Thursday 19 July to Thursday 2 August 2018Editor's Choice
The Tuckwell Amphitheatre at Cheltenham’s Bacon Theatre will be playing host to the Open-Air Theatre Festival once again in 2018, 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 favourites all on the programme, which runs from Thursday 19 July to Thursday 2 August 2018.
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.
Thursday 19 July 2018 from 5.30pm
David Walliams’ bestseller The Midnight Gang will be brought to life, telling the story of a group of children who find adventure in the night, offering plenty of magic and mischief.
Friday 20 July 2018 from 7.30pm
Rain or Shine Theatre Company will perform Shakespeare’s classic comedy Much Ado About Nothing, a tale with romance, mistaken identity and dastardly plots.
Saturday 21 July 2018 from 7.30pm
A favourite comic operetta, Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance is sure to delight audiences, featuring a host of best-loved songs.
Sunday 22 July 2018 from 7.30pm
Folksy Theatre presents a unique adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy, Love's Labour's Lost, including a touch of live music, audience interaction and light-hearted silliness.
Tuesday 24 July 2018 from 7.30pm
Jane Austen’s classic story Pride and Prejudice will be performed by Heartbreak Productions, following the heartbreak and romances of the Bennett sisters and Mr Darcy.
Wednesday 25 July 2018 from 9.15pm
The Mercy tells the incredible true story of sailor Donald Crowhurst and his quest to circumnavigate the globe, starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz.
Thursday 26 July 2018 from 7.30pm
Oscar Wilde’s satire A Woman of No Importance is a comic melodrama which explores theme of social class, promising a humorous drama for audiences.
Friday 27 July 2018 from 7.30pm
Jenny Wren Productions will perform Jane Austen’s Emma, offering a story of matchmaking, romance and dashing suitors.
Saturday 28 July 2018 from 7.30pm
An adaptation of Pat Barker’s award-winning novel by Nicholas Wright, Regeneration tells a haunting story about the impact of war upon shell-shocked men.
Sunday 29 July 2018 from 7.30pm
Shakespeare’s favourite comedy As You Like It will be performed by the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons, complete with live music and plenty of laughs.
Tuesday 31 July 2018 from 5pm
Perfect for families, Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster is a brand-new production following Pearl on an adventure after she finds a stowaway aboard ship… a little blue monster.
Wednesday 1 August 2018 at 9.15pm
Film fans and hopeless romantics can see all-time classic Dirty Dancing, telling the story of Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman who falls in love with her dance instructor on a family holiday.
Thursday 2 August 2018 from 7.30pm
The Importance of Being Earnest will be brought to life in an energetic and musical production from the Pantaloons, featuring Oscar Wilde’s witty words and some snappy songs.
For more information and to buy tickets visit bacontheatre.ticketsolve.com directly.
Monday 23 April 2018
Tuesday 24 to Saturday 28 April 2018
Theatre goers can enjoy a challenging, moving and inspiring show, when The Barn Theatre in Cirencester opens with its...
Tuesday 1 to Saturday 5 May 2018
Telling the tale of a mermaid who longs for life on land, The Little Mermaid – The Circus Sensation, combines incredible...
Tuesday 1 to Saturday 5 May 2018
Enjoy a unique theatre experience in Cheltenham when The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk takes to the stage, featuring mesmerising...
Tuesday 1 to Saturday 26 May 2018
Set to tour Gloucestershire and beyond with a hilarious adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy, The Importance...
Friday 4 May to Sunday 30 September 2018
Celebrating the birth of the extraordinary art form, Giffords’ highly anticipated 2018 tour, My Beautiful Circus,...