News Published 14 November 2011

Theatre Royal Bath Announces 2012 Season

Including new plays by Adam Rapp and Sarah Ruhl.

Rosanna Hall

Laurence Boswell, Artistic Director at Bath’s Ustinov Studio, has announced his spring season for 2012. The theatre will stage the UK premieres of three plays by prominent American writers including Adam Rapp and Sarah Ruhl.

The season begins in March 2012 with Rapp’s Red Light Winter, originally staged in the US by Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre, in a production directed by Richard Beecham. This will be followed in April by playwright and screen writer Howard Korder’s critically acclaimed, In a Garden; the season will conclude with a production, directed by Boswell, of Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room; or The Vibrator Play. The Tony-nominated play, which explores post-Civil War sexual revelation in America, was Ruhl’s first to be staged on Broadway and was described by Exeunt’s man in New York, Richard Patterson, as her most “satisfying play to date.”

In the main house, it has been announced, that after eight seasons and more than 30 productions, Peter Hall’s 2011 season at the theatre would be his last. The Theatre Royal Bath will stage revivals of three classic plays next summer, beginning with Sheridan’s comedy, The School for Scandal, in a production directed by Jamie Lloyd. This will be followed by Terry Johnson’s production of his own play, Hysteria, about a meeting between Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dali. Anthony Sher, currently appearing in Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass in the West End, is set to star. The season will conclude with Adrian Noble’s production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

For further information visit the Theatre Royal Bath website.

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Rosanna Hall is a contributor to Exeunt Magazine

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