The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury: Autumn/Winter 2022

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Autumn / Winter 2022 Tewkesbury's Independent Theatre & Cinema Box Office: 01684 295074 Sun Street, Tewkesbury, Glos GL20 5NX Image: Crown Ballet performing The Nutcracker

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The Whale Bold explorers squeeze into the belly of an enormous inflatable Sperm Whale where they find themselves in the depths of the bubbling, kelp-swirling ocean. They encounter an acrobatic diver who leads them swimmingly through the age old journey of the life of an ancient Leatherback Turtle. With the use of exquisite puppets, comedy and music, Circo Rum Ba Ba explore the tale of sea creatures and their battle to survive in an ocean full of rubbish. The audience help to save the turtle and the Whale from a deluge of plastic and travel from the Indian Ocean to a coral reef, leaving feeling empowered that everyone can make a difference. This event takes place at Tewkesbury Town Hall & Gardens.

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Sun 25 Sep from 12noon Free Entry (booking required)

When we were planning the season you see in this brochure over a year ago, while still in the depths of the pandemic, we knew we wanted to focus on one thing: fun. We could not have predicted the economic and political times we are now in, and that without a doubt joy is just what the doctor ordered.

Welcome all to The Roses' Autumn / Winter programme. Welcome SnowContentsWhite 4 - 5 Get Creative 6 - 9 Feel Good Festival 10 - 13 Event Cinema 14 - 16 Film 17 Live Programme 18 - 33 Booking And Ticket Information 34 - 35 Diary 36 14 Royal Opera House Season 3Registered Charity No: 1051708 Facebook: /RosesTheatre Twitter: @RosesTheatre Instagram: Keep in Touch

Our season delivers this on all fronts. From drag queens to line dancing to sexy circus to murder mysteries, we have an autumn full of fun ahead of us culminating in the epitome of Christmas joy, our Panto, Snow White!  We also have some very exciting changes happening at the Roses. This October we launch Roses Young Creatives, an ambitious revamp of our renowned youth theatre, that will give young people the opportunity to make and/or star in theatre and film.   Alongside this there’s so much you can get involved in: the Feel Good Festival is back to get your creative juices flowing with painting, dance, sewing and much more; a new series of choirs that use singing to promote health and wellbeing, and a creative club for children on the autistic spectrum. A huge thanks to our supporters for making this possible! Here's wishing you light and joy, through the dark days of winter.

Jessica Brewster Director

Sat 26 Nov 6pm Tues 29 Nov 10am 1.30pm Wed 30 Nov 10am 1.30pm Thu 1 Dec 10am 6pm Fri 2 Dec 10am Sat 3 Dec 11am* 3pm Sun 4 Dec 2pm 6pm Tue 6 Dec 10am 1.30pm Wed 7 Dec 10am Thu 8 Dec 10am 1.30pm Sat 10 Dec 2pm 6pm Sun 11 Dec 2pm 6pm Tue 13 Dec 10am 1.30pm Wed 14 Dec 10am 1.30pm Thu 15 Dec 10am Fri 16 Dec 10am 7pm Sat 17 Dec 2pm 6pm Sun 18 Dec 2pm 6pm Tues 20 Dec 2pm 6pm Wed 21 Dec 2pm 6pm Thu 22 Dec 2pm 6pm Fri 23 Dec 2pm 6pm Sat 24 Dec 11am 3pm Mon 26 Dec 2pm** 6pm Tues 27 Dec 11am 3pm Wed 28 Dec 2pm 6pm Thu 29 Dec 2pm 6pm Fri 30 Dec 2pm 6pm Sat 31 Dec 11am 3pm * Relaxed & signed performance ** Rod Leaver memorial performance Gold Performances £26 Blue Performances £23 - £21 Purple Performances £18 - £16 Green Performances £15 - £11 Concessions: £2 off. Available to children aged 3 - 15 and to people in receipt of a state pension or documented benefits. Under 3s go free (must be seated on a parent’s lap; no ticket required).Available on Blue and Purple performances. Families: £2 off up to 2 adult tickets when accompanied by up to 4 children. Available on Blue and Purple performances. Carers: Accompanying registered carers are entitled to half price admission. Proof of eligibility required. Groups: Buy 10 get 1 free. Available on Blue, Purple and Green performances. Schools (Green performances only): £11 Contact Box Office on 01684 295074 to book. 4 Box Office: 01684 295074 Pantomime For two nights only: Fri 2 Dec 7pm Wed 7 Dec 1.30pm All tickets £20

Snow White, the palace orphan, is horrified that her evil queen Malvinha is stripping Tewkesbury’s natural resources to fund her desperate bid to be the fairest in the land. She sets out to save the county with the help of her buxom Nanny, the palace IT guy and some very strange small people. Little does she know that the queen is out to get her with a dodgy magic apple and a very talkative mirror … Back for another bite of the apple this Christmas are the creators of King Arthur: The Panto!; the BAFTAwinning writer Maurice Gran (Birds of a Feather) and local playwright Nick Wilkes (the Almost series). Our 2022 pantomime is another classic tale brought bang up to date with a sharp, witty script that the whole family will love. Come and join the fun! Box Office: 01684 295074 5 26 November - 31 December

Written by Maurice Gran and Nick Wilkes

xx Box Office: 01684 295074 rosestheatre.org6 Box Office: 01684 295074 GetRosesCreativeYoung Creatives We are very excited to be launching Roses Young Creatives (RYC)!! Theatre sessions for 5 – 25 year olds featuring games, improvisation and devising. As well as key skill development around theatre and film, plus special one-off workshops from visiting industry professionals. Our RYC’s will develop their confidence and explore issues relevant to them in a safe space with their peers whilst forming great friendships! There will be four groups: 5-8 year olds, 9-12 year olds, 13-15 year olds, 16-25 year olds. Roses Young Creatives Taster Sessions Why not try one of our special taster sessions in a community space near you? These are free, but please contact our Get Creative team to book a space: more information coming this Autumn! Northway Community Hub | Monday 24 October 10 - 11.30am & 2 - 4pm Twyning Village Hall | Wednesday 26 October 10am – 12noon Wheatpieces Community Centre | Friday 28 October: 1-3pm

Creative Workshops for those aged 10 - 14 with autism

We are delighted to announce we have successfully secured funding from Gloucestershire County Council, to run creative workshops for young people aged 10 to 14 with Autism. The sessions will run once a month, during term time and places are limited to 10 participants. Led by qualified and supportive staff and assistants, as well as team members from The Roses, these sessions offer a great opportunity for young people with autism to experience the expressive and creative arts! For further information, please email or call the Box Office on 01684 295074 and leave your details for our Get Creative team to get back to you.

Infinite Creativity Club!

Calling all misfits and weirdos (you know who you are!). The 'Future Film Programmers' have cooked up an intoxicating potion of subversive witchery, supernatural spine tinglers and creepy creature classics. First up, put on your Demonias and let’s kick off with a cult classic – The Craft – a coming of age film steeped in ritual, witchcraft, and feminist spells. Special tarot readings, spooky cocktails, goth-tinged 90s playlist and much more from 5pm. Grab your rosary beads and get involved! Along the way a sprinkle of freaky family fun, scary monster-shockers and a few spooky surprises! Ending the Season on an immersive ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ Event!

Special Halloween Week Screening: The Craft (15) Wednesday 26th October, from 5pm (Film Starts at 8pm) Prices start from £5 under 25 year olds.

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Singing for Wellbeing with Lindsay Martin

The Roses' Choir with Lindsay Martin

The Roses Theatre and Mindsong are working in partnershop to offer 'Sing 2 Remember', a supported, thoroughly enjoyable, dementiafriendly singing session that's all about singing together, sharing memories, making friendships, and accessing support if needed.

• People who love to sing, but no longer feel comfortable singing in a choir

Sing 2 Remember

Starting fornightly in January 2023, book now for our taster session: When: Thursday 20 October, 2pm - 3.15pm Cost: Free

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When: Second Tuesday of every month, Tuesday 13th September, Tuesday 11th October , Tuesday 8th November Tuesday 13th December 2pm - 3.15pm for singing 3.15pm – 4pm for coffee & chat Where: The Roses Cost: Free

A friendly group singing session using music for relaxation and enjoyment. No experience necessary and you don’t need to be able to read music. We will learn energising and meaningful songs together alongside relaxation. When: First Wednesday of every month, 2pm-3.15pm Where: Tewkesbury Library Cost: Free

Join us for a friendly, fun and inclusive group singing session that helps to support lung health. This will be a supportive and nonjudgemental session where the singing serves as a way to help manage lung health using warm ups, breathing exercises, relaxation exercises and songs. You don’t have to have sung before and you can participate at your own pace. We’ll breathe together, sing together and laugh together too!

In collaboration with Mindsong

The session is for:

• People experiencing loneliness or isolation

Sing for Breath 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, both at The Roses and at external events to which they have been invited.

When: Tuesdays at 9.30am Where: The Roses Cost: £6 per week, payable half termlysee website for term dates Please get in touch with our Get Creative team for more information: Call: 01684 295074 | Email:

• People with dementia still living at home (and those that care for them)

Get Creative - Choirs

10.30amWednesdays-12.30pm Free to join in

Join us at The Roses for a fun and relaxed evening, hosted by resident Games Master, Martin Worrall, who brings a sample of his personal collection, such as Pandemic, Azul and Wingspan, or feel free to bring your own games along to play. Drinks and snacks are available to buy. Under 16’s must be supervised by an adult. Mondays from 6pm Free to join in - suggested donation £3

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Bingo Our Monday Bingo sessions attract a regular and committed group of players every week. There are prizes to be won and there is no need to prebook - just come along for a fun and social afternoon. Mondays at 1.45pm £1 per book (6 games)


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 and we'll find you a home!

The Roses’ resident group of knitters (and crocheters!) meet weekly for coffee, chat and plenty of K2Togscrafting.started many years ago as a small group that has grown exponentially ever since, and now regularly take over the theatre with their wonderful creations.

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rosestheatre.org10 Box Office: 01684 295074 Get Creative Fri 23 Sep - Fri 21 Oct 11am - 12.30pm £7 per session (or £25 for all 5 sessions) Venue: Eric's Bar in The Roses Mindful Drawing Practice mindfulness through doodling and drawing in these weekly sessions with Jo Teague You're welcome to bring your own drawing equipment, although this will be provided. ForFilm-MakingBeginners In this four part course, Sam Morris will guide you in making a short film using your smartphone/digital device, which you'll need to bring with you (fully charged!). Wed 21 Sep - Wed 19 Oct 4pm - 6pm £55 (includes all 4 sessions)

The Roses' annual Feel Good Festival was originally launched as an online festival during 2020’s lockdown as a way of connecting people through creative activities. In late 2021, as the country was emerging from another difficult year, the festival ran again, with in-person activities alongside online ones. This year, we've brought back many of the most popular sessions from previous festivals as well as some fun new activities to try! - October 2022

September Box Office: 01684 295074 11 Get Creative Feel Good Choir Join Lindsay Martin,The Roses' resident Choir Master, to learn and sing songs that are uplifting and fun. Participants will then perform at the end of term showcase on Sunday 30 October. Westend WorkshopDance Join West End professional, Erica-Jane Alden, for a masterclass in which you will learn choreography from the musical Chicago. This workshop is suitable for those who have a dance background. Paint Along Fun paint-along sessions with Sam Morris, famed for her cheeky stylised depictions of cows, one remote workshop via Zoom and another held in-person. You will need to provide your own equipment; details are online. Mon 12 Sep - Mon 17 Oct 7pm - 8.30pm £55 (includes all 5 sessions) Venue: To be confirmed Sun 2 Oct 2pm - 4pm £20 Venue: The Roses Sun 2 Oct 11am - 1pm (in person) Wed 12 Oct 7pm - 8.30pm (online) £15 in person / £10 online Venue: The Roses / Zoom

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You're welcome to bring your own sewing materials, although these will be provided.


A fun way to get your creativity flowing and to get started on that writing project you have always meant to start. With local playwright Caroline Summerfield

Sew With Jo chance to meet new people and enjoy mindfulness through sewing, with Jo Teague

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Mon 19 Sep 5pm - 7pm Mon 3 Oct 5pm - 7pm per session (Zoom option available)

Creative Writing

Mon 19 Sep - Mon 17 Oct 11am - 12.30pm £7 per session (or £25 for all 5 sessions)

Thu 22 Sep - Thu 20 Oct 6pm - 7pm £7 per session (or £25 for all 5 sessions)

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The ukulele is fun and quick to learn. Your teacher, Vicki Wagstaffe, has been teaching for several years and performs ukulele in a band. Whether you played a little before or have never even picked one up - Vicki will have you strumming along to your favourite songs in no time.

£12.50 Box Office: 01684 295074 13 Get Creative Social Line-Dancing Join us to learn or improve in this fun and endorphin-boosting social dance. It's easy to take part in and the benefits are clear when it comes to positive mental and physical wellbeing, as well as helping to lower the risk of dementia and to make new friends. Cowboys boots are not essential!

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Event Cinema 14 Box Office: 01684 295074 LiveRoyalrosestheatre.orgOperaHouseCinemaSeason2022/23 We are delighted to be screening the Royal Opera House's biggest ever season, in its entirety, for the very first time. For full details on each production, visit Marcelino Sambé and Francesca Hayward in Like Water For Chocolate ©Camilla Greenwell,2022

Event Cinema Box Office: 01684 295074 15 THE ROYAL OPERA Madama Butterfly Tue 27 Sep 2022, 7.15pm THE ROYAL BALLET Mayerling Wed 5 Oct 2022, 7.15pm THE ROYAL OPERA Aida Wed 12 Oct 2022, 6.45pm THE ROYAL OPERA La Bohème Thu 20 Oct 2022, 7.15pm THE ROYAL BALLET The Royal Ballet: A Diamond Celebration Wed 16 Nov 2022, 7.15pm THE ROYAL BALLET The Nutcracker Thu 8 Dec 2022, 7.15pm THE ROYAL BALLET Like Water For Chocolate Thu 19 Jan 2023, 7.15pm (filmed in June 2022) THE ROYAL OPERA The Barber Of Seville Wed 15 Feb 2023, 7pm THE ROYAL OPERA Turandot Wed 22 Mar 2023, 7.15pm THE ROYAL BALLET Cinderella Sun 16 Apr 2023, 2pm (filmed on April 12, 2023) THE ROYAL OPERA The Marriage Of Figaro Thu 27 Apr 2023, 6.45pm (filmed in January 2022) THE ROYAL BALLET The Sleeping Beauty Wed 24 May 2023, 7.15pm THE ROYAL OPERA Il Trovatore Tue 13 Jun 2023, 7.15pm All live cinema screenings are classified 12A by the BBFC. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Event Cinema Prices: Full price: £17.50, Concessions £15.50, Under 26s: £12.50 Friends of The Roses get £1 off a ticket per screening

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Another chance to see Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) make her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play, captured live from the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End.

Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity. Director Simon Godwin returns with this irresistible comedy, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

Thu 6 Oct 7pm Event Cinema Prices: Full price: £17.50, Concessions £15.50, Under 26s: £12.50

Sat 17 Sep 11am & Wed 21 Sep 7pm

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Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut in this 21st century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness.

After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when his intended demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms.

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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.

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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 or on 01684 295074 to enquire.

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Family Offer Available on shows with the F symbol £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

The Gods The Gods The Gods is an internationally award winning show from Wright & Grainger, the creators of the hugely acclaimed Orpheus & Eurydice. Four stories weave together across 14 tracks full of big beats, soaring melodies and banging bass lines. A show about what we look for outside ourselves, and where we find it in the people around us. A mouthwatering weave of where mythology meets real life. Wright & Grainger are a multi award winning duo weaving work from spoken word and live music. Their shows Orpheus & Eurydice have toured the world to huge critical acclaim and multiple awards. Sat 10 Sep 7.30pm

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As Take That celebrate over 30 years as the UK's number one boy band, The Take That Experience mark over a decade together as their most popular and recognised tribute act. With acclaimed vocal performances, stunning replica costumes and iconic dance routines, The Take That Experience recreate the magic of Take That live on stage with their ‘Greatest Hits Tour’. This incredible show features hit after hit from Take That’s career spanning three decades - from classic 90s hits through to their most recent triumphs.

Cate Cody “I’m old-fashioned...” sings Cate Cody in a hauntingly beautiful voice that has been compared to a young Peggy Lee. She might well be describing herself, because these days it’s very rare to find a jazz chanteuse with such authentic phrasing, who genuinely understands the nuances, and is capable of capturing the idiomatic gradations and modulations required to swing. For this special session, Cate is delighted to be accompanied by Tom Kincaid (currently pianist for Elkie Brooks) and double bassist Tom Mark, both the first choice of many musicians. The trio will be performing an eclectic mix of gems from the 1920s to the 1950s. Tue 20 Sep 8.30pm £15 (Music in Eric's Bar) No concessions available

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Following a sell out concert in 2018 the Lions Club of Cheltenham are delighted to bring this world famous choir back to The Roses. Recent engagements have included International Rugby at Cardiff and a special service at Menin Gate, Ypres. From Welsh hymns through to such favourites as Wonderful World and You Raise Me Up there is sure to be something for everyone in a night of the very best of Welsh choral music. Proceeds of the concert will be shared between the Oncology Unit at Cheltenham Hospital and the running costs of the Clubs Holiday Caravan at Burnham on Sea, which provides breaks for local disabled people.

Fri 23 Sep 7.30pm A B C £27 No concessions available

Sat 24 Sep 7.30pm A B C £25 No concessions available Entertainment NightsForbidden Get ready for your ultimate Forbidden night out with two hours of breathtaking action, seductive choreography and a comedian compere for your WelcometoclassyThisthisspincircusartistsvocalists,castatAbandonentertainment.yourinhibitionsthedoorasthetalentedofacrobats,livemalefireacts,,sexy,innovativeandshowisguaranteedbeanighttoremember.totheSexyCircus!®

Frankie - The Concert is an accurate and authentic celebration of legendary hall-of-famers Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. That famous falsetto, along with those incredible fourpart harmonies, are lovingly recreated with respect, astonishing attention to detail and a genuine love for the music that dominated two decades! The incredible, award winning cast and a spectacular eightpiece band perfectly recreate the powerful falsetto of the 60s & 70s icon alongside expert musicianship to top off this high quality performance. This show is unique, bringing Frankie Valli’s music back to life with actual concert recreations, and a few surprises too!

Fri 30 Sep 7.30pm A B C £25.50 No concessions available

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Tue 4 Oct 8.30pm £15 (Music in Eric's Bar) No concessions available Folk / Americana Hungrytown Combining spellbinding harmonies with heartfelt storytelling, Americana/folk music duo Hungrytown have been captivating audiences throughout the United States, Europe and New Zealand for more than fifteen years of full-time touring. The duo is known for the timeless quality of their songs, which combine Celtic and guitarincludingaartfulinfluences,Appalachianaswellastheiraccompanimentonvarietyofinstruments,banjo,mandolin,andharmonica.

A riotous improvised parody chock full of puns and innuendo, in the style of the nation’s favourite author, Enid Blyton. Cast yourself back to your childhood in a show that’s spontaneous and utterly unique every time, with this satirical take on childhood favourite books like The Famous Five and Mallory Towers. This time though, this is for grown-ups! A cast of the UK's best-known and Award Winning improvisers invent an hilarious improvised adventure live on the hoof based on audience suggestions. Performed in vintage costume with music and songs, the show offers an hilarious tongue-in-cheek homage. 1 Oct 7.30pm B £15 available Adults only!

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Sun 9 Oct 2pm Free entry (donations to The Roses welcome)

In My Dear Old Things, Blowers recalls his days as a young England hopeful, a career in the City to work as a cricket journalist before finding his way into the TMS box. There are hilarious tales of larger-than-life characters in the box and on tour with England. Henry also has plenty of hysterical stories from his post-retirement appearances, resulting in a wonderfully engaging evening for all.

Being confined to the pavilion for the past couple of seasons has given Henry time to reconnect with his Norfolk roots and reflect on a truly extraordinary life.


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An Audience With My Dear Old Things - An Evening with Henry Blofeld

Join us for a pleasant afternoon of toe-tapping jazz with Clarinet Marmalade, a lively group who play the music of the 1920s and 1930s. The band are comprised of Paul Johnson on clarinet, Mike Sallis on bass, Debbie Sallis on percussion and Nathan King on guitars and vocals. The Roses will be open throughout the afternoon serving a selection of hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice creams. Entry is free, but any donations will go to The Roses.

Sat 8 Oct 7.30pm A B C £27 No concessions available Jazz Music


Popular Music Roy Orbison Story 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 - with so much more in between. They promise they’ll have you dancing in the aisles, in an evening jam-packed with solid gold Rock 'n' Roll and contemporary musical genius as they capture the magic of an era in one fantastic evening. If you want the real deal, the name on the ticket is Barry Steele! 2023 dates now on sale! See p. 32 Box Office: 01684 295074 23See p. 34 for seating plan and booking info Live Programme


Popular Music That'll Be The Day Following the huge success of the 35th Anniversary Tour, That’ll Be The Day is back on the road with another incredible show packed full of world class performances from Trevor and the highly talented cast. Let the UK’s leading Rock ’n‘ Roll show take you on a journey through the years, as together you celebrate the golden age of Rock ’n’ Roll and Pop from the 50s right the way through to the 80s. 19 Oct 7.30pm B C £30 No concessions available SOLD OUT - returns only Fri 14 Oct 2.30pm & 7.30pm B C £28 concessions available




Join us to celebrate one of the most successful and admired songwriters in the history of popular music. With a cast of the UK’s finest musicians, singers and dancers, we tell the story of the music of Carole King, from her early beginnings in New York to the singer-songwriter movement of early 70’s California.

Featuring not only songs from the Carole King songbook but also songs that were written and recorded by some of the greatest artists and songwriting partnerships and iconic artists such as Aretha Franklin, The Drifters, The Shirelles, The Monkees, The Beatles, The Everly Brothers and Dusty Springfield.

Fri 21 Oct 7.30pm A B C £26.50 No concessions available Sat 15 Oct 7.30pm A B C £29.50 No concessions available Get ready as we spice up your life and hit you one more time with the ultimate 90’s party night out!

The talented cast will have you reaching for the stars as they throw it back to you, for one night only, live on stage, as we celebrate the 1990s. Featuring non-stop hits, including: Let Me Entertain You, Hit Me Baby One More Time, Reach For The Stars, Saturday Night, Stay, All That She Wants, Mysterious Girl, No Limit, Mambo No 5, Angels, Park Life, Sit Down, Common People, Wonderwall, Rhythm is a Dancer and scores more. See p. 34 for seating plan and booking info

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Sun 23 Oct 7.30pm A B C £27 No concessions available Age guidance: 16+

Sat 22 Oct 7.30pm A B C £26 No concessions available

Talk Dr Richard Shepherd: Unnatural Causes

Dr Shepherd has performed over 23,000 autopsies, including some of the most high-profile cases of recent times; the Hungerford Massacre, the Princess Diana inquiry, and 9/11. He has faced serial killers, natural disaster, 'perfect murders' and freak accidents. His evidence has put killers behind bars, freed the innocent, and turned open-and-shut cases on their heads. Yet all this has come at a huge personal cost. Join Dr Richard Shepherd for an evening which promise to be utterly fascinating. Unnatural Causes will tell the story of not only the cases and bodies that have haunted Doctor Shepherd the most, but also how to live a life steeped in death.

Comedy / Drama Dirty Dusting Gladys, Olive and Elsie are three “vintage style” cleaning ladies who, threatened with redundancy, chance on an ‘unconventional’ way of earning some extra cash. A wrong number requiring a Sex Chat Line rings into the office and gives them a great idea... why not start their own Sex Chat Line? After all, their age and appearance won’t matter on the telephone and providing they can keep this a secret from Dave, their boss, they could be onto a winner! What could possibly go wrong?! Written by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood, this production is directed by Leah Bell who injects this hilarious play with a fresh and lively approach coupled with her own unique comedic style.

Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd. A detective in his own right, Dr Shepherd has solved the mystery of sudden and unexplained deaths and now continues his hugely successful 2021 theatre tour in 2022.

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Some Guys Have All The Luck

Over 50 years since the release of Rod’s first album, Some Guys Have All The Luck – The Rod Stewart Story is back, direct from the west end, in theatres with a brand new show, bringing to the stage a fantastic live concert celebration of one of rock music’s most successful artistes of all time.

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Capturing the excitement, energy and charisma that have made Rod a true rock icon, including those infamous moves and all the hits like Handbags & Gladrags, Maggie May, Baby Jane, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Sailing, Tonight’s The Night, The First Cut Is The Deepest, and You’re In My Heart. Sat 29 Oct 7.30pm A B C £27.50 No concessions available

brilliance of the Counterfeit Stones - described as Rolling Stones’ hooky masterpiece. Their latest fast shuffle promises yet another night of pure, unadulterated CopyRock. Now in their 32nd year, these prank-stars continue to deliver the best “mock ‘n’ roll” show on the circuit. Packed with big hits, retro fashion, vintage guitars and a huge dollop of Spinal Tap humour, it’s Satis-fiction guaranteed. It’s phoney rock ‘n’ roll and you’ll like it!

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The StonesCounterfeit

Nick DrawalongHalloweenSharratt's

Popular Music

Why pay a fortune to see ants in a stadium when for a fraction of the price you can get up close and smell the faking

“The most famous Stones band in England” Sir Mick Jagger Fri 28 Oct 7.30pm A B C £28 No concessions available

Join much loved children’s author and illustrator Nick Sharratt for a special Halloween themed drawalong. He’ll be sketching gently spooky characters from a selection of his fun-filled picture books, including the hugely popular You Choose, Shark in the Park and Pants series. And you can draw along with him!

Nick has illustrated over 300 books and has worked with top authors including Julia Donaldson and Dame Jacqueline Wilson. This event is ideal for Nick's younger fans. Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on. Thu 27 Oct 2pm A B C £14 Concessions available Suitable for ages 4+

Live Programme Box Office: 01684 295074 27See p. 34 for seating plan and booking info Swing Music Down For The Count:

Feel Good

Community Feel ShowcaseFestivalGood 2022 Festival show Line-Dancing workshop,


that will include performances from the Social

concludes with a special

the Ukulele players, the Feel Good Choir and the West End Dance workshop participants. No booking required - just come along and support your family and friends! Sun 30 Oct 4pm Free entry

The Roses'

A £26 B £22.50 C £18 Concessions available


A Century Of Swing the UK’s hardest swinging mini big band, Down for the Count, as they celebrate A Century of Swing. Down for the Count bring the sounds of the Swing Era back to life, with an electrifying show full of incredible energy and musicianship. Their 2022 show celebrates a century of swing music, tracing the origins of the music from 1920s America through to the genre’s heyday in the 30s, 40s and 50s. The band will also perform their own original arrangements of classic jazz standards, featured on their new album and bringing swing music right up to date. 4 Nov 7.30pm

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The Nutcracker Moldova's Crown Ballet comes to the UK to enchant you with their delightful production of The Nutcracker. This charming and kindly fairy tale is one of the jewels of Tchaikovsky's repertoire. The original Christmas story is based on The Nutcracker and the Mouse King written by E.T.A. Hoffmann. It tells the story of Marie, a sad little girl, whose godfather, Drosselmeier, gives her a Nutcracker doll as a present on Christmas Eve. In her lively imagination it turns into a prince and the magic starts… This eternal seasonal favourite will be an unforgettable journey in the run-up to Christmas and an ideal introduction to audiences of any age to the magic that is classical ballet.

Sat 5 Nov 7.30pm A £29.50 B £26 C £22 Concessions available Ballet

Tue 1 Nov 8.30pm £15 (Music in Eric's Bar) No concessions available Jazz Music Remi Harris & Tom Moore Acclaimed jazz and blues guitarist Remi Harris and virtuoso double bassist Tom Moore present an evening of music ranging from the acoustic jazz of the 30s and 40s to the electric blues of the 60s and 70s; influenced by such greats as Django Reinhardt, Peter Green, Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix and more. The show features an eclectic mix of jazz and blues standards, original tunes.arrangementsimprovisationscompositions,andnewoffamiliarRemiplaysavariety of acoustic and electric guitars. The ease and warmth of Remi’s stage presence, together with his virtuoso talent, will have concert goers captivated by his passion for the guitar.

Youth Theatre




It is 1927 and Italian millionaire, Bruno Tortellini, owner of Roses Manor, is hosting the first ever Tewkesbury Charleston Championships in none other than Eric's Bar at The Roses! great and good of the town are on hand to celebrate with the winners. what was that scream? some terrible crime been committed? you help head judge, Len DeCummerbund solve the case and identify the killer? to impress and join us at The Roses for a fun, interactive evening of murder, mystery and food! 10 Nov 7.30pm £25 (includes welcome drink, pizza and buffet) dress optional but encouraged!




Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at The Roses Theatre; an exhilarating evening of live theatre, featuring a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools. See Shakespeare’s timeless stories brought to life like never before, and support young people from your community as they take to the stage. “Every child in every school ought to have the chance to experience this magical process” Philip Pullman, author and CSSF patron. See website for a list of participating schools. Wed 9 Nov 7pm A B C £11 available sale Wed 7 Sep Strictly Charleston: A 1920's Murder Mystery


Immersive Theatre



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Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK. Their 25th Anniversary Tour will feature the Eagles’ timeless back catalogue, including classics such as Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights, Take It To The Limit, Desperado, Lyin’ Eyes, Life In The Fast Lane and many more. This world class seven-piece band have become a brand name in their own right; revered by their peers, respected by the music industry and dearly loved by their massive and ever expanding fan base. Fri 11 Nov 7.30pm £29.50 B £26 C £22 available

30 Box Office: 01684 295074 rosestheatre.orgSee p. 34 for seating plan and booking info Sat 12 Nov 7.30pm A £29.50 B £26 C £22 Concessions available The trailblazing, life affirming drag extravaganza taking the UK by storm. Featuring mind blowing LIVE vocals, and not a lip-sync in sight! Join these death-dropping divas as they slay the biggest hits of all time and serve up the sequin-clad pop party we’ve all been gagging for!

Starring X Factor & Union J pop sensation Jaymi Hensley, get ready to singalong to reimagined classics from The Spice Girls, Lady Gaga, Little Mix, Britney, Whitney, and everything in between. Queenz is drag like you’ve never HEARD it before! Popular Music Talon -



Tewkesbury's very own brass band once again gathers at The Roses for a magical Christmassy celebration of music and song. It's been far too long since they have been able to play on The Roses' stage - come along for a wonderful evening of community music and festive cheer! 3 Dec 7.30pm B C


Festive Music

£15 Concessions available



Live Programme Box Office: 01684 295074 31See p. 34 for seating plan and booking info

From the producers of the hit show Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of The Dubliners, Fairytale of New York is the ultimate feel good Irish-inspired Christmas show. Featuring an international cast of singers, musicians and dancers Fairytale of New York brings you all of your favorite Christmas songs including Driving home for Christmas, White Christmas, Oh Holy Night, Winter’s Tale, Silent Night and of course The Fairytale of New York. "Terrific" BBC Fri 9 Dec 7.30pm A B C £27.50 concessions available


2023 rosestheatre.orgSee overleaf for seating plan and booking info32 Box Office: 01684 295074 ConventionFairport The 2023 winter tour kicks off in Tewkesbury Wed 1 Feb 7.30pm A B C £30 No concessions available Chris SpeakyMcCausland:Blinder Star of the Royal Variety Performance, Would I Lie to You?, Have I Got News for You, QI, and Live at the Apollo Thu 9 Feb 8pm A B C £21 No concessions available Someone Like You - The SongbookAdele Katie Markham leads this world-class show Sat 11 Feb 7.30pm A B C £26 Concessions available Beauty & The Beast Ballet Theatre UK Sun 19 Feb 7pm A B C £20 Concessions available That'll Be The Day The UK’s leading Rock ’n‘ Roll show Thu 2 & Fri 3 Mar 7.30pm A B C £30 No concessions available Motown: How Sweet It Is The ultimate celebration of the sweet sound of Motown Sat 4 Mar 7.30pm A B C £31.50 No availableconcessions The Fureys One of Ireland’s all-time most acclaimed and influential bands Sat 11 Mar 7.30pm A B C £27 No concessions available The Story Of Guitar Heroes A homage to some of the most influential and iconic guitarists from the past 50 years of popular music Fri 24 Mar 7.30pm A B C £26.50 No concessions available






Celebrating over 50 years of one of rock music’s most influential bands Fri 31 Mar 7.30pm B C £26.50 No concessions available ClassicUltimateRockShow off your air guitars for an evening of the very best classic rock anthems 21 Apr 7.30pm B C £27 No concessions available of Magic with Richard Jones Known as ‘the Military Illusionist’, Richard represents the very best in cutting edge magic, mind-reading and psychological illusion. Sat 22 Apr 7.30pm A B C £55 - £25 available SuperstarsCountry Europe’s number one multi–tribute country show Fri 28 Apr 7.30pm B C £26 No concessions available & Shout fun-packed musical journey back to the Swinging Sixties! Fri 19 May 7.30pm B C £26 No concessions available The SongbookMcCartney From the producers of smash hit shows That’ll Be The Day and Walk Right Back Sat 24 Jun 7.30pm A B C £27.50 No concessions available Totally Tina! Come shake a tail feather with the UK’s supreme Tina; Justine Riddoch Sat 9 Sep 7.30pm A B C £27.50 No concessions available



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2023 Box Office: 01684 295074 33See overleaf for seating plan and booking info

Non Performance Days: 10am - 4pm

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.

Opening Hours Performance Days: Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm and 6pm - 7.30pm

Sunday: 1 hour before the start of the event

Fees And Charges

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.


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. 34 Box Office: 01684 295074

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.

How To Book By phone: 01684 295074 Online:

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.

Saturday: 9.30am - 1pm and 1 hour before the start of any event

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 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 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.

*Times may vary to accommodate select circumstances, events and commitments

Reservations & Refunds

Booking Information

Getting Here 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 outside Boots. Please check bus timetables for current information. 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 welcome. Hearing: A hearing loop is in operation for film screenings; just turn your hearing aid to T. RiverAvon To&WorcesterM50J1ToGloucester To M5 J9 & Evesham The Roses TewkesburyAbbey Swilgate Road Howells RoadGardensVictoria 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1911 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1911 20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1911 20 21 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1911 20 21 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1911 20 21 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1911 20 21 22 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1911 20 21 22 23 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1911 20 21 22 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1911 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1911 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1911 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1911 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1911 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1911 20 21 22 23 24 25 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1911 20 21 22 23 24 25 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1911 20 21 22 23 24 25 Stage / Screen Rear of auditorium *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. seatingLevelRPONMLKJH*GFEDCBA Main aisle Price Band A Price Band B Price Band C Banded pricing does not apply to films or pantomime. No concessions on Band C. Booking Information Box Office: 01684 295074 35


The Roses, Sun Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5NX Box Office: 01684 295074 • •

September 2022 Tue 6 Music in Eric's: Lindsay Martin & The Nouvelle House Band 8.30pm Thu 8 NT Live: Much Ado About Nothing 7pm Sat 10 The Gods The Gods The Gods 7.30pm Fri 16 The Take That Experience 7.30pm Tue 20 Music in Eric's: Cate Cody 8.30pm Fri 23 Frankie - The Concert 7.30pm Sat 24 Treorchy Choir 7.30pm Tue 27 The Royal Opera: Madama Butterfly 7.15pm Fri 30 Forbidden Nights 7.30pm 'Feel Good Festival' events Page 10 October 2022 Sat 1 Bumper Blyton 7.30pm Tue 4 Music in Eric's: Hungrytown 8.30pm Wed 5 The Royal Ballet: Mayerling 7.15pm Thu 6 NT JackLive:Absolute Flies Again 7pm Sat 8 Henry Blofeld 7.30pm Sun 9 Cafe Capriccio 2pm Wed 12 The Royal Opera: Aida 6.45pm Fri 14 Roy Orbison & Friends 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sat 15 90's Live 7.30pm Wed 19 That'll Be The Day 7.30pm Thu 20 The Royal Opera: La Bohème 7.15pm Fri 21 The Carole King Songbook 7.30pm Sat 22 Dirty Dusting 7.30pm Sun 23 Dr Richard Shepherd: Unnatural Causes 7.30pm Wed 26 The Craft (15) 5pm Thu 27 Nick Sharratt 2pm Fri 28 The Counterfeit Stones 7.30pm Sat 29 Some Guys Have All The Luck 7.30pm Sun 30 Feel Good Festival Showcase 4pm November 2022 Tue 1 Music in Eric's: Remi Harris & Tom 8.30pm Thu 3 NT Live: The Seagull 7pm Fri 4 Down For The Count 7.30pm Sat 5 The Nutcracker 7.30pm Wed 9 Shakespeare Schools Festival 7pm Thu 10 Strictly Charleston 7.30pm Fri 11 Talon 7.30pm Sat 12 Queenz 7.30pm Wed 16 The Royal Ballet: A Diamond Celebration 7.15pm Sat 26 Snow White See. p 4 December 2022 Sat 3 Tewkesbury Town Band 7.30pm Thu 8 The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker 7.15pm Fri 9 Fairytale Of New York 7.30pm See to browse events in 2023 Printed (on FSC certified paper) using vegetable oil-based inks and electricity 100% from renewable sources

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