the egg

Our House Is On Fire

  • 23 & 24 May
Our House Is On Fire

Event Information

Thurs 23 & Fri 24 May
£9 adults | £8 children

Contains strong language

Running time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Performed from Thu 23 — Fri 24 May

Devised by the company
Directed by Julia Head

I’m scared it will choke me

If I move it will follow me

It will be bigger tomorrow.

As smoke seeps from every inch of Martha’s life, her family and friends continue to push forward. Martha’s life deteriorates as she struggles to ignore what she can see so plainly: her house and the world are on fire.

Devised by final year students studying at Theatre Royal Bath’s Theatre Academy, this piece marks the triumphant culmination of two years of study. An original piece of theatre, combining bold movement and contemporary writing, it asks us to face the very real possibility that our actions have dire consequences, and that time is racing forward towards oblivion.

‘Adults keep saying: “We owe it to the young people to give them hope.” But I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act. I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is.’

Greta Thunberg

Thurs 23 & Fri 24 May
£9 adults | £8 children

Contains strong language

Bath Theatre Academy

Dedicated teaching from a variety of active and leading industry professionals

• Access to the full suite of spaces and resources at Theatre Royal Bath

• Professional mentoring and career advice from industry insiders

• A clear line of progression from course to employment or further study

• A commitment to students’ routes into the industry

This practical course is based at both the Theatre Royal and Bath College, and is aimed at students
aged 16 and over.

We are looking for dedicated and committed students to join us from September 2019.
For more details please call 01225 823421
or email james.moore@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