Main House Ruth Jones

The Nightingales

  • 31 October - 10 November

Event Information

Week 1: Wednesday - Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm
Week 2: Monday - Saturday 7.30pm
Press Performance Wednesday 7 Nov 7pm
Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

Associates: 30 June
Friends: 2 July
Postal Subscriptions: 9 July
Postal: 10 July
Online Booking: 12 July
Groups: 13 July
Telephone & Counter Bookings: 16 July

One of the UK’s best-loved stars Ruth Jones (Gavin & Stacey, Stella) makes a rare stage appearance in the intriguing new comedy The Nightingales.

When the local acapella group gathers in the village hall they have every reason to look forward to their weekly rehearsal. There’s Steven, 60, the Cambridge-educated choirmaster; Diane, his younger wife; Ben, who was once a professional tennis player married to Connie, who was once a model; and Bruno, a young history teacher, who cares for his mother.

They appear to be the friendliest bunch you could imagine. Whatever differences or problems they may have at home, they are happily bound together by their love of music. Two hours of laughter and harmonies fly by, until one day newcomer, Maggie, knocks on the door and everything changes…


Mon – Fri eves and Sat mats: £23.00 £28.50 £30.50 £33.50 £35.50
Sat eves: £25.50 £29.50 £31.50 £34.50 £37.50
Thursday mats £21.50 £27.00 £29.00 £33.00 £35.00

A booking fee of £1.50 per ticket applies

Jenny Topper and Theatre Royal Bath Productions present

by William Gaminara
Directed by Christopher Luscumbe

Ruth Jones is best-known as the co-writer of the award-winning BBC comedy Gavin & Stacey in which she starred as Nessa. Other acting credits include Jimmy McGovern’s The Street, Little Britain, Saxondale, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Little Dorritt and she played Hattie Jacques in Hattie. Her recent comedy series Stella ran for six series on Sky. She is a winner of the Ultimate Funny Woman award at the annual Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards and her debut novel, Never Greener, topped the Sunday Times Bestseller list.

William Gaminara is an actor and screenwriter, best known for playing Leo Dalton in Silent Witness, from 2002 – 2013 and as Dr Richard Locke in The Archers. His plays include The Three Lions and he adapted Ella and the Mothers for television.

Director Christopher Luscombe’s numerous credits include Nell Gwynn, the Winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.

Box Office is open from 10am – 8pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

All tickets for Main House productions include a £2 building levy.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

Full booking terms & conditions can be found here