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The Roses Theatre


Sun Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5NX
01684 295074
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80’s Mania
FROM:20-09-2019
TO:20-09-2019
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Currently taking the UK by storm, it’s Europe’s official Eighties Reunion concert show!

Featuring the music of 25 chart-topping pop stars including: Duran Duran, Human League, Culture Club, Wham!, Madness, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Cyndi Lauper, Adam Ant, Bananarama, Erasure, Nena, Soft Cell, Toni Basil, Dead or Alive, Kim Wilde plus many, many more live on stage...

An incredible 150 costume changes, custom-produced dual-screen video projection, more than 35 smash hits, the superb New Romantic Band and the amazing 80’s Mania Dancers.

Broader in its range of music than your widest shoulder pads, stiletto-heels-like head and shoulders above the rest, a show bigger than the biggest hair the Eighties had to offer... catch 80’s Mania – it’s sweeping the nation!

£26.00-£18.00

Go Now! The Music Of The Moody Blues
FROM:22-09-2019
TO:22-09-2019
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Drummer Gordy Marshall (The Moody Blues) and Mick Wilson (lead singer of 10cc) present the ultimate tribute to the greatest classic rock band of a generation.

£26.00-£18.00

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors
FROM:26-09-2019
TO:26-09-2019
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by Richard Bean
based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding


Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

£15.00-£10.00

No Man’s Land
FROM:27-09-2019
TO:27-09-2019
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No Man's Land
by Harold Pinter

A chance meeting between two elderly writers in a North London pub leads to an alcohol-fuelled night of reminiscences and verbal sparring.

Hirst, a wealthy recluse, invites Spooner, a down-at-heel poet, to his Hampstead townhouse for a nightcap. As the shadows lengthen and the whisky flows, their stories become more elaborate and improbable, until the arrival of two younger men forces events to take an unexpected turn.

£18.00-£13.00

Steve Steinman’s Anything For Love
FROM:03-10-2019
TO:03-10-2019
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Steve Steinman brings you his brand-new production featuring Meat Loaf’s greatest hits with special guest star Lorraine Crosby, the female lead vocalist on Meat Loaf’s Grammy Award winning song and No 1 hit the world over “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)”.

Amongst her many achievements Lorraine can also be credited for her amazing vocals on the hit No 1 album Bat Out Of Hell II - Back Into Hell. Lorraine is well known for her live performances where many superstars, including Bonnie Tyler, have joined her on stage.

£29.00

Dire Streets
FROM:05-10-2019
TO:05-10-2019
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Dire Streets perfectly capture the distinctive, authentic sound of one of the biggest guitar bands of all time.

Dire Straits were one of the major guitar based bands of the late 70s. Despite forming at the height of Punk, front man Mark Knopfler’s distinctive guitar picking style gave the band an alternative and instantly recognisable sound.

£26.00-£18.00

Simply ReRed
FROM:12-10-2019
TO:12-10-2019
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With more than thirty Top 40 singles and several of the best-selling albums of the last four decades to choose from, this world class seven piece band recreates every slick groove and perfect melody from Mick Hucknall’s remarkable global career in an unparalleled display of authenticity and style, guaranteed to keep the audience singing and dancing all night.

Featuring Money’s Too Tight To Mention, Stars, If You Don’t Know Me By Now, Fairground, Something Got Me Started and many more!

£26.00-£18.00

MET Live in HD: Turandot
FROM:13-10-2019
TO:13-10-2019
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Music by Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924)

Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular production returns to cinemas with powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke taking on the titular role of the sharp Princess, sworn never to be possessed by a man.

Calaf, an unknown suitor played by tenor Roberto Aronica, who sings the famed aria “Nessun dorma”, becomes lovestruck with the icy Princess, vowing to risk his life in attempting to answer the challenging three riddles that promise to unlock her heart.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met’s Music Director, conducts this powerful production of love, loss and loyalty.

£22.00-£17.00

Humble Pi : Matt Parker’s Comedy of Maths Errors
FROM:15-10-2019
TO:15-10-2019
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Matt Parker is a stand-up comedian and mathematician. He appears regularly on TV and online: as well as being a presenter on the Discovery Channel his YouTube videos have been viewed over 85 million times.

Humble Pi explores the greatest mathematical near-misses and mishaps involving planes, bridges, the internet, big data and more. Matt Parker shows us the bizarre ways maths trips us all up. Being wrong has never felt so right.

£17.00

That’ll Be The Day
FROM:16-10-2019
TO:17-10-2019
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Prepare for a nostalgia extravaganza as the UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety production returns with the BEST OF THAT’LL BE THE DAY!

This very special edition of the show presents the most popularly requested songs, impressions and comic sketches from over 33 years of That’ll Be The Day.

£28.00

Wishbone Ash
FROM:19-10-2019
TO:19-10-2019
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It’s a remarkable milestone that few bands have achieved; 50 years of continual touring and recording, and always at the highest level.

As Wishbone Ash take their place amongst an exceptionally rare elite, they’ll be celebrating the occasion with a SPECIALLY EXTENDED SHOW, taking the audience on a unique journey through their illustrious history.

£25.00

NT Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
FROM:20-10-2019
TO:20-10-2019
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A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

£15.00-£10.00

Staging Schiele
FROM:23-10-2019
TO:23-10-2019
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Fresh from the success of 2018’s Contagion (one of the year’s top ten dance works for The Guardian and Evening Standard), Shobana Jeyasingh Dance visits The Roses for the first time, with Staging Schiele. It’s inspired by the extraordinary work and life of Austrian artist Egon Schiele, famous for his unflinching nudes and searing self portraits, and scrutinises the eternal conundrum of the male artist and the female model.

Four dancers inhabit Schiele’s highly-charged world of colour, masterful lines and unusual perspectives, a world that puts the human body on visceral display. Shobana Jeyasingh’s award-winning choreography matches the intensity of Schiele, engaging with his anxieties as well as his supreme self-confidence.

£18.00-£13.00

The Roy Orbison Story
FROM:26-10-2019
TO:26-10-2019
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Roy Orbison, the man with the sunglasses, who delivered some of the world’s darkest and most emotional ballads remains one of the most distinctive performers in modern music.

Barry Steele has been stunning audiences with his uncanny ability to recreate the vocal talents of this legendary entertainer, winning rave reviews across the globe.

Now he is set to ‘put the rock back into Roy’ in The Roy Orbison Story, which puts a contemporary slant on Orbison’s legacy. Get ready for a musical journey in time as this magnificent cast deliver a perfect combination of classic solid gold hits and contemporary genius.

£29.50-£22.00

MET Live in HD: Manon
FROM:27-10-2019
TO:27-10-2019
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Laurent Pelly’s enchanting production, starring exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role, explores the devastating consequences when excess and passion collide.

Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score with tenor Michael Fabiano as the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves to be the undoing of these unfortunate lovers.

£22.00-£17.00

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly
FROM:29-10-2019
TO:29-10-2019
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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly...

But The People’s Theatre Company do!

And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams' best selling book!

£12.00-£10.00

Snow White
FROM:31-10-2019
TO:31-10-2019
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Join Vienna Festival Ballet on a magical journey with their unmissable production of Snow White. World premiere choreography propels this timeless fairytale and answers the question; who is the fairest one of all?

Based on the traditional Grimm brothers’ story, this ballet incorporates all the important elements – a beautiful girl, an enchanted mirror, a poisoned apple. Hip-hopping dwarves help Snow White find her Prince Charming.

This spellbinding ballet promises to entertain and dazzle the whole family.

£26.00-£18.00

The Blues Band: 40 Years And Counting!
FROM:01-11-2019
TO:01-11-2019
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Many of the Blues Band’s 21st century fans weren’t even born when these five virtuosos, already music industry veterans, decided to fly in the face of musical fashion in 1979 and form a band ‘just to play the blues’.

No one could have predicted that, 40 years on, they’d still be dazzling audiences with their showmanship and virtuosity. About 20 albums and thousands of gigs later, they’ve earned a reputation around the world as one of the finest exponents of the blues tradition in all its forms. With this line-up, it’s hardly surprising.

£27.00

Hazel O’Connor: Hallelujah Moments
FROM:07-11-2019
TO:07-11-2019
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he first major female star of the 80’s, award winning singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor rose to fame in 1980 starring in the film Breaking Glass.

There were hits and eye-catching Top of The Pops appearances aplenty along the way. Hazel's ageless songs include Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, Monsters in Disguise, Calls The Tune, If Only, Give Me An Inch, Blackman and Hanging Around - all of which seem even more relevant in our present times.

Accompanied here by virtuoso saxophonist Clare Hirst (The Belle Stars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and vocals and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards and vocals, this powerful blend of voices and musicianship brings a classy touch of energy, passion and fire to Hazel’s vibrant performance.

£20.00

Lost In Music
FROM:08-11-2019
TO:08-11-2019
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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!

£26.00-£18.00

MET Live in HD: Madama Butterfly
FROM:09-11-2019
TO:14-11-2019
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Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging of Puccini’s tale of unrequited love returns to our screens featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role.

One of the most frequently staged operas of our generation, Madama Butterfly follows the story of a young Japanese girl, Cio-Cio San, who falls in love with Pinkerton, an American naval
officer. Tragedy unfolds in this sweeping production, which is a perennial audience favourite.

Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores. Plácido Domingo adds another role to his remarkable repertoire, singing Sharpless for the first
time and is joined by a cast that also includes tenor Piero Pretti as Pinkerton, and mezzosoprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki.

£22.00-£17.00

Giselle
FROM:15-11-2019
TO:15-11-2019
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After a sell-out performance last year, Russian National Ballet returns for their annual UK tour with the premiere of the most romantic ballet in the world, Giselle.

The gravely ill peasant girl Giselle falls in love with the handsome Prince Albrecht, who has been unfaithful to her. When jealous rivals claim her fiancé, the heartbreak is too much for her to bear. Weakened by her ill health and driven mad by despair, Giselle takes her own life.

After her funeral Prince Albrecht visits her grave. The spirits of women betrayed before their wedding days return to take revenge on their philandering fiancés by dancing them to death. Only Giselle’s powerful love saves the remorseful Albrecht from this cruel fate, proving that love can conquer all – even death.

£26.00-£18.00

The Counterfeit Stones
FROM:16-11-2019
TO:16-11-2019
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The "Midnight Scam-bler" tour

£25.50

NT Live: Hansard
FROM:21-11-2019
TO:21-11-2019
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Hansard; noun
The official report of all parliamentary debates.

See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.

£15.00-£10.00

MET Live in HD: Akhnaten
FROM:23-11-2019
TO:23-11-2019
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Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines as the revolutionary Pharaoh who transformed ancient Egypt.

Director Phelim McDermott, whose productions include the hugely successful Satyagraha by Philip Glass, returns to the Met to bring this contemporary production to life, with a virtuosic company and dramatic staging that features acrobatics and juggling.

The striking soprano J’Nai Bridges makes her Met debut as Nefertiti with Karen Kamensek conducting Glass’s ritualistic and hypnotic score.

£22.00-£17.00

An evening with Nigel Owens MBE
FROM:03-12-2019
TO:03-12-2019
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Aitch and Aitch Bee present an evening with one of the World’s top rugby referees, Nigel Owens MBE. Nigel is one of the most engaging and humorous characters in the game of rugby union and it will be an evening not to miss for any sports fan as he recounts stories from his life and career.

The VIP ticket option (available in rows A & B) allows you to meet Nigel on the evening - full details will be released to ticketholders in due course.

£50.00-£27.00

Suzi Ruffell: Dance Like Everyone’s Watching
FROM:05-12-2019
TO:05-12-2019
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Suzi Ruffell has made a name for herself by turning tragedy and anxiety into big laughs. This year she is actually happy. This show answers the question: are all stand-ups at their best when they are miserable? Fingers crossed no!

Of course, the world is still completely f****d – so don’t worry, it won’t be too joyous. A mix of storytelling, observations, a dash of social politics and a lovely routine about a smear test. This show has everything.

The last twelve months have been massive for Ruffell; a smash hit UK tour, heaps of television appearances including; Live At The Apollo, Hypothetical, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and she has learnt how to make the perfect lemon cake.

£16.00-£14.00

NT Live: Present Laughter
FROM:09-12-2019
TO:09-12-2019
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Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

£15.00-£10.00

Aladdin
FROM:30-11-2019
TO:04-01-2020
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We are delighted to announce our 2019 pantomime, Aladdin, written and directed by Ben Crocker.

£25.00-£15.00

MET Live in HD: Wozzeck
FROM:11-01-2020
TO:11-01-2020
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After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment.

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, and the commanding cast also includes tenor Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the Doctor, and tenor Gerhard Siegel as the Captain.

£22.00-£17.00

MET Live in HD: Porgy and Bess
FROM:01-02-2020
TO:04-02-2020
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The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles.

This new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera was hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year. Featuring the much-loved arias “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin”, director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.

The final stage work of George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess is largely regarded as one of the greatest American operas of the 20th Century.

£22.00-£17.00

Vampires Rock: Ghost Train
FROM:21-02-2020
TO:21-02-2020
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Vampires Rock is the musical sensation that’s been rocking the nation for over 18 years.

Starring Steve Steinman and an incredible cast of singers, dancers and musicians, this show will have you rocking in the aisles as a tongue-in-cheek and laugh out loud storyline combines with an incredible stage set, lighting and sound to result in a show like no other.

Featuring over 30 of the greatest classic rock anthems of all time, including Queen, AC/DC, Bonnie Tyler, Meat Loaf, Bon Jovi, Journey, Guns N’ Roses and many more.

£29.00

Count Arthur Strong: Is There Anybody Out There?
FROM:22-02-2020
TO:22-02-2020
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As well as being the all-round entertainer we all know and love from the telly, Count Arthur Strong is also a lifelong fan of astronomy, since having been given a microscope, or whatever it is they use, for Christmas when he was a small precocious baby. In fact, it’s said the ?rst word he spoke was ‘Uranus’. In this, his brand-new show, he seamlessly combines the very best showbiz entertainment you’ll currently ?nd, in the world, possibly? as he wrestles with some of the big questions that other all-round entertainers shy away from. Such as:

Are we alone in the universe?
Is there life on Mars bars?
2lbs of potatoes.
Packet of ginger nuts.
Don’t lose this shopping list.

£24.50

MET Live in HD: Agrippina
FROM:29-02-2020
TO:29-02-2020
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Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads as the imperious title empress in the Met’s first-ever performance of this tale of deception and deceit.

Set in Ancient Rome, Agrippina plots the downfall of Emperor Claudius to secure the throne for her son Nero, in Handel’s first operatic triumph.

Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.

£22.00-£17.00

MET Live in HD: Der Fliegende Hollander
FROM:15-03-2020
TO:15-03-2020
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Award-winning, Sir Bryn Terfel CBE, returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation in this co-production with L’Opéra de Québec and Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam.

Inspired by the legend of the Flying Dutchman, the Captain of a ghostly ship who has been condemned to sail the seas for eternity, is offered a chance of redemption by true love.

Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner’s eerie early masterwork.

£22.00-£17.00

MET Live in HD: Tosca
FROM:11-04-2020
TO:16-04-2020
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Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko returns in the title role as the explosive diva in Puccini’s best-loved operatic thriller.

Based in Rome during the Napoleonic wars, this tragic tale of passion, murder, lust and love, set against a famously romantic score, is an enduring classic.

Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s evocative production, with tenor Brian Jagde as Tosca’s impassioned lover, Cavaradossi, and baritone Michael Volle as the sinister Scarpia.

£22.00-£17.00

MET Live in HD: Maria Stuarda
FROM:09-05-2020
TO:09-05-2020
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Set in 16th Century Britain, Donizetti’s historical drama follows Mary, Queen of Scots and her bitter rivalry with the cousin responsible for imprisoning her, Queen Elizabeth I, and thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays.

Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton square off as two of history’s most formidable monarchs, with Maurizio Benini conducting.

£22.00-£17.00

Jive Talkin’
FROM:20-06-2020
TO:20-06-2020
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Jive Talkin' is renowned as the original and very best Bee Gees tribute show, and the only Bee Gees tribute show that have actually performed with the original Bee Gees.

As with the original band, Jive Talkin' is very much a family affair, with brothers Gary and Darren Simmons taking the roles of Maurice and Barry Gibb, with Darren's son Jack joining the group in 2014 and taking on the role of Robin Gibb. The guys are supported musically by a four piece band with Guitar, Violin, Cello and Drums, to ensure that every note in every song is just right.

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.

£26.00-£18.00

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.

Transport

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.

Parking

The Roses is opposite several large pay and display car parks, which all have unlimited free parking after 5.30pm every day.

Cafe

The Roses' cafe sells hot and cold drinks, cakes, snacks and sweets.

Bar

The Roses bar opens from an hour before evening performances.

Access Info

For detailed access information please visit the theatre's access page: www.rosestheatre.org/visit/access

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