Friday 22 March 2019

10 unmissable shows at the Everyman Theatre this year

From West End smash-hits and spine-chilling thrillers, to award-winning musicals and family shows, it's time to make your wish list for the Everyman Theatre's 2018 season…

Whether you’re looking for thrills, laughter or music, SoGlos has teamed up with the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham to find 10 unmissable shows on this year’s programme.

Encompassing captivating drama, hilarious slapstick, mesmerising musicals and of course, the hugely popular pantomime, find inspiration for your next theatre experience and snap up your tickets for all the best shows!

For more information about the Everyman Theatre’s 2018 programme, visit everymantheatre.org.uk directly.


1. Quartet

Unmissable shows at Everyman Theatre

Opening at the Everyman Theatre prior to a national tour, Quartet will run from Thursday 8 to Saturday 17 February 2018, boasting a star-studded cast with The Real Marigold Hotel's Paul Nicholas; Wendi Peters from Coronation Street; Only Fools and Horses icon Sue Holderness; and Jeff Rawle from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

The charming comedy tells the story of ageing opera singers living in a splendid retirement home; when a new resident arrives who is rumoured to be a star, old rivalries surface and chaos unfolds…


2. Pressure

Unmissable shows at Everyman Theatre

Written by and starring the Olivier award-winning David Haig, Pressure will take to the stage in Cheltenham from Tuesday 6 to Saturday 10 March 2018, promising to deliver compelling drama in Cheltenham.

The real-life thriller is set around D-Day in 1944, when one man’s decision will change the course of history, on a day when the weather forecast has never been more important.


3. Blood Brothers

Unmissable shows at Everyman Theatre

Award-winning musical Blood Brothers is set to delight Cheltenham audiences from Monday 12 to Saturday 17 March 2018, having been christened the ‘standing ovation musical’ and boasting a sensational score including ‘Bright New Day’ and ‘Tell Me It’s Not True’.

Written by Willy Russell, the legendary show tells the captivating tale of twins who were separated at birth and grew up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.


4. The Winslow Boy

Unmissable shows at Everyman Theatre

Terence Rattigan’s gripping drama The Winslow Boy will be performed at the Everyman Theatre from Monday 16 to Saturday 21 April 2018, directed by Olivier Award-nominated Rachel Kavanaugh.

The major new revival is based on a real-life event from the Edwardian era, offering a window into social class and political hypocrisy of the time, following the heart-tugging decisions of each member of the Winslow family.


5. The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

Unmissable shows at Everyman Theatre

From Tuesday 1 to Saturday 5 May 2018, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk will offer a captivating performance interwoven with music and dance inspired by Russian Jewish tradition.

Directed by Emma Rice and written by Daniel Jamieson, the show traces a young couple who are the picture of romance, as they navigate some of the most devastating times throughout history.


6. Hairspray

Unmissable shows at Everyman Theatre

The biggest show to burst onto the Everyman Theatre’s stage, Hairspray will bring huge hair and plenty of fun to Cheltenham from Tuesday 29 May to Sunday 3 June 2018.

The best-loved comedy musical takes audiences back to the 60s, following underdog Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big dreams to make it onto national television alongside heartthrob, Link Larkin. When she becomes a star, can Tracy make a difference and win equality and integration?


7. The Full Monty

Unmissable shows at Everyman Theatre

A male cast will be baring all at the Everyman Theatre from Thursday 6 to Saturday 15 September 2018, with The Full Monty boasting an all-star cast including Gary Lucy.

The hilarious musical features plenty of hits, telling the story of six unemployed steelworkers who decide to put on a strip show at a local club – where they intend to go the ‘full monty’ and strip down to their birthday suits.


8. Dracula

Unmissable shows at Everyman Theatre

Prepare for spine-chilling entertainment in Cheltenham, when Dracula flies onto the stage between Friday 28 September and Saturday 6 October 2018, transporting audiences into the depths of Transylvania.

A brand-new stage adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic gothic novel, the play follows the mysterious Count Dracula who feeds on the elixir of young blood to look youthful – will the terrifying character ever die?


9. The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Unmissable shows at Everyman Theatre

Following the phenomenal success of The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre returns to Cheltenham from Tuesday 30 October to Saturday 3 November 2018 with The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, promising hilarity and chaos at the Everyman Theatre.

Having been hailed by the Daily Telegraph as ‘the funniest show in the West End’, the performance is centred around a priceless diamond that’s been entrusted to a corrupt city bank; can it be safely stored, or is disaster on the cards?


10. Aladdin

Unmissable shows at Everyman Theatre

The Everyman Theatre’s phenomenally pantomime returns in 2018, granting wishes across Gloucestershire between Friday 30 November 2018 and Sunday 13 January 2019 with a magical performance of Aladdin.

Promising all the silliness, songs and slapstick that audiences have come to expect, this winter’s seasonal show is set to be another Christmas cracker, following Aladdin on his adventures.


By Kathryn Purvis

© SoGlos
Saturday 20 January 2018

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