the egg theatre in Bath has launched a wonderful new series of productions for the start of 2019
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
This winter, Bath Theatre Academy’s final year students present a retelling of Bram Stoker’s peerless Gothic masterpiece, told at a crossroads of human evolution. To whom – or what – do we turn when the Old Ways no longer light the path? How do you fight something you can’t see? And what if the thing you fear most grows, lives and pulses through your very veins? Ages 12+ years.
Is This A Dagger?
By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes…
Andy Cannon, one of Scotland’s finest storytellers, takes audiences from fact to fiction and back again, in his telling of Shakespeare’s classic drama. A tale of foulness and fortune, murder and deceit, Macbeth is a gory, bloody and darkly wonderful story of one man and his pursuit of power.
In Is This a Dagger? The Story of Macbeth, Andy Cannon distils the essence of this epic play into a one-man, one-hour version, making it appealing for audiences both young and old.
Fri 10am & 1pm, Sat & Sun 11.30am & 3pm Ages 8+
She’s A Good Boy
Elise is called pretty the same amount of times as being called sir in an average week. If Elise had £1 for every time someone has asked, “Are you the best man?” then Elise would have £2.
Elise is often asked, “Are you a boy or a girl?” the answer to this question is, “No.”
An honest, moving and hilarious show exploring non-binary gender using Elise’s real life experiences. Ages 14+
8 & 9 February
Dadman: The Bath-Time Warrior
DadMan stands strong at the gates of an ideal birth-plan, and sings the blues about Being The Only Man At A Parent And Baby Group. He courageously navigates the precipices of School Runs. Partly quiz, partly story with live music, partly fantasy where DadMan dives in and out of the bathtub, running into Trust, Breasts, Flexi-Hours, Soft Play Areas and Sex. Finally, DadMan realises there is actually another, much bigger mountain to climb…
Baby-friendly matinees enable you to enjoy great entertainment without needing to spend loads on a babysitter!
This show, which takes place in the egg, is part of the Ustinov Studio’s Visiting Company Season. Adults.
Fri 8pm – Sat 11am & 3pm
Over the Moon
A first opera for little people. Over the Moon weaves together gentle classical music with familiar nursery rhymes and games in an interactive musical adventure for babies.
Join in for musical tickling, stretching, chomping and stamping as we journey together through the day: waking, eating, playing and sleeping.
With music by Debussy, Ravel, Humperdink and Monteverdi, alongside folk songs, nursery rhymes and music composed by the company. The show lasts 40 minutes and includes a chance to get comfy beforehand and play together at the end.
This performance will take place in the Roper Room. Cushions will be provided to sit on. Chairs can also be provided for any grown ups who would like them.
10 February 10am, 12.30pm & 3pm
All tickets £8
Ages 0 – 2 months
16 – 17 February
Somewhere between human and animal, two nocturnal creatures find friendship in their night-time world and paint the night sky with a rainbow of colours before transforming and letting go as dawn breaks.
Pushing the limits of their physicality to take us into a world which is emotionally vivid, dreamlike and deliciously fun, the two-person cast plays with the edges of what we think of as real and the nature of human relationships.
Skilled aerial acrobatics, partner acrobatics and physical theatre are the raw materials of the piece. These will be enhanced by visual projections and a musical soundscape delicately crafted to bring elements of the natural world indoors.
‘Thank you for a breath taking experience, unforgettable ‘Audience Member
11.30am & 3pm
The Ladybird Detective Agency
As they flit and patter the paths and undergrowth of our gardens, many argue The Ladybird Detective Agency are style over substance…that’s actually a fair point. Join them as they go on the trail of their most daring detective duty ever!
10am & 11.15am
Ages 6 months – 4 years
20 – 23 February
Hansel & Gretel
A modern retelling of this classic fairytale finds Hansel and Gretel overwhelmed by the sights and smells of the city. Our two heroes must tackle situations that would have the bravest of adults shaking in their boots as they find their way home in a show that celebrates children’s tenacity.
Vicki Igbokwe, choreographer and founder of Uchenna Dance (The Head Wrap Diaries), will bring an Uchenna twist to this well-known tale, weaving her fierce and distinctive New York club styles, house, waacking and vogue, with African and Contemporary dance.
Expect to groove in your seat in a show that will transport you to a world far from yours with some surprising similarities.
11.30am & 3pm – Relaxed performance on Fri at 3pm