected Damo (Father Ted). Yet Rooney's pastiches of The Dubliners songbook reveal a mischievous insight beyond the rebel-without-a-brain-cell of his on-screen counterpart." - Chortle

There is another performance on Saturday 4th April

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1260446



Links: http://joerooneycomedian.com/

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Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

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