Welcome to the first ever Marx Brothers Weekend Festival of Britain, to be held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of April, 2016 in the beautiful city of Bath – a two day celebration of movies, madness, special guests and live performance. Bath, with its rich absence of any known connections to the Marx Brothers, seemed the perfect place to mount the festival, and 2016 was specially chosen on the grounds that it wasn’t the centenary of anything at all.

Special guests joining authors Matthew Coniam and Andrew T. Smith on stage for the event will include Frank Ferrante, Michael Roberts, Frank LazarusMark Brisenden and Glenn Mitchell.

Two classic Marx masterpieces – Animal Crackers and A Night in Casablancawill be screened in their glorious, black and white entirety, and there will be a full supporting programme and live features too!

Finally, Frank Ferrante will be performing his legendary show An Evening With Groucho on the Saturday evening just for this festival – his one and only UK date!

For all Marx fans this is a totally unmissable event, and we look forward to welcoming you!

On this website you will find everything you need, from how to purchase tickets for each event, to information on the venues, how to get to Bath and where to stay overnight and – most important of all – how to get the official Festival T-shirt to wear on the day!

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Groucho welcomes you to Bath