This June at The Roses Theatre
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There’s all sorts on at The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury this June
The Time Of Your Life
It’s not very often that the audience become the stars of the show, but for the upcoming Sing-A-Long-A-Dirty Dancing at The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury this is exactly what’s in store. On Saturday June 14 at 7.30pm the producers of the popular ‘Sing-A-Long-A-Sound Of Music’ and ‘Sing-A-Long-A-Grease’ bring their latest interactive film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, allowing fans to join in with their favourite hits, quote along with the classic one- liners, and dance the twist like nobody is watching.
It’s the summer of 1963, when everybody called Frances Houseman “Baby”, and it didn’t occur to her to mind. That was before President Kennedy was shot, before the Beatles, when she couldn’t wait to join the Peace Corps, and she thought she’d never find a guy as great as her dad. That was the summer Baby went to Kellermans. At this vacation camp of organised fun Baby meets Johnny Castle, and a passionate story of first dance, first love, and the carrying of watermelons ensues.
‘Dirty Dancing’ was originally a low budget film by a brand new studio and had no major stars, except Broadway actor Jerry Orbach playing Baby’s father, but despite this it became a massive box office hit. The soundtrack generated two multi-platinum albums and multiple singles, including (I’ve had) The Time Of My Life which won both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for Best Duet.
Each member of the Sing-A-Long-A-Dirty Dancing audience will receive a Magic Moments Fun Pack and will also be lead through a vocal warm up with the host prior to the film to get them into the ‘Sing-A-Long-A’ mood.
This inclusive, celebratory screening of the popular romantic film is a must for fans of the 1987 original.
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Dirty Dancing is rated 15, and therefore the minimum age for this event is 15.
Tickets cost £15 with concessions available.
On Tuesday June 24 at 8.30pm The Roses Theatre welcomes singer/songwriter Edwina Hayes.
Her thoughtfully crafted songs explores the complicated tangles of love’s hardships. Having played on big stages from Glastonbury to the Royal Albert Hall, and opened shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison, Edwina’s voice has caught the attention and admiration of the likes of Michael Parkinson and Nanci Griffith.
After releasing her debut album, ‘Out On My Own’, on Warner Brothers, her next two albums ‘Pour Me A Drink’ and ‘Good Things Happen Over Coffee’ were produced independently. She is currently working on her fourth album and will be touring as support with Fairport Convention on their UK Winter Tour later this year.
As she divides her time between the UK and Nashville, USA, Edwina’s voice at The Roses is not to be missed.
All tickets cost £9.
For those who enjoy innovative dance shows, The Roses is hosting Constellations, a collaboration between Moko Dance and the multi-award-winning Aracaladanza.
Constellations is inspired by the work of Spanish Surrealist painter Joan Miró, renowned for creating vibrant visual art, and sees inventive dance, puppetry and digital visuals delivered with playfulness and style. The cocktail of sensations and explosions of colour and light is intended to unleash viewers’ imaginations, something which Aracaladanza advocate as a powerful instrument that can help develop an open and understanding mind and general self improvement.
Aracaladanza is led by choreographer Enrique Cabrera, winner of both the Outstanding Choreography Award at the VIII Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid and Madrid’s ‘Antonio Ruiz Soler’ Dance Choreography award.
The team of performers in this creative show are also alumni from institutions such as the London Contemporary Dance School, Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza, Pineapple Studios and Ballet Contemporáneo de Burgos.
Tickets cost £10 with concessions available.
Police Dog Hogan
Police Dog Hogan are performing at The Roses on June 27 as part of a string of UK live shows this spring.
A high-energy and eclectic seven-piece, the band combines fiddle, banjo, mandolin, drums and gui-tars with four-part harmonies in a fusing of country, pop, folk, and rocking urban bluegrass.
The Sunday Times described them as “wonderful”; the Telegraph named them one of its ‘favourite new bands”; Radio 2 called them “a band to watch” and veteran DJ Johnnie Walker praises their gigs as “just a really good, fun time”.
Tickets cost £13
Direct from a West End run, Luke Kempner brings his riotous one man show, The Only Way Is Downton, to The Roses Theatre on Thursday June 16, at 7.30pm.
Having made his name with YouTube hit ‘Downstairs At Downton’ and appearances in West End Musicals, Kempner’s comedy impressions show won critical acclaim and sold out at Edinburgh Fringe last year.
In this new parody, celebrities start appearing at Downton Abbey; cultures clash and eras collide as many popular TV shows and familiar modern voices come together to help the cast of Downton save the estate from financial ruin – again.
The Only Way Is Downton is an observation of television today with Kempner starring as and exploring all characters that epitomize contemporary culture. This production serves as both an introduction and deconstruction of Julian Fellowes’ original British period drama.
Tickets cost £13 with concessions available.
All tickets can be purchased from The Roses Theatre box office on 01684 295074 or online at www.rosestheatre.org