Theatre-lovers in Gloucestershire are spoiled for choice with so many incredible productions being staged in the county.
In this hot list, SoGlos rounds up just 10 of the unmissable shows taking to the stage at The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury, with everything from dinosaurs to drag queens…
Dinosaur Adventure Live at The Roses Theatre
Described as a show ’65 million years in the making’, Dinosaur Adventure Live comes to The Roses Theatre on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 August 2022.
Promising a summer holiday day out with a difference, this incredible interactive show brings the audience face to face with life-sized dinosaurs, to see them feed and hear them roar – a T-Rex-riffic time for all the family.
The Gods The Gods The Gods at The Roses Theatre
From the producers of the award-winning Orpheus and Eurydice, Wright and Grainger, The Gods The Gods The Gods tells four stories that blend mythology with music and spoken word, exploring the things we look for outside ourselves – with a one-off performance taking place on Saturday 10 September 2022.
With the aim of making theatre accessible to all, The Gods The Gods The Gods is The Roses Theatre’s first ever ‘pay what you can’ show, with ticket prices starting from just £2.50.
Frankie – The Concert at The Roses Theatre
An award-winning cast brings the music of Franki Valli and The Four Seasons to life in this spectacular show, which The Telegraph describes as the ‘closest you can get without seeing the real thing’.
Recreating Valli’s famous falsetto and The Four Seasons’ tight four-part harmonies accompanied by an eight-piece band, Frankie fans can hear the biggest hits, like ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Silence is Golden’ and ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ live on Friday 23 September 2022.
Bumper Blyton at The Roses Theatre
Literature-loving adults won’t want to miss Bumper Blyton when it takes to the stage on Saturday 1 October 2022 for an adults-only show based on the works of the beloved children’s author.
Promising a ‘riotous improvised parody’ with tongue-in-cheek takes on the likes of The Famous Five and Mallory Towers performed in vintage costumes, the show features live songs and satirical humour, with suggestions from the audience helping to influence the plot along the way!
90s Live at The Roses Theatre
Dust off your Union Jack dress, platform trainers and bucket hat and enjoy an evening of 90s nostalgia at 90s Live on Saturday 15 October 2022.
Taking audiences ‘Back For Good’, a talented cast perform 90s bangers from the likes of Take That, The Spice Girls, Oasis, Britney Spears and The Vengaboys in full costume, with all the classic moves that are sure to get the audience dancing in the aisles.
Dr Richard Shepherd: Unnatural Causes at The Roses Theatre
One for the curious, spend an evening with forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd on Sunday 23 October 2022. Having performed over 23,000 autopsies, including high-profile criminal cases, such as the Princess Diana inquiry and 9/11, Dr Shepherd has lived a fascinating life surrounded by death.
In this mind-boggling show, he shares how he uncovered evidence that has put killers behind bars, freed the innocent and even solved ‘the perfect murder’ – as well as the cases that still haunt him to this day.
Down for the Count: A Century of Swing at The Roses Theatre
On Friday 4 November 2022, the hugely popular Down for the Count swing band brings a celebration of vintage music to The Roses Theatre in its own inimitable style.
This electrifying show features the very best in swing music from 1920s America to its heyday in the 1950s, with music from the likes of Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller to Nat ‘King’ Cole and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as the band’s own original arrangements of jazz classics.
The Nutcracker at The Roses Theatre
Adored by audiences all over the world, Tchaikovsky’s beautiful ballet The Nutcracker comes to The Roses Theatre on Saturday 5 November 2022, marking the UK premiere of Moldovan ballet company, Crown Ballet.
Experience the magic of this timeless show, which transports audiences into a world of wonder, imagination and sugar plum fairies – the perfect festive family treat in the run up to Christmas.
Queenz at The Roses Theatre
Featuring impressive live vocals, incredible costumes and a huge glittery sprinkling of fabulousness, Queenz is set to slay on The Roses Theatre stage on Saturday 12 November 2022.
X Factor contestant and Union J member, Jaymi Hensley, joins a line-up of drag divas adding their own twist to hits by Lady Gaga, Little Mix, Whitney Houston and more, with this sequin-bedazzled singalong promising to be a life affirming night out.
Snow White at The Roses Theatre
Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the fairest panto of them all? Snow White at The Roses Theatre, of course!
Taking place from Saturday 26 November to Saturday 31 December 2022, The Roses Theatre’s beloved family pantomime is back, with BAFTA-winning writer Maurice Gran and the team behind previous shows Almost A Christmas Carol and Almost Treasure Island putting their unique spin on the classic fairytale this festive season.