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SEP 2021 - MAY 2022


Welcome Back We are very pleased to be launching the new season at the Everyman and hope the shows in this new brochure will inspire you to come back to the theatre. We have had some spectacular productions recently which have shown us that people are excited to experience great live entertainment once again. Both The Play That Goes Wrong and Priscilla Queen of the Desert had audiences, laughing, clapping and cheering with standing ovations, which warmed the hearts of the performers, crew and staff that worked so hard to bring these shows to life. The work that we have done over the past months has shown that we can welcome audiences in a safe, enjoyable environment and we are grateful for the feedback and compliments we have received about our efforts. In the coming months we will continue to make sure your visit is as safe and comfortable as possible. We have also returned to offering expanded food and beverage service and will once again feature pre-show dining in our on-site restaurant as well as light meals, teas, coffees and full beverage service in our café throughout the week. In putting together our latest programme of events we had to place particular emphasis on balancing the theatre’s need to recover from the financial difficulty the past 18 months has placed us in, along with the highest quality productions on the national touring circuit. We are very pleased to have hosted the world premiere of Matthew Bourne’s The Midnight Bell, along with upcoming productions of The Good Life (starring Rufus Hound and Preeya Kalidas) prior to the West End, the international smash-hit Chicago and brand new musicals based on the music and

stunning careers of The Osmonds and Cher, as well as the return of Hairspray! Christmas will feature the return of our Pantomime, bigger and better than ever. Jack and the Beanstalk will feature a team of Everyman Theatre favourites including writers and co-directors Samuel Holmes and Nick Winston as well as Kevin Brewis and Kane Verrell who starred in Cinderella and last season’s Reduced Pantomime and Gloucestershire’s favourite clown Tweedy!. More than just Gloucestershire’s favourite holiday entertainment, our pantomime is quickly becoming a national event and a winner of multiple awards so don’t delay – book now! We recognise that the past year and a half have been difficult for everyone and we hope you have all stayed safe and are doing well. The performing arts sector has also suffered during our closures and we now have a lot of ground to make up. We are working hard to rebuild our finances and our capacity to deliver world-class productions to the people of Gloucestershire. To do this we need your help. Book now, bring your friends and family and enjoy yourselves. We are ready to welcome you for a great night out and will do everything we can to make your visit a memorable one.

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Food and Drink When visiting the Theatre for a Show or just to have a coffee/drink or light lunch with colleagues or friends then we have the solution for you.

The Directors’ Lounge Experience An elegant, bright, private space located on the top floor of the theatre away from the hustle and bustle of the public bars. Perfect for 8 – 10 guests prior to a performance or during the interval. To reserve this space call 01242 572532 or email sally.hadfield@everymantheatre.org.uk

Pre-Show Meals in Matchams Available for all performances marked with this logo in the brochure.

The Café-Bar

Matchams Restaurant

Special Events

Offering homemade cakes, specialty coffees and freshly prepared light bites and main meals. Now offering a range of breakfasts and a two course lunch menu for just £10 on Wednesdays and Fridays.

On the second floor is a comfortable, airy space where you can dine pre-show. Enjoy lunch or dinner from our well balanced two course menus.

Book a private event, luncheon, afternoon tea, dinner or any other meeting or celebration.

We use the freshest of ingredients prepared in house. All dietary requirements catered for.

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Tables can be booked for pre-show dining or on nonperformance days. To book call 01242 572532 or email

For enquiries call 01242 572532 or email

Book early to avoid disappointment.

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PRESENTED BY THE EVERYMAN THEATRE AND THEATRE ROYAL BATH PRODUCTIONS

The Dresser WRITTEN BY RONALD HARWOOD

DIRECTED BY TERRY JOHNSON

STARRING JULIAN CLARY AND MATTHEW KELLY

Inspired by memories of working as Donald Wolfit’s dresser as a young man, Ronald Harwood’s evocative, affectionate and hilarious portrait of backstage life is one of the most acclaimed dramas of modern theatre. It is 1942 and in a war-torn provincial theatre an ageing actor manager, known to his loyal acting company as ‘Sir’, is struggling to cling on to his sanity and complete his two hundred and twenty seventh performance of King Lear. It is down to Norman, Sir’s devoted dresser, to ensure that in spite of everything, the show goes on. For sixteen years Norman has been there to fix Sir’s wig, massage his ego, remind him of his opening lines and provide the sound effects in the storm scene.

JULIAN CLARY

MATTHEW KELLY

THE DRESSER BY

RONALD HARWOOD

“Riotously funny”

“A glorious play”

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“Poignant, funny and utterly authentic” MAIL ON SUNDAY

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Playing ‘Sir’ will be Matthew Kelly, winner of an Olivier Award for Of Mice and Men. His other West End credits include Waiting for Godot with Ian McKellen, Comedians and Troilus and Cressida. His many television credits include the award-winning thriller Cold Blood, Benidorm, Bleak House and Moving On. Ronald Harwood’s plays include Taking Sides, Equally Divided and Quartet. His screenplay for the film of The Dresser received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Screenplay. He won an Academy Award for The Pianist.

“A hugely entertaining evening, rich in comic moments” THE GUARDIAN

Tue 21 – Sat 25 September

Norman will be played by one of the UK’s most unique and best loved entertainers. Julian Clary’s successes encompass television, radio, films, writing and stand up comedy, which he has performed all over the world. His West End starring roles range from London Palladium pantomimes to Taboo.

Evenings: Tue – Sat 7.30pm Matinees: Wed, Thu & Sat 2.00pm

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The Ballad of Maria Marten WRITTEN BY BETH FLINTOFF

DIRECTED BY HAL CHAMBERS

PRESENTED BY EASTERN ANGLES AND MATTHEW LINLEY CREATIVE PROJECTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE STEPHEN JOSEPH THEATRE, SCARBOROUGH

A thrilling retelling of a real-life murder mystery… Summer, 1827. In a red barn Maria Marten awaits her lover. A year later her body is found under the floor of the barn in a grain sack, barely identifiable, and the manhunt begins.

“Rich and transporting” **** THE STAGE

“Unexpectedly joyous” **** THE GUARDIAN

“A beautiful piece of theatre” **** A YOUNGER THEATRE

Tue 28 – Thu 30 September

Evenings: Tue – Thu 7.30pm Matinees: Thu 2.00pm

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Maria’s story sent shock waves throughout the country. The Red Barn Murder (as it became known) was national news, inspiring writers and filmmakers down the ages. The sort of gruesome tale that had all the hallmarks of a classic crime drama – a missing body, a country location, a disreputable squire and a village stuck in its age-old traditions. But in all this hysteria Maria’s own story gets lost. Until now. Hal Chambers and Beth Flintoff’s spine-tingling retelling rediscovers her story, bringing it back to vivid, urgent life. Recommended for ages 12+ 5


KENNY WAX LTD & STAGE PRESENCE LTD PRESENT A MISCHIEF PRODUCTION

SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT FROM THE CREATORS OF

DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

Photo of original West End cast

Following their phenomenal rise to global success with The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, multi awardwinning Mischief return on tour with their brand new comedy all about growing up. Do we choose who we become? Is the story of our lives already written? Do we ever really grow up?

‘COMEDY PERFECTION’ Daily Mail

Follow an unruly classroom of sixyear olds on their journey through anarchic high school teenagers to the challenges of adulthood.

Mon 4 – Sat 9 October

Evenings: Mon – Sat 7.30pm Matinees: Thu & Sat 2.00pm

Mischief shows are always a huge hit with Cheltenham audiences and sell out fast – so bag your tickets early, this is a lesson not to be skipped!

Tickets from £21

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Lee Mead

Simon Amstell: Spirit Hole

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TICKETS SELLING FAST

West End & TV star Lee Mead and his band bring an exciting new show to you. Singing songs from his five hit albums, Lee will leave the audience wanting more as he performs fan favourites and popular songs from the West End and Broadway. Lee has starred in West End shows including Wicked, Legally Blonde, Phantom Of the Opera, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the role he made famous after winning Any Dream Will Do on the BBC in 2007, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. For over 12 years he has been a household name and most recently has been playing Nurse ‘Lofty’ in Holby City on BBC 1.

Pam Ayres returns to the Everyman Theatre for the first time since 2017. Pam has been making the nation laugh for over 40 years, and her appearance marks the recent publication of a new anthology comprising many of Pam’s Animal poems she has written over the years.

With his first stand up tour since the release of internationally acclaimed feature film Benjamin and Netflix Special Set Free, Simon Amstell brings Spirit Hole to the Everyman Theatre. Spirit Hole is a blissful, spiritual, sensational exploration of love, sex, shame, mushrooms and more. If you yearn for a night of unprecedented joy and laughter book now and avoid regret.

Sun 3 October

Sun 10 October

Sun 17 October

Evenings: 7.30pm

Evenings: 5.00pm

Evenings: 8.00pm

Tickets from £15

Tickets from £31

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Dial M For Murder The genre defining thriller for all time Can you ever get away with the perfect crime? A brand-new production of the blueprint for the modern thriller, Dial M for Murder is back. TV and stage favourite, Tom Chambers, (Top Hat, Strictly Come Dancing) stars as the charismatic and manipulative Tony Wendice, a jaded ex-tennis pro who has given it all up for his wife Margot, played by Diana Vickers, West End star (Little Voice), no.1 charttopping recording artist and The X Factor finalist. When he discovers she has been unfaithful his mind turns to revenge and the pursuit of the ‘perfect crime’. Made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s world-renowned film of 1950, the iconic Dial M For Murder will leave you spellbound as Tony becomes more tangled in the web of his own making. Also starring Christopher Harper (Coronation Street) and Michael Salami (Hollyoaks), this ultimate masterclass in suspense is guaranteed to entwine you with its spine-chilling twists and turns. Dial M for Murder is the definitive seat-gripping drama that is not to be missed!

“A taut, acidly funny thriller.”

THE GUARDIAN Mon 11 – Sat 16 October

Evenings: Mon – Sat 7.30pm Matinees: Thu & Sat 2.00pm

Tickets from £15

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PRESENTED BY FIERY ANGEL

The Good Life ADAPTED & DIRECTED BYJEREMY SAMS. BASED ON THE TELEVISION SERIES BY JOHN ESMONDE AND BOB LARBEY. STARRING RUFUS HOUND AND PREEYA KALIDAS

Remember the Goods - Tom and Barbara, suburban eco-warriors? And their next-door neighbours Margo and Jerry Leadbetter, desperately trying to maintain the Surbiton status quo? Well, they’re back – and on stage for the first time in The Good Life, a theatrical reimagining of the TV sitcom that delighted countless millions, starring award-winning actor, presenter and comedian Rufus Hound as Tom and West End, television and film star Preeya Kalidas as Margo. Jeremy Sams’s comedy leads the well-loved characters through uproarious adventures; some old, some new and often hilariously familiar. This new play celebrates a time when, whatever our differences, we still managed to get on with our neighbours. Rufus’ Hound extensive list of stage credits include the original West End production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, One Man Two Guvnors, The Wind In The Willows at London’s Palladium and Everybody’s

Tue 19 – Sat 23 October 10

Evenings: Tue – Sat 7.30pm Matinees: Wed, Thu & Sat 2.00pm

Talking About Jamie. Preeya Kalidas’s film, stage and television credits include Bend It Like Beckham, Bombay Dreams and EastEnders. Jeremy Sams’s directing credits include the National Theatre’s West End and Broadway revival of Noises Off, the West End musical Spend, Spend, Spend, the international tour of The Sound of Music and Oklahoma! at Chichester Festival Theatre. For more than thirty years, John Esmonde and Bob Larbey’s writing partnership was responsible for creating some of British sitcom’s greatest classics including Ever Decreasing Circles, Please Sir!, Brush Strokes and Mulberry. Producer Fiery Angel’s numerous West End productions include Touching The Void; Hairspray; Home, I’m Darling; Long Day’s Journey Into Night; The Ladykillers; Ghost Stories and Mary Stuart. The company’s production of The 39 Steps has been presented worldwide, winning Olivier, Tony and Molière Awards.

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DIVORCED H BEHEADED H LIVE!

TICKETS SELLING FAST “The most uplifting new British musical I have ever had the privilege to watch.” ***** EVENING STANDARD “SIX is a marvellous show. A royal treat.” ***** DAILY TELEGRAPH

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‘EXHILARATING ENTERTAINMENT FROM SIX KILLER QUEENS’ Daily Express

The international smash hit musical makes its royal return to the Everyman Theatre! From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens

Photography by Johan Persson featuring previous UK Tour cast.

“Smart. Sassy. I’d give this ridiculously fun musical six stars if I could.” ***** SUNDAY EXPRESS “Captivating and exhilarating. Do yourself a favour and go and party with SIX. You won’t regret it!” ***** ATTITUDE “Bursting at the corset with 21st Century sass and attitude’” **** DAILY MAIL

may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.

Mon 25 October – Sat 6 November

Think you know the rhyme, think again...

Evenings: Mon - Thu & Sat 8.00pm Fri 6.00pm & 8.30pm Matinees: Sat 4.00pm

Divorced. Beheaded. LIVE! SPECIAL Sing-A-Long performance Friday November 5 @ 6.00pm

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BASED ON THE AWARD-WINNING PICTURE BOOK BY JULIA DONALDSON AND LYDIA MONKS

Tweedy’s Lost Property

What The Ladybird Heard

The comedy and slapstick legend and star of the Everyman Theate pantomime and Giffords Circus presents his one man show about a clown who gives in to society and gets a real job.

Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird and a whole farmyard of fun!

Not knowing who he is anymore, Tweedy gets a job in a Lost Property Office to try and find himself. The consequences of attempting to run the office are hilarious. In this one man, family show, Tweedy illustrates an impressive repertoire of comedic talents which have made him one of the most respected and popular clowns the country currently has to offer. No matter what he does, Tweedy seems to get into a mess, but to the delight of audiences of all ages he can always find a creative way to get out of it. Tweedy will never get too big for his pants, his pants will always be too big for him.

Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: the Ladybird has a scheme of her own! Join the clever Ladybird as she leads the animals on their quest to save the day in this joyous stage adaptation of What the Ladybird Heard, the bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. With live music, puppetry and a whole farmyard of fun, this 55-minute family favourite is the perfect treat! Recommended for ages 3+ whattheladybirdheardlive.co.uk

Wed 27 – Sat 30 October

Wed 3 – Sat 6 November

Times: Wed – Fri 1:30pm, Sat 10am & 12:00pm

Times: Wed 1:30pm, Thu & Fri 10:30am & 1:30pm, Sat 10am & 12pm

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An Evening OUT with Andy Hamilton

Jenny Éclair: Sixty (FFS) SO

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TICKETS SELLING FAST Following a year of cancelled shows, zoom quizzes and nose-swabs, award-winning writer and comedian Andy Hamilton is delighted to be getting out of the house. Join him in an evening of comic reflection, reminiscence and revelation, Andy will look back over his sixty-ish years on the planet and try to answer some questions. Expect a hilarious and illuminating night out, yes out, with a master of comedy.

Having hit 60 (but still a year younger than Madonna), Jenny Eclair AKA ‘The Face of Vagisan’ confronts a new decade of decrepitude. Now that it takes 20 minutes of scrolling down to find her DOB when she’s filling in forms online, should she celebrate or crawl into a hole? What will her 60’s hold for this 1960’s babe and is it a legal requirement to buy Nordic walking poles?

Sun 7 November

Sun 14 November

Evenings: 8.00pm

Evenings: 7.30pm

Tickets from £29

Tickets from £24

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Principal Partner

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PRESENTED BY DAN LOONEY, ADAM PAULDEN, JASON HAIGH-ELLERY AND RICHARD KLIN FOR DLAP GROUP

Rock Of Ages The smash-hit musical is back, and the party is gonna be BIGGER than ever! Strictly winner Kevin Clifton (Singin’ in the Rain) who thrilled audiences as rock star Stacee Jaxx on tour in 2019 goes back to the Bourbon Room when he plays alongside Luke Walsh (lead role Drew Rock of Ages 2018/19 Tour), Rhiannon Chesterman (Mrs Henderson Presents), Ross Dawes (Phantom of the Opera), Gabriella Williams (Mamma Mia), Jenny Fitzpatrick (Tina The Musical), returning favourites Vas Constanti, Andrew Carthy, Erin Bell and new talent Joe Gash as Lonny in the ultimate ‘80s rock ‘n’ roll musical. Rock of Ages is the hilarious musical comedy lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems, including Don’t Stop Believin’, We Built This City, The Final

Countdown, Wanted Dead or Alive, Here I Go Again, Can’t Fight this Feeling and I Want To Know What Love Is, played loud and proud by an awesome live band. Leave it all behind and lose yourself in a city and a time where the dreams are as big as the hair, and yes, they can come true! Now a global smash with hit seasons on Broadway, London’s West End and Las Vegas and a star studded Hollywood movie version, we promise you the best night out this year! BOOK NOW AND LET’S GET READY TO ROCK! Recommended for ages 12+

Photography Richard Davenport (featuring previous cast)

“Absurdly enjoyable. As guilty as pleasures get! Impossible to resist”

“High energy feel-good nostalgia that will put a smile on your face”

THE NEW YORK TIMES

SUNDAY EXPRESS

Mon 8 – Sat 13 November 16

Evenings: Mon – Sat 7.30pm Matinees: Thu & Sat 2.00pm

“If you’re not on your feet shame on you” THE SUN

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“A sexy smasher that will have you laughing and rocking in equal measure” DAILY STAR

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Featuring 80’s hits including THE FINAL COUNTDOWN · HERE I GO AGAIN · NOTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIME · I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS I WANNA ROCK · WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT · WE BUILT THIS CITY AND MANY MORE... 01242 572573

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PRESENTED BY BILL KENWRIGHT

Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers

WRITTEN BY WILLY RUSSELL

STARRING LYN PAUL

Willy Russell’s legendary BLOOD BROTHERS tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.

Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning BLOOD BROTHERS. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it “brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval” (The Daily Mail).

Lyn Paul returns for her farewell tour in the iconic role of Mrs Johnstone, which she first made her own in London’s West End. She first rose to fame in the early 1970s as a member of the New Seekers, whose hit I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing sold over 20 million copies and remains one of the 100 best-selling UK singles of all time. Lyn also featured as the lead vocalist on the 1974 number-one hit You Won’t Find Another Fool Like Me.

The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.

“Exhilarating...One of the best musicals ever written”

“A triumphant evening...Unmissable and unbeatable”

“Brings the audience cheering to its feet roaring approval”

SUNDAY TIMES

THE SPECTATOR

THE DAILY MAIL

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“Gritty, gripping, superb” MAIL ON SUNDAY

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A GIANT COMEDY ADVENTURE as Dame Trott as The Spirit of the Unicorn

as Fleshcreep

as Jack

as Princess Susan

GLOUCESTERSHIRE’S FAVOURITE CLOWN as Tweedy Trott

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THE EVERYMAN THEATRE PRESENTS

Jack and the Beanstalk – The Everyman Theatre Pantomime WRITTEN & CO-DIRECTED BY SAMUEL HOLMES

CO-DIRECTED & CHOREOGRAPHED BY NICK WINSTON

DESIGNED BY PHILIP WITCOMB

The all-singing, all dancing, glitz and glamour of the Everyman Theatre Pantomime is back with our most gigantic show ever! A cast of Everyman Theatre favourites; including Samuel Holmes (Tweedy’s REDUCED Pantomime), Kevin Brewis (Cinderella and Tweedy’s REDUCED Pantomime), Kane Verrell (Cinderella and Tweedy’s REDUCED Pantomime) return along with Gloucestershire’s favourite clown Tweedy, to wow audiences as we celebrate what is sure to our best pantomime ever. A GIANT COMEDY ADVENTURE packed with songs, laughs and dazzling special effects. Don’t delay – book your tickets now!

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Relaxed Performance 5th Jan @ 10.30am and 4.30pm

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Irving Studio Theatre BOX TALE SOUP AND THE EVERYMAN THEATRE PRESENT TWO MAGICAL CHRISTMAS PRODUCTIONS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

PRESENTED BY BOX TALE SOUP WITH THE EVERYMAN THEATRE

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Hansel and Gretel

A Christmas Carol

Hansel & Gretel are so excited, it’s their favourite time of year – Christmas!

BY CHARLES DICKENS

But when they get lost deep in the woods, it seems Hansel & Gretel will never make it back in time for Christmas dinner… until they discover a whole host of new friends willing to help them out! And perhaps the Witch living in that delicious gingerbread house isn’t quite what she seems…

I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

A brand new festive take on this classic fairy tale adventure, featuring beautiful puppets, innovative theatre and magical original music.

Featuring remarkable puppetry and all original music, Dickens’ classic is lovingly brought to life in the Everyman’s Irving Studio Theatre.

Ebenezer Scrooge, a cold, covetous, mean-spirited old sinner, despises cheer and festivity. But this Christmas, one magical night will change his life forever and thaw his icy heart.

The perfect show for children who may be too young for the main house pantomime experience.

Wed 24 November – Fri 31 December

Wed 1 - Fri 31 December

All Tickets £8.50

All Tickets £11.50/£10

Family Ticket: 4 tickets for £24

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★★★★★ ‘...A magical evening for every one of us...’

26 November – 30 December 2021

A Beautiful After-Dark Experience For All The Family! Follow this wonderful new illuminated trail, now in its 6th year!

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Thank You For The Music - ABBA

The Bob Dylan Story

Calling all Dancing Queens, this is your night to say, Thank you for the Music!

The stunning and definitive live concert celebration of popular music’s greatest icon.

This international smash-hit tribute show brings all ABBA’s number one hits to the stage in a production like no other. The hugely popular show combines the unmistakeable harmonies, colourful costumes, and dazzling performances by our all-star cast.

Join “Bob” and his 4 piece band on a nostalgic trip through and beyond 1960s America as hits including Like A Rolling Stone, Mr Tambourine Man, Blowin’ In The Wind, Knocking On Heaven’s Door, All Along The Watchtower, The Times They Are A-Changin’, I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight, Quinn The Eskimo and Maggie’s Farm are captured to perfection.

Join us for the party of the year as we bring you all the hits, including Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia and many, many more!

Written by and starring genuine Dylan fans, complete with visual projections and the fascinating stories behind the songs.

The Dolly Show

As seen on BBC ONE and voted the U.K’s no 1. Dolly Parton tribute, West End star Kelly O’Brien is undeniably one of the best Dolly impersonators you will ever see. Kelly performs the beloved hits of country legend Dolly Parton, brilliantly recreating the vitality and voice of the little lady from Tennessee. The show includes up-tempo numbers like 9 to 5, Baby I’m Burning and Islands in the Stream, as well as powerful ballads such as I will Always Love You and Jolene.

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Get Involved @ The Everyman Theatre The Everyman Theatre offers a wide range of professionally delivered workshops, courses and community engagement opportunities. Our outreach work is designed to engage with individuals and organisations throughout Gloucestershire and beyond… Some Examples of our work include:

Goldenstep Dance classes for the over 60s who would like to keep active in a fun, engaging dance group which supports overall fitness and mobility and boosts mental health. Sessions take play on Wednesday and Friday afternoons at the Everyman Theatre. No experience is necessary. For more information please contact caro.day@everymantheatre.org.uk

EveryVoice A network of community based choirs for all ages and abilities, aiming to provide an informal and enjoyable outlet for local people in Gloucestershire to meet up, sing and have fun. All groups, led by Caroline Mander, are very popular and places are limited. To book your place call the Box Office on 01242 572573 or for more information email everyvoice@everymantheatre.org.uk

The Walk (Community Sculpture) The Everyman Theatre is supporting The Walk by Good Chance Theatre company to raise awareness of the millions of displaced children across the globe. As part of the project the Everyman has commissioned a sculpture, currently being created at Nature in Art. The sculpture will join The Walk by touring Gloucestershire prior to being displayed in Gloucester Cathedral. Become a part of our sculpture by creating peg dols to enhance our project and show your support for The Walk. For more information email getinvolved@everymantheatre.org.uk

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Hairspray BOOK BY MARK O’DONNELL & THOMAS MEEHAN

MUSIC BY MARC SHAIMAN

LYRICS BY SCOTT WITTMAN & MARC SHAIMAN

DIRECTED BY PAUL KERRYSON

CHOREOGRAPHED BY DREW MCONIE

DESIGN BY TAKIS

STARRING BRENDA EDWARDS

The international musical phenomenon returns to the Everyman Theatre! After breaking box office records and delighting audiences in the West-End, on Broadway and on the big screen since 1988, this smash hit musical-comedy has quite the legacy, and now it’s heading back out on tour. Welcome to the 60s, where everyone’s grooving to a brand-new sound! Enter our vivacious heroine Tracy Turnblad, who has big hair, a big heart and big dreams to dance her way onto national TV, and into the heart of teen idol Link Larkin. When Tracy becomes a local star, she is able to use her newfound

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fame to fight for liberation, tolerance and interracial unity in Baltimore. But can she win equality - and Link’s heart - without denting her ‘do?Starring Brenda Edwards as Motormouth Maybelle. This fun-filled, feel good show is bursting with showstopping numbers, dazzling costumes, and dizzying dance-routines that you can’t help but shimmy to! Featuring some of musical theatre’s biggest and best hit songs, including Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, Good Morning Baltimore and so many more, Hairspray is the hilarious, joyous, and uplifting musical that everyone needs right now!

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PRESENTED BY THE NIGEL HAVERS THEATRE COMPANY

Private Lives WRITTEN BY NOËL COWARD

Noel Coward’s gloriously entertaining Private Lives is the inaugural show from The Nigel Havers Theatre Company which will be touring the country with a wonderful line-up of theatrical gems.

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Elyot and Amanda, who were once married, find themselves on honeymoon with their new partners, in the same hotel on the French Riviera, admiring the view from adjoining balconies. Their initial horror quickly evaporates and soon they are sharing cocktails. Who knows what the future holds for them now… The Olivier Award winning Patricia Hodge, one of the country’s most loved actresses, plays Amanda. Nigel Havers, ever suave and thoroughly charming, plays Elyot, the role taken by Noël Coward himself in the original production in 1930.

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KENNY WAX LTD & STAGE PRESENCE LTD & KEVIN MCCOLLUM PRESENT A MISCHIEF PRODUCTION

Magic Goes Wrong BY MISCHIEF AND PENN & TELLER

Back with their biggest comedy catastrophe to date, multi award-winning Mischief (The Play That Goes Wrong, BBC One’s The Goes Wrong Show) return to the stage with their hilarious new show created with magic legends, Penn & Teller.

Raising the bar with their dare-devil stunts, jawdropping feats and irresistible comedy genius, Mischief’s Magic Goes Wrong comes to the Everyman Theatre direct from the West End. Book your tickets now, before they vanish out of sight (or sell out!).

A hapless gang of magicians are staging an evening of grand illusion to raise cash for charity. But as the magic turns to mayhem, accidents spiral out of control and so does their fundraising target!

Penn & Teller are co-creators of the show and won’t be appearing on stage.

Tue 8 – Sat 19 February

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Reginald D Hunter: Bomb Shuffleur

Paul Merton’s Impro Chums

Climate change. Mass unemployment. Economic pandemics. The rise of global fascism. So what the f*** could this man POSSIBLY say to upset you? Welcome to the world of the Bombe Shuffleur.

Paul Merton, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton are back on the road in 2022 to visit some of their favourite parts of the UK with another evening of mindblowing improvisation.

Reginald D Hunter is back with a brand-new show, and there’s no time for niceties. Unafraid to tackle head on the subjects the rest of us skirt around, Reginald is the voice of his generation – searingly honest, brutally funny and uniquely placed to commentate on the unfolding meltdown of life as we know it.

The collective improvisational experience embodied in the Chums is a joy to behold. They flex their improvisational muscles to delight and entertain audiences in this country and abroad. *May contain some swearing and adult themes.

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AN AMATEUR PRODUCTION PRESENTED BY CHELTENHAM OPERATIC AND DRAMATIC SOCIETY

Shrek: The Musical HALF TERM TREAT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Nominated for 8 Tony Awards & 4 Olivier Awards, Shrek The Musical follows the story of the much loved, oversized ogre on a quest after Lord Farquaad banishes all freaks and fairy-tale creatures and dumps them in Shrek’s swamp. To regain his home, Shrek is sent by Lord Farquaad to rescue a princess from a tower far, far away. But as Princess Fiona finds out, not all fairy tales follow traditions.

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And now, Broadway’s Shrektacular tale comes to Cheltenham for a musical make-ogre full of great songs, hilarious characters and fairy-tale magic! Join Shrek, Fiona, Donkey & all the fairy tale creatures on a journey of love, admiration & hilarity. Far, far and away the most fun you’ll have at the theatre this year.

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Chicago Chicago, the “sexiest musical ever” (Metro) comes to the Everyman Theatre for the first time, starring Coronation Street’s Faye Brookes (Dancing On Ice, Grease, Legally Blonde) as Roxie Hart and West End star Djalenga Scott (Annie, Chicago, West Side Story) as Velma Kelly. “Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts” So begins the international multi-awardwinning musical, Chicago. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s

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slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids. Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score with one showstopping song after another includes Razzle Dazzle, Cell Block Tango, and All That Jazz. With 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations, Chicago truly is “SUPERB” (Daily Telegraph) or ..., Chicago “remains a phenomenon” (Sunday Express). Don’t delay, book now! It would be criminal to miss it...

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The Osmonds: A New Musical DIRECTED BY SHAUN KERRISON CHOREOGRAHED BY BILL DEAMER

One Family. One Hundred Million Records. One True Story. You Loved Them For A Reason. Now, for the first time, you can see this sensational new musical and relive one of the world’s biggest ever boybands. The Osmonds: A New Musical tells the official true story of the five brothers from Utah who were pushed into the spotlight as children and went on to create smash hits decade after decade. From their star residency on The Andy Williams Show, to the arrival of Donny and Marie, The Osmonds lived a remarkable life recording chart topping albums, selling out vast arena concerts and making record breaking TV shows - until one bad decision cost them everything. Directed by Shaun Kerrison and choreographed by Olivier Award winning Bill Deamer, this brand new musical features a chart topping list of anthems including Love Me For A Reason, Crazy Horses, Let Me In, Puppy Love, Long Haired Lover From Liverpool, Paper Roses and many more, The Osmonds: A New Musical will take you back to the relive the 60s… the 70s…the 80s… We’re Having a Party and you’re invited to join us for this night of drama, nostalgia and dancing in the aisles.

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Fatal Attraction BASED ON THE PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION MOTION PICTURE

LOVE IS A DANGEROUS GAME Based on the classic Paramount Pictures Corporation motion picture, James Dearden’s intoxicating new stage play of Fatal Attraction brings the definitive movie thriller to the Everyman Theatre stage.

Tipped to be the most provocative and gripping stage-play of the year, Fatal Attraction is a tale of seduction and suspense that asks the question; what happens when desire becomes deadly? It promises to be sensational, edge of your seat entertainment.

When happily married New York attorney Dan Gallagher, meets charming editor Alex Forrest on a night out in the city, they both commit to a night of passion they can’t take back. Dan returns home to his family and tries to forget the mistake he has made, but Alex has different ideas. Dan’s about to discover that love is a dangerous game, and Alex has only one rule; you play fair with her, and she’ll play fair with you.

Experience the iconic story like you’ve never seen before.

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The Da Vinci Code BASED ON THE NOVEL BY DAN BROWN

ADAPTED BY RACHEL WAGSTAFF & DUNCAN ABEL

DIRECTED BY LUKE SHEPPARD

The blockbuster story that captivated the world is now an epic stage thriller. Can you crack the code and solve a centuries old mystery? The curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered, and alongside his body are a series of baffling codes. Follow the pulse-racing journey as Professor Robert Langdon and fellow cryptologist Sophie Neveu attempt to solve the riddles, leading to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci and beyond, deep into the vault of history. In a breathless race through the streets of Europe, Langdon and Neveu must decipher the labyrinthine code before a shocking historical secret is lost forever. Based on the best-selling novel of this century, with over 100 million copies sold, unlock the secrets of The Da Vinci Code in the world premiere stage adaptation of the international phenomenon. Translated into over 50 different languages, with author Dan Brown named as one of Time’s 100 most influential people and adapted into a smash-hit movie that grossed over $750 million, The Da Vinci Code surprises at every twist. Now you can experience the sensational story live on stage, as Langdon and Neveu follow the trail of clues and race to uncover the truth in the greatest thriller of the past 2000 years.

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“A gripping bestseller... Brown has cracked the code!” THE GUARDIAN

“I am excited to see the unique potential of live theatre enhance this story. It’s certain to be a gripping, fast-paced stage thriller, and a thoroughly entertaining show.” DAN BROWN

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A Beautiful Noise: Celebrating the Music of Neil Diamond

Johannes Radebe: Freedom

TV dancing sensation and international champion JOHANNES RADEBE is known for making a splash with his explosive routines on Strictly Come Dancing - his debut tour, FREEDOM, will be no exception! JOHANNES RADEBE – FREEDOM is a celebration of the dances that you love, with Johannes’ signature flair and energy. From elegant Ballroom to fiery Latin, a company of exciting dancers will perform to classic dance arrangements, scorching South African rhythms and huge party anthems. Johannes will take you on his journey from growing up in South Africa, to travelling the world, winning competitions and starring in Strictly’s most memorable numbers. Leave your inhibitions at the door and great ready for a night of energy, passion and FREEDOM in 2022.

From London’s West End, led by Fisher Stevens with his full live band, this internationally acclaimed production celebrates the music of Neil Diamond. Paying homage to Neil’s incredible career, from the hits he penned during his time in the Brill Building, to the amazing musical achievements that have led him to become one of the world’s most famous singer-songwriters. A cast of professional musicians will take you on a moving and powerful musical journey, celebrating all the classic hits including, Love On The Rocks, Sweet Caroline, Forever In Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, I am …I Said, America, Holly Holy, Red Red Wine, I’m A Believer and many more. * Please note this is a tribute show and is no way affiliated or endorsed by Neil Diamond.

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The Russian State Opera returns to the Everyman Theatre to present three classic operas featuring an impressive cast of over 30 musicians. Madama Butterfly

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Carmen tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who falls head over heels in love with Carmen, a seductive, free-spirited femme fatale.

No opera can match the tragedy and sorrow of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

A gripping love story that will keep you on the edge of your seats until the very end.

Set in Japan at the turn of the last century, it is the story of a doomed love affair between an American naval officer and his young Japanese bride whose self-sacrifice and defiance of her family leads to tragedy. This touching tale of innocent love crushed between two utterly different culutures resonates as strongly as ever in today’s world.

A deeply moving opera overflowing with emotion and containing moments of despair and uncertainty. Aida is an unforgettable, inspiring experience.

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The infatuated Don José abandons his childhood sweetheart and neglects his military duties, only to lose the fickle Carmen to the glamorous toreador Escamillo. Love, treachery, passion and betrayal, Carmen has it all.

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THE MUSICAL

SELLADOOR PRODUCTIONS and RUNAWAY ENTERTAINMENT present FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL Stage Adaptation by DEAN PITCHFORD and WALTER BOBBIE Based on the Original Screenplay by DEAN PITCHFORD Music by TOM SNOW Lyrics by DEAN PITCHFORD Additional Music by ERIC CARMEN, SAMMY HAGAR, KENNY LOGGINS and JIM STEINMAN Presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe

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Footloose STARRING JAKE QUICKENDEN & DARREN DAY

Following two critically acclaimed tours and a West End run, Footloose is back and better than ever with the incredible Jake Quickenden (Dancing on Ice Winner, Hollyoaks, Dreamboys, Hair, Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure) as loveable cowboy Willard and the legendary Darren Day (TV personality and star of numerous West End and National tours including Mame, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Grease and Summer Holiday). City boy Ren thinks life is bad enough when he’s forced to move to a rural backwater in America. But his world comes to a standstill when he arrives at Bomont to find dancing and rock music are banned. Taking matters into his own hands, soon Ren has all hell breaking loose and the whole town on its feet. Based on the 1980s screen sensation which took the world by storm, Footloose sizzles with spirit, fun and the best in UK musical talent. With cutting edge modern choreography, you’ll enjoy classic 80s hits including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear It For The Boy and of course the unforgettable title track Footloose.

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AN AMATEUR PRODUCTION PRESENTED BY THE COTSWOLD SAVOYARDS

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music is considered to be the world’s most beloved musical. The original Broadway production starred Mary Martin as Maria and won five Tony Awards in 1959 including Best Musical. It then went on to cinematic history with Julie Andrews in the starring role. The show features some of the most delightfully infectious songs of all time by songwriters Rodgers and Hammerstein and Librettists Lindsay and Crouse. When a tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children and

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brings a love of life and music back into the home. They fall in love and marry, but upon returning from their honeymoon, they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The unforgettable score features some of the most memorable songs ever performed on stage, including Edelweiss, My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, So long, Farewell, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, and of course, the title song, The Sound of Music. The show is guaranteed to win your heart!

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Bring It On STARRING AMBER DAVIES & LOUIS SMITH

Amber Davies and Louis Smith are ready to Bring It On as the smash hit Broadway Musical back flips into the Cheltenham... Inspired by the film of the same name, Bring It On: The Musical takes you on a high-flying, energy-fuelled journey which tackles friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness - wrapped up in explosive choreography and tricks. Cheer-royalty and new crowned Squad Captain, Campbell, should be embarking on her most cheertastic senior year at Truman High School. But when she’s forced to move to the neighbouring hard-knock Jackson High, Campbell fears her life is over. But an unlikely friendship catapults Campbell back into contention with a powerhouse squad and the fire to achieve the impossible. Bring It On is written by Tony Award Winners Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), Tom Kitt (Grease: Live) and lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity) and produced by Selladoor Productions (Flashdance, Avenue Q).

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Looking Good Dead BY PETER JAMES

ADAPTED BY SHAUN McKENNA

DIRECTED BY JONATHAN O’BOYLE

STARRING ADAM WOODYATT

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The thrilling Roy Grace series from multi-million No.1 bestselling author Peter James returns to Cheltenham with the world premiere stage production of Looking Good Dead, starring award-winning actor and EastEnders icon, Adam Woodyatt. No good deed goes unpunished… hours after picking up a USB memory stick, left behind by another passenger on a train seat, Tom Bryce, (Adam Woodyatt) inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder. Reporting the crime to the police has disastrous consequences, placing him and his family in grave danger. When Detective Superintendent Roy Grace becomes involved, he has his own demons to contend with, while he tries to crack the case in time to save the Bryce family’s lives. Adapted by award winning writer Shaun McKenna, Looking Good Dead follows the huge stage success of The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the chilling final moments!

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Peter James is the UK’s number one bestselling author of crime and thriller novels. He is the creator of the much-loved Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, recently played by John Simm in a major ITV series, Grace. Don’t miss your chance to see the world premiere tour of Peter James’ gripping new play.

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BalletBoyz: Deluxe

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever

There’s a treat in store for Spring; BalletBoyz are back! Get ready to meet the six exceptional young dancers who star in this feast of mesmerising and sublime dance, cleverly fused with the BalletBoyz trademark use of film and behind the scenes footage.

Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig - it’s going to be her best day ever!

Winners of numerous awards in the UK and overseas, BalletBoyz are one of the most cheekily original and innovative forces in dance, thrilling audiences and critics with their distinctive style which blends achingly beautiful dance both exhilarating and graceful, with stunning music and film.

Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles - there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more! Prepare for the brand new Peppa Pig live show packed full of songs, games and laughter, it really is the best day ever for Peppa Pig fans!

Deluxe features work by some of the world’s most exciting and innovative artists, including choreographer Xie Xin, composer Jiang Shaofeng, Punchdrunk’s Maxine Doyle and jazz musician and composer Cassie Kinoshi of the Mercury-nominated SEED Ensemble

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Oti Mabuse: I Am Here Strictly Come Dancing and The Greatest Dancer reigning champion Oti Mabuse is creating a show like no other for 2022. Prepare for a night of electrifying choreography as Oti is joined by some of the world’s greatest dancers and the West End’s finest singers and musicians.

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Oti Mabuse: I Am Here is a whirlwind celebration of the influences and inspirations that took her on a journey from growing up in South Africa to following her dream. From mesmerising Jives and pumping Sambas to South Africa’s exhilarating Kwaito, this is an explosive night of dance and music that will set your heart racing.

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Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice: Him & Me! Brace yourselves for the best night out when two of Strictly Come Dancing’s best loved professional dancers team up for an unforgettable tour – Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice: Him & Me! Showcasing their unrivalled rapport, they are bringing audiences a collaboration of dance, song and lighthearted fun!

Joined by a world class of dancers and singers, Anton and Giovanni are coming together to put on the show to end all shows – the ultimate entertaining night out! The ballroom King and the Jive Master bring you Him & Me! A true dance extravaganza for all ages.

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Some Mothers Do ‘ Ave ‘Em Hilarious mishaps and DIY disasters are bringing the house down, quite literally, as Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em hits the road with Joe Pasquale (New Faces, I’m a Celebrity, Spamalot, The Producers) as the lovable accident-prone Frank Spencer.

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The Cher Show Six decades of stardom, over a hundred million records sold. Legend, icon, Queen. She is Cher and this is her show.

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Mrs Lowry and Son

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Performed by the Everyman Theatre’s professional company, Mrs Lowry and Son tells the story of one of the 20th century’s most popular artists.

In October 2010 cartoonist Gabby Shulz posted a comic strip on his website. It was about sexism online. What could possibly go wrong?

L.S. Lowry lived for many years in Salford with his bedridden mother, working as a rent collector by day and painting in his attic by night.

Over the next three days the comic went viral and the comments went bananas.

Martyn Hesford’s play - which was also made into a film starring Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave - tells the story of the moving, humorous and absorbing relationship between Lowry and his beloved mother.

Some of them were witty, some of them were outrageous, some of them were just plain bizarre. 666 Comments is an attempt to stage that comment thread. Two performers, 57 characters, 666 comments.

WRITTEN BY MARTYN HESFORD

Wed 6 – Sat 9 October

Thu 14 October

Evenings: 7.45pm

Evenings: 7.45pm

Matinees: Sat 2.00pm

All Tickets £11.50/£10.00 Concessions

All Tickets £11.50/£10.00 Concessions

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Night Terrors: The Ghost Stories of E. F. Benson

Howerd’s End

A spine-tingling evening of three tales of the supernatural from E.F. Benson’s brilliant collection of ghost stories Night Terrors.

Frankie Howerd was one of Britain’s most loved comedians for half a century. But he had a secret. And the secret’s name was Dennis.

With masterful storytelling the award-winning actor Gerard Logan will transport you to a darker, more sinister world of the unexpected and the unexplainable.

This brand new play by Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope and The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton) takes you to the heart of Frankie and Dennis’ clandestine relationship, which lasted from the 1950s until Frankie’s death in 1992. It also affords a glorious opportunity to encounter Frankie in full-flight stand up mode.

The three stories (The Dance, In The Tube and The Confession of Charles Linkworth), are dramatic, haunting and hugely memorable.

Packed with laughter, but unafraid of truth, Howerd’s End portrays two humans’ journey through closeness, love, grief, and all the other things that make life worth living. Come and say farewell to a legend...and learn the art of letting go.

Sat 16 October

Thu 21 – Fri 22 October

Evenings: 7.45pm

Evenings: 7.45pm

All Tickets £11.50/£10.00 Conc

All Tickets £11.50/£10.00 Conc

IRVING STUDIO THEATRE

IRVING STUDIO THEATRE WRITTEN BY MARK FARRELLY

Jazz in the Irving Studio Theatre Cheltenham Jazz presents another series of amazing Jazz in the Everyman’s Irving Studio Theatre. Mon 11th October The Tony Kofi Quartet: A Portrait of Cannonball Featuring Toni Kofi - Alton Saxophone Alex Webb - Piano Andrew Cleyndert - Double Bass Alfonso Vitale - Drums Mon 8th November Tina May/Nikki Iles Quartet Featuring Tina May - Voice Nikki Iles - Piano Arnie Somogyi - Double Bass Steve Brown - Drums

Mon 11 October & Mon 8 November Evenings: 8.00pm All Tickets £18 IRVING STUDIO THEATRE

DIRECTED BY JOE HARMSTON

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Mark Harrison Band There is no one in music quite like Mark Harrison. He is widely considered one of the most original and interesting artists around. His highly individual, all-original music has taken him and his band to some of the top venues and festivals in the UK, attracting acclaim wherever they go. Recent appearances on BBC Radio 2, as a guest on Cerys Matthews’s show and Pick Of The Week, have further added to his growing reputation. Mark’s songs cover all manner of non-standard subjects. With catchy tunes, lyrics that intrigue, and striking rhythms to make you smile, think and move. His band features Charles Benfield on double bass and Ben Welburn on drums/percussion.

An Evening of Deception

The White Heart Inn

Gloucestershire’s longest running, sell-out magic show is proud to return to the Irving Studio Theatre in 2022!

“Situated in the Cornish countryside, The White Heart Inn is ideal for a Christian getaway. Marvel at the grade II listed building, built in 1609 for the Bishop of Exeter. Enjoy what the quaint village has to offer. But please, for your own safety, stay away from the marshlands.”

An Evening of Deception has been amazing crowds for over a decade with the greatest magicians from the UK and abroad. Over the last 18 months the team have been performing regular shows online but can’t wait to get back on the stage. Performers include Steve Faulkner, Kerry Scorah and Richard Parsons, Tom Elliott and your host for the evening Steve Knibbs. Tickets sell out quickly, so get them while you can.

Five guests arrive at the inn, each with a different expectation. To sleep, to explore, to hunt for ghosts. Things take a turn when they hear about the violent past of the very grounds they are staying on. The eccentric owners of the inn, Bethel and Hector, seem obsessed by the marshes next door. Local pride? Or a connection to something more sinister? Content warning: contains violence, strangulation, death, homophobia, sexual references, pregnancy, strong language, and flashing lights. Recommended age 14+

Fri 21 January

Thu 10 – Sat 12 February

Fri 18 – Sat 19 February

Evenings: 7.45pm

Evenings: 7.45pm

Evenings: 7.45pm

All Tickets £15.00 No concessions

Matinee: Sat 2:00pm

All Tickets £11.50/£10.00 Concessions

IRVING STUDIO THEATRE

All Tickets 16.00/£14.50 Concessions IRVING STUDIO THEATRE

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Calendar

Performance

Venue

Pg.

Performance

Venue

Pg.

The Dresser Tue 21 – Sat 25 September

Main House

p.4

What The Ladybird Heard Wed 3 – Sat 6 November

Main House

p.13

The Ballad of Maria Marten Tue 28 – Thu 30 September

Main House

p.5

Main House

p.14

Lee Mead Sun 3 October

Main House

p.7

An Evening Out with Andy Hamilton Sun 7 November

Main House

p.16

Groan Ups Mon 4 – Sat 9 October

Main House

p.6

Rock of Ages Mon 8 – Sat 13 November

Main House

p.14

Mrs Lowry and Son Wed 6 – Sat 9 October

Irving Studio Theatre

p.55

Jenny Éclair: Sixty (FFS) Sun 14 November

Main House

p.18

Pam Ayres Sun 10 October

Main House

p.7

Blood Brothers Tue 16 – Sat 20 November

Main House

p.8

Irving Studio Theatre

p.22

Dial M For Murder Mon 11 – Sat 16 October

Hansel and Gretel Wed 24 November – Fri 31 December

The Tony Kofi Quartet Mon 11 October

Irving Studio Theatre

p.56

Jack and the Beanstalk Fri 26 November – Sun 9 January

Main House

p.20

666 Comments Thu 14 October

Irving Studio Theatre

p.55

A Christmas Carol Wed 1 – Fri 31 December

Irving Studio Theatre

p.22

Night Terrors – The Ghost Stores of EF Benson Sat 16 October

Irving Studio Theatre

p.56

Thank You For The Music Thu 13 January

Main House

p.24

Simon Amstell Sun 17 October

Main House

p.7

The Bob Dylan Story Fri 14 January

Main House

p.24

The Good Life Tue 19 – Sat 23 October

Main House

p.10

The Dolly Show Sat 15 January

Main House

p.24

Howerd’s End Thu 21 – Fri 22 October

Irving Studio Theatre

p.56

Hairspray Mon 17 – Sat 29 January

Main House

p.26

SIX Mon 25 Oct – Sat 6 November

Main House

p.12

Mark Harrison Band Fri 21 January

Irving Studio Theatre

p.57

Main House

p.28

Tweedy’s Lost Property Wed 27 – Sat 30 October

Main House

p.13

Private Lives Tue 1 – Sat 5 February

Main House

p.57

Tina May/Nikki Iles Quartet Mon 8 November

Irving Studio Theatre

p.56

Magic Goes Wrong Mon 7 – Sat 19 Feb

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Performance

Venue

Pg.

Performance

Venue

Pg.

Reginald D Hunter: Bomb Shuffleur Sun 13 February

Main House

p.32

Bring It On Mon 18 – Sat 23 April

Main House

p.48

The White Heart Inn Fri 18 – Sat 19 February

Irving Studio Theatre

p.57

Looking Good Dead Mon 25 – Sat 30 April

Main House

p.50

Shrek: The Musical Tue 22 – Sat 26 February

Main House

p.33

BalletBoyz Wed 4 – Thu 5 May

Main House

p.51

Chicago Mon 28 February – Sat 5 March

Main House

p.34

Peppa Pig Sat 7 – Sun 8 May

Main House

p.51

Main House

p.52

The Osmonds: A New Musical Tue 8 – Sat 12 March

Main House

p.36

Oti Mabuse: I Am Here Thu 12 – Sat 14 May

Main House

p.53

Fatal Attraction Mon 14 – Sat 19 March

Main House

p.38

Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice: Him & Me! Wed 8 – Fri 10 June

The Da Vinci Code Mon 21 – Sat 26 March

Main House

p.40

Paul Merton’s Impro Chums Sun 27 March

Main House

p.32

Johannes Radebe: Freedom Tue 29 March

Main House

p.42

Madama Butterfly Thu 31 March

Main House

p.43

Aida Fri 1 April

Main House

p.43

Carmen Sat 2 April

Main House

p.43

Chris Ramsey Sun 3 April

Main House

p.46

Footloose Mon 4 – Sat 9 April

Main House

p.44

The Sound of Music Tue 12 – Sat 16 April

Main House

p.47

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Chicago

Mon 17 – Sat 29 January

Mon 28 February – Sat 5 March

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Seating Plan Choose your own seat and book online 24 hours a day everymantheatre.org.uk

Savers Group Savers Group Discounts are available on selected performances for groups of 10 or more. Education Savers Special rates are available for schools and college groups of 10 or more.. For Group and School Bookings call Sally-ann Rhodes on 01242 695574, or email sally-ann.rhodes@everymantheatre.org.uk

16/25 £5.00 tickets available to customers between the ages of 16 and 25 on selected performances. Lap Seats (LS) Complimentary lap seat tickets available for children under 18 months who will not be occupying their own seat.

Discounts £3.50 off price bands 1-2 (on selected performances) for members of the Everyman Theatre Association (£1.50 in Studio Theatre) £2.00 off price bands 1-3 (on selected performances) for under 16s. Only one discount or saver is available per ticket and proof of eligibility is required. All discounts and savers are subject to availability.

Please Note: Green seats may have restricted view or restricted legroom.

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Information

Everyman Theatre Regent Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1HQ

How to book

Access Facilities Parking for blue badge holders in Regent Street.

The Box Office is open Monday-Saturday for phone bookings 9.30am-5.00pm and in person 9.30am-7.30pm, unless there is no performance, in which case we close at 5.00pm.

Level access for wheelchairs into the theatre from Regent Street.

We are normally closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays; however when a performance is taking place the Box Office will be open 2 hours beforehand. Online: everymantheatre.org.uk

Wheelchair spaces are available in the Stalls (ramped access). One wheelchair space is available in the Irving Studio Theatre.

By telephone: 01242 572573 Reservations: Reservations will be held for a maximum of 3 working days. Refunds/Exchanges: We do not refund tickets, (unless the show is cancelled or P there is a major change to the production) so please check carefully when booking. We will exchange tickets for another performance of the same production, if available, or, if we have sold out we will offer to resell your tickets; however we offer no guarantee of sale. In both instances 48 hours notice is required and there is a fee of £2.00 per ticket.

One free ticket (main house only) for the carer of a person with disabilities who cannot attend events unaccompanied. Proof of eligibility in the form of a DLA or P PIP certificate is required (except for wheelchair users or the registered blind) when collecting free carer tickets.

Changes: This brochure is correct at time of printing. The Everyman Theatre reserves the right to make alterations to the programme, prices and/or casting. Late Arrivals: Every effort will be made to admit latecomers as soon as a suitable break occurs, but admission is not guaranteed.

Accessible toilets on Stalls level.

Babies/Toddlers: Theatre visits are not suitable for children under two years, except for shows aimed at children. Children under 5 will not be admitted to performances unless the performance is indicated with a C symbol in the brochure. Children under 12 will not be admitted without a parent or guardian. Booster seats are available in the stalls foyer for younger children sitting in Stalls and Circle levels.

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Large print brochures available on request

Parking: The nearest car park is the Regent Arcade multi-storey on Regent St, open from 8.00am-00.30am. Please note: the car park will close to incoming traffic at 8.00pm. Arrive after 5.30pm: £2.50. Arrive before 5.30pm: normal hourly charges apply to your stay. Customers can also pay online for parking before or up to 24 hours after leaving car park at www.cheltenham.gov.uk/parking. PT

Please note: There is no wheelchair access from the Regent Arcade car park when the Regent Arcade shopping centre is closed. Outside pantomime season, the suggested coach drop-off and pick-up point is Royal Well Bus Station, but waiting time is limited to 15 minutes. See www.cheltenham.gov.uk/parking for further details. Please note: The management reserves the right to ask any ticket holder causing a disturbance to leave the theatre without refund. P

Guide/assistance dogs welcome.

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We have an infra-red sound enhancement system in the main auditorium. Using a headset (with or without a hearing aid), you can boost the volume of the performance. Ask our usher at the kiosk for a headset. Whenever Possible We Offer; • Audio described performances and touch tours. • Captioned performances. • Sign interpreted performances. • Relaxed performances. Please see individual performance pages or our website for further information.

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