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avaziva, loved by audiences of all cultural backgrounds, is renowned for its beautiful and dynamic performances, bringing a unique synthesis of contemporary, ballet and African choreography to the UK stage.In this moving and powerful new work, renowned contemporary African choreographer and musician Bawren Tavaziva’s discoveries are a universal comment on Africa and who we are today.From a little house hidden behind the white master’s mansion, a young man struggles to comprehend where we are now… and why?Monarchies, political persecution, slavery and modern colonialism create a rich source of untold truths. Exploring the use of real-time landscapes and motion-capture technology, Boy's Khaya creates an immersive and unforgettable audience experience.
Join the Down for the Count Swing Orchestra for “one hellova celebration of vintage music” (TimeOut London) as they celebrate the Legends of Swing.Down for the Count are a mini big band with an electrifying show full of incredible energy and musicianship. Described as “a breath of fresh air on the swing scene” they are now regularly found at jazz clubs in the UK and abroad (Ronnie Scott’s London, Le Caveau de la Huchette Paris), at festivals including and London Jazz Festival, and on BBC Radio.The band recreate classic tunes from the Swing Era, but this is no mere nostalgia trip – the band perform each song in their own unmistakeable style, breathing new life into the best vintage music. Combine that with the band’s top class instrumental solos, sublime vocal performances, and irresistible humour and joie de vivre, and you get a show that will leave you feeling uplifted and wanting more.
Banter are: Simon Care on melodeon, Nina Zella on keyboards and vocals and Tim Walker on drums, percussion, and brass. They are rooted in English traditional music but incorporate influences of pop, jazz, soul and big band sounds.Although just three people, they create a huge sound and have been described as the world’s smallest big band. Banter brings songs that are barking social comment with pop beats, irony and ridiculously danceable tunes!www.banter.band
That’ll be the Day reaches another milestone in 2021 as it celebrates its 35th anniversary!From humble beginnings, the show has grown into a “must see” attraction all over the UK, coming up with a new production from its multi-talented cast year after year. Unashamedly nostalgic, TBTD takes its audience on a rollercoaster ride through the ‘golden’ age of Rock and Roll and Pop.The show has been described as ‘Relentlessly Entertaining,’ mixing brilliant vocals and superb musicianship with impersonations and hilarious comedy routines.Guaranteed a great night out, this is truly the best ‘feel good’ show on the road.You won’t be disappointed!
The one and only Barry Steele is set to put the rock back into ‘The Big O’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in the West End production of The Roy Orbison Story. Get ready for an upbeat night of solid gold hits and contemporary genius as Barry Steele and a fabulous cast of musicians and singers celebrate the legend Roy Orbison and his Friends.Joining Barry on stage is guest pianist Boogie Williams as the production present all the classic hits alongside original material written but never sung by Roy Orbison as well as showcasing elements of the symphonic orchestration first heard on the recently released albums.
Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and The Legacy Tour will once again feature the Eagles timeless back catalogue including 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 are a phenomenon and have truly transcended the tag of ‘tribute’. They have become a brand name in their own right who are not only revered by their peers, respected by the music industry but dearly loved by their massive and expanding fan base that together have become a family.
Over 50 years since the release of Rod’s first album, Some Guys Have All The Luck – The Rod Stewart Story is back in theatres in 2021 with a brand new show, bringing to the stage a fantastic live concert celebration of one of rock music’s greatest icons.Frontman Paul Metcalfe is incredible as Rod and captures all the excitement, energy and charisma of the legendary performer including the infamous moves, showmanship and sense of fun that have made Rod one of the most successful artistes of all time.The first half of the show features hits from Rod’s earlier career such as Handbags & Gladrags and You Wear It Well along with some Faces’ favourites like Stay With Me and Twisting The Night Away, all interwoven with some interesting and amusing anecdotes, and takes you on a musical journey through Rod’s career over the last five decades - from humble beginnings to superstardom.
Jack celebrates his tenth year as a professional photographer in 2020 and returns to The Roses to celebrate and entertain a live audience with a brand new stand up photography show.Since Jack began his business at nineteen in the height of a national financial crisis, he has been on a fast paced journey which has taken him all over the country. His accolades include working for large commercial companies and he continues to work alongside Royalty and famous faces from stage and screen. Alongside his photography work, Jack has made several appearances on stage playing various roles in Shakespeare and pantomime productions; and on screen in short films and in BBC, ITV and Channel 5 Documentaries including, 24/7 Paddington Station and The Wonderful World of Chocolate. To coincide with this show, an exhibition of Jack's stunning photographic work will be available to view in Eric’s Bar at the theatre between 25th September - 1st November.
Seann wanted to be a stand-up comedian from the age of 10. In this show, he tells us how he got here, from growing up in Brighton to gathering a slew of TV credits and glowing reviews, to becoming a tabloid villain. This fresh show mixes some of his best loved routines with new candid stories from the last ten years.Seann has many acting credits including Comedy Central’s sitcom Big Bad World, the lead role in Monks (BBC One), Three Kinds of Stupid (Sky) and Jack Dee’s sitcom Bad Move (ITV). He also wrote and starred in his own Sky short for Sky Arts which led to him producing, writing and starring in his own silent comedy web-series The Drunk. Seann is quickly on his way to becoming one of the UK’s best comedy character actors.
As seen in London's West End, Lipstick On Your Collar visits Tewkesbury for the very first time with a brand new show.Step back in time to the golden era of music where the jukebox roared and feet didn't touch the floor. Get your dancing shoes at the ready, grab yourself a milkshake and relax - you are in for an evening of back to back hits from the 1950s and 60s!From the birth of Rock n Roll through to the Beat Group sounds of the British Invasion and beyond, the show is packed with over forty hits from the likes of Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Ronettes, Cliff Richard, Cilla Black and many more.Performed by a full live band, featuring some of the country's top musicians, this incredible show features excellent vocals, tight harmonies and an infectious sense of fun.
"The most famous Stones band in England" (Sir Mick Jagger) are back for 2021.
dgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin) embark on another tour of the unusual and adventurous. Combining exquisite folk with influences as diverse as blues, Indian classical, and beatboxing, the BBC Folk Award winners are taking their show to some equally special places. The pair take their strong roots sound, mixing original song-writing with stomping beatbox harmonica, soaring fiddle and vocal harmonies, running wilder with each repeat play. A busy collaborative period has included work as part of the Gigspanner Big Band (featuring members of Bellowhead and Steeleye Span); and performing at BBC Radio Two’s Festival In A Day to a Hyde Park crowd of 50,000 – supporting Kylie Minogue! They are now leaving the beaten track firmly behind them, and would love you to join them for this celebration of hidden gems, extraordinary venues, and uncommon concerts.
Forbidden Nights' latest tour is here celebrating their 5th year with a bigger and better show than ever!Immerse yourself in this sexy, innovative and classy show and get ready for your ultimate ‘Forbidden’ night out with two hours of breath-taking action, seductive choreography and a comedian compere for your entertainment.Abandon your inhibitions at the door as the talented cast of acrobats, live male vocalists, fire acts, aerial artists and world-renowned circus performers flip and spin across the stage in this high-octane show. This fun, sexy & entertaining evening with Forbidden Nights is guaranteed to be a night to remember.Welcome to the Sexy Circus!®
He’s a legend and an icon, a revolutionary and an immortal. John Lydon – aka Johnny Rotten – changed the face of music and sparked a cultural revolution. The frontman and lyricist of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd (PiL) caused a political earthquake and transformed music for good. To coincide with the publication of his new book, the brilliant, funny and insightful I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right, he is touring the UK. Lydon will talk about how he sees life, along with his unique and extraordinary career, and take audience questions during a pyrotechnic, one-off tour. Lydon will be sharing his thoughts with audiences. He Could Be Wrong. He Could Be Right.Super VIP (Band A): Includes VIP Meet & Greet from 6pm, photo/autograph opportunity, plus VIP tour lanyard and limited edition art print by John Lydon.VIP (Band B): Includes exclusive VIP tour lanyard, plus limited edition art print by John Lydon
The quickest wits in comedy are charging into their sixth national tour with a spectacular new show that will trample your expectations.The charismatic quartet have always astonished with their ability to spin audience suggestions into comedy gold, but for this show they’re putting you, the audience, in charge in brilliant and bombastic new ways.Join comedy’s unstoppable force for an evening like no other... Hilarious scenes! Mind-blowing songs! Finely tuned anarchy!The Noise Next Door are twelve time sell-out veterans of The Edinburgh Fringe and have appeared on BBC One, ITV1, BBC Three and BBC Radio 4. They have also appeared alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Katherine Ryan, Romesh Ranganathan and Harry Hill.
Fresh on the heels of their hugely successful 50th Anniversary celebratory shows around the world, Wishbone Ash return to these shores with their iconic twin-guitar sound and a brand new album under their belt.With “Coat of Arms” adding to their vast catalogue of work and marking their 100th unique release, you can expect to be treated to the best of an extremely impressive repertoire… including those much-loved classics, The King Will Come, Throw Down The Sword and Blowin’ Free.
Returning by popular demand after a sell-out appearances in 2018 and 2020, Genesis Connected is a tribute show 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 that will get the crowd dancing in the aisles. Hits spanning from the late 70s onwards including; Turn It On Again, Sledgehammer, In The Air Tonight, Over My Shoulder, Against All Odds, Solsbury Hill, I Know What I Like, You Can’t Hurry Love, The Living Years 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.
After a sell-out tour of Swan Lake in 2019, Russian National Ballet returns to the UK to enchant you with the delightful production of The Nutcracker; one of the jewels of Tchaikovsky's repertoire.Prepare to enter a magical new world – the nutcracker in this ballet may be a handsome prince in disguise...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.The ballet is the ultimate fairy-tale where goodness and beauty triumph.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.A wonderful treat full of glitter for the whole family!www.russian-national-ballet.com
Her award-winning musicianship, distinctive chocolatey vocals and mastery of the songwriting craft have led reviewers to describe Sarah McQuaid as a “triple threat”. Add to that a warm, charismatic stage presence, five critically acclaimed solo albums and a battery of instruments including acoustic and electric guitars, drum and piano — and you’ve got a one-woman powerhouse who defies categorisation because there simply isn’t anyone else out there quite like her. Not to be missed!“I’ve attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever” Huffington Post
After experimenting with a Zoom gig where he got muted by 639 people and a Drive-in gig where Omid witnessed an audience member get out his car, attach a hose pipe to his exhaust and feed it through the window; multi award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now where he belongs, on a stage and bringing back the Good Times. Intelligent, always provocative, entertaining, Omid’s legendary stand-up performances is a captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood films to television and the West End stage. Earning praise across the world for his performances, Omid is seen hosting his own ITV quiz show The Winning Combination. He appeared in the smash hit Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again, His Dark Materials for BBC1 & HBO, and Letter For The King on Netflix. Omid also gained rave reviews for his leading role of Tevvye in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of “Fiddler On The Roof”.
Tewkesbury's very own brass band once again gathers at The Roses for a magical Christmassy celebration of music and song.
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.The show features an international cast of singers, musicians and dancers bringing you all of your favourite Christmas songs including Last Christmas, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday, Merry Christmas Everybody, All I Want For Christmas Is You, Let It Snow and of course The Fairytale of New York.…and just when you think the party couldn’t get any better, this world class show also features some of the greatest Irish sing a long songs of all time including The Galway Girl, The Irish Rover, Wagon Wheel, Dirty Old Town and The Black Velvet Band.
The Annual Christmas Concert in The Great Hall at Berkeley CastleThis popular event continues to bring its seasonal magic to delighted audiences. The concert in the magnificent Great Hall will be preceded by a reception from 5pm in the lovely Long Drawing Room where you can enjoy wine, mince pies and other festive fare by the roaring log fire. The Christmas trees and twinkling lights create a truly special atmosphere in this most wonderful historic venue.The programme comprises beautiful music spanning over 200 years played by Orchestra Pro Anima (OPA) directed by Michael Bochmann MBE. This year, the orchestra will be joined by an outstanding French Horn player. OPA was launched in January 2017 and is formed of musicians who had played together over a long period as members of the English String Orchestra and who have a real affinity with one another, forged over time. Their programmes, musicianship and warmth of presentation are a winning combination.
Maddy Prior joins up once again with the Carnival Band during the Festive Season for their unique celebratory show “Carols & Capers”.Together they mix renaissance, modern and ethnic instruments with a refreshing cavalier attitude and plenty of humour putting their inimitable stamps on a range of familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare. This will guarantee to be a Christmas Party to remember.
Buddy Holly and the Cricketers once again herald in the Yuletide festivities with Holly at Christmas, 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 to make the perfect gift for all the family. This breathtaking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles. It stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon, Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock and was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when the boys guested on BBC One's Saturday night live programme, “The One and Only”, hosted by Graham Norton.
King Arthur: The Panto! has been specially created for The Roses by Maurice Gran (the BAFTA-winning writer of Birds of a Feather and hit West End musical Dreamboats and Petticoats) and Nick Wilkes (Malvern Bard).King Arthur: The Panto! tells the tale of a humble baker’s boy from Medieval Tewkesbury destined to become King of Wessex. But first he has to overcome the dragon and the evil Sir Mordred.Expect scones, stones, swords, laughter, danger, princesses, heroes, villains, dragons, wizards, magic, music, brave knights, foolish jesters and lots and lots of fun!
rom the producers of smash hit shows That’ll Be The Day and Walk Right Back, comes the ultimate McCartney experience. Brand new for 2020, McCartney - The Songbook takes to the stage recreating masterworks spanning over six decades.Starring Joe Kane (Let It Be – West end and Touring, Cavern Club, Bootleg Beatles), this fantastic production tells the story of Sir Paul’s career from the early beginnings with the Fab Four, the Wings days and his prolific solo career with tales of life on the road and flashbacks to life in Liverpool.With authentic costume and instrumentation complete with a fantastic live band, McCartney - The Songbook features over 40 monster hits including Band On The Run, Can’t Buy Me Love, Yesterday, Live and Let Die, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Hey Jude. This amazing showcase of some of the greatest songs ever written is not to be missed!
"Absolutely Brilliant" Maurice Gibb"WOW" Barry GibbJive 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.For a truly amazing experience and an opportunity to hear all the great Bee Gees hits, this 2 hour explosion of music and vocal harmony is just what you need.
Simon is a unique talent performing thought-provoking, evocative original songs in a wonderfully intimate setting. His beautifully crafted, folk-tinged material showcases his incredible, distinctive and intricate fingerstyle guitar work, an exciting blend of the folk-baroque, 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"Stunning talent" STV "Beautiful tunes, infinitely talented" BBC Radio 3
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 folk-rock 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 long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and new including their latest album, Shuffle & Go, which was released just before ‘lockdown’ in 2020. Fairport Convention have won a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and Radio 2 listeners voted their ground-breaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time'.Their story has been celebrated with television documentaries on BBC Four and Sky Arts.
This stunning 100% live show 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.The ULTIMATE celebration of the sweet sound of MotownLet’s Get Ready... to Go Loco, Down in Acapulco!
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.Having recently had audiences on Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions completely captivated, Richard is now extending his sell-out tour of the UK.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.
In this evening with England's Hat Trick Hero and World Cup winner, listen to Sir Geoff reminisce on his illustrious career and have the chance to ask your own questions.VIP ticket holders (Rows A - C) can meet Sir Geoff before the show for an exclusive photo and autograph opportunity.
A few years ago, it seemed unlikely that the UK would vote to leave the EU; we had a reasonable opposition to the Tory Government; 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 sell-out show Who Do I Think I Am, 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.
Captivating chemistry! Phenomenal physics! Bonkers biology!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*, all backed up by Morgan & West’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your white coats at the door as Morgan & West present Unbelievable Science!***Be not afraid, the audience will be in no danger during the show. The same cannot be said for Messrs Morgan & West. ** Morgan & West take full responsibility for any horizons broadened, passions enflamed or minds blown during the course of the show.
Forty years ago, Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran gave up their day jobs to become full-time comedy writers: their 40-year mission, to make millions laugh. The following decades took them from Borehamwood to Pinewood via Hollywood. They created a hatful of hit TV shows, including Shine On Harvey Moon, The New Statesman, Love Hurts, Goodnight Sweetheart, and of course Birds of a Feather. Along the way they won two BAFTAs and an Emmy, and founded ALOMO Productions, one of the most successful TV production companies of the 1990s.In the 21st century, Lo and Mo also found time to write for radio, theatre and the musical stage; Dreamboats and Petticoats, their first musical, was nominated for an Olivier Award., Currently they are working on several new musicals, and a memoir.
Join us for a breathtaking concert with Europe’s Number 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.
Led by Fisher Stevens, with his full live band fresh from London’s West End!A Beautiful Noise, the internationally acclaimed production, 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 hit factory that was 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. Revisit over five decades of sparkling musical gems including, Love On The Rocks, Sweet Caroline, Forever In Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, I am …I Said, America, Holly Holy, Red Red Wine, I’m A Believer and many more.
Over 45 years since their legendary Eurovision win, come and join us to celebrate the music of one of the biggest selling and most iconic bands of all time.Arrival’s multi award-winning show is returning for 2020 following sell out shows in over 20 different countries worldwide, bringing the magic of ABBA to stages across the UK.The high-energy production features ABBA’s best loved hits including ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Super Trouper’, ‘Voulez Vous’, and of course ‘Waterloo’, plus many more!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.“Simply the best ABBA show” The Stage
Get ready to 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, an incredibly talented cast with 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!
The 60s group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, 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. Some 55 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.
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.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.The Phil Beer Band evolved organically in the early to mid 90s at Maisemore in Gloucestershire. It was a loose federation consisting of Phil Beer (Show of Hands) Nick Quarmby and Steve Crickett, all of whom lived close to each other, and melodeon player Gareth Turner from Northamptonshire. There was a need in the community for a band to play local events and ceilidhs and, following in the tradition set by the Albion Band (of which both Gareth and Phil were former members) the band always interspersed the dances with the odd song.
After many years of giving his wonderful lecture talks of his he does, Count Arthur Strong has at last bowed to substantial public demand and allowed himself be talked into making the show about himself for once. And that had never occurred to him before because of him being highly magnanimous.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.
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 association with legendary Irish pub O’Donoghue’s, the place where it all started for The Dubliners back in 1962, 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.
Featuring eight top flight musicians and a world class crew, this concert-based production authentically recreates the atmosphere of a Pink Floyd live performance, including impressive video projection on a large circular screen and a stunning light show.With over 50 years of hits by this legendary band, the highly acclaimed show also features over two hours of songs from both iconic albums Dark Side Of The Moon and Animals as well as Wish You Were Here, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Another Brick In The Wall and Comfortably Numb.With outstanding musicianship, superb vocals and incredible production, this spellbinding show is a true celebration of all things Floyd and appeals to fans of all ages.
Feast of Fiddles was born in Nettlebed on Valentine’s Day 1994 as a one off special concert. Since then the band has done 26 spring tours, 25 festivals and has 7 CDs to its name. Not bad for a bunch of old folk-rockers! This is a group of friends that puts on a show of huge dynamic range performed with passion, joy and a liberal dose of fun. Fiddlers Peter Knight (Gigspanner, Steeleye Span), Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention), Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band), Ian Cutler (Bully Wee), Tom Leary (Lindisfarne) and Garry Blakeley (Band of Two) add the large range of fiddle playing styles to the back-line of guitars, keyboards, sax and accordion – all held together by legendary drummer Dave Mattacks.The show features all the individuals in a wide range of ensemble pieces – instrumental and vocal: 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!
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.
Tewkesbury is served by a number of bus routes. The nearest bus stop to The Roses is in Sun Street, right outside the theatre. The nearest train station is Ashchurch for Tewkesbury, located approximately 2.5 miles away. Tewkesbury is easily accessed from Junction 9 of the M5 or via the A38.
The Roses is opposite several large pay and display car parks, which all have unlimited free parking after 5.30pm every day.
The Roses' cafe sells hot and cold drinks, cakes, snacks and sweets.
The Roses bar opens from an hour before evening performances.
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The Roses is a busy and popular arts centre in Tewkesbury with an eclectic programme of live events, take part activities and exhibitions. In addition to the 370 seat auditorium, The Roses boasts a relaxing bar and coffee shop where you can enjoy a pre-show and interval drinks as well as live entertainment including jazz and folk music and stand up comedy. Complete with an exciting film programme of world, independent and UK film, The Roses is a diverse and exciting arts venue.
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