June at The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury
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Promotional feature: This June, The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury is welcoming jazz singer Jacqui Dankworth, a Rock ‘n’ Roll spactacular, Beauty and The Beast and a play about one of Britain’s best loved entertainers - Eric Morecambe
Jacqui Dankworth at The Roses Theatre
The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury is welcoming jazz singer Jacqui Dankworth on Friday June 6.
Jacqui Dankworth’s style is not confined to jazz and includes many influences, blending everything from the classic American songbook to folk and blues. As well as handling this stylistic range, Jacqui asserts her individuality and character through her personal lyrics.
Jacqui is also an accomplished actor, having performed leading parts with the Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre, in London West End musicals such as Steven Sondheim’s “Into The Woods” and appears in the acclaimed “Les Miserables” film, directed by Tom Hooper. She has collaborated and worked with many diverse musicians including The Brodsky Quartet and Courtney Pine, Marvin Hamlisch, Paloma Faith, and Alan and Marilyn Bergman.
She is a highly regarded vocalist in the UK, and this is the perfect opportunity to experience Jacqui’s mellifluous tones in a whole new light.
Tickets cost £18 with concessions available.
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Rock ‘N’ Roll Paradise
Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise will raise the theatre’s roof on Saturday June 7 with a show in which the music plays the starring role.
Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and The Big Bopper (acting as compère) take to the stage as one big fantasy band in this feel-good musical extravaganza backed by the Paradise Band.
Now in its fifth year running, the professional cast have perfected their ‘Oh mamas’ and tweaked their bowties ready to entertain audiences with their 2 hour celebration covering over 40 classic hits including Great Balls Of Fire, Oh Pretty Woman and That’ll Be The Day. The sights and sounds of the golden era are carefully emulated and delivered with the flair of a modern day production.
Tickets cost £19 with concessions available.
Beauty And The Beast
Critically acclaimed Ballet Cymru bring Beauty And The Beast to The Roses stage on Thursday June 12.
A ruined merchant, lost and desperate in the dark and mysterious forest; an ethereal garden by a majestic palace; a spellbound beast, furious, misunderstood, and lonely; the merchant’s youngest daughter Beauty and a perfect red rose - all populate Ballet Cymru’s performance of the famous tale, which features spellbinding choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James.
As a professional classical ballet company with a distinctive Welsh flavour, Ballet Cymru, formed in 1986 by Darius James, produce and tour innovative and accessible creations to audiences across Wales, the UK and beyond. Alongside performances, the company also offers education work both on tour and in its home city of Newport.
Tickets cost £15 with concessions available.
Thirty years after Eric Morecambe took his final bow, Olivier nominated actor Bob Golding brings the sunshine back to The Roses’ stage on Friday June 13 with Tim Whitnall’s Olivier Award-winning play about one of Britain’s best loved entertainers.
Directed by Paul Hendy, Morecambe portrays the success story that saw the star overcome adversity to become the nationally celebrated comedy entertainer. From humble beginnings in the music halls to 28 million people watching him on Christmas Day, Morecambe is the journey of a comedic icon who always played the right notes, just not necessarily in the right order.
Bob previously played Eric Morecambe in a nationwide tour of 260 performances and a West End run at the Duchess Theatre. The play premiered at the 2009 Edinburgh fringe festival where it gained a Fringe First award, with Bob later receiving a ‘Best Actor’ nomination at the Laurence Olivier awards where the play won the best entertainment category. With Morecambe, Bob also performed at the Royal Variety Show for HRH Queen Elizabeth and received a nomination for ‘Best Solo Performance’ in the 2011 ‘What’s On Stage’ Awards.
Made with Eric Morecambe’s son Gary on board as associate producer, this show will be an accurate and true to life account, performed at a theatre that plays a prominent part in Morecambe’s history, and where his legacy continues.
Tickets cost £17 with concessions available.
All tickets can be purchased from The Roses Theatre Box Office on 01684 295074 or online at www.rosestheatre.org