'The great American musical'
A triumphant story of the complex bond between a mother and daughter, GYPSY is based on the 1957 memoirs of burlesque legend Gypsy Rose Lee. Mama Rose is a stage mother wildly determined to turn her two young daughters into famous vaudeville performers.
For years, Rose focuses her attention on her younger, more talented daughter June. When June elopes with a dancer, Rose ruthlessly pushes her grand dreams of showbiz success onto her shy older daughter Louise. Filled with hidden talent, Louise becomes a star beyond what Rose could imagine.
GOODZIE, BARNY RUBBLE AND ETCHED
Alive. Street wear presents: Goodzie, Barny Rubble and Etched.
Sat 1st June 2013 at 19:30 £6.00 | £4.00 in advance
A night of bass, beats and bleeps from the best up and coming bass music producers in the south west, with features on BBC introducing and popular music blogs such as Moombroton.com, Day Hot Music and House.net.
These artists have taken the online music scene by storm with a collective following of over 30,000 with releases on Otherbrother Recordings and Hasret Records.
Join Goodzie, Barny Rubble and Etched on their debut EP release party plus support from local up and coming DJs Pete Brown, G&P and Caveman Jim
‘Parzival and the Fisher King’ – a contemporary play inspired by the tale of Parzival and the quest for the Grail. The students of Waldorf College have developed a wonderful and revivifying form of theatre – creating a new piece which has colour, depth, liveliness, quirkiness, passion and magic. ‘Parzival and the Fisher King’ promises to be a wonderful event – created and performed by ten young performers. It contains live music, ensemble physical theatre, and a host of extraordinary characters who must overcome the evil genius who holds the land in thrall on the way to Parzival’s eventual rediscovery and winning of the Grail.
Directed by Richard Ramsbotham, Musical director and composition by Penelope Wildgoose and Set design by Cheryl Parmenter with the students of the Bridging the Gap course at Waldorf College. For two performances only.
Sat 8th June 2013 at 19:30 £14.00 | £12.00
Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to the two greatest Rock Bands of all time, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin – Together on the same bill for the very first time!!!
Many years have passed since the last UK gigs from the classic line-ups of both bands. Whether you were lucky enough to have seen the originals live or not, Purple Zeppelin will take you back to the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians.
In a “full on” two and a half hour show complete with costume changes for each band, you’ll hear more than 30 classic songs – basically THE BEST BITS, ALL OF THE TIME!
Purple Zeppelin are four talented and versatile musicians with decades of playing between them, comprising thousands of sessions and gigs both in the UK and overseas, selling out venues up and down the country.
The band are genuine admirers of both Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin and with the accent firmly on entertainment, this show promises to be a night not to be missed, complete with Ritchie Blackmore’s Lute, Jimmy Page’s twin neck Guitar and Theremin, and a very special Violin Bow Solo!
Ladies and gentlemen, a true World Exclusive, musical history in the making, we proudly present PURPLE ZEPPELIN!
"…this highly entertaining and musically authentic tribute band dared to match the brilliance of the originators"
Chris Welch - Ex editor of Melody Maker and author of many books about Led Zeppelin.
“Purple Zeppelin delivered the ultimate rock experience. These incredibly talented musicians, entertainers and performers had the audience in the palm of their hands within minutes of hitting the stage. Superb night and we can't wait to have them back”
Jackie Corden - Publicity Manager, The Granville Theatre, Ramsgate
"What a fantastic night had by all - The audience went wild for Purple Zeppelin"
Fiona Maloney - House Manager, Epsom Playhouse Theatre
THE BEST OF CHORTLE TOUR- THE BOY WITH TAPE ON HIS FACE
The Boy With Tape On His Face, Toby Hadoke, Dan Nightingale, Katie Mulgrew
Fri 14th June 2013 at 20:00 £15.00
Chortle are very proud to present and award winning night of comedy. Come join us for an evening of hilarity with multi award winner and Royal Variety Show performer The Boy With Tape On His Face(★★★★★ The Times ★★★★★ Time Out ★★★★★ Chortle) supported by multi award winning MC Toby Hadoke, Jonathan Ross' warm up man Dan Nightingale ("Fantastic..He has it in him to be another Kitson or Noble" Metro), up and coming "bright young thing" Broadway Baby Katie Mulgrew and Edinburgh Fringe hit Alfie Brown ("Quite simply the future of British stand-Up" ★★★★★The List. This is not to be missed!
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
Cotswold Stage School
Cotswold Stage School presents Tim Kelly's Alice's Adventure in Wonderland. The cast are aged from 6-16 years old.
Sat 22nd June 2013 at 19:00 £10.00 | £7.50
Sun 23rd June 2013 at 14:00 £10.00 | £7.50
This fantastic event has been put together by the children and staff of the Cotswold Stage School and displays their creativity, stage craft, acting skills and confidence.
Cotswold Stage School’s focal point is on developing the children’s star potential and creativity, making sure that every child matters and takes away as much learning and creativity possible. We make sure that the children are working in an environment which nurtures group awareness and interaction, whilst learning the art of performanceFollow that rabbit to a delightful, entertaining world of childhood fantasies. Alice journeys into a world of talking animals, comic royalty and races where the contestants run in circles! There are also the Mad Hatter’s frantic tea party, the watch-carrying White Rabbit and talking flowers. Along the way Alice must deal with a sneezing duchess and a baby that turns into a pig! The finale has Alice watching a trial, but she suddenly finds herself the accused! The play gives a modern view to an old classic, where nonsense makes quite good sense.
SUMMER DANCE SHOW
Cirencester creative dance academy
Wed 3rd July 2013 at 19:00 £8.00 | £6.00
Thu 4th July 2013 at 19:00 £9.00 | £7.00
Fri 5th July 2013 at 19:00 £11.00 | £9.00
Sat 6th July 2013 at 13:00 £11.00 | £9.00
Sat 6th July 2013 at 19:00 £11.00 | £9.00
BILL ODDIE “UN-PLUCKED”
Sat 20th July 2013 at 19:30 £16.00 | £14.00
Fifteen years ago, Bill Oddie and Stephen Moss had arrived at the same place- on the banks of a reservoir in North London. It was during this brief encounter that they realized they had something else in common. They were both life long birders who were wondering if they could turn their hobbies into jobs. They both worked in TV –which was a good start. Stephen was a producer of documentary and educational programmes (very useful), whilst Bill was a “Goody” (no use at all!). Happily, BBC 2 were astute enough to give them a series. “Birding with Bill Oddie” was broadcast in 1997. Bill and Stephen shared the belief that there was a lot of mileage to be got from showing what birding was really like “in the field”, and not just the immaculate pin-sharp mega-magnified images of what was referred to as “Blue Chip” Natural History. A TV critic summed it up perfectly when he said that Sir David Attenborough’s programs were the equivalent of “Playboy magazine”, whilst Bill’s were more “Reader’s Wives”! Reality, frustration, disappointment, joy and humour have always been integral ingredients in everything Bill and Stephen have done together. The “everything”, by the way, includes several series of “Birding with Bill Oddie”, “Bill Oddie Goes Wild”, “How to Watch Wildlife”, and collaborations on the precursors of “Spring and Autumn Watch”. Whilst much of their work features wildlife that you can see for yourself in Britain, there have also been spectacular expeditions abroad to various parts of Europe, and across the Atlantic, from Disneyworld to Patagonia.
Bill and Stephen will share memories and stories from 15 years of some of the most popular natural history series ever made, illustrated by extracts, some of which were so memorable that they ranked amongst viewers most requested clips- from Bill’s ludicrous attempt to swim with seals, to the breath-taking air display of a Starling roost (often copied, but never surpassed!).
And of course, although the show is called WATCH THE BIRDIES, it includes all sorts of other wildlife, from Dormice to Whales.
Fascinating for all the family!
THE SPOOKY MEN'S CHORALE
Sun 21st July 2013 at 19:30 £16.00 | children £10.00
Genial buffoonery and immaculate, testosterone drenched vocals define the Spooky Men's Chorale, a ruthless bunch of larrikins based in the Blue Mountains and led by Stephen Taberner.
Their stated ambition is to make women weep, small children quail, and insurance salesmen vaguely aware that somewhere there is a whole world they've never experienced.
With a sound as warm and grainy as a slab of teak, Spookmeister Taberner steers his hand-picked choral assault force like the entertainment corps of the Visigothic army, down from their hideout deep in the mountains, where manners are short and stories are tall, across the limitless, whistling steppes of ancient Georgian table songs, tawdry anthems and the odd ballad of terrifying beauty.
They have pillaged the UK to devastating effect on 4 previous tours culminating in the hugely successful 2011 sell-out of a 2 month invasion where they routed folk festivals and monstered hapless townsfolk across the nation.
And now, they’re back…
Established on the twin pillars of grand foolishness and the quest for the perfect subwoofer-rattling boofchord, the Spooky Men seek to commentate on the absurdity and grandeur of the modern male, armed only with their harmonious voices, pointless grandiosity, a sly collection of hats and a staggering diversity of facial hair configurations.
Their studied deadpan is no act: like most blokes, they've only got the faintest idea of what's going on.
MORSE AND ME WITH COLIN DEXTER - COMING SOON!
Sun 22nd September 2013 at 15:00 £18.00 | £15.00
Oxford resident and hugely popular writer of the Inspector Morse novels. Colin will talk about the mammoth challenge of transforming a full-length novel in to a 90-minute screen drama.
The first Inspector Morse novel - Last Bus To Woodstock - was published in 1975 as a result of a wet and windy family holiday in North Wales. 13 novels later, the last instalment - The Remorseful Day - was published in 1999.
A highly acclaimed writer, Colin Dexter has been the recipient of many awards for his work, including the Crime Writer’s Association Gold and Silver Dagger awards, and a special Cartier Diamond Dagger award for outstanding services to crime literature in 1997, and in 2000 Colin was awarded the Order of The British Empire for services to literature.
ANDREW LAURENCE - THERE IS NO ESCAPE
Fri 27th September 2013 at 20:00 £15.00 | £13.00
As seen on BBC1's Live At The Apollo, star of his own BBC Radio 4 series How Did We End Up Like This? Andrew Lawrence presents his latest stand-up show of all new material.
‘Anyone who gives this spikily inventive performer the time of day will realise they're in the presence of an A-list talent.’
‘Few people have caught the irritated, misanthropic mood of the moment better than this supreme misfit; the only wonder is that it’s taking Lawrence so long to become a national institution.’