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The Tuckwell Amphitheatre at Cheltenham’s Bacon Theatre will be playing host to the Open-Air Theatre Festival once again in 2019, giving drama fans, film buffs and families the perfect opportunity to enjoy a series of must-see events.
Audiences can look forward to celebrating sun-drenched days and starlit nights in style, with gripping drama, feel-good films, and family favourites all on the programme, which runs from Tuesday 16 July to Thursday 1 August 2019.
Gates open 90 minutes before each show, providing the perfect opportunity to grab refreshments from the Festival Café or a delicious wood fired pizza from the Old Dough Pizza Company on selected dates.
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.
Wednesday 17 July 2019 from 9.15pm
Laurel and Hardy fans will love Stan & Ollie, the heart-warming story of the iconic comedy duo’s final tour around the music halls of Britain and Ireland.
Wednesday 24 July 2019 from 9.15pm
Created from colourised and restored World War One archive footage, Peter Jackson’s feature-length documentary offers an immersive insight into life in the trenches.
Wednesday 31 July 2019 from 9.15pm
Baz Luhrmann’s Oscar award-winning musical tells the story of a penniless English writer who falls in love with a beautiful French courtesan.
Tuesday 16 July 2019 from 7.30pm
Peddling into Cheltenham, the bicycle-powered production company will perform Shakespeare’s famous comedy.
Saturday 20 July 2019 from 7.30pm
With an aim to entertain audiences with lesser known operas, Opera Anywhere will perform The Mikado, a Japanese story of forbidden love and forced marriage.
Sunday 21 July 2019 from 7.30pm
The Shakespearean tale of mistaken identity will be performed with live music, silliness and plenty of audience interaction.
Tuesday 23 July 2019 from 5.30pm
Touring open-air company, Heartbreak Productions, perform David Walliams’ hilarious tale of Ben’s jewel-robbing Granny.
Thursday 25 July 2019 from 6pm
With original songs and staging, the whole family will love this adaption of the enduring story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
Friday 26 July 2019 from 7.30pm
A window into British and French history, the Gloucestershire-based company will perform Baroness Orczy’s tale of the French Revolution.
Saturday 27 July 2019 from 7.30pm
First performed in 1898, the classic play by Anton Chekhov about the contrast between Russian urban and rural life has been adapted for today’s audiences.
Sunday 28 July 2019 from 6pm
The turn of the area’s rising theatre stars, Cheltenham Youth Theatre will travel to Narnia in a retelling of C.S Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Tuesday 30 July 2019 from 7.30pm
Heartbreak Productions bring the Yorkshire Moors to Cheltenham with their adaption of Emily Bronte’s only novel.
Thursday 1 August 2019 from 7.30pm
The original coming of age story, Sense and Sensibility tells the story of the Dashwood sisters as they experience romance and heartbreak.
Thursday 18 July 2019 from 7.30pm
Cheltenham’s answer to Jools Holland, Peter Gill will entertain with his mesmerising vocals and piano-playing.
Friday 19 July 2019 from 7.30pm
Famous for their mixing of music and comedy, the string quartet will perform some of the best pieces from across musical genres.
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Tuesday 02 April 2019
Thursday 19 September to Sunday 3 November 2019
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Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 September 2019
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Thursday 19 September 2019
Cult classics and hilarious spoofs are on the programme as The Alfresco Film Company hosts a series of alfresco cinema...
Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 September 2019
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Friday 20 September 2019
Wear your best gown or breeches, ornate accessories and a Venetian style mask for this Regency ball.