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Tewkesbury's Independent Theatre & Cinema Winter / Spring 2022

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Welcome It’s all go here at The Roses as I write this. We have just helped open Tewkesbury Festival of Lights in our town's glorious Abbey, the venue is busy every day with our weekly clubs, panto rehearsals are about to begin and we are gearing up for an extraordinary 2022. As well as a thrilling programme of live events, The Roses is leading a Tewkesbury culture project called Stitch Story. We want every town resident – that’s at least 15,000 people – to come and sew a stitch on a new giant tapestry celebrating the rich history of our town and tell us stories of Tewkesbury past and present. But first, Christmas! My favourite time of year. King Arthur: The Panto lives up to the reputation of the writing team – BAFTA award-winning comedy writer Maurice Gran and Nick Wilkes – it’s one of the funniest scripts I’ve ever read! We also have a brilliant season of films and some fabulous live music. None of this could happen without our wonderful supporters, donors and audiences. A big thank you to you all! I look forward to warmly welcoming into our venue, and wish you a happy and prosperous New Year.

Contents Regrow The Roses

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Film & Event Cinema 6 - 7 Met Live in HD

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Get Creative 10 Stitch Story

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Richard Jones

December Reminders

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Live Programme

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Further Ahead

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Booking And Ticket Information 30 - 31 Diary

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Keep in Touch Instagram: the.roses.theatre

Jessica Brewster Director

Facebook: /RosesTheatre Twitter: @RosesTheatre

Registered Charity No: 1051708

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Appeal

Since March 2020, The Roses has been through many challenges and huge change. Because of this our future is uncertain and we are asking for your support.

Can you help The Roses recover and thrive? Over the last 45 years The Roses has been the centre of culture in Tewkesbury. We are the largest cultural organisation - and only theatre – in the borough, and one of the largest employers on the High Street. Run by 17 staff and over 100 volunteers, in normal times we welcome over 80,000 visitors per year and are a muchloved community centre that provides a space for people to find joy and creativity. Without us, thousands of people will be deprived of access to live theatre, live dance, live music, film and denied participation in projects for their cultural enrichment and wellbeing.

Why we matter As well as the eclectic mix of theatre, music, dance, talks and a nationally renowned independent film programme you see on our stage, we are nationally recognised for our participatory work with our local community and young people with a focus on creative skills and wellbeing. We host weekly and monthly creative groups including a writers group and a choir; plus knitting and painters groups, all providing vital social and creative activities every month to over 200 older people. Next year we will launch a new participatory department and a new group for 8-25 year olds that will provide a range of opportunities to learn performance, theatre-making, film making, gaming and backstage skills, and provide Arts Awards. We also been selected by the British Film Institute as a member of the Young Audience Generator Scheme, and have been awarded a grant to work with 16-30 year olds to improve our programme, branding and venue to be more accessible and usable for young people. xxBox 4 BoxOffice: Office:01684 01684295074 295074

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How you can help In order to regrow, The Roses needs to raise an extra £60,000. By donating you will directly contribute to restarting our community and participatory work, like re-establishing our weekly sessions for older people crucial to preventing social isolation or helping young people, who have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, to build new creative skills. It will also help us stage King Arthur: The Panto! that we were devastated to have to postpone from 2020. Whatever you can give, every penny will have a big impact and help our beloved theatre thrive. Thank you for your support.

If you gave...

...You would support

£25

A bingo social session for isolated older people

£50

A youth facilitator for one session or an online wellbeing or creative workshop for those who can’t access our venue

£100

A full session of Young Creatives, supporting 8-25 year olds learn new skills

£300

A term of Roses Choir – a vital social lifeline

£500

A costume for our Panto Dame or a camera for our young creatives to learn film-making on

£1,000

A full term of Young Creatives or a year of our writing sessions that support preventing social isolation

£5,000

Our young community cast, giving 8-15 yr olds the opportunity to perform in our pantomime or Young Creatives to make a film and exhibit it at The Roses

Any amount you can afford will make a difference. If you have the means to help, please visit

www.rosestheatre.org/donate Thank You!

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Film & Event Cinema Film at The Roses We're no longer able to list film dates in our brochures, because we can only book them about a month in advance. This doesn't work with the timescales of producing a season brochure like this, where live events need to be featured many months in advance.

Where to find our film programme: » Online at www.rosestheatre.org/events (choose the Film filter to see all titles) » Follow our Facebook page » Pick up a printed flyer

Films Coming Soon: Spencer • C’mon C’mon • Mother Sunday • King Richard Ghostbusters: Afterlife • House of Gucci • West Side Story Titane • A Hero • The Lost Daughter • The Souvenir pt 2 Cyrano • Nightmare Alley • Parallel Mothers • Eternals The King of the Waltz, Andre Rieu, brings you a festive spectacular from his newly created Winter Palace in his hometown of Maastricht. Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season while singing and dancing away to lovely Christmas carols, romantic waltzes and beautiful melodies like Jingle Bells, O Holy Night, Hallelujah, a show-stopping performance of Walking in the Air and many more! Christmas with André is guaranteed to warm your hearts and get you in the festive spirit.

Mon 6 Dec 1.30pm

£20 (Concessions available)

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Event Cinema

After two years away from our screen, we are delighted to announce the return of National Theatre Live. Full price: £17.50, Concessions: £15.50, Under 26: £12.50

Leopoldstadt A new play by Tom Stoppard Directed by Patrick Marber At the beginning of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. But Hermann Merz, a factory owner and baptised Jew now married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world. We follow his family’s story across half a century, passing through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. A company of 40 actors represent each generation of the family in this epic, but intimate play.

The Book of Dust Hex – La Belle Sauvage Book by Tanya Ronder By Philip Pullman Adapted by Bryony Lavery Directed by Nicholas Hytner Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Philip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing. Eighteen years after his ground breaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman’s parallel universe. Broadcast live from London’s Bridge Theatre.

Music by Jim Fortune Lyrics by Rufus Norris

A vividly original retelling of Sleeping Beauty, a mythic, big-hearted new musical that goes beyond the waking kiss. Deep in the wood, a lonely fairy longs for someone to bless. When she is summoned to the palace to help the princess sleep, her dream turns into a nightmare and her blessing becomes a curse. Soon, she is plunged into a frantic, hundredyear quest to somehow make everything right.

Thu 27 Jan 7pm

Thu 17 Feb 7pm

Sun 20 Mar 7pm

Filmed live

Broadcast live

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Event Cinema

We're no longer able to list film dates in our brochures, because we can only book them about a month in advance. This doesn't work with the timescales of producing a season brochure like this, where live events need to be featured many months in advance. So, where can you find out what films we're showing at The Roses?

» Online at www.rosestheatre.org/events (choose the Film filter to see all titles)

Eurydice

by Matthew Aucoin Libretto by Sarah Ruhl

broadcast » Follow our Facebook Live page,opera where we post all events Soprano Erin Morley sings from New York's the title role in this ancient » Pick up a printed flyerMetropolitan from the theatre

Greek myth of Orpheus, who

Here are a few of the titles we hope to be able to bring you soon: attempts to harness the power Opera House of music to rescue his beloved

No Time To Die • The Many Saints Of Newark • Belfast Eurydice from the underworld. Prices Dear Evan Hanson • Dune • Last Night In Soho • Eternals Full price: The French Dispatch • The Card£22, Counter • Cry Macho Mon 6 Dec 7pm* Concessions: £20 The Souvenir: Part II • Top Gun: Maverick • KingApprox. Richard 3hrs 3mins (1 interval) 16-25s & children: £17 Buy 3 or more operas: £17 per ticket per opera

All film tickets now £5 for 16 - 25s

*Encore screenings, recorded live

Under 26? Want to see great movies without travelling to a multiplex? All film tickets for under 26’s are now just £5 at The Roses - any film, any time!

Don Carlos

by blockbusters Verdi From the latest to award contenders and indie discover your For thegems, first time in company new favourite film at The Roses this summer. history, the Met presents

the original five-act French version of Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition.

Sat 26 Mar 4pm

Approx. 5hrs 14mins (2 interval)

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Event Cinema

Cinderella

Rigoletto

Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s Cendrillon is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90-minute adaptation, with mezzosoprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess.

Bartlett Sher creates a bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy, resetting the opera’s action in 1920s Europe. Baritone Quinn Kelsey stars alongside soprano Rosa Feola as Gilda.

Sat 8 Jan 7pm*

Sat 29 Jan 5.55pm

Sun 13 Mar 3pm*

Turandot

Lucia di Lammermoor

Hamlet

by Massenet

Approx. 1hr 47mins (no interval)

by Puccini

Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko makes her longawaited Met role debut as Puccini’s icy princess. Tenor Yonghoon Lee is the bold prince determined to win Turandot’s love.

Tue 10 May 6.30pm*

Approx. 3hrs 26mins (2 intervals)

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by Verdi

Approx. 3hrs 26mins (2 intervals)

by Donizetti

Soprano Nadine Sierra takes on one of the repertory’s most formidable and storied roles, the haunted heroine of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.

Sat 21 May 5.55pm

Approx. 3hrs 44mins (2 intervals)

Ariadne auf Naxos by Strauss

The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Live in HD debut in one of her signature roles, the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece.

Approx. 3hrs 4mins (1 interval)

by Strauss / Libretto by Matthew Jocelyn When Australian composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet had its world premiere in 2017, The Guardian declared, “New opera doesn’t often get to sound this good…”.

Sat 4 Jun 5.55pm

Approx. 3hrs 34mins (1 interval)

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Get Creative The Roses is home to a growing number of groups and clubs, who meet weekly in our building to socialise, create and simply enjoy each others' company. If you're looking for a home for your group, or would like to start one, please get in touch at admin@rosestheatre.org and we'll find you a home!

K2Togs

Bingo

The Roses’ resident group of knitters (and crocheters!) meet weekly for coffee, chat and plenty of crafting.

Our Monday Bingo sessions attract a regular and committed group of players every week.

Don't miss their regular sales throughout the year - the quality of goods that this group produce is astonishing. Their next sale, with a Christmas theme, is on Saturday 11 December from 10am.

Wednesdays at 10.30am Free to join in

There are prizes to be won and there is no need to pre-book just come along for a fun and social afternoon.

The Roses' Choir With Lindsay Martin Enjoy the uplifting experience of singing together. You don’t need to be an expert – this is all about having fun. Our choir get regular opportunities to perform throughout the year.

Mondays at 2pm

£1 per book (6 games)

Tuesdays at 9.30am £72 per term

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Stitch Story is an ambitious project for Tewkesbury residents to add their stitches and stories, leaving their mark on our large community Embroidery. We want to record our social history of Tewkesbury as well as some of its more well known events in thread! Who is Stitch Story for? Absolutely everyone! You don't have to be an experienced embroiderer, or have ever picked up a needle to get involved. Our aim is for all Tewkesbury residents to feel part of the project and want to contribute. Stitch Story is being supported by Tewkesbury Cultural Consortium which is made up of lots of local partners. Its mission is to grow the visibility and connectivity of Tewkesbury’s rich and talented cultural sector to make it more accessible and engaging. Where can I attend a workshop or leave a stitch? We will be running workshops for all ages and abilities in and around Tewkesbury from early 2022. Look out for pop up events at the town hall, the market and in local community venues. We'll also be happy to come to you or your group - send us an email (details below) to find out more! What does the workshop involve? A free, artist led, 2 hour workshop will come to your venue and will involve an introduction to the history of Tewkesbury, time to add your ideas to the design and features to be included in the embroidered panel, and then your opportunity to add your stitches. Drop in sessions will be more informal with a chance to sit, sew and discuss the project and history of Tewkesbury.

"We are looking forward to bringing local stories to life, there is much more to Tewkesbury than the historical headlines.The workshops and drop in sessions will give people the opportunity to share their Tewkesbury and leave stitches and stories for generations to come!" Jo Teague, Artist

Megan Dunford, Our Community Engagement Producer, will be working with Jo Teague to support everyone who wants to take part to have a go! We are happy to visit your venue or organisation to run a free embroidery session or workshop. Simply pop Megan an email at megan.dunford@rosestheatre.org for more information

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December Reminders Omid Djalili: The Good Times Tour Intelligent, always provocative, entertaining; Omid’s legendary standup performances are a captivating comedy masterclass.

Tewkesbury Town Band's Christmas Concert Tewkesbury's very own brass band once again gathers at The Roses for a magical Christmassy celebration of music and song.

Sat 4 Dec 7.30pm

A B C £15

Concessions available

"A thin, high cheekboned, flamboyant luvvie” The Guardian

Thur 2 Dec 8pm

A B C £27

No concessions available

Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band Maddy and her band put their inimitable stamps on a range of familiar and notso-familiar festive fare in their unique celebratory show “Carols & Capers”.

Thur 16 Dec 7.30pm

A B C £27.50

Concessions available

Holly At Christmas Buddy Holly and the Cricketers herald in the Yuletide festivities with the show that is now as traditional as mulled wine and mince pies! Holly’s hits, other contemporary classics and some Christmas crackers are all wrapped up in a fast, furious and funny feast of entertainment.

Fri 17 Dec 7.30pm

A £26 B £22.50 C £18 Concessions available

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December Reminders

Saturday 27 November - Friday 31 December Written by

(writer of Birds Of A Feather)

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(writer of Almost A Christmas Carol)

See our website for dates, times and prices

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2022 Live Programme

Deals & Discounts Season Multibuy

Available on shows with the

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All shows must be booked at the same time for discount to apply. Discounts per ticket: 4+ Live Shows: £3.50 off 3 Live Shows: £3 off 2 Live shows: £2.50 off Not available on Band C seats, or in conjunction with any other offer.

Family Offer

Available on shows with the

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Popular Music

McCartney: The Songbook Starring Peter John Jackson (Let It Be, That’ll Be The Day), this amazing showcase of Sir Paul’s career features over 40 of the greatest songs ever written including Band On The Run, Can’t Buy Me Love, Yesterday, Live and Let Die, Hey Jude and many more! “Perfect” Evening Standard

£2 off up to 2 adult tickets when accompanied by up to 4 children. Discount is automatically applied at checkout. Under 3s go free, provided they sit on a parent or guardian’s lap.

16-25s Tickets

Available on shows with the

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A limited number of seats are available at £5 off the advertised price across many live events and live screenings that offer concessions (excludes Price Band C and pantomime). Please show ID on collection of tickets.

Schools & Groups

We offer a competitive discount (buy ten tickets and get the 11th free) to group bookers, which are available on the majority of live shows and all films. Please contact Box Office at boxo@rosestheatre.org or on 01684 295074 to enquire.

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Fri 14 Jan 7.30pm

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Popular Music

Popular Music

Music in Eric's Bar

The Story Of Guitar Heroes

Jive Talkin’

Simon Kempston

Join us for an awe-inspiring, dynamic show which transports you through time: from the 1950’s with artistes such as Chuck Berry and Hank Marvin from The Shadows, including gifted legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, through to modern day players such as the great Brian May and the electrifying Steve Vai, to name but a few! Presented by guitar virtuoso Phil Walker, this show’s extraordinarily talented band uses over 30 guitars to recreate and accurately reproduce the sound and ambiance of each guitar hero, making for a truly sensational and enjoyable evening.

Jive Talkin’ is renowned as the original and very best Bee Gees tribute show, and the only Bee Gees tribute show that have actually performed with the original Bee Gees. As with the original band, Jive Talkin’ is very much a family affair, with brothers Gary and Darren Simmons taking the roles of Maurice and Barry Gibb, with Darren’s son Jack joining the group in 2014 and taking on the role of Robin Gibb. The guys are supported musically by a four piece band with Guitar, Violin, Cello and Drums, to ensure that every note in every song is just right. “Absolutely Brilliant” Maurice Gibb “WOW” Barry Gibb

Sat 22 Jan 7.30pm

Fri 28 Jan 7.30pm

Concessions available

Concessions available

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Simon is a unique talent performing thought-provoking, evocative original songs in a wonderfully intimate setting. His beautifully crafted, folktinged material showcases his incredible, distinctive and intricate fingerstyle guitar work, an exciting blend of the folkbaroque, blues and classical styles, and his gently nuanced, compelling tenor vocals. An inspiring poetic lyricist, Simon's live performances are intense and impassioned, the subject matter chiefly Scottish, yet with universal appeal. "One of Scotland's very best singer-songwriters" Sunday Herald "Beautiful tunes, infinitely talented" BBC Radio 3

Tues 1 Feb 8.30pm

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Folk Music

Popular Music

Fairport Convention

The Greatest Mercury: The Hits of Motown Ultimate Queen Tribute This stunning live show

Fairport Convention have been entertaining music lovers for over half a century, with 2022 being their 55th anniversary! During that time the band that launched British folkrock has seen many changes, but one thing has remained the same - Fairport’s passion for performance. This year’s Winter Tour will present a mix of longestablished Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and new including their latest album, Shuffle & Go, which was released just before ‘lockdown’ in 2020.

combines first class music with the slickest choreography and an amazing band, to deliver truly outstanding performances for the best Motown experience you will ever have! This show will have you Dancing On The Ceiling, with songs from legendary artistes such as Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers, Edwin Starr and many, many more.

Popular Music

Including performances of the most popular Queen hits, such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You and many more, this award-winning, dynamic stage show has been wowing audiences across the world with its spectacular costumes and world class production for over two decades.

Wed 2 Feb 7.30pm

Fri 4 Feb 7.30pm

Sat 5 Feb 7.30pm

No concessions available

No concessions available

Concessions available

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Magic

Richard Jones: Escape Richard Jones is the only magician to have ever won Britain's Got Talent and is a British Army soldier as well as a member of the prestigious The Magic Circle. On this extended tour of Escape, Richard endeavours to break the boundaries of the mind with his ‘magic with meaning’, debuting a further twist on some of his newest, awe-inspiring magic. In heart-warming memory of his mentor, Fergus Anckorn, he will be recreating some of his dear friend’s most incredible tricks too - some of which the legendary soldier only ever taught Richard himself.

Thu 10 Feb 7.30pm

A B C £24

Concessions available

Audience With

An evening with Sir Geoff Hurst Spend an evening in the company of England's World Cup-winning hat-trick hero, Sir Geoff Hurst. During the evening, Sir Geoff will speaking candidly and amusingly about his West Ham and England career, before opening the floor to questions from the audience during the show's second half. VIP ticket holders (in Rows A - C) will have the opportunity to meet him and have a photograph taken with him.

Sat 12 Feb 7.30pm (VIP tickets 6.30pm)

A £55 B £27

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Dead Good Bob and Bernard don’t have that much in common. But after a chance meeting at their weekly hospice group, they realise they share one ambition – to do some serious living before they die. So, with a bottle of Bollinger and the keys to Bernard's Bentley in hand, they hit the road, and take on one final, death-defying adventure. Originally commissioned by London International Mime Festival, Dead Good is a funny and poignant theatre show celebrating friendship - and the importance of living every precious day to the full. Bubbling with humour and awash with pathos, this beautifully crafted production is performed entirely without words. Dead Good is accessible to deaf and hard of hearing audiences without a signer. Dead Good is a co-production with Corn Exchange Newbury and a co-commission with London International Mime Festival, made with support from The Leche Trust.

Tues 15 Feb 7.30pm

A £22 B £18.50 C £15 Concessions available Suitable for 12 years +

Comedy

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright A few years ago, it seemed unlikely that the UK would vote to leave the EU; Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely wasn’t going to beat Hillary Clinton and Mark was living the married suburban ideal. Since then it’s all gone to absolute s**t! But don’t worry, as Mark thinks Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright. Mark’s last sell-out show revealed his natural father was a world backgammon champion. Now the star of Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town, and newspaper columnist of the year, is touring a show which is guaranteed to make the world seem even more mental than it is.

Fri 18 Feb 8pm

A B C £17

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Family Theatre

Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science Captivating chemistry! Phenomenal physics! Bonkers biology!

Join Mario Kombou (Jailhouse Rock, West End), an allstar band and award-winning singers for an unforgettable journey through over 50 golden greats spanning over three decades – from the early Sun Records hits to the majestic Las Vegas performances, via The Jordanaires, the army years, authentic re-creations from the Hollywood movies and the stunning '68 TV special. With nostalgic film footage, and over twelve costume changes, this glittering two-hour production features classic hits including That’s Alright Mama, Suspicious Minds, It’s Now or Never, Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, If I Can Dream and many more!

Sat 19 Feb 7.30pm

A £26 B £22.50 C £18 Concessions available

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Magicians, time travellers and all round spiffing chaps Morgan & West have a secret past – they are genuine, bona fide, legitimately qualified scientists, and now are bring their love of enlightenment to the stage! Unbelievable Science is a live, interactive science show for the whole family, where real experiments take place right before your eyes. Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills!

Tues 22 Feb 2pm

A B C £14

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Pinocchio Norwich Puppet Theatre are delighted to present an exciting re-imagining of this classic Italian fairy tale. Join Pinocchio on a fast-paced adventure of self-discovery, as they try, fail and try again to find their heart and become a real person. It's a fast-paced journey of discovery with hints of danger, slapstick humour and a playful exploration of identity suitable for young audiences. This highly visual production features puppetry illusion and object theatre as well as a lively soundtrack and… there’s a very big fish!

Join us for a breathtaking concert with Europe’s No. 1 Cher tribute, featuring a full live band and a cast of dancers, as we Turn Back Time and celebrate the Queen of pop and rock. Experience the ultimate tribute to Cher as we travel through time recreating all her smash hits, the hair and amazing dazzling costumes in this celebration concert of her outstanding 6 decade career. Featuring songs If I Could Turn Back Time, Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves, I Found Someone, Just Like Jesse James, Walking In Memphis, Strong Enough and Believe, plus songs from Cher’s new album Dancing Queen, which was inspired by her appearance in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. This production is presented and promoted by a touring company hiring The Roses.

Wed 23 Feb 2pm

A B C £12

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Fri 25 Feb 7.30pm

A £29.50 B £26 C £22 Concessions available

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Popular Music

Music in Eric's Bar

A Beautiful Noise

Knight & Spiers Chateau Ghoul

This internationally acclaimed production, led by Fisher Stevens, celebrates the music of Neil Diamond. The show pays homage to Diamond’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 Beautiful Noise also features a cast of professional musicians taking you on a moving and powerful musical journey. Celebrating all the classic hits of one of the world’s greatest ever singer-songwriters, this is a musical adventure unrivalled by any other.

Sat 26 Feb 7.30pm

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The pairing of violin and melodeon is not a new one, but in the hands of Peter Knight and John Spiers, improvisation and invention meet the listener at every turn. Together they have created a musical document that resonates with history, but also something that should inspire future generations of musicians to engage with Britain’s folk dancing heritage, and the beautiful, mysterious tunes that can be found within that heritage. This tour sees the release of their much anticipated second album.

Tues 1 Mar 8.30pm

All tickets: £15 (Eric's Bar) No concessions available

Theatre

Château Ghoul is East Yorkshire's go-to boutique hotel offering themed weekends. Our hosts Brian and Brenda Binns, or B&B as they are known, introduce a cornucopia of events: their supernatural sensation - Psychic Attraction, (like Fatal Attraction but without the rabbit), their Upcycling weekend, (not to be confused with the Tour de Yorkshire Lycra Festival), and the ever popular 1970’s Shanga Langa Waddy Ding Dong experience. Guaranteed fun for all the family, the only trouble is – the guests keep dying... This latest comedy from award winning LipService combines live on stage hilarity with stunning digital projections to create a multimedia haunted house thriller.

Thu 3 Mar 7.30pm

A £22 B £18.50 C £15 Concessions available

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Popular Music

The Manfreds The 60s group Manfred Mann is considered one of the finest and most respected bands from that era. Their numerous hits were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz - a very unusual but winning combination of playing style and substance.

50 years since ABBA’s formation in Stockholm, the group are back bigger than ever and what better way to celebrate the legacy of Scandinavian pop royalty than with ARRIVAL: The Hits of ABBA! The high-energy production features ABBA’s best loved hits including Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, Voulez Vous, Waterloo and of course material from the long-awaited new album Voyage. With a winning formula of fantastic harmonies, authentic costumes and first-class vocals and musicians, ARRIVAL brings to life the extraordinary song-writing talents of Benny and Bjorn, recreating the true feel and thrill of a live ABBA show.

Fri 4 Mar 7.30pm

A B C £26.50

No concessions available

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Some 60 years on, The Manfreds, with original front man Paul Jones, will be performing many of their hits, including ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’ - one of the most popular and instantly recognisable songs of the 60’s, and still the biggest audience pleaser at their concerts; along with a mix of Jazz and Blues covers and tracks from their individual solo albums.

Sat 12 Mar 7.30pm

A B C £27

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Folk Music

The Phil Beer Band The Phil Beer Band performs a unique blend of folk and roll trawled from Phil’s treasure trove of traditional tunes and American country rock. Get ready to recreate the Magical 70’s and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco! Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from Artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic. This show boasts a sensational live band, incredibly talented cast and stunning vocals and is sure to have you dancing in the aisles! So, come dressed to impress as we celebrate the golden age of Disco! With songs such as Never Can Say Goodbye, On The Radio, Hot Stuff, Car Wash, Boogie Wonderland and many, many more! It’s the feel-good show of the year! Lose yourself with us and leave your troubles at home!

The highly popular line up comprises Gareth Turner, Steve Crickett, Greg McDonald, Olivia Dunn and of course, Phil Beer and promises to deliver a lively cocktail of folk, rock, country and blues.

This is a tribute show and is in no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/ management companies or similar shows. Promoter reserves the right to alter the programme.

Sat 5 Mar 7.30pm

A £29.50 B £26 C £22 Concessions available

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Thur 17 Mar 7.30pm

A B C £24

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Comedy

Count Arthur Strong: And This Is Me! Count Arthur Strong has at last bowed to substantial public demand and allowed himself be talked into making the show about himself for once. From his breakthrough Edinburgh Fringe show ‘Forgotten Egypt’ in 2002, to talking about himself in 2022, Arthur has two decades of memories from his ten national tours,15 years of his multi-award winning radio show and three series of his BAFTA-nominated TV sitcom. “Pure genius and pure tribute to the golden age of vaudeville” Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

Direct from the West End and having sold out venues worldwide, Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners returns to theatres in 2022 with a brand new production for its incredible 5th Anniversary tour. In partnership with Tourism Ireland and in association with legendary Irish pub O’Donoghue’s, Seven Drunken Nights tells the story of a career spanning 50 years and invokes the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, John Sheahan, Ciaran Bourke and Jim McCann. This hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group back to life and will have you singing and dancing in the aisles. It is without doubt the ultimate feel good Irish show.

Fri 18 Mar 8pm

A B C £24.50

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Sat 19 Mar 2.30pm & 7.30pm

A B C £26.50

No concessions available

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Family Fun

Popular Music

UK Pink Floyd Experience

Megaslam Wrestling

Feast of Fiddles

Celebrating over 50 years of one of rock’s most influential bands, this highly authentic show recreates the atmosphere of Floyd.

Established in 2009, Megaslam are Europe’s leading Wrestling company.

Featuring songs from the iconic album The Dark Side Of The Moon and classics including Wish You Were Here, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Another Brick In The Wall and Comfortably Numb.

A must see show for families, the 2022 live tour sees Team Megaslam battle it out with Team Nasty in a series of matches that are designed to get your little ones jumping around and cheering on their favourites in a 2 hour show that delivers full-on family fun! If you are one of the many thousands of families that Megaslam have entertained over the past 13 years then you know how good it gets – if this is your first time then get ready to grab a foam finger, take your seat and get ready to witness the full Megaslam Live Experience!

Fiddlers Peter Knight (Gigspanner, Steeleye Span), Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention), Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band), Ian Cutler (Bully Wee), Tom Leary (Joe Brown) and Garry Blakeley (Band of Two) add the large range of fiddle playing styles to the rock back-line of guitars, keyboards, sax and accordion – all held together by legendary drummer Dave Mattacks. )A live music entertainment like no other on the circuit which is guaranteed to be enjoyed by even the most doubting of friends dragged along!

Fri 25 Mar 7.30pm

Sun 27 Mar 3pm

Thu 31 Mar 7.30pm

No concessions available

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A B C £25.50

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Rock Music

Popular Music

Music in Eric's Bar

A Foreigner's Journey

That’ll Be The Day

Wildwood Jack

Last year A Foreigner's Journey proudly won both the “UK’s Number 1 Tribute to Foreigner” and the “UK’s Number 1 Tribute to Journey” awards at the National Tribute Music Awards.

That’ll be the Day reaches another milestone this year as it celebrates its 35th anniversary!

Featuring the incredible vocals and stage presence of Andrea Ojano, and cherry picking the very best and most iconic songs from each of the two bands, to create a carefully balanced set list, including bonafide rock classics such as the massive anthem Don’t Stop Believin’, Cold As Ice, Separate Ways, Juke Box Hero, Feels Like The First Time, to gentler power ballads like the hits I Want To Know What Love Is and Waiting For A Girl Like You.

From humble beginnings, the show has grown into a “must see” attraction all over the UK, coming up with a new production from its multitalented cast year after year. Unashamedly nostalgic, TBTD takes its audience on a rollercoaster ride through the ‘golden’ age of Rock and Roll and Pop. Guaranteed a great night out, this is truly the best ‘feel good’ show on the road.

Wildwood Jack are a totally unique acoustic guitar and ukulele duo from Kent. Having sold their home in 2013 to hit the road and tour the world they bring a heartwarming and adventurous spirit to their music and to audiences wherever they play. The quality of their musicianship together with songs that sparkle with the journeys of a life on the road will be sure to uplift you. Contemporary folk music with a twist of bluegrass and world music played with outstanding fingerstyle guitar and ukulele.

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"This is an accomplished duo. Not only is the musicianship excellent, the vocal delivery is spot on" BBC Radio Wales

Fri 1 Apr 7.30pm

Tues 5 Apr 7.30pm Wed 6 Apr 7.30pm

Thur 7 Apr 8.30pm

No concessions available

No concessions available

A B C £20

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A B C £30

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The Ultimate Boy Band Party Show Taking you back to the naughty 90’s are ‘5 Bad Boys with the power to Rock You’, performing over 30 number one hits from all your favourite boy bands. The boys will have you body poppin’ to party anthems like Backstreet's Back, Relight My Fire and Uptown Girl before stepping up from their stools to serenade you with ballads Flying Without Wings, A Million Love Songs and many more... cue the wind machine! So, what are you waiting for... pop on your Kangol hat, crop top and cargo pants, dust off your Nokia 8210 and call your crew as we say ‘Everybody Get Up’ for a night you’ll ‘Never Forget!’

Sat 9 Apr 7.30pm

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Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the cowardly Lion as they journey on a panto-filled adventure through Oz to meet the legendary Wizard and defeat the Wicked Witch of the West. Anton Benson Productions return with another allsinging, all-dancing rib-tickling show starring Easter panto favourites Kerry Katona and Basil Brush, who this year will be joined by Blue Peter’s Barney Harwood!

Mon 12 Apr 3pm & 7pm Tues 13 Apr 11am & 3pm A B C £18

Concessions available Running time: Approx 2hrs 30mins (including interval) Suitable for ages 4+

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Further Ahead in 2022

The Music of John Denver

Luke Daniels

Soul Sisters

A virtuoso musician and singer who performs classic folk songs alongside traditional tunes.

Sat 16 Apr 7.30pm

Tues 3 May 8.30pm

A B C £20 No concessions available

All tickets: £15 (Eric's Bar) No concessions available

The exhilarating new soul musical that will take you on a journey of success, survival and sisterhood, set to the toe-tapping music of a Soul Weekender.

Blokes Of A Feather

Harvey

A £35 B £31.50 C £28

The spirit of Denver is captured beautifully by Chris Bannister.

An evening with Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, writers of Birds of a Feather

Fri 22 Apr 7.30pm

A B C £25.50

No concessions available

John Illsley The Life & Times of Dire Straits

Sat 23 Apr 7.30pm

A B C £29.50

No concessions available

The Johnny Cash Roadshow Endorsed by the Cash family

Sat 30 Apr 7.30pm

Tewkesbury Arts & Drama Society (TADS) celebrates a long-awaited return to the stage with this inventive production of Mary Chase’s classic comedy.

Fri 20 May 7.30pm Concessions available

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Sat 7 May 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sun 8 May 2pm & 6pm

A full evening of psychedelic individuality, ingenuity and madness

Concessions available

Sat 28 May 7.30pm

Walk Right Back

No concessions available

A B C £12

From the Producers of That'll be the Day, the show tells the story of the most successful duo of all time - The Everly Brothers

Sat 14 May 2.30pm & 7.30pm

A B C £26.50

No concessions available

A B C £31.50

Totally Tina The Award-winning Tina Turner spectacular, starring Justine Riddoch

Fri 24 Jun 7.30pm

A B C £27

No concessions available

A B C £27

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One Night In Texas

Treorchy Choir

An amazing night of country music hits, featuring an all live band.

A fundraising concert presented by the Lions Club of Cheltenham

Fri 22 July 7.30pm

Sat 24 Sep 7.30pm

No concessions available

No concessions available

A B C £27

Zoe Gilby & Andy Champion A powerful voice and double bass duo

Tues 2 Aug 8.30pm

All tickets: £15 (Eric's Bar) No concessions available

80's Mania Europe’s official Eighties Reunion concert show

Fri 12 Aug 7.30pm

A £29.50 B £26 C £22 Concessions available

Imagine From the Producers of That’ll be the Day, Imagine tells the legendary story of John Lennon

Sat 3 Sep 7.30pm

A B C £26.50

A B C £25

Hungrytown An americana/folk music duo combining spellbinding harmonies with heartfelt storytelling

Tues 4 Oct 8.30pm

All tickets: £15 (Eric's Bar) No concessions available

Roy Orbison & Friends

Further Ahead in 2022

The Carole King Songbook A celebration of the music of one of the world’s greatest songwriters

Fri 21 Oct 7.30pm

A B C £26.50

No concessions available

The Nutcracker Russian National Ballet returns to the UK to enchant you with the delightful production of The Nutcracker

Sat 5 Nov 7.30pm

A £29.50 B £26 C £22 Concessions available

Queenz

Barry Steele and a fabulous cast of musicians and singers will take you on a musical journey from The Black and White Night right through to the Traveling Wilburys and beyond

A life-affirming night of fun and frolics with a bunch of boys who dance like Britney and sing like Whitney!

Fri 14 Oct 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Concessions available

Sat 12 Nov 7.30pm

A £29.50 B £26 C £22

A B C £28

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Booking Information Opening Hours Performance Days: Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm and 6pm - 7.30pm Saturday: 9.30am - 1pm and 1 hour before the start of any event Sunday: 1 hour before the start of the event Non Performance Days: 10am - 4pm *Times may vary to accommodate select circumstances, events and commitments

How To Book By phone: 01684 295074 Online: www.rosestheatre.org In person at Box Office during opening hours Please telephone the Box Office if you are a group booker, or someone with a disability who would like a Row H seat, or if you are a carer and are making a booking on behalf of someone else.

Fees And Charges A postage charge of £1.50 per booking applies if you wish to have your tickets posted to you. You can avoid this charge by collecting your tickets from the Box Office or requesting printable e-tickets. A voluntary contribution will be requested with each transaction to help secure the future of The Roses.

Reservations & Refunds Reservations: Payment is required for reserved tickets within 3 days of the reservation, or 3 days prior to the date of the event, whichever is the soonest. Any reserved tickets not paid for by this time will be released. Exchanges: At our discretion, tickets can be exchanged for a different performance of the same event. An administration fee of £2 per ticket applies. We do not offer exchanges on tickets for different events. Refunds: We do not offer refunds on any tickets unless the event is cancelled or postponed. If you are unable to attend a performance, and the performance is sold out, we may offer to resell your tickets. Members may be credited 30 Box Office: 01684 295074

on performances that they are unable to attend provided we are notified prior to the event. Refund protection (ticket insurance) is available at point of purchase via our partner, Booking Protect. See www.bookingprotect.com Only food and drinks purchased on the premises can be consumed whilst at The Roses. We reserve the right to refuse admission to intoxicated or disorderly people. Age guidance stated for live shows (where applicable) is provided by the visiting companies. The Roses is unable to accept responsibility for accuracy.

Ticket Types Full price: Adults Concessions Available (where specified) to children aged 3 - 15, to people receiving a state pension, those in receipt of Universal Credit or other documented benefits. You may be required to prove eligibility. Under 3s go free, provided they sit on a parent or guardian’s lap. Families £2 off up to 2 adult tickets when accompanied by up to 4 children. Discount is automatically applied at checkout.Under 3s go free, provided they sit on a parent or guardian’s lap. 16-25s A limited number of seats are available at £5 off the advertised price across selected live events (excludes Price Band C on banded events). Proof of age may be requested. Schools & Groups Buy ten tickets, get the eleventh free. Available on most live shows and all films. Please contact Box Office on 01684 295074. Carers Registered carers are entitled to half price admission. Proof of eligibility may be required. This brochure is correct at the time of print.

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*Row H has level access and is reserved for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues. Row H is not available to book online - please call Box Office to book.

Parking: The Roses is opposite a large pay and display car park, which has unlimited free parking after 5.30pm every day. By Car: Please see the map right for directions. By Bus: The nearest bus stops to The Roses are in Sun Street, or a one minute walk away, outside Boots. Please check bus timetables for current information.

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Access We welcome all customers; please advise Box Office if you require special assistance. Wheelchair spaces are available in Row H. To book Row H please call Box Office as they cannot currently be booked online. Guide dogs are welcome. Hearing: A hearing loop is in operation for film screenings; just turn your hearing aid to T. rosestheatre.org

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Diary December 2021

February 2022

Thu 2 Omid Djalili: The Good Times Tour 8pm

Fri 25 Strong Enough 7.30pm

Sat 4 Tewkesbury Town Band 7.30pm

March 2022

Mon 6 Christmas with Andre Rieu 1.30pm Met Live: Eurydice 7pm Fri 10 Fairytale Of New York 7.30pm Thu 16 Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band 7.30pm Fri 17 Holly At Christmas 7.30pm

January 2022 Sat 8 Met Live: Cinderella 7pm Fri 14 McCartney 7.30pm Sat 22 Guitar Heroes 7.30pm Thu 27 NT Live: Leopoldstadt 7pm Fri 28 Jive Talkin' 7.30pm Sat 29 Met Live: Rigoletto 5.55pm

Sat 26 A Beautiful Noise 7.30pm Tue 1 Music in Eric's Bar: Knight & Spiers 8.30pm Thu 3 LipService Theatre: Chateau Ghoul 7.30pm Fri 4 Arrival: The Hits of ABBA 7.30pm Sat 5 Lost In Music 7.30pm Sat 12 The Manfreds 7.30pm Thu 17 The Phil Beer Band 7.30pm Fri 18 Count Arthur Strong 8pm Sat 19 7 Drunken Nights

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Sun 20 NT Live: Hex 7pm Fri 25 UK Pink Floyd Experience 7.30pm Sat 26 Met Live: Don Carlos 4pm

February 2022

Sun 27 Megaslam Wrestling 3pm

Tue 1 Music in Eric's Bar: Simon Kempston 8.30pm

Thu 31 Feast of Fiddles 7.30pm

Wed 2 Fairport Convention 7.30pm Fri 4 Motown: How Sweet It Is 7.30pm Sat 5 Mercury 7.30pm Thu 10 Richard Jones 7.30pm Sat 12 Geoff Hurst 7.30pm Sun 13 Met Live: Ariadne auf Naxos 3pm

April 2022 Fri 1 A Foreigner's Journey 7.30pm Tue 5 That'll Be The Day 7.30pm Wed 6 That'll Be The Day 7.30pm Thu 7 Music in Eric's Bar: Wildwood Jack 8.30pm

Tue 15 Vamos Theatre: Dead Good 7.30pm

Sat 9 The Ultimate Boy Band Party Show 7.30pm

Thu 17 NT Live: The Book Of Dust 7pm

Tue 12 The Wizard of Oz

3pm & 7pm

Fri 18 Mark Steel 8pm

Wed 13 The Wizard of Oz

11am & 3pm

Sat 19 The Elvis Years 7.30pm

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Tue 22 Unbelievable Science

2pm

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