June at The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

Cinderella (Ballet Cymru)

Cinderella (Ballet Cymru) - Credit: Archant

The Roses Theatre has plenty to entertain audiences with this June, including a range of tribute bands, distinguished drama and dance, and a selection of musical acts

Tribute acts

Phil Aldridge’s lavish arrangements, rich vocal harmonies and Claire Furley’s uncanny representation of Karen Carpenter combine to bring back memories of pop’s melodic duo in The Carpenters’ Story on Wednesday June 3, 7.30pm.

While The Carpetners’ Story was widely regarded as the first tribute show back in its 1989 incarnation, Genesis Connected (Friday June 19, 7.30pm) is a recently formed celebration of not only Genesis but also the solo projects of Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & The Mechanics. The show features talented drummer Peter Bultitude who appeared in front of 15 million viewers on ITV’s Stars in Their Eyes and previously performed at The Roses in ‘And Finally...Phil Collins’.

Other tributes to look forward to this June include The Billy Fury Years (Friday June 12, 7.30pm), Saturday Night Bee Gees (Saturday June 20, 7.30pm), and Roy Orbison & The Travelling Wilburys (Friday June 26, 7.30pm).

Original live music

Peter Knight’s Gigspanner (Friday June 19, 7.30pm) will present a carefully curated and skilfully narrated programme of material, modern in interpretation yet classical in its virtuosity, and Lindisfarne musician Rod Clements (Tuesday June 23, 8.30pm) will play a solo gig, having carved a career in his own right.

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For the nostalgic, The Searchers’ new concert (Sun 14 June, 7.30pm) combines their hits alongside interesting anecdotes. Continuing the theme, We Salute You (Sunday June 28, 7.30pm) offers audiences a chance to re-capture the spirit and camaraderie of the war years when music and laughter kept Britain smiling, and The Three Degrees (Wednesday July 1, 7.30pm), who are best known for their hit ‘When Will I See You Again’, will take to the stage to entertain with their mix of Soul, R&B and Disco.

Theatre

Bringing a story of faith and perseverance to the stage is Saltmine Theatre Company’s Noah - A Musical Adventure (Saturday June 6, 7pm). Featuring original songs, puppetry, dance, and innovative scenery, this show is one for the whole family to enjoy.

The Simon And Garfunkel Story (Sunday June 7, 7.30pm) is back on the road celebrating its 50th anniversary, boasting a talented cast of musicians and actors led by West End performer Dean Elliot as Paul Simon.

Jane Austen’s most personal novel, Persuasion (Tuesday June 9), is brought to life by Hotbuckle Theatre Company.

Talks

History aficionados will enjoy hearing from David Starkey (Tuesday June 30, 7.30pm), the historian well known for his forthright views, as he talks about Magna Carta.

Ballet

Ballet Cymru and Citrus Arts will combine classical dance and cirucs elements with their production of Cinderella (Thursday June 11, 7.30pm), with award-winning composer Jack White’s astonishing new score adding a touch of magic.

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Ticket prices vary. All tickets can be purchased from The Roses Theatre box office on 01684 295074 or online at www.rosestheatre.org

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