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

Lunch & Listen Thursday 8 November

Under the watchful eye of Steven, their choirmaster, Connie, Ben, Diane and Bruno gather every week in the village hall to practise their accomplished acapella singing. They are a motley crew, but whatever their differences, whatever the problems they may have at home, all are happily bound together in their shared love of music. Until one day Maggie knocks on the door. . . Soon she is urging them to enter Talentfest, a potentially life-changing route to Britain’s Got Talent. In the weeks that follow, loyalties will be tested, tempers will fray and lives will indeed be changed – but not in the way that any of them had quite anticipated.

The part of Maggie in this new comedy provides a compelling role for Ruth Jones, one of the UK’s best-loved comic actresses. Ruth is the co-writer of the award-winning BBC comedy Gavin & Stacey, in which she starred as Nessa, and of Stella, in which she played the eponymous heroine. Other acting credits include Jimmy McGovern’s The Street, Little Britain, Saxondale, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Little Dorrit and Hattie Jacques in Hattie. She is a winner of the Ultimate Funny Woman Award at the annual Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards.

William Gaminara is an actor and screenwriter, best known for playing Leo Dalton in Silent Witness from 2002 – 2013 and Dr Richard Locke in The Archers. His plays include According to Hoyle and The Three Lions and his writing for TV includes This Life and The Lakes.

Christopher Luscombe’s productions include Love’s Labour’s Lost, Much Ado About Nothing and Twelfth Night at Stratford-upon-Avon, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Nell Gwynn for Shakespeare’s Globe and Enjoy, When We Are Married and The Madness of George III in the West End. He is an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Mon – Fri eves and Sat mats: £25 / £30.50 / £32.50 / £35.50 / £37.50
Sat eves: £27.50 / £31.50 / £33.50 / £36.50 / £39.50
Thursday mats £23.50 / £29 / £31 / £35 / £36


Lunch & Listen Thursday 8 November

A booking fee of £1.50 per ticket applies

Jenny Topper and Theatre Royal Bath Productions present

THE NIGHTINGALES by William Gaminara








Director – Christopher Luscombe

Designer – Jonathan Fensom

Lighting – Nick Richings

Sound – Jason Barnes

Musical Director – Luke Bateman


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