New musical based on Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling is set to premiere this year

Gloucestershire's world-famous Cheese Rolling is coming to the stage, with an exciting new comedy musical based on the Cooper's Hill competition set to premiere in London, this November 2023.

By Sarah Kent  |  Published
The famous Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling is the inspiration behind the new London musical. Image © ComposedPix /

The most iconic event in Gloucestershire's annual calendar, the famous Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling, is the inspiration behind a brand-new musical, premiering at London's New Wimbledon Theatre in November 2023.

Loosely based on the world-renowned event, where people plummet down a steep hill in pursuit of a high-speed wheel of Double Gloucester, Seize The Cheese! A New Musical is an uplifting, hilarious show of courage and the ultimate love of cheese.

Musical fans can expect catchy songs and a cast of unforgettable characters, who each have their own motives for chasing the cheese – which often reaches breakneck speeds on its real-life descent down Cooper's Hill, every late May bank holiday.

Seize The Cheese! A New Musical is playing at the New Wimbledon Theatre in London, from Thursday 2 to Saturday 11 November 2023, with tickets on sale now.

While this year's wonderfully wacky Cheese Rolling event is taking place at Cooper's Hill on Monday 29 May 2023. For more information, see Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling.

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