What's On at The Roses: Jan - Apr 2023

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Welcome to the new look Roses brochure!

This begins a whole raft of exciting changes at The Roses taking place as we head into 2023, including a new intimate Studio Screen for our cutting-edge film programme, a refurbished bar and café area, and a new website. This will transform our space to be even more warm and welcoming, and embeds our values of friendship, openness, and joy into the design of the building so that you have an even better experience when you’re here. Watch this space for updates!

Alongside this we’ve launched a new youth strand, Roses Young Creatives, giving under 25 years olds the opportunity to make and perform in theatre and film productions. If you’re interested in getting involved, find out more on pages 04–05.

All of this is thanks to our donors and grants from the Arts Council’s Culture Recovery Fund, the British Film Institute and Tewkesbury Borough Council. A huge thanks to all our supporters and audiences for enabling a hugely exciting future for The Roses.

Of course, all of this is led by a vibrant, joyous programme of music, comedy, cinema and so much more. Come and join us for a dazzling New Year of fun, and make your 2023 one to remember!

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!

the.roses.theatre RosesTheatre @RosesTheatre Registered Charity No: 1051708 FOLLOW US Get Creative Pages 04–07 Cinema Pages 08–11 Discounts & Seats Pages 12–13 Live Events Pages 14–23 Further Ahead Pages 24–25 Booking Information Page 26 Diary Page 27 09
Jessica Brewster Director
Royal Opera House Season

run weekly term-time sessions in the Expressive Arts Rooms at Tewkesbury School. Our members are free to be their best creative selves through drama games, improvisation, devising, performance skills for stage and screen and so much more. The year is also peppered with special sessions from industry experts. Our Roses Young Creatives develop their confidence and explore issues relevant to them in a safe space with their peers whilst forming great friendships!

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Infinite Creativity Club


Do you support a young person on the autistic spectrum? Join us for three monthly creative sessions at The Roses. Led by qualified and supportive staff, these sessions are a great opportunity for participants to experience the creative arts at The Roses.

For children aged 10–14 years old with Autism Booking essential. Please email getcreative@rosestheatre.org

Play In A Day


Join us on The Roses’ stage! Spend the day being directed by a professional actor who will guide you through the depths of your imagination to create and showcase a brandnew play in just a few hours.

For children aged 7–13 years old £15 per child (discount available) Booking essential. Places limited.

Musical Theatre Dance Workshop

SAT 25 FEB 10AM—12.30PM

Join us on The Roses stage for some half-term dance fun and learn some exciting new moves with West End professional dancer Erica-Jane Alden. This is an absolutely fantastic opportunity to learn from someone at the top of their field.

For children aged 7–13 years old £15 per child (discount available) Booking essential. Places limited.

If you would like more information on any of our sessions including discounts and how to book, please email Georgia at getcreative@rosestheatre.org


The Roses is home to a growing number of groups and clubs, who meet to socialise, create and enjoy each others’ company.

The Roses’ Choir

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.

Hosted by Lindsay Martin.

Date & Time Tuesday 10 January, then weekly 9.30–11am

Price £6.00 per week (payable half-termly, see website for term dates)

Venue The Roses

Sing for Breath

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 need to have sung before and you can participate at your own pace. We’ll breathe together, sing together and laugh together too!

Hosted by Lindsay Martin.

Date & Time Second Tuesday of every month at 2–3.15pm for singing and 3.15–4pm for coffee & chat

Price Free, no booking required

Venue The Roses

Singing for Wellbeing

A friendly group singing session using music for relaxation and enjoyment. No experience is necessary and you don’t need to be able to read music. We will learn energising and meaningful songs together alongside relaxation exercises, breathing exercises and fun vocal warm-ups.

Hosted by Lindsay Martin.

Date & Time First Wednesday of every month at 2–3.15pm

Price Free

Venue Tewkesbury Library

Sing 2 Remember

The Roses Theatre is happy to be working in partnership with Mindsong to offer Sing 2 Remember, a supported, thoroughly enjoyable, dementia-friendly singing session for:

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

People experiencing loneliness or isolation People who love to sing, but no longer feel comfortable singing in a choir

Please email meg.brand@mindsong.org.uk for more information.

Date & Time Thursday 12 January then fortnightly 2pm singing, 3–3.30pm tea and cake

Price Free


The Baptist Church (GL20 5DR)




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 pre-book — just come along for a fun and social afternoon.

Led by Liz, our resident Bingo-caller! £1 per book (6 games)

Board Game Meet Up


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.

Everyone welcome Free to join in (suggested donation £3)


EVERY WED 10.30AM—12.30PM

The Roses’ resident group of knitters (and crocheters!) meet weekly for coffee, chat and plenty of crafting. K2Togs 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.

Everyone welcome Free to join in

If you’re looking for a home for your group, or would like to start one, please get in touch at getcreative@rosestheatre.org and we’ll find you a home!


Experience exhilarating live theatre from the comfort of The Roses.

The Crucible THU 26 JAN 7PM

A witch hunt is beginning in Arthur Miller’s captivating parable of power. Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women in Salem suddenly find their words have an almighty power. As a climate of fear, vendetta and accusation spreads through the community, no one is safe from trial.

Captured live from the Olivier stage at the National Theatre.

Othello THU 23 FEB 7PM

She’s a bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. He’s refugee of slavery; having risen to the top of a white world, he finds love across racial lines has a cost. Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide. Othello is filmed live on the Lyttleton stage of the National Theatre.


By C.P. Taylor, directed


. David Tennant (Doctor Who) makes a much-anticipated return to the West End in a blistering reimagining of one of Britain’s most powerful, political plays.

As the world faces its Second World War, John Halder, a good, intelligent German professor, finds himself pulled into a movement with unthinkable consequences. Filmed live at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London.


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, please visit rosestheatre.org

The Royal Opera: The Barber of Seville


Gioachino Rossini’s comic opera is a riotously entertaining affair.

The Royal Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

THU 27 APR 6.45PM

With more twists than a page boy’s stockings, the story of Mozart’s comic opera will surprise and delight you at every turn.

The Royal Opera: Turandot

WED 22 MAR 7.15PM

Puccini’s score is rich in musical marvels.

The Royal Ballet: Like Water For Chocolate

THU 19 JAN 7.15PM

A modern Mexican classic, inspired by Laura Esquivel’s novel.

The Royal Ballet: Cinderella


Royal Ballet Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella celebrates its 75th anniversary.

The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

WED 24 MAY 7.15PM Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s ravishing music and Oliver Messel’s sumptuous fairytale designs with this true gem from the classical ballet repertory.

The Royal Opera: Il Trovatore

TUE 13 JUN 7.15PM

Adele Thomas’s energetic staging sets Verdi’s tale in a Hieronymus Boschinspired universe of medieval superstition.

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Water For Chocolate ©Camilla Greenwell,
Cinema at The Roses See our offers and film programme online at rosestheatre.org or pick up our monthly flyer from the Box Office. You can also download a digital flyer from issuu.com/TheRoses DISCOVER MORE Babylon The Son Avatar: The Way of Water The Whale Corsage Broker We bring the best international new releases to your local theatre. Avatar: The Way of Water / Blue Jean Empire of Light / The Whale / The Son Babylon / A Man Called Otto / Alcarras No Bears / Aftersun / Corsage / Till I Wanna Dance With Somebody / TAR Enys Men / Women Talking / Allelujah Knock at the Cabin / Godland / Broker The Fabelmans / What’s Love Got to Do With It? / Puss in Boots: The Last Wish All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

NEW at The Roses: the Studio Screen

We are pleased to announce the opening of a new Studio Screen at The Roses, which will allow us to include many more titles in our programme than ever before. This intimate new space, in the theatre’s Studio, will be dedicated to world cinema, British independent films,

archive seasons and family favourites, projected in stunning 4K. The room will also be available to hire for private screenings, parties and events.

To find out more visit rosestheatre.org



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

Season Multibuy

Plan ahead and save on live shows! All tickets must be booked at the same time for the discount to apply. Not available on Band C seats or in conjunction with any other offer.

Discounts per ticket: £3.50 off when you buy 4+ live shows £3.00 off when you buy 3 live shows £2.50 off when you buy 2 live shows


£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.

Groups & Schools

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

Where specified, concessions are available for:

Children aged 3–15 (under 3s go free, provided they sit on a parent or guardian’s lap).

Those in receipt of state pension, Universal Credit or other benefits (proof of eligibility may be required).

Registered carers are entitled to half price admission (proof of elibility may be required).

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Fairport Convention

WED 1 FEB 7.30PM

Fairport Convention have been entertaining music lovers for over half a century, celebrating their 56th year in 2023.

They won a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and Radio 2 listeners voted their groundbreaking album Liege & Lief ‘The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’.

The band features founding member Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Ric Sanders on violin, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals and Dave Mattacks on drums. Joining Fairport this evening are Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage.

LionelSAT 4 FEB 7.30PM

Following appearances with Lionel Richie himself on ITV’s Sunday Night At The Palladium and the Graham Norton Show for the BBC, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance in this high octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and The Commodores. This award winning five star production also features a stellar line-up of world class musicians including musical director Jonny Miller from Talon

Katya Gorrie Trio


Producer of the Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival and frontwoman for the ever popular band Moscow Drug Club, North American singer and performer Katya Gorrie returns to her musical roots of Jazz & Blues in the intimate setting of Eric’s Bar.

Celebrating the sultry music of Julie London, the blues of the great Peggy Lee and the wit of Blossom Dearie, Katya invites the listener to engage in the story of the lyric with her sultry tone and hip phrasing. The trio is completed by the fantastically talented Andy Bowen on Guitar and Will Harris on Double Bass.

Music in Eric’s Bar.

FOLK MUSIC POPULAR MUSIC JAZZ MUSIC 14 Tickets All £16.50 Tickets All £30.00 Tickets £27.00 £23.50 £20.00 Discounts Season Multibuy Concessions

Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder

Star of the Royal Variety Performance, Would I Lie to You?, Have I Got News for You, QI, and Live at the Apollo... One of the UK’s top stand-ups Chris McCausland is on tour with a stand-up show about life, family, and loads of other nonsense as well!

“Passionate and rib-tickling. An illuminating, heartfelt performance. Highly recommended!” EDFEST MAGAZINE “Proper stand-up, honest, straightforward, balls-out funy” CHORTLE THU 9 FEB 8PM LIVE EVENTS COMEDY 15 Tickets All £21.00 “A joke heavy show with gags a plenty” THE LIST

Someone Like You — The Adele Songbook

SAT 11 FEB 7.30PM

Hand-picked by Adele herself on Graham Norton’s BBC Special, the outstanding Katie Markham leads this worldclass show, from powerhouse vocal performances to intimate acoustic songs, and is the perfect concert for any Adele fan — faithfully recreating her four recordbreaking albums.

Prepare to fall in love again with the songs that touched our hearts including Make You Feel My Love, Someone Like You, Rolling In The Deep and Skyfall… as well as new material Easy On Me, I Drink Wine and many more!

Genesis Connected

FRI 17 FEB 7.30PM

Celebrating the hits of Genesis and the biggest selling acts connected — Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & The Mechanics — this show has an incredible mix of material, from atmospheric anthems to chart toppers including Turn It On Again, Sledgehammer, In The Air Tonight, Over My Shoulder, Against All Odds and many more.

The frontman, Pete Bultitude, is not only an incredibly versatile vocalist, he is also a truly gifted drummer just like Phil Collins — so expect the show to include the iconic double drums element as featured on every Genesis and Phil Collins tour.

Beauty and the Beast


Join Ballet Theatre UK for one of the most enchanting love stories of all time.

Inspired by the original tale, this production tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her own capture.

Set to a stunning classical score, this production will showcase new choreography by Artistic Director, Christopher Moore, as well as feature new sets and costumes created especially for this production.

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Discounts Family Concessions Tickets
Discounts Under 25s Tickets £27.00 £23.50 £20.00 Discounts Season Multibuy Concessions LIVE EVENTS
All £26.00

The Bubble Show


Join Mr. Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes!

The Bubble Show is a unique blend of magic, storytelling, science and bubble art! Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles, and even fire bubbles!

Actor, storyteller, and Guinness World Record holder, The Highland Joker, is one of the top bubble artists in the world, bringing you an interactive, fun, international award-winning bubble extravaganza!

Cara Dillon

FRI 24 FEB 7.30PM

Cara Dillon occupies an enviable position at the very top of her genre. This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years.

Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara will be performing material from her new album, Wanderer, which is a collection of beautiful and moving songs recorded in an intimate setting with her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman. Every note and word sung with a passion and confidence earned through a life of experience singing traditional songs.

“Quite possibly the world’s most beautiful female voice”
17 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT Tickets £27.00 £23.50 £20.00 Discounts Season Multibuy, Concessions Tickets All £12.00 Discounts Family Concessions LIVE EVENTS
Suitable for ages 3+ FOLK MUSIC

That’ll Be The Day

THU 2 & FRI 3 MAR 7.30PM

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.

Combining hilarious comedy sketches and impersonations with brilliant vocals and superb musicianship, That’ll Be The Day really is in a league of its own. It’s no wonder this show has been touring for so many years and it just gets better and better. Join Trevor and the exceptional cast for the ultimate feel good experience that will have you singing and dancing, and leave you wanting just a little bit more.

The Greatest Hits of Motown — How Sweet It Is

SAT 4 MAR 7.30PM

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

Tickets All £30.00

Tickets All £31.50

“They had the moves, the looks, the voices and every Motown Classic you could ask for”

Claude Bourbon


Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories.

Claude’s inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur.

Music in Eric’s Bar.

The Fureys

SAT 11 MAR 7.30PM

The Fureys are one of Ireland’s all-time most acclaimed and influential middle-of-the-road, folk and traditional bands. Classics like I Will Love You, When You Were Sweet 16, Red Rose Café, Leaving Nancy, From Clare to Here and The Green Fields of France have become the soundtrack to the lives of fans all over the world.

The Fureys’ indelible musical footprint is rivalled only by their vast collection of personal stories of their musical experiences and friendships, gathered by Eddie and George Furey along an amazing 45-year journey which shows no signs of reaching a final destination.

Jive Talkin’

FRI 17 MAR 7.30PM

Renowned as the original and very best Bee Gees tribute show, and only tribute band to have performed with the original Bee Gees!

Jive Talkin’ is very much a family affair with brothers Gary and Darren Simmons taking the roles of Barry and Maurice Gibb, with Darren’s son Jack joining the group in 2014 and taking on the role of Robin Gibb. Supported by a four piece band to ensure that every note in every song is just right.

Discounts Season Multibuy Concessions
Tickets £27.00 £23.50 £20.00
Tickets All £16.50 Tickets All £27.00

After several years of touring, Frankie’s Guys have earned themselves the title of the world’s number 1 celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and they certainly are the real deal! Singing for TV royalty and wowing the crowds at celebrity soirees is a weekly occurrence for this vocal super group.

The show features four leading men direct from London’s West End, several of whom have toured with the global smash hit musical Jersey Boys. Charming, cheeky and extremely charismatic, Frankie’s Guys are the epitome of great live entertainment.

Join the guys and their incredible band for an unforgettable night on which they will take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane, performing timeless classics such as Big Girls Don’t Cry, Lets Hang on, Walk Like A Man, Sherry, December 63 and many more.

“These guys certainly know how to entertain” LOOSE WOMEN’S LINDA ROBSON SAT 18 MAR 7.30PM 20 POPULAR MUSIC Frankie’s Guys Tickets £30.00 £26.50 £23.00 Discounts Season Multibuy, Concessions LIVE EVENTS

The Story of Guitar Heroes

FRI 24 MAR 7.30PM

Prepare to be blown away by the most amazing guitar riffs of the last 50 years!

Featuring an anthology of the most iconic guitar hits from Jimmy Page, Hank Marvin, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Brian May, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Van Halen, Slash and many more.

This live guitar fest is renowned for its versatile world-class musicianship, recreating the unique sounds of each guitar legend with incredible accuracy, utilising no less than 30 different authentic guitars!

Feast of Fiddles

TUE 28 MAR 7.30PM

Feast of Fiddles set out on their Spring tour once again in 2023. This year, Chris Leslie is taking time out to get back to fiddle making so, following her debut in 2022 as a full member of the band, Marion Fleetwood has now become permanent!

She joins fiddlers Peter Knight (Gigspanner, Steeleye Span), Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band), Ian Cutler (Bully Wee), Tom Leary (Joe Brown) and Garry Blakeley (Band of Two) who 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.

UK Pink Floyd Experience

FRI 31 MAR 7.30PM

Celebrating 50 years since the release of their iconic album The Dark Side of The Moon, UK Pink Floyd Experience recreate the sights and sounds of the legendary band in concert.

Come and share the passion for Pink Floyd’s music as we perform iconic songs from seminal albums such as The Dark Side of The Moon, Animals, Wish you Were Here, The Wall and, new for 2023, the much requested masterpiece, Echoes!

Tickets £30.00 £26.50 £23.00 Discounts Season Multibuy Concessions
Tickets All £26.50 Tickets All £26.50

Cloudbusting: Love & Anger

SAT 1 APR 7.30PM

As the longest running and most universally applauded homage to the music of Kate Bush, Cloudbusting has been championed by BBC One as one of the most authentic tributes in the world.

Exploring Kate’s unique repertoire, Cloudbusting take you on an extraordinary journey as they explore the themes of Love & Anger. This stage production features all the hits you would expect to hear — Wuthering Heights, Hounds Of Love, Running Up That Hill, Babooshka — all with breath-taking vocals and superb musicianship.



Banter are Nina Zella, Simon Care, Tim Walker and Mark Jolley: Four fine musicians whose roots are firmly in the traditional English genre, but who enjoy stretching the limits — in what a lot of people refer to as “the quirky Banter twist”. Formed in 2015, due to a happy accident, they immediately realised their common love for traditional English song and dance and began to mess around with it. Now firmly established as one of the UK’s finest bands, they have recently recorded their third studio album Three; Their first album of traditional material, but with that twist. Music in Eric’s Bar.

Oldilocks and the Three Bears


One winter, Oldilocks finds a teddy bear in the park and remembers a delicious bowl of porridge she tasted years ago in the woods. Something else happened but she can’t quite remember what… so she sets off for the forest.

A wonderfully funny and warmhearted celebration of the classic story starring a naughty old lady who looks very familiar… and three funny bears who love their breakfast. Garlic Theatre hold their young audience spellbound with lovingly crafted puppets, music and some steaming bowls of porridge.

For ages 3–7 years old.

POPULAR MUSIC TRADITIONAL MUSIC 22 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT Tickets £27.00 £23.50 £20.00 Discounts Season Multibuy Concessions Tickets All £16.50 Tickets All £12.00 Discounts Family LIVE EVENTS


WED 12 APR 3PM & 7PM

THU 13 APR 11AM & 3PM

Join your Easter panto favourites Wally, Dame Dolly and Fairy Tale as they embark on a quest to break an enchantment that keeps Rapunzel locked away in her tower… But the wicked sorceress Gothel has other plans for Rapunzel and her ever-lengthening hair! Will Rapunzel escape? Find out in Anton Benson Productions’ brand new hair-larious Easter pantomime adventure for 2023!

Dire Streets

SAT 15 APR 7.30PM

Dire Streets perfectly capture the distinctive, authentic sound of one of the biggest guitar bands of all time. The six-piece band of accomplished musicians play with an attention to detail and musicianship that marks them as the stand-out Dire Straits tribute in the UK. Made up of some of the country’s top tribute musicians and delivers a stunning show that fulfils their mission of doing justice to one of the most original and talented bands the UK has ever produced.

“Not many can do Knopfler’s guitar and voice justice. But these guys do!”
Tickets All £18.50 Discounts Family LIVE EVENTS Tickets £27.00 £23.50 £20.00 Discounts Season Multibuy Concessions


The Ultimate Classic Rock Show

FRI 21 APR 7.30PM

Dust off your air guitars for an evening of the very best classic rock anthems.

Tickets: All £27.00


An Evening of Magic with Richard Jones

SAT 22 APR 7.30PM

Known as ‘the Military Illusionist’, Richard represents the very best in cutting edge magic, mind-reading and psychological illusion.

Tickets: All £25.00 (VIP tickets available)


Country Superstars

FRI 28 APR 7.30PM

Europe’s number one multitribute country show.

Tickets: All £26.00


Walk Right Back

SAT 29 APR 2.30pm & 7.30PM

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.

Tickets: All £27.50


Sarah McQuaid


Lush, distinctive vocals combine with captivating, unorthodox songwriting. Music in Eric’s Bar.

Tickets: All £16.50


Twist & Shout

FRI 19 MAY 7.30PM

A fun-packed musical journey back to the Swinging Sixties!

Tickets: All £26.00


Outfit Groove


Gloucestershire based jazz quartet who primarily play Jazz, Blues, Swing, Bebop, Hard-Bop, Latin, Bossa-Nova, Funk and groove-based music Music in Eric’s Bar.

Tickets: All £16.50


The McCartney Songbook

SAT 24 JUN 7.30PM

From the producers of smash hit shows That’ll Be The Day and Walk Right Back.

Tickets: All £27.50

Sarah McQuaid An Evening of Magic with Richard Jones Twist & Shout




FRI 14 JUL 7.30PM

This award-winning show brings to life the extraordinary song-writing talents of Benny and Bjorn.

Tickets: All £27.50


A Foreigner’s Journey

FRI 21 JUL 7.30PM

A tribute to two giants of Classic Rock; Foreigner and Journey.

Tickets: From £27.00–20.00

Discounts: Season Multibuy, Concessions

Totally Tina!


Gary Delaney: Pundamentalism


Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world.

Tickets: All £21.00


Totally Tina!

SAT 9 SEP 7.30PM

Come shake a tail feather with the UK’s supreme Tina; Justine Riddoch.

Tickets: All £27.50

Bumper Blyton

Barry Steele & Friends: The Roy Orbison Story

SAT 14 OCT 7.30PM

A fabulous cast of musicians and singers celebrate the music of an era.

Tickets: All £28.50


Bumper Blyton

SAT 21 OCT 7.30PM

A riotous improvised parody chock full of puns and innuendo.

Tickets: From £23.00–16.00

Discounts: Season Multibuy, Concessions 25

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 any event.

Non Performance Days

Monday–Friday: 10am–4pm

Note: Opening times may vary to accommodate select circumstances, events and commitments.

How to Book

By phone: 01684 295074

Online: 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.


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.

Fees & 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 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.

Terms & Conditions

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.



Tue 10 The Roses’ Choir Term begins

Tue 10 Sing for Breath 2pm

Wed 11 Roses Young Creatives Term begins

Thu 19 The Royal Ballet: Like Water For Chocolate 7.15pm

Thu 26 NT Live: The Crucible 7pm


Wed 1 Fairport Convention 7.30pm

Sat 4 Lionel 7.30pm

Tue 7 Music in Eric’s Bar: Katya Gorrie Trio 8pm

Thu 9 Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder 8pm

Sat 11 Someone Like You: The Adele Songbook 7.30pm

Tue 14 Sing For Breath 2pm

Wed 15 The Royal Opera: The Barber of Seville 7pm

Fri 17 Genesis Connected 7.30pm

Sun 19 Ballet Theatre UK: Beauty & The Beast 7pm

Wed 22 The Bubble Show 2pm

Thu 23 Play in a Day 10am–4pm

Thu 23 NT Live: Othello 7pm

Fri 24 Cara Dillon 7.30pm

Sat 25 Musical Theatre Dance Workshop 10am–12.30pm


Thu 2 That’ll Be The Day 7.30pm

Fri 3 That’ll Be The Day 7.30pm

Sat 4 Motown — How Sweet It Is 7.30pm

Tue 7 Music in Eric’s Bar: Claude Bourbon 8pm


Sat 11 The Fureys 7.30pm

Tue 14 Sing For Breath 2pm

Fri 17 Jive Talkin’ 7.30pm

Sat 18 Frankie’s Guys 7.30pm

Wed 22 The Royal Opera: Turandot 7.15pm

Fri 24 The Story of Guitar Heroes 7.30pm

Tue 28 Feast of Fiddles 7.30pm

Fri 31 UK Pink Floyd Experience 7.30pm


Sat 1 Cloudbusting: The Music of Kate Bush 7.30pm

Tue 4 Music in Eric’s Bar: Banter 8pm

Fri 7 Oldilocks and the 3 Bears 2pm

Tue 11 Sing For Breath 2pm

Wed 12 Rapunzel 3pm & 7pm

Thu 13 Rapunzel 11am & 3pm

Sat 15 Dire Streets 7.30pm

Tue 18 The Roses Choir Term begins

Wed 19 Roses Young Creatives Term begins

Thu 20 NT Live: GOOD 7pm

Fri 21 The Ultimate Classic Rock Show 7.30pm

Sat 22 An Evening of Magic with Richard Jones 7.30pm

Thu 27 The Royal Opera: The Marriage of Figaro 6.45pm

Fri 28 Country Superstars 7.30pm

Sat 29 Walk Right Back 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Go to rosestheatre.org to browse events in 2023.


Address: Sun Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5NX

By car: Please see the map (left) for our location. The Roses is opposite several large pay and display car parks, which have unlimited free parking after 5.30pm every day.

By bus: The nearest bus stops to The Roses are in Sun Street, or outside Boots. Please check bus timetables for current information. Find out more at rosestheatre.org

Getting Here This brochure is correct at the time of printing. Printed
FSC certified paper) using vegetable oil-based inks and electricity 100% from renewable sources. River Avon 83A A438 A38 HighStreet SunSt Worcester & M50 J1 Gloucester M5 J9 & Evesham The Roses Tewkesbury Abbey Swilgate Road Howells Road Victoria Gardens Box Office 01684 295074 boxo@rosestheatre.org