After opening to rave reviews in Oxford, the world premiere production of Mrs Delgado tours to the Ustinov Studio at the Theatre Royal Bath from Wednesday to Saturday, January 19-22.

Helen, along with 67 million other people, is in lockdown. Unfortunately Helen’s nearest neighbour, Mrs Delgado, is not.

This funny and poignant new play, which tells a story of desire, control, raised blinds and lowered boundaries, comes from the pen of triple Olivier Award-winner Mike Bartlett, author of King Charles III and TV’s Doctor Foster.

Mr Bartlett said: “Mrs Delgado touches on those experiences we’ve all had over the last 18 months, exploring how easy it can be to feel alone, and what our connections and responsibilities are to each other.”

Mrs Delgado is directed by Olivier Award-winner Clare Lizzimore, from the team behind Oxford’s acclaimed Old Fire Station theatre company, and stars actor and comedian Ellen Robertson as Helen.

Ellen recently enjoyed a sell-out run at the Battersea Arts Centre in Britney, alongside co-writer and comedy partner, Charly Clive.

Their debut play premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, appeared at London’s Soho Theatre, toured the UK and was also adapted for BBC3.

Ellen’s credits also include An Intervention and Snowflake at Oxford’s Old Fire Station and London’s Kiln Theatre, and The Pale Horse and In My Skin on television.

Mrs Delgado appears at the Ustinov Studio. Tickets are on sale at the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844 and online at