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What's on at Bath Comedy Festival

All Kids programme shows.

Sunday 2nd April, 2023

Any Suggestions, Doctor?

Date: Sunday 2nd April, 2023
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 1.30pm for 2.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8

click to book online

The Improvised show where the cast create a brand-new episode of Doctor Who using your suggestions.

From the frozen surface of Saturn to the boiling heat of the Sainsbury's hot counter, they can take you anywhere in space and time! Their team of talented performers are also joined by a live musician who sets about creating music and sound effects in our radiophonic workshop, giving the show pulse-pounding chase music, heart-rending crescendos and even a few silly lasers and schwoops.

A big hit at the Edinburgh Fringe with 5 star reviews, a recommendation from the British Comedy Guide and even a nomination for 'Best Show' in the 2017 Comedian's Choice Awards.  It's the improvised Doctor Who show for all ages!

Recommended for age 10+



Supported by the Roper Family Charitable Trust

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5741420



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Tuesday 4th April, 2023

Flibbertigibbet Theatre - Babble

Date: Tuesday 4th April, 2023
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 10.00am for 10.30am show
Duration: 45mins
Price: £8

click to book online

Flibbertigibbet Theatre present a playful, surreal, gentle and intriguing show with collaboration at its heart and lots of giggles guaranteed!

For young children aged 3 - 5 years

Numbers limited to 20 children per performance (plus their parents/carers)

Supported by the Roper Family Charitable Trust

There is another show at 1.30pm

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5741422



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Flibbertigibbet Theatre - Babble

Date: Tuesday 4th April, 2023
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 1.00pm for 1.30pm show
Duration: 45mins
Price: £8

click to book online

Flibbertigibbet Theatre present a playful, surreal, gentle and intriguing show with collaboration at its heart and lots of giggles guaranteed!

For young children aged 3 - 5 years

Numbers limited to 20 children per performance (plus their parents/carers)

Supported by the Roper Family Charitable Trust

There is another show at 10.30am

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5741422



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Thursday 6th April, 2023

Mojo Moves - Comedy Dance Workshop

Date: Thursday 6th April, 2023
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 9.45am for 10.00am show
Duration: 45mins
Price: £5

click to book online

CANCELLED

Combining comedy with proper dance aerobics this social fitness phenomenon is seriously good for the mind, body and soul.

Led by the CEO of Disco Cheryl Sprinkler accompanied by her muse Tony DiMonté, complete with neon leotard, legwarmers, perm & oversized specs. Funny & sassy and radiating so much energy and love that it's hard not to become infected with positivity.

Discover a joy and playfulness as you dance unselfconsciously through multiple genres and laugh your way through the sessions. Their infectious energy will have you dancing up a storm to music from the 80s and beyond.

The session is run with your own silent disco headset so you can set the volume to your preferred level. Beginners welcome!

Recommended age 12+

Presented by Rare Species


There is another workshop at 11.30am
Supported by the Roper Family Charitable Trust

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5741433



Links: https://bathlaughter.co.uk/

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Mojo Moves - Comedy Dance Workshop

Date: Thursday 6th April, 2023
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 11.15am for 11.30am show
Duration: 45mins
Price: £5

click to book online

CANCELLED

Combining comedy with proper dance aerobics this social fitness phenomenon is seriously good for the mind, body and soul.

Led by the CEO of Disco Cheryl Sprinkler accompanied by her muse Tony DiMonté, complete with neon leotard, legwarmers, perm & oversized specs. Funny & sassy and radiating so much energy and love that it's hard not to become infected with positivity.

Discover a joy and playfulness as you dance unselfconsciously through multiple genres and laugh your way through the sessions. Their infectious energy will have you dancing up a storm to music from the 80s and beyond.

The session is run with your own silent disco headset so you can set the volume to your preferred level. Beginners welcome!

Recommended age 10+

Presented by Rare Species


There is another show at 10.00am
Supported by the Roper Family Charitable Trust

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5741433



Links: https://bathlaughter.co.uk/

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Wednesday 12th April, 2023

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Date: Wednesday 12th April, 2023
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 1.30pm for 2.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8

click to book online

Pirates! Unicorns! Castles built of cheese! And all of it completely and irrefutably true!

Jackanory meets Whose Line is it Anyway in this award-winning children's show where comedians and improvisers are challenged to invent extravagant stories based on the Adventures of Baron Munchausen. All they have are their wits, a box of silly hats and the suggestions of an audience full of children to make sure it all ends happily ever after…!

Leicester Comedy Festival Best Children's Show 2020 Winner.
Greater Manchester Fringe Best Kid's Show 2019 Winner.
"All of the show was brilliant!" - EdFestMag.com
"Funny and inspired" - Primary Times
"A delirious frenzy of comic joy!" - Broadway Baby



Supported by the Roper Family Charitable Trust

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5741436



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Saturday 15th April, 2023

Natural Theatre Company - Street Theatre performance workshop

Date: Saturday 15th April, 2023
Venue: Natural Theatre Company Studio
Doors: for 10.00am show
Duration: 6hrs
Price: £10

click to book online

Have a go at some of the famous Naturals Street Theatre pieces led by members of the Company.

Create your own comedy characters and learn improvisation skills, to bring them to life and interact with your audience. This fun workshop will give you an insight into the world of comedy street theatre. There will also be an opportunity to perform at the end of the day to show off your new skills.

For age 12 – 16, limited number of places

Check Bath Institute of Laughter website for full details and parental permission form.
www.bathlaughter.co.uk/junior-jokers

Supported by the Roper Family Charitable Trust

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5741440



Links: https://bathlaughter.co.uk/

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Saturday 6th April, 2024

Rose Popay - Comedy Mask Making

Date: Saturday 6th April, 2024
Venue: The Ram, Widcombe
Doors: 10.45am for 11.00am show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £7

click to book online

STOP PRESS: This event has moved to The Ram pub in Widcombe - 20 Claverton Buildings, Bath BA2 4LD

Children from 6 years upwards can create the funniest faces with fabulous artist and performer Rose Popay.

Rose's life is awash with colour. Her home is a cornucopia of murals, clouds and decorative objects. There is evidence of her dazzling art all over Bristol, on car park stairs, corporate foyers, private patios and kitchen ceilings.

Her costumed characters with their instant portraits and her live paintings of weddings and anniversaries are renowned.

Kids adore Rose. She's like a princess of art personified. Two hours in Rose's wonderful world will create colour, humour, crafting skills and something gorgeous to take home.

All materials provided. Parents can stay and help!

See Rose's uniquely joyful look on life on https://rosepopay.co.uk





Junior Jokers was launched in 2023 with support from the Roper Family Trust and has a whole programme of young people's comedy and theatre within Bath Comedy Festival.

Booking: Ticketlight
Tel: 0844 888 9991

Online booking: https://bath-international-comedy-festival.ticketlight.co.uk/order/gateway/13371724

Buy tickets via Bath Comedy's Ticketlight ticket shop

Links: https://rosepopay.co.uk

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Thursday 11th April, 2024

Aftermirth - Daytime Comedy Club For New Parents

Date: Thursday 11th April, 2024
Venue: Bath Forum Coffee House
Doors: 10.30am for 11.00am show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £12 adv, £15 on the door

click to book online

CANCELLED

Unfortunately, for reasons beyond our control this event has been cancelled. We're very sorry for any inconvenience, and hope to bring Aftermirth back another day!

The journey of parenthood is a magical and maddening one so what better way to cope with it than through stand up comedy!

This comedy club welcomes babies up to a year old (any older and they tend to heckle) but beware,  this is an adult comedy club, it will have mature content, sweary words and the odd birth story flash back.

This special morning gig has reduced amplification and a dimmed room so no one will notice those red eyes from sleepless nights. You're encouraged to bottle, breast or Haribo feed while watching the show as its a relaxed performance.

You can walk about, or shake Mittens the Special Rabbit in order to soothe your offspring and no one will moan or mutter if your little one cries or screams.

There'll be a full bar too, so go on, treat yerself to a Prosecco, you deserve it!

The gig is open to parents, Aunts, Uncles, Grans, carers, in fact anyone who needs some daytime comedy and doesn't mind some cute babies in attendance.

Please note!
This event is not suitable for babies or children over 1 year old.

"The best thing I did duing maternity leave" - Jo, Redland
"Something for myself that's still baby friendly, I'll defo be going again!" - Ellie, Easton
"So good it was worth having a second baby for" - Kate, Bishopston

Aftermirth is the brainchild of comedian Angie Belcher - check out Angie’s interview on BBC PointsWest:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-bristol-48586867/aftermirth-day-comedy-club-where-babies-are-welcome





Junior Jokers was launched in 2023 with support from the Roper Family Trust and has a whole programme of young people's comedy and theatre within Bath Comedy Festival.

Booking: Ticketlight
Tel: 0844 888 9991

Online booking: https://bath-international-comedy-festival.ticketlight.co.uk/order/gateway/13371722

Buy tickets via Bath Comedy's Ticketlight ticket shop

Links: https://www.aftermirthcomedy.co.uk/

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Kids' Comedy Easter Card Competition - Private View

Date: Thursday 11th April, 2024
Venue: Bath Forum Coffee House
Doors: 2.00pm
Duration: 1hr
Price: Free (ticketed)

click to book online

CANCELLED

We're very sorry this presentation has been cancelled due to logistical problems. The winner will still receive their prize!

A grand private view and prize presentation by a well known local artist.

Your winning Comedy Easter Cards on display and Hobbycraft vouchers galore.

Nibbles, a glass of non-alcoholic bubbly for the grown-ups and fizzy orange for you!

Come and see the super creations from our artists of the future!

Register for your free tickets.

Booking: Ticketlight
Tel: 0844 888 9991

Online booking: https://bath-international-comedy-festival.ticketlight.co.uk/order/gateway/13372008

Buy tickets via Bath Comedy's Ticketlight ticket shop

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Saturday 13th April, 2024

Natural Theatre Company - A Comical Characters Workshop

Date: Saturday 13th April, 2024
Venue: Natural Theatre Company Studio
Doors: 10.00am for 10.30am show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £15

click to book online

Create your own hilarious comedy characters with the world-famous Natural Theatre Company.


This fun workshop will give you the skills to transform into the funniest characters, improvise with them and then take your own ludicrous selfies.

Plus, you get an exclusive peek behind the scenes at the fantastic NTC HQ with its thousands of costumes and amazing props!

Bring: A snack & water. Appropriate clothing that you can easily move in.

Age range: 11-18 years

NB: Download the parental permission form here.

Natural Theatre HQ
Widcombe Institute*
Lower Widcombe Hill
Bath
BA2 6AA
(opposite Widcombe Social Club) Look out for the Flowerpot Man statue!

*Fully accessible.



Junior Jokers was launched in 2023 with support from the Roper Family Trust and has a whole programme of young people's comedy and theatre within Bath Comedy Festival.

Booking: Ticketlight
Tel: 0844 888 9991

Online booking: https://bath-international-comedy-festival.ticketlight.co.uk/order/gateway/13371694

Buy tickets via Bath Comedy's Ticketlight ticket shop

Links: https://www.naturaltheatre.co.uk

Download poster:
 BCF_NTC_Workshop_2024.pdf

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Sunday 14th April, 2024

Slapstick!

Date: Sunday 14th April, 2024
Venue: Old Theatre Royal
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £20 / £18 concs (see below *)

click to book online

A play by Sue Curtis in collaboration with Jon Monie.

Step into an uproarious journey through the mayhem of Regency Theatre!
This play takes you on an insane, hilarious, and moving adventure, telling the extraordinary life story of Joseph Grimaldi, using his unique blend of melodrama, mime, song, and clowning.


Picture this: Grimaldi is ready to unveil his final show, aiming to share his life with the audience. Chaos ensues when the cast and set are waylaid by highwaymen outside Covent Garden, leaving Grimaldi and a panic-stricken Stage Manager to take on every role themselves. With only two musicians, still recovering from a wild night at the theatre, they embark on a riotous production. Believe it or not, every astonishing moment in the story they tell is based on true events!

This laugh-out-loud show is brought to life by a team of Bath's wittiest theatrical talent, featuring Jon Monie, Nik Howden, Jools Scott and Harry Miller, in the stunning Old Theatre Royal. It's an unforgettable experience that captures the essence of Regency Theatre and the birth of the modern Clown.

BOOK EARLY! Join us for an evening of laughter, tears, and unexpected twists.

NOTE: This is a play, not a pantomime for small children. Not recommended for those with a fear of clowns!

World premiere!

Fully accessible

Age 12+

CLICK HERE for programme/info on the creative team

CLICK HERE to read the REVIEW of opening night from Bath Echo

Booking: Ticketlight
Tel: 0844 888 9991

Online booking: https://bath-international-comedy-festival.ticketlight.co.uk/order/gateway/13371009

Buy tickets via Bath Comedy's Ticketlight ticket shop

Download poster:
 Slapstick_poster.pdf

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

Monday 15th April, 2024

Slapstick! (matinee)

Date: Monday 15th April, 2024
Venue: Old Theatre Royal
Doors: 2.00pm for 2.30pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £20 / £18 concs (see below *)

click to book online

A play by Sue Curtis in collaboration with Jon Monie.

Step into an uproarious journey through the mayhem of Regency Theatre!
This play takes you on an insane, hilarious, and moving adventure, telling the extraordinary life story of Joseph Grimaldi, using his unique blend of melodrama, mime, song, and clowning.


Picture this: Grimaldi is ready to unveil his final show, aiming to share his life with the audience. Chaos ensues when the cast and set are waylaid by highwaymen outside Covent larden, leaving Grimaldi and a panic-stricken Stage Manager to take on every role themselves. With only two musicians, still recovering from a wild night at the theatre, they embark on a riotous production. Believe it or not, every astonishing moment in the story they tell is based on true events!

This laugh-out-loud show is brought to life by a team of Bath's wittiest theatrical talent, featuring Jon Monie, Nik Howden, Jools Scott and Harry Miller, in the stunning Old Theatre Royal. It's an unforgettable experience that captures the essence of Regency Theatre and the birth of the modern Clown.

BOOK EARLY! Join us for an evening of laughter, tears, and unexpected twists.

NOTE: This is a play, not a pantomime for small children. Not recommended for those with a fear of clowns!

World premiere!

Fully accessible

Age 12+

CLICK HERE for programme/info on the creative team

CLICK HERE to read the REVIEW of opening night from Bath Echo

Booking: Ticketlight
Tel: 0844 888 9991

Online booking: https://bath-international-comedy-festival.ticketlight.co.uk/order/gateway/13371013

Buy tickets via Bath Comedy's Ticketlight ticket shop

Download poster:
 Slapstick_poster.pdf

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

Slapstick!

Date: Monday 15th April, 2024
Venue: Old Theatre Royal
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £20 / £18 concs (see below *)

click to book online

A play by Sue Curtis in collaboration with Jon Monie.

Step into an uproarious journey through the mayhem of Regency Theatre!
This play takes you on an insane, hilarious, and moving adventure, telling the extraordinary life story of Joseph Grimaldi, using his unique blend of melodrama, mime, song, and clowning.


Picture this: Grimaldi is ready to unveil his final show, aiming to share his life with the audience. Chaos ensues when the cast and set are waylaid by highwaymen outside Covent Garden, leaving Grimaldi and a panic-stricken Stage Manager to take on every role themselves. With only two musicians, still recovering from a wild night at the theatre, they embark on a riotous production. Believe it or not, every astonishing moment in the story they tell is based on true events!

This laugh-out-loud show is brought to life by a team of Bath's wittiest theatrical talent, featuring Jon Monie, Nik Howden, Jools Scott and Harry Miller, in the stunning Old Theatre Royal. It's an unforgettable experience that captures the essence of Regency Theatre and the birth of the modern Clown.

BOOK EARLY! Join us for an evening of laughter, tears, and unexpected twists.

NOTE: This is a play, not a pantomime for small children. Not recommended for those with a fear of clowns!

World premiere!

Fully accessible

Age 12+

CLICK HERE for programme/info on the creative team

CLICK HERE to read the REVIEW of opening night from Bath Echo

Booking: Ticketlight
Tel: 0844 888 9991

Online booking: https://bath-international-comedy-festival.ticketlight.co.uk/order/gateway/13371010

Buy tickets via Bath Comedy's Ticketlight ticket shop

Download poster:
 Slapstick_poster.pdf

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

Friday 19th April, 2024

Rock The Tots - Legends

Date: Friday 19th April, 2024
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: 10.30am for 11.00am show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8

click to book online

LAST FEW TICKETS

Gigs for little ones...and their grown-ups!

Steph and Craig are back with their fun live music sessions for families - and they have got a corker of a show for you. This month they are celebrating musical legends that are no longer with us, but the music lives on!

From Prince to Kurt Cobain, from Whitney Houston to Amy Winehouse, they will be bringing you the best rocking tunes by the best legends.

There will be puppets, comical characters, bubbles and more - you and your little one will have a blast.

Suitable for children aged 0-6, and their adults. Under 1s go free!

Booking: Ticketsource

Online booking: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rondotheatre/rock-the-tots-legends/e-zmryby

Links: https://www.rockthetots.co.uk/

Facebook: http://facebook.com/rockthetots

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Slapstick! (matinee)

Date: Friday 19th April, 2024
Venue: Old Theatre Royal
Doors: 2.00pm for 2.30pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £20 / £18 concs (see below *)

click to book online

A play by Sue Curtis in collaboration with Jon Monie.

Step into an uproarious journey through the mayhem of Regency Theatre!
This play takes you on an insane, hilarious, and moving adventure, telling the extraordinary life story of Joseph Grimaldi, using his unique blend of melodrama, mime, song, and clowning.


Picture this: Grimaldi is ready to unveil his final show, aiming to share his life with the audience. Chaos ensues when the cast and set are waylaid by highwaymen outside Covent Garden, leaving Grimaldi and a panic-stricken Stage Manager to take on every role themselves. With only two musicians, still recovering from a wild night at the theatre, they embark on a riotous production. Believe it or not, every astonishing moment in the story they tell is based on true events!

This laugh-out-loud show is brought to life by a team of Bath's wittiest theatrical talent, featuring Jon Monie, Nik Howden, Jools Scott and Harry Miller, in the stunning Old Theatre Royal. It's an unforgettable experience that captures the essence of Regency Theatre and the birth of the modern Clown.

BOOK EARLY! Join us for an evening of laughter, tears, and unexpected twists.

NOTE: This is a play, not a pantomime for small children. Not recommended for those with a fear of clowns!

World premiere!

Fully accessible

Age 12+

CLICK HERE for programme/info on the creative team

CLICK HERE to read the REVIEW of opening night from Bath Echo

Booking: Ticketlight
Tel: 0844 888 9991

Online booking: https://bath-international-comedy-festival.ticketlight.co.uk/order/gateway/13371014

Buy tickets via Bath Comedy's Ticketlight ticket shop

Download poster:
 Slapstick_poster.pdf

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

Slapstick!

Date: Friday 19th April, 2024
Venue: Old Theatre Royal
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £20 / £18 concs (see below *)

click to book online

A play by Sue Curtis in collaboration with Jon Monie.

Step into an uproarious journey through the mayhem of Regency Theatre!
This play takes you on an insane, hilarious, and moving adventure, telling the extraordinary life story of Joseph Grimaldi, using his unique blend of melodrama, mime, song, and clowning.


Picture this: Grimaldi is ready to unveil his final show, aiming to share his life with the audience. Chaos ensues when the cast and set are waylaid by highwaymen outside Covent Garden, leaving Grimaldi and a panic-stricken Stage Manager to take on every role themselves. With only two musicians, still recovering from a wild night at the theatre, they embark on a riotous production. Believe it or not, every astonishing moment in the story they tell is based on true events!

This laugh-out-loud show is brought to life by a team of Bath's wittiest theatrical talent, featuring Jon Monie, Nik Howden, Jools Scott and Harry Miller, in the stunning Old Theatre Royal. It's an unforgettable experience that captures the essence of Regency Theatre and the birth of the modern Clown.

BOOK EARLY! Join us for an evening of laughter, tears, and unexpected twists.

NOTE: This is a play, not a pantomime for small children. Not recommended for those with a fear of clowns!

World premiere!

Fully accessible

Age 12+

CLICK HERE for programme/info on the creative team

CLICK HERE to read the REVIEW of opening night from Bath Echo

Booking: Ticketlight
Tel: 0844 888 9991

Online booking: https://bath-international-comedy-festival.ticketlight.co.uk/order/gateway/13371011

Buy tickets via Bath Comedy's Ticketlight ticket shop

Download poster:
 Slapstick_poster.pdf

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

Saturday 20th April, 2024

Slapstick! (matinee)

Date: Saturday 20th April, 2024
Venue: Old Theatre Royal
Doors: 2.00pm for 2.30pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £20 / £18 concs (see below *)

click to book online

A play by Sue Curtis in collaboration with Jon Monie.

Step into an uproarious journey through the mayhem of Regency Theatre!
This play takes you on an insane, hilarious, and moving adventure, telling the extraordinary life story of Joseph Grimaldi, using his unique blend of melodrama, mime, song, and clowning.


Picture this: Grimaldi is ready to unveil his final show, aiming to share his life with the audience. Chaos ensues when the cast and set are waylaid by highwaymen outside Covent Garden, leaving Grimaldi and a panic-stricken Stage Manager to take on every role themselves. With only two musicians, still recovering from a wild night at the theatre, they embark on a riotous production. Believe it or not, every astonishing moment in the story they tell is based on true events!

This laugh-out-loud show is brought to life by a team of Bath's wittiest theatrical talent, featuring Jon Monie, Nik Howden, Jools Scott and Harry Miller, in the stunning Old Theatre Royal. It's an unforgettable experience that captures the essence of Regency Theatre and the birth of the modern Clown.

BOOK EARLY! Join us for an evening of laughter, tears, and unexpected twists.

NOTE: This is a play, not a pantomime for small children. Not recommended for those with a fear of clowns!

World premiere!

Fully accessible

Age 12+

CLICK HERE for programme/info on the creative team

CLICK HERE to read the REVIEW of opening night from Bath Echo

Booking: Ticketlight
Tel: 0844 888 9991

Online booking: https://bath-international-comedy-festival.ticketlight.co.uk/order/gateway/13371015

Buy tickets via Bath Comedy's Ticketlight ticket shop

Download poster:
 Slapstick_poster.pdf

Back to listings

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

Slapstick!

Date: Saturday 20th April, 2024
Venue: Old Theatre Royal
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £20 / £18 concs (see below *)

click to book online

A play by Sue Curtis in collaboration with Jon Monie.

Step into an uproarious journey through the mayhem of Regency Theatre!
This play takes you on an insane, hilarious, and moving adventure, telling the extraordinary life story of Joseph Grimaldi, using his unique blend of melodrama, mime, song, and clowning.


Picture this: Grimaldi is ready to unveil his final show, aiming to share his life with the audience. Chaos ensues when the cast and set are waylaid by highwaymen outside Covent Garden, leaving Grimaldi and a panic-stricken Stage Manager to take on every role themselves. With only two musicians, still recovering from a wild night at the theatre, they embark on a riotous production. Believe it or not, every astonishing moment in the story they tell is based on true events!

This laugh-out-loud show is brought to life by a team of Bath's wittiest theatrical talent, featuring Jon Monie, Nik Howden, Jools Scott and Harry Miller, in the stunning Old Theatre Royal. It's an unforgettable experience that captures the essence of Regency Theatre and the birth of the modern Clown.

BOOK EARLY! Join us for an evening of laughter, tears, and unexpected twists.

NOTE: This is a play, not a pantomime for small children. Not recommended for those with a fear of clowns!

World premiere!

Fully accessible

Age 12+

CLICK HERE for programme/info on the creative team

CLICK HERE to read the REVIEW of opening night from Bath Echo

Booking: Ticketlight
Tel: 0844 888 9991

Online booking: https://bath-international-comedy-festival.ticketlight.co.uk/order/gateway/13371012

Buy tickets via Bath Comedy's Ticketlight ticket shop

Download poster:
 Slapstick_poster.pdf

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

Sunday 21st April, 2024

Marcel Lucont: Les Enfants Terribles - A Game Show For Awful Children

Date: Sunday 21st April, 2024
Venue: Old Theatre Royal
Doors: 1.30pm for 2.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £12 / £10 concs (see below *)

click to book online

CANCELLED

We're incredibly sorry to announce that we have had to cancel this show as we haven't got the minimum number of people to make it work. Sadly, there doesn't seem to be enough naughty children in Bath! We very much hope to bring it back another day, as it is a fantastic show.

Marcel Lucont, the UK’s favourite French comedian, presents a wild family gameshow, in which kids get to be pests, politicians and pétomanes to be crowned the most awful child.

See what happens when international insouciance meets infantile exuberance.

A big hit at Edinburgh Fringe and many other festivals, the multi-award-winning comic channels his acerbic humour and quickfire wit into a series of tasks for the younger generation, which is every bit as entertaining for adults as it is for children.

Marcel Lucont has toured the world over the past 15 years, putting on critically-acclaimed shows at Melbourne Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival, Cape Town Fringe and playing shows all across Europe, Scandinavia, the USA and Asia.

He has won the Fringe World Award for Best Comedy Show, the Amused Moose Award for Best Comedy Show at Edinburgh Fringe and was named as one of the Top 10 Edinburgh Fringe comedy shows by The Daily Telegraph.

As seen on Comedy Central At The Comedy Store, Set List (Sky Atlantic), The John Bishop Show (BBC1), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) and Live At The Electric (BBC3).

"Fresh, accessible and hilarious" - The Guardian
"Very funny, quick-witted and exceedingly sharp" - British Comedy Guide
"An absolute gem...If you don’t have kids, borrow someone else’s...a treat from beginning to end" ????? Edinburgh Festivals magazine
"Pitched perfectly...incredibly witty and dry, ensuring adults are kept completely entertained...hilarious" ????? Edinburgh Festivals For Kids
"Absolutely everyone is having fun...this is unquestionably an exceptional children’s show which can hardly fail to appeal" ????.5 One4Review
"An hour with something for everyone...the kids aren’t the only ones having a ball…I can’t recommend this show more to kids and parents...insanely funny" ???? The Scotsman
"An unforgettable experience...interactive and uproarious...appeals to both young and old...A must-see" - Edinburgh With Kids
"A real highlight of Edinburgh Fringe for the entire Horne family. Très funny" - Alex Horne, Taskmaster

Winner: Best Kids Show 2022 – UK Kids Comedy Festival / Leicester Comedy Festival
Top 10 Kids Shows – Edinburgh Fringe – Time Out / The Scotsman / Broadway World

Age Guide: 6+

The Old Theatre Royal
12 Old Orchard Street
Bath
BA1 1JU



Junior Jokers was launched in 2023 with support from the Roper Family Trust and has a whole programme of young people's comedy and theatre within Bath Comedy Festival.

Booking: Ticketlight
Tel: 0844 888 9991

Online booking: https://bath-international-comedy-festival.ticketlight.co.uk/order/gateway/13371103

Buy tickets via Bath Comedy's Ticketlight ticket shop

Links: http://alexisdubus.com/

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

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