the egg


  • 28 - 30 November

Event Information

Thursday – Saturday 7.30pm and 2pm Saturday

Anyone with access requirements please contact Box Office before booking

Running time: 2 hours

Performed from Thu 28 — Sat 30 Nov

Directed by Sophie Jacobs-Wyburn

I must be cruel only to be kind; Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.

A nation is in mourning, and political upheaval seems inevitable. When a young student is called home from university, they find their world changed beyond recognition, and the heaviest of duties lain at their feet.

Theatre Royal Bath Theatre School presents Shakespeare’s universal study of loss, rebellion, revenge, and madness in a brand new, site sympathetic production. In such uncertain times, who can be trusted? What truth is to be believed?

One may smile, and smile, and be
a villain…

This performance will be a site specific performance outside of the egg. Anyone with access requirements please contact the egg Box Office before booking.

Thursday – Saturday 7.30pm and 2pm Saturday

£12 Standard Price
£10 Under 16’s & Theatre School members

Running Time: 2 hrs including an interval

If you have an access requirement join our access register today and you will receive a concession off ALL tickets at the egg. Call 01225 823409 or email egg.reception@theatreroyal.org.uk for more information.

A booking fee of 50p per ticket applies

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The recommended age ranges are for your guide only. We suggest you stick as closely to them as possible for the benefit of other audience members.
  • Lap seats are available at £1.50 (including booking fee) for infants aged 0 – 6 months;  all patrons including infants must have a valid ticket. 
  • All bookings will incur a Booking Fee of 50p per ticket regardless of whether the booking is made in person at our Box Office, by post, by phone or online and applies to all payment types.

Theatre Royal Bath Theatre School

Housed in our young people’s venue, the egg theatre, The Theatre Royal Bath Theatre School not only offers specialised training and insight into the professional world of theatre, but allows young individuals to be part of something bigger. We are the only youth theatre in Bath with open access to a professional working theatre. The theatre knowledge that exists within the building is second to none. Come and be a part of it.

We run weekly sessions for young people aged 5-18, offering a range of skills workshops in a variety of theatre disciplines and creative arts. Our youngest members engage with the arts through creative play – nurturing their development. From aged 13 upwards, members can choose to specialise in Acting or Backstage, working with professional theatre-makers to create high quality productions in the egg and other venues. All of the shows we produce are supported by industry professional production and creative teams – including: costume and set designers, sound designers, composers, stage management and lighting designers.

We are an inclusive youth theatre that aims to give its members exceptional experiences as theatre-makers and individuals. All sessions are led by our in-house Theatre School Artistic Director, Sophie Jacobs-Wyburn, or various industry professionals. Every workshop and all young people are also pastorally supported by a regular Workshop Assistant.

Fees: £115 per 10 week term for Juniors and £135 per 10 week term for weekday groups (ages 8+). We believe that finances should not impact a young person’s ability to access the arts and therefore, offer bursaries for those who require financial support. If you require a bursary place, please discuss this with us when you are offered a place.

“I must say that I think you are all fantastic, and I do think that the whole experience with Theatre School has been wonderful for [my young person]. He feels safe and respected within the group, and most importantly, accepted.” Parent of Theatre School member

There are no auditions to join – we offer places on a first-come-first-served basis as part of our inclusivity ethos. After every 10 week term, we allow current members to re-enrol, and then open to those who have registered their interest with us. To register your interest please email email your name and age to Theatre School Executive Director, Alex Duarte-Davies at alex.duarte-davies@theatreroyal.org.uk or you can call her on 01225 823487 with any questions.

Director Sophie Jacobs-Wyburn

Sophie is a freelance Theatre Director and Practitioner, based in Bristol, and working across the South West, Wales and beyond. She is currently working at Theatre Royal Bath’s Theatre School as Artistic Director, and can be reached at Sophie.jacobs-wyburn@theatreroyal.org.uk


  • the egg box office open 9am – 6pm Monday – Saturday (Sunday if there is a performance)
  • All plays are performed in English and take place in the egg auditorium unless otherwise stated.
  • Nearby parking space for Blue Badge Holders
  • Level access into building
  • Lift to all levels
  • Adapted toilets
  • Sennheiser Infra-Red Audio System in auditorium
  • Hearing & Guide Dogs allowed
  • Wheelchair spaces in the Stalls only (Accompanying persons pay discounted price)
  • Breast Feeding Friendly

Under 12s are not admitted to the egg theatre auditorium unsupervised.

PLEASE NOTE: Print At Home tickets are only valid as A4 printouts. We cannot currently accept tickets presented on phones/tablets.

Relaxed Performances – Open to everyone, but specifically adapted for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

Full terms and conditions of ticket bookings can be found here