Jonathan Church, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Bath’s Summer Season, today announces the opening shows for its 2019 programme which will see much-loved British comedian Jennifer Saunders star as Madame Arcati in Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit directed by Richard Eyre, and Rupert Everett making his directorial stage debut in Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya in which he will also play the title role in a new version by David Hare.
Blithe Spirit will run from 13 June to 6 July, followed by Uncle Vanya from 18 July to 3 August, both in the Main House. Further casting and the full summer programme will be announced in due course.
Theatre Royal Bath has also announced it is extending its tenure with Jonathan Church as Artistic Director of the Summer Season by a further three years through to 2022.
It follows Jonathan Church’s inaugural summer season in 2017 and a hugely successful 2018 programme with two West End transfers including the critically acclaimed production of Arthur Miller’s The Price currently playing at Wyndham’s Theatre, and Switzerland at the Ambassadors Theatre.