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Pride and Prejudice Tuesday 17th January Theatre Royal Bath

  

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We have organised a group booking for this production (details below) taking place on January 17th 2017 at 7.30 at the Theatre Royal Bath. Already sold out in the stalls,  there are 40 Dress Circle tickets costing £22 each. We have rows A through to F. Row A has less leg room so please let me know if you can take these seats. I will allocate rows, as far as possible, on a first come first served basis. The earlier you book the nearer the front you will be.

Email me to reserve tickets. Payment is by cash in person  or cheque payable to Omnibus  to Sue Briault in the Careers Service, Norwood House 2.17. I will need to have money by 25th November.

In case you don't know friends and family are welcome.

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife”

The ultimate romantic comedy, Jane Austen’s story of the five Bennet sisters and their relentless pursuit of suitable husbands is one of the best-loved novels ever written, constantly topping the polls of favourite books.

When feisty Elizabeth Bennet first meets handsome bachelor Mr Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited. When she later discovers that he has scuppered the relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. in the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, the family’s lives are turned upside down as Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and pokes gentle fun at the aff ectations and etiquette of provincial middle-class life.

Following sell-out performances at Regent’s Park Theatre, producers of the recent smash-hits To Kill a Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies, Pride and Prejudice features the Olivier award-winning Matthew Kelly (Of Mice and Men) and Felicity Montagu (Alan Partridge, Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Durrells) as Mr and Mrs Bennet. Celebrating the legacy of Jane Austen as we approach her bicentennial, this is Austen “still dazzling after 200 years” (Observer).

 

Stepping Out at the Theatre Royal Bath Tuesday 18th October at 7.30 pm

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BOOKING FOR THIS HAS NOW CLOSED.

Stepping Out at the Theatre Royal Bath Tuesday 18th October at 7.30 pm.

Tickets are for the Stalls rows H – K and cost £30 (full price is £37.50). Please let me know how many tickets you want. Payment will be needed by Monday May 23rd either by cash or cheque (made payable to Omnibus).

 

SUMMARY

Wonderfully funny and heart-warming, Stepping Out charts the lives of seven women and one man attempting to tap their troubles away at a weekly dancing class. Initially all thumbs and left feet, the group is just getting to grips with the basics when they are asked to take part in a charity gala.

Over the course of several months we meet the group, and all of them have a story to tell. There’s haughty Vera, mouthy Maxine and uptight Andy; bubbly Sylvia and shy Dorothy; eager Lynne and cheerful Rose, and, of course, Geoffrey. At the piano is the dour Mrs Fraser and spurring them all on, the ever-patient Mavis.

One of the UK’s best-loved personalities, Amanda Holden plays Vera. Nominated for an Olivier Award in 2004 for her leading role in Thoroughly Modern Millie, she also starred in the West End in Shrek the Musical. Her numerous television credits include Wild at Heart, Kiss Me Kate, The Grimleys, Big Top and This Morning. She has been a judge on the award-winning Britain’s Got Talent throughout all of its ten series.

Nicola Stephenson’s many television credits include Brookside, Holby City and Emmerdale. Her stage credits include War Horse in the West End and roles with the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Angela Griffin is well-known as Fiona Middleton in Coronation Street and her television credits also include Waterloo Road, Cutting It, Holby City and Inspector Lewis. She starred in One Man, Two Guvnors in the West End.

Best known as a three-time Olivier Award winning star of the musical stage (with seven nominations), director Maria Friedman made an astonishing directorial debut in 2012 with a hugely acclaimed production of Merrily We Role Along. In 2005 she won the award for Best Debut Performer on Broadway for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White.

This uplifting comedy enjoyed extended runs in the West End and on Broadway and was the winner of the Evening Standard Comedy of the Year Award, 1984. It has also been made into a musical, which became a film in 1991, starring Liza Minnelli and Julie Walters.

A prolific writer for both television and stage, Richard Harris’s credits include Outside Edge, Shoestring, A Touch of Frost and The Last Detective.

Stars of Stepping Out

Stars of Stepping Out

 

 

 

Breakfast at Tiffany's tickets available

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ONE TICKET, Possibly TWO remaining 15/3/16

I can confirm I now have tickets for sale for  Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Tuesday 17th May at 7.30 at the Theatre Royal in Bath. The price is £26.50 for  good stalls seats in rows G, H and I.


Breakfast at Tiffany’s is Truman Capote’s classic tale of one of literature’s most captivating characters, Holly Golightly, so memorably portrayed by Audrey Hepburn in the iconic 1961 film. This much loved romantic comedy is transformed into a stage play with music in this sparkling new production.

The story of vivacious, good-time girl Holly Golightly and her fantastical existence in 1940s New York City, is told through the eyes of a young writer, completely fascinated by this exquisite extrovert whom every woman wants to be, and every man wants to be with.

With memorable songs from the era and original music composed by Grant Olding (One Man, Two Guvnors) performed by an on-stage band, this stylish production is set to capture the hearts of audiences.

Playing Holly is Verity Rushworth, winner of the Best Scene in the Soap Awards 2015 for Emmerdale, whose credits also include Chicago, The Sound of Music and Hairspray.

Adapted by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony and Olivier Award winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain, The American Plan), Breakfast at Tiffany’s is directed by Nikolai Foster (Beautiful Thing, Calamity Jane and The Witches of Eastwick).


Ticket Details

Date is Tuesday May 17th at 7.30

Best stalls seats in rows G,H and I are £26.50 (full value £33)

Payment due by 23rd March either in cash or by cheque made out to Omnibus. Cheques can come to me in the internal post and I will acknowledge on receipt. Cash can be delivered to the Careers Service  during our office hours 9.15 to 4.30. In the vacation we close between 1 and 2. My colleagues can take cash from you but don’t have change so correct money please.

If you want to reserve tickets let me know how many by emailing me at s.a.briault@bath.ac.uk and follow through with payment by the 23rd March.

 

 

The 39 Steps - BOOKINGS CLOSED

  

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Bookings closed - all the tickets have been sold now. Watch out for our next Theatre trip.

Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps - 10th Anniversary Tour

40 discounted tickets available for good stalls seats on Tuesday 9th February at 7.30 at Theatre Royal, Bath.

Ticket Price: £27.30 (face value £34) Payment required by 25th January

Please contact S.A.Briault@bath.ac.uk with number of tickets required.

Priority given to those who answered Doodle Poll.


 

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4 actors, 130 characters in 100 hilarious minutes!

Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller, The 39 Steps, based on John Buchan's novel, has been brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage.

This Olivier and Tony award-winning comedy celebrated a nine-year West End run where it achieved the fifth highest number of performances of any play in West End history. Over three million people have seen the show worldwide.

Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women.

This wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy thriller features four fearless actors, playing 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action.