Cheltenham Open-Air Theatre Festival

Thursday 19 July to Thursday 2 August 2018

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 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.

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Heartbreak Productions: Midnight Gang

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.

Rain or Shine: Much Ado About Nothing

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.

Opera Anywhere: Pirates of Penzance

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.

Folksy: Love’s Labour’s Lost

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.

Heartbreak Productions: Pride and Prejudice

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.

Cinema Under the Stars: The Mercy

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.

DOT Productions: A Woman of No Importance

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.

Jenny Wren Productions: Emma

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.

Talking Shadows: Regeneration

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.

Pantaloons: As You Like It

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.

Little Blue Monster: Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster

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.

Cinema Under the Stars: Dirty Dancing

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.

Pantaloons: The Importance of Being Earnest

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 directly.

Cheltenham Open-Air Theatre Festival 2018
Tuckwell Amphitheatre
Thursday 19 July 2018; Friday 20 July 2018; Saturday 21 July 2018; Sunday 22 July 2018; Tuesday 24 July 2018; Wednesday 25 July 2018; Thursday 26 July 2018; Friday 27 July 2018; Saturday 28 July 2018; Sunday 29 July 2018; Tuesday 31 July 2018; Wednesday 1 August 2018; Thursday 2 August 2018
Times vary as per event, see above for details
Ticket prices vary as per event, contact organisers for details
(01242) 258002

© SoGlos
Monday 23 April 2018

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