PUBLISHED: 13:47 15 March 2006 | UPDATED: 08:59 24 May 2010
On the region's stage - March 17-24
THE PLAYHOUSE, High Street. Booking office on 01934 645544.Until March 18, 7.30pm (Sat matinee 2.30pm). DRY ROT: Allo Allo's Kim Hartman stars in a side-splittingly funny farce with never a dull moment.March 20, 2.30pm & 7.30pm. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: Film.March 21-22, 7.30pm. DERREN BROWN - SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES TOUR: Star of Mind Control and Trick Of The Mind, Derren Brown is a national phenomenon. His combination of psychological illusion, perceptual manipulation and persuasive technique makes for a thrilling evening.March 23, 7.30pm. AN AUDIENCE WITH RICHARD DIGANCE: The BAFTA nominated comedian blends his unique comedy and musical skills on the live stage.THE HIPPODROME. Box office on 0870 607 7500.Until March 18, 7.30pm & Wed 2pm, Sat 2.30pm. ELLEN KENT AND BALLET INTERNATIONAL PRESENT THE NUTCRACKER: A company of 120 with 50 dancers and a large live orchestra offer the best of Russian ballet.March 22-25, Wed & Sat 7pm, Thurs 7pm, Fri 7.15pm. WELSH NATIONAL OPERA: The world class company present The Marriage of Figaro, Jeptha and The Flying Dutchman.BRISTOL OLD VIC. Box office on 0117 987 7877.March 14 to April 1. NIGHTS AT THE CIRCUS: This story charts the unlikely love affair between a sexy trapeze artist called Fevvers and a world-weary journalist called Walser who is on a mission to expose Fevvers as a fake.BRISTOL OLD VIC STUDIO. Box office on 0117 987 7877.Until March 18. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS: Follow Phileas Fog and his faithful manservant, Passepartout, in circumnavigating the globe in 80 days. Jules Verne's tale burst onto the stage with help and direction of Toby Hulse.March 23 to April 1. THE ROARING GIRL: A play bringing to life the story of Mary Frith, alias Moll Cutpurse, a spectacular real life figure who walked the streets of Jacobean London and took on men with a sword.THEATRE ROYAL. Box office on 01225 448844.Until March 17. THE BATH SHAKESPEARE COMPANY 2006: Love, laughter, pain, quest, anger, hatred, disguise, intrigue and fantasy all feature in this year's Shakespeare Festival. Over the course of the event, The Bell Shakespeare Company will gives its first European performance with a Comedy of Errors, acclaimed Romanian director Silviu Purcarete bring his acclaimed production Twelfth Night to audiences. The exciting new American company TEAM bring their visionary interpretation of Hamlet to the Ustinov Studio while Tim Crouch brings his clear touch to A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth in The Egg.March 19. DARA OBRIAN: One of the best Irish comics to have hit the UK in recent years, Dara makes his first visit to the Theatre Royal.March 21-25. GISELLE: English National Ballet combines love, betrayal, innocence and supernatural in Mary Skeaping's traditional staging of the 1841 production.