BTEC Performing Arts
Thu 12th December 2013 at 13:00 £4.00
Thu 12th December 2013 at 19:30 £9.00 | £7.00
Let your imagination run wild this Christmas, as Cirencester College BTEC Performing Arts students present Seussical the Musical. Join The Cat in the Hat as he takes you on a journey into the fantastical, bombastical and songtastical world of Dr Seuss.
Horton the Elephant discovers a small world floating by on a speck of dust, containing Whos, including Jojo - a Who with too many "thinks". Between them they must find a way to save Who from a world of naysayers and dangers.
But Horton faces a double challenge, he's been left alone to guard an egg,abandoned by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Alon and caught between a dust speck and guarding the egg, he faces ridicule, danger, kidnappingand ends up on trial, but little does he know the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.
This thrilling Christmas production will bring to life some of the best loved characters from the world of Dr Seuss, and promises to be a toe tapping, finger snapping fun day out for audiences of all ages.
NATIVITY IN CREAKEBOTTOM
Sun 15th December 2013 at 14:30 £10.00 | £8.00 family of 4 £30
Sun 15th December 2013 at 19:00 £10.00 | £8.00 family of 4 £30
Off the back of our international debut The Zanniskinheads and the Quest for the Holy Balls, Slingshot Theatre have turned our quick-witted physical comedy and surreal eyes to the greatest birth documented... EVER!
Somewhere in deepest Suffolk lies the flat and technologically dated village of Creakebottom, home to Gus Blathermouth and the All-Male Amateur Dramatics Society of Creakebottom, aka the AMADSC! A new Theatre Festival brings theatrical big-hitters from "that London" to Creakebottom's bumpy hills, handing the AMADSC an unprecedented platform for their undiscovered genius and a stage for the birth of their new brainchild: 'The Birth of Jesus'.
A cast of five perform this fast-paced two-act show, directed by West-End Veteran Andrew C. Wadsworth and written by Slingshot's own Christopher Dennis, with fantastically ridiculous songs by composer Mark Dean. Expect plenty of flat caps, slapstick and bad acting. Proven popular for anyone over the age of 10.
ROBERT NEWMAN'S NEW THEORY OF EVOLUTION
Sat 8th February 2014 at 20:00 £12.50
From a Devil's Orchard made by lemon ants, to female buffalo voting which way to go, from Prince Kropotkin escaping a Tsarist dungeon to altruistic vampire bats and Richard Dawkins' postman wrestling naked, Rob Newman argues that cooperation drives evolution more than competition.
Sat 15th February 2014 at 19:30 £10.00 | £14.00 show day
KIERAN POWELL: LOOK WHO'S TALKING
Fri 21st February 2014 at 19:00 £7.00 | £5.00
Kieran Powell, contemporary ventriloquist, is without a doubt one of the country's finest variety performers. With a modern, musical twist to his award winning act, he has entertained thousands across the UK in the past few years. He competed in this year's Britain's Got Talent, receiving 4 yes' when he appeared in front of Simon Cowell and the other judges, making it through to the "judges deliberation" stage.
At an earlier show in Cirencester, he received a superb review,
“Enjoying a fantastic mix of adult and child-friendly humour, and plenty of witty banter between Kieran and his furry sidekicks, although a little bit cheeky at times, the show never crosses the line. What an exceptionally talented young man. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see him gracing our TV screens on a regular basis at some point in the future.
In an era of reality TV shows which continue to churn out a relentless stream of talentless 'famous for being famous Z-list celebs', it is refreshing to see an innovative young person who clearly loves his craft bucking the trend to show people what true talent really is."
Kieran is no stranger to theatre audiences. In 2012 he performed for Princess Beatrice at the Diamond Kids Royal Gala in the West End's Savoy Theatre. In a totally different setting, he performed for the athletes in London 2012.
Described as “Genius in Puppet Form” Look Who's Talking is Kieran's highly amusing theatre show touring the UK in 2013 and 2014. Kieran is supported by a colourful range of charming and flirtatious characters who sing their way in to everyone's hearts. He engages audiences with a combination of fast paced comedy, creative interpretation of pop music, and a fearless attitude to audience participation and witty improvisation.
Cirencester College Youth Theatre
Wed 26th February 2014 at 13:30 £4.00
Wed 26th February 2014 at 19:30 £9.00 | £7.00
Thu 27th February 2014 at 13:30 £4.00
Thu 27th February 2014 at 19:30 £9.00 | £7.00
SEANN WALSH - THE LIE-IN KING
Comedy’s fastest rising star Seann Walsh is returning with an all-new show to show the world that he’s The Lie-in King!
Sat 8th March 2014 at 20:00 £13.00
Star of Channel 4′s Stand Up For The Week, BBC1′s Live At The Apollo and Dave’s Argumental, Seann is a charming and charismatic natural born observational storyteller, and one of the most frighteningly precocious talents to emerge from the UK comedy circuit in years.
Walsh is well on his way to becoming a star attraction’
‘See him now, before the stadium tour’
Slick, funny observational comedy’ ****
A NOVEMBER DAY
Tue 18th March 2014 at 19:30 £12.00 | £10.00
In forgotten boxes in an attic, a woman discovers the story of her grandfather, a survivor of the First World War, and his unexpected encounter with a stray dog who knew no boundaries. With evocative puppet characters, live music and an ever-changing set, Thingumajig Theatre presents a timeless fable on war and the miracle of friendship when all else seems lost.
A November Day was created in 2008 in association with The Imperial War Museum North.
The production lasts approximately 60 minutes and is suitable for children aged 10 plus.
Created and Performed by
Kathy Kim and Andrew Kim
Direction by Mark Whitaker
Sat 22nd March 2014 at 19:30 £14.00
This incredibly accomplished, award winning quartet bring their brand new show "The Acoustic Spectacular" (premiered at the Royal Albert Hall) to Cirencester, featuring a feast of surprises: flames, dynamic lighting and video blended with breathtaking musical virtuosity - a treat for the senses.
Thu 10th April 2014 at 19:30 £10.00 | £12.00 On the Door
According to the BBC, Blackheart are "taking the acoustic scene by storm." Radio 2's Aled Jones pronounced them "A great band."
Their music and unique sound defy categorisation, combining acoustic instruments and the voice of chrissy Mostyn with effects, atmospherics and electronica to create a unique blend of intelligent contemporary pop.
PAUL CHOWDHRY - PC'S WORLD
Host of Channel 4's Stand Up For The Week and Star of BBC1's Live at the Apollo
Fri 11th April 2014 at 20:00 £14.00
Paul Chowdhry is back in 2014 with his biggest tour to date. The Lafta funniest stand-up award winner of 2013 tackles everything borderline within the human psyche. Why is one person's offensive behaviour considered humorous by others?
PC may be his initials, but the relentless world he lives in definitely isn't. Why is one person's offensive behaviour considered humorous by others? Paul will address this issue along with such diverse subjects as the art of attracting women, jokes cut from his TV appearances, non-existent customer services and the now infamous 1980’s in his own inimitable uncompromising style.
It’s time to enter PC’s World.
"Dangerous comic genius"
‘Revives distant memories of Richard Pryor at his relentless best.’
THE ULTIMATE SHOW
Mon 21st April 2014 at 19:30 £18.00 | £16 Concessions | £14 Children | £52 Family
Tue 22nd April 2014 at 19:30 £18.00 | £16 Concessions | £14 Children | £52 Family
Wed 23rd April 2014 at 19:30 £18.00 | £16 Concessions | £14 Children | £52 Family
Quite simply a stunningly beautiful blend
of Music, Vocals and Dance. A thought
provoking and inspired mix of Old and
New Genres and Styles, with unique
arrangements, brought life by an amazing
Cast of 17.
CRAIG OGDEN, SUPPORTED BY THE CORINIUM PLAYERS GUITAR ENSEMBLE
Sat 26th April 2014 at 19:30 £12.00 | TBC
Australian born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the most exciting artists of his generation. He studied guitar from the age of seven and percussion from the age of thirteen. He is the youngest instrumentalist to have received a Fellowship Award from the RNCM in Manchester.
His many recordings for Virgin/EMI, Chandos, Nimbus, Hyperion, Sony and Classic FM have received wide acclaim. Ogden’s Classic FM albums The Guitarist and Summertime both shot straight to no.1 in the UK classical chart in summer 2010 and 2011 respectively. Craig Ogden has performed concertos with all of the main UK orchestras plus many abroad and has presented on BBC Radio 3 and on ABC Classic FM (Australia).
Craig Ogden is Principal Lecturer in Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and Visiting Lecturer at London’s Royal College of Music.
Sat 10th May 2014 at 20:00 £15.00
Fri 30th May 2014 at 19:30 £15.00
Sat 31st May 2014 at 19:30 £15.00
Almost Legal’s production encompasses
two time zones; The first being Elizabethan
and the second being The First World War.
Blackadder finds his new servant, Bob,
curiously pleasant company. So much so,
that he almost kisses him. Afraid for his
position at court, Blackadder searches for
General Melchett has finally given the
command for the company to go “over
the top”, that is, send them to certain
pretends to be mad so
that he can be invalided back to Blighty -
but this may not be such a cunning plan...
EMILY BROWN AND THE THING
a highly inventive adaptation of the popular children’s book, by the award-winning duo Cressida Cowell (author of How to Train Your Dragon) and Neal Layton. Emily Brown and the Thing is one of a series of four books featuring the irrepressible Emily Brown.
Sat 14th June 2014 at 15:00 £8.00 | £6.00 concessions £25 families
One evening, Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley find a Thing crying outside their window. They set off on incredible adventures to find the Thing’s cuddly... then his hot milk... then his medicine – but nothing seems to settle him. What is really troubling the Thing, and will anyone ever get any sleep?
Created in Tall Stories' unique style, and told through exciting original music, physical storytelling and lots of comedy, 'Emily Brown and the Thing' is a fantastic adventure for children aged 3+ and their grownups!
suitable for children aged 3+
CIRENCESTER CREATIVE DANCE ACADEMY
Wed 2nd July 2014 at 19:00 £8.00 | £6.00
Thu 3rd July 2014 at 19:00 £9.00 | £7.00
Fri 4th July 2014 at 19:00 £11.00 | £9.00
Sat 5th July 2014 at 13:00 £11.00 | £9.00
Sat 5th July 2014 at 19:00 £11.00 | £9.00