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The Omission of the Family Coleman - Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio

The Omission of the Family Coleman. Credit: Andrew Ward.

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE award-winning absurdist comedy, The Omission of the Family Coleman by Claudio Tolcachir, in a new version by Stella Feehily, is the third and final production in A Season of UK Premieres from the Americas at Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio.

The play will be directed by Laurence Boswell and will run from March 28 to April 27, 2019.

Three generations of the dysfunctional Coleman family live under one roof on the verge of chaos, held in check by their matriarchal grandmother. But how will the family cope when their linchpin is removed?

The Omission of the Family Coleman has won several prestigious awards including the Ace Award for Best Argentinian Play and the Best Original Play Award at the Fiesta Nacional del Teatro.

Claudio Tolcachir is a prominent Argentine actor, playwright and director and was recognised as The Outstanding Personality of Culture by the Legislature of Buenos Aires. He is the founder of theatre company Timbre 4 which regularly presents work in his hometown in Buenos Aires and internationally. His other works include Third Body and The Wind in a Violin.

Stella Feehily has worked extensively with Out of Joint and the Royal Court. Her plays include How to Get Ahead in Politics, Coppelia, This May Hurt A Bit, Bang, Bang, Bang, Game, Duck and the award-winning O Go My Man.

Laurence Boswell is an Olivier Award winner, Artistic Director of the Ustinov Studio and an Associate Artist of the RSC. His recent productions include The Model Apartment, The Whale, The Mentor, Trouble in Mind, The Mother, Intimate Apparel and The Spanish Golden Age Season in the Ustinov Studio and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Theatre Royal Bath’s Main House.

Tickets: £23.50, £18.50 discounts (preview performances and Mondays, all seats £15). To book, call 01225 448844 or visit

Times: Monday to Saturday at 7.45pm, Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm (no matinee on Thursday, March 28).