Monday 24 April 2017


Cheltenham Open-Air Theatre Festival

Wednesday 19 July to Friday 4 August 2017

Editor's Choice

Cheltenham’s annual Open-Air Theatre Festival returns to Bacon Theatre's Tuckwell Amphitheatre for another summer of alfresco drama, musical performances, cinema under the stars, and a whole heap of family fun.

The Tuckwell Amphitheatre at Cheltenham’s Bacon Theatre will be playing host to the Open-Air Theatre Festival once again in 2017, giving drama fans, film buffs and families the perfect opportunity to pack a picnic for a host of must-see events.

A highlight of the summer events calendar year after year, audiences can look forward to celebrating sun-drenched days and starlit nights in style, with gripping drama, classic films, and family favouries all on the programme, which runs from Wednesday 19 July to Friday 4 August 2017.

Taking place within the secluded setting of Bacon Theatre’s Greek-style amphitheatre, the family-friendly festival offers an eclectic line-up, with SoGlos detailing this year’s events below.

For more information visit bacontheatre.ticketsolve.com directly.


Folksy Theatre: Twelfth Night

Wednesday 19 July 2017

From 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15, £13 for concessions.

Folksy Theatre will perform Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night, incorporating live music and audience interaction. A play about mistaken identity and the consequences of love, the story sees two twins separated in a shipwreck, with Viola assuming a male identity to get work – resulting in madness and mirth.


Talking Shadows Theatre: Blithe Spirit

Saturday 22 July 2017

From 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15, £13 for concessions.

Noel Coward’s comic play Blithe Spirit will be adapted by Talking Shadows Theatre, following novelist Charles Condomine who invites medium Arcati to his house to aid his new book. However, when Arcati is successful, Charles finds himself facing two wives, one alive and one dead.


Blunderbus: Dogs Don’t Do Ballet

Sunday 23 July 2017

Cheltenham Open Air Theatre Festival

From 5pm. Tickets cost £12, £10 for concessions.

Featuring music, songs and hand-crafted puppets, Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie’s best-selling children’s book Dogs Don't Do Ballet will be brought to life by Blunderbus Theatre Company. A hilarious story of a small dog with big dreams, audiences can join Biff, who thinks he’s a ballerina.


A Street Cat Named Bob – Cinema Under The Stars

Tuesday 25 July 2017

From 9.15pm. Tickets cost £8, £7 for concessions.

A Street Cat Named Bob will be shown on the big screen, the film adaptation of James Bowen’s best-loved book starring Luke Treadaway. The moving, true-life story sees an unlikely friendship develop between a homeless busker and a stray cat.


Heartbreak Productions: Taming of the Shrew

Wednesday 26 July 2017

From 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15, £13 for concessions.

Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew will be performed by Heartbreak Productions, featuring live music, humour and audience interaction. The story follows sisters Kate and Bianca – many want to marry Bianca, but Kate must be married first, and there’s no suitor, until Petruchio comes onto the scene.


Jenny Wren Productions: Jungle Book

Friday 28 July 2017

From 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15, £13 for concessions.

Audiences can expect silly humour and serious storytelling during Jenny Wren Production’s Jungle Book performance. The all-singing, all-dancing show sees animals let loose, blending Disney with Rudyard Kipling for plenty of theatre fun.


Talking Shadows Theatre: History Boys

Saturday 29 July 2017

From 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15, £13 for concessions.

Alan Bennett’s play The History Boys follows a group of clever and charismatic sixth formers with university ambitions, and their eccentric schoolmaster, Hector. Brought to life by Talking Shadows Theatre, the play celebrates learning and laughter.


Cheltenham Youth Theatre: Jungle VIP

Sunday 30 July 2017

From 2.30pm. Tickets cost £8, £5 for concessions.

Cheltenham Youth Theatre is set to transport audiences into the depths of the jungle with a play inspired by The Jungle Book. Featuring puppetry and animal sounds, the story sees a young man-cub forced to abandon his home.


Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Cinema Under The Stars

Tuesday 1 August 2017

Cheltenham Open Air Theatre Festival

From 9pm. Tickets cost £8, £7 for concessions.

Audrey Hepburn will be on the silver screen during a showing of Breakfast at Tiffany's. The timeless romantic film follows party girl Holly Golightly who falls in love with her new neighbour, aspiring writer Paul Varjak.


The Pantaloons: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Wednesday 2 August 2017

From 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15, £13 for concessions.

Take a trip into an enchanted woodland when The Pantaloons perform classic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. Magic, mischief and mayhem are on the cards, with four lovers falling under a fairy’s spell.


Heartbreak Productions: Northanger Abbey

Thursday 3 August 2017

From 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15, £13 for concessions.

Jane Austen fans can see Northanger Abbey brought to life by Heartbreak Productions. The story follows a young woman who is taken from her ordinary life to make her entrance into society, promising humour, parody and romance.


Lifting the Blues Picnic: Aynsley Lister

Friday 4 August 2017

From 7.30pm. Tickets cost £20.

Following a string of sell-out gigs, Aynsley Lister is set to deliver a brilliant live performance in aid of Lifting The Blues. Having been hailed by The Times as 'superb', Aynsley will be showcasing his new album Home.


For more information visit bacontheatre.ticketsolve.com directly.

Event:
Cheltenham Open-Air Theatre Festival 2017
Venue
Tuckwell Amphitheatre
Dates:
Wednesday 19 July 2017; Saturday 22 July 2017; Sunday 23 July 2017; Tuesday 25 July 2017; Wednesday 26 July 2017; Friday 28 July 2017; Saturday 29 July 2017; Sunday 30 July 2017; Tuesday 1 August 2017; Wednesday 2 August 2017; Thursday 3 August 2017; Friday 4 August 2017
Times:
Times vary as per event, see above for details
Admission:
Ticket prices vary as per event, see above for details
Telephone:
(01242) 258002

© SoGlos
Thursday 20 April 2017

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