July at The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury
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From flamenco guitar to Cornish comedy, there’s plenty on at The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury this July
Irish singer Cara Dillon’s voice will fill The Roses’ auditorium on Thursday July 3, starting from 7.30pm.
Together with her husband and musical partner, Sam Lakeman, Cara has become a popular exponent of traditional and contemporary Irish song, finding commercial success in the process.
Cara and Sam have worked on various notable projects, having shared the stage with the prestigious Scottish Symphony Orchestra, The Ulster Orchestra, The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, The BBC Concert Orchestra and The Orchestra of Ireland.
As her usual venues tend to be large concert halls, Cara’s performance at The Roses will be a rare opportunity to enjoy her music in a more intimate setting.
All tickets cost £18 and are available from Box Office on 01684 295074 or www.rosestheatre.org
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At the Cambridge Folk Festival in 1986, Home Service’s former sound engineer made live recordings of their performances which were not heard again until early 2011. After the discovery of these cassette tapes, this classic band reunited and a live album release immediately became inevitable. Now Home Service is once again back on the road and will arrive at The Roses Theatre on Saturday July 5, at 7.30pm.
With eight members in the band, including John Tams (lead vocals, guitar), Graeme Taylor (electric guitar, vocals), Steve King (keyboards, vocals), Jon Davie (bass, vocals), Michael Gregory (drums), Paul Archibald (trumpet, flugel horn), Roger Williams (trombones) and Andy Findon (reeds), there is a festival atmosphere to a Home Service gig which fans of British folk rock will enjoy immersing themselves in. Indeed, major gigs following their reformation earned them the accolade of BBC Radio 2’s Best Live Act in 2012.
Tickets cost £16, with concessions available, and are available from Box Office on 01684 295074 or www.rosestheatre.org
Dance The Night Away
As part of the 40th birthday celebrations for The Roses Theatre, on Sunday July 6 students of the The Roses Youth Dance will recreate some of the most memorable performances to appear on the arts centre’s stage over the past 40 years.
Delving into the archive, they have handpicked past productions, giving them a contemporary twist. The talented students, some of whom have earned future places at prestigious dance schools such as Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, have been working alongside choreographers Dan Lowenstien and Johnny Autin to bring this project to the stage. Also featured will be students from the local Tewkesbury School, Alderman Knight School, and from Birmingham Ormiston Academy and Italia Conti.
All tickets cost £5
Flamenco jazz fusion comes to The Roses on Friday July 11 at 7.30pm; Eduardo Niebla Experience showcases the guitar virtuoso’s highly lyrical style, which also delves into Indian, Arabic and classical music.
In a career spanning four decades, his concert appearances have included the Cairo & Tbilisi International Jazz Festivals, the Jaipur Festival India, the Queen Elizabeth Hall London, the Odessa Jazz Carnival, the Olympic Games Greece, the San Isidro Fiesta Madrid, Glastonbury and the Brecon International Jazz Festivals, as well as extensive concert tours to Europe, the Baltic States, the Middle East and South Africa.
Since 1974 Eduardo has made 23 albums of his original compositions and over the years has been commissioned to write music for films, documentaries and plays, including for the BBC. He has also collaborated with several artists across the globe, most notably pop musicians George Michael and Craig David.
Tickets cost £15 with concessions available, and are available from Box Office on 01684 295074 or www.rosestheatre.org
The Legend At Large
Cornish comedy legend Jethro returns to The Roses on Sunday July 13, at 7.30pm, with his own brand of West Country tales for a fun-filled night of adult comedy.
Jethro promises more tear-jerking, farcical stories featuring his old mates Denzil and Slip Along Trevaskis, as well as anecdotes from his extensive repertoire and caree
After leaving school, Jethro (Geoffrey Rowe) was apprenticed as a carpenter and then worked as a timber man in a tin mine. At the age of eighteen he joined the St. Just and District Operatic Society and, in addition to his bass voice, locals found he had a talent for making an audience laugh. He began visiting the pubs of Cornwall to sing and joke and was quickly hailed as Cornwall’s top comic.
Although rarely seen on television, he sells more than 250,000 theatre seats a year. His few small screen outings include The Des O’Connor Show, where he appeared a record nine times, and five appearances on Jim Davidson’s Generation Game, twice to make a Cornish pasty.
All tickets cost £19.50. Tickets can be purchased from The Roses Theatre box office on 01684 295074, or online at www.rosestheatre.org