Meet Desirée, a one woman wrecking ball of love & lust who leaves a trail of broken hearts wherever she goes. Things are awkward enough as she starts an affair with old boyfriend Frederic right under the nose of her current lover Carl, but when their wives Anne & Charlotte find out, things start to get real.
What's a girl to do? In Desirée's world the only thing to do is invite the whole gang for a weekend away with her family, throw in songs, banter, the mother of all parties and hope for the best. With everyone in one place, romance and the promise of second chances in the air, things are bound to work out, right?
A witty story of love, lust & regret, Stephen Sondheim's elegant wordplay and musical mastery won four Tony Awards, and features the classic Send in the Clowns. A Little Night Music will fire your passion & leave you breathless.
For this one off evening a talented cast of young musicians together with members of the Cotswold Savoyards bring you an entertaining evening of much loved music from theatre and film including vocal numbers, instrumental solos, jazz and brass groups. The delightful presentation features popular classics and timeless favourites from West End musicals including Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Chess, Oklahoma, Cats and Anything Goes.
The sheer enjoyment of music making shines through in the performance of these young people who are keen to benefit others through sharing their talent and have chosen to support the Acorns charity through this performance.
Established in 1988, Acorns Children's Hospice Trust is a registered charity offering a network of care for life limited and life threatened babies, children and young people and their families, across the heart of England.
This winter, Jacob's Well return to the Playhouse with Dickens' immortal tale of hope and redemption.
In the heart of London town, on Christmas Eve, Victorian miser Ebenezer Scrooge faces past, present and future with a haunting truth about the life he's lived. Lights of long ago dance before the here and now and then a bleak tomorrow. What hope is there for a wicked, old sinner like Scrooge?
Ghosts, Marley, the Fezziwigs, Bob Cratchet and Tiny Tim… Join us for this familiar, old tale, told in unfamiliar ways. Alan Menken (composer of Disney's Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid) provides the glorious musical score for what promises to be the hit musical sensation of the festive season.
Join us for our now traditional lead in to the festive season as one again we welcome back boogie woogie and swing pianist/vocalist Peter Gill and his swing band to perform an eclectic mix of swing standards, boogie woogie classics and Christmas gems such as White Christmas, Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town, Baby It's Cold Outside, Winter Wonderland and Mr Bojangles.
This is an evening of sublime, cool, boogie and blues interlaced with Peter's friendly and witty banter as he is joined on stage by his band and special guests – guaranteed to give you the ideal swinging start to the Christmas period!
BOOKING OPENS AT 10 AM ON FRIDAY 11 AUGUST
Ding Dong! Merrily On High! Angus Prune OBE is back, with the Plum Pudding of Radio Comedy - It's …I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again (Again) - A Christmas Wonder Show!
A brand-new and strictly one-off compilation, celebrating the festive episodes of this anarchic and deliciously surreal comedy series that gave birth to The Goodies, Monty Python's Flying Circus and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. After their critically-acclaimed tour this year, The OFFSTAGE Theatre Group once again recreates the famously full-frontal sketch show that laid waste to BBC Radio from 1964 to 1973 - with a live band, sound effects and original cast member TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR.
Grandma Claus is the kindest, funniest and silliest lady in town - and this Christmas she's inviting all your family over to visit her for a load of festive cheer! It's been at least two decades since she last saw her grandson Santa and she lives in hope that this year might be the one he decides to come to call. She'd really like to have some other visitors this Christmas as she loves telling children stories of what Santa gets up to. And who knows, this may be the day Santa pops in to say hello at last and he's BOUND to want to meet any children who just happen to be here and give them a little gift!
"Grandma Claus made me laugh and cry!"
"A festive treat for the entire family"
Rolling Stock Theatre Company are delighted to return to the Playhouse for a third successive Christmas to bring another story to life in a festive show that's perfect for the whole family. This enchanting new version of Carlo Collodi's traditional fairy tale features an original score of songs, timeless characters - whom you know and love - and a humorous and touching story that will melt your heart.
Brought to you by the same creative team behind Peter Pan & The Revenge of Captain Hook and The Snow Queen, this year our message is "you can be whatever your heart wants you to be". So make sure you join us on this thrilling and magical adventure - and who 'nose' whoyou'll meet along the way!
SCHOOLS & YOUTH GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE CAN GET TICKETS FOR £8 - CONTACT BOX OFFICE
The Album Project are delighted to be returning to the Playhouse to perform another classic album, this time the entire fourth album by Led Zeppelin (often referred to as the 4 Symbols album). As usual at an Album Project gig, the band will then perform further tracks from other Led Zep albums.
After their previous ventures with The Who, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles, we can assure you of exceptional musicianship and, in all probability, yet another sell out - so book early to avoid disappointment.
Gig starts promptly at 7.45 pm with no support act.
Show tunes, music, dancing and fun! Join us for an evening of your favourite numbers performed by some of the best local talent. It is all for a good cause too - all proceeds will be donated to the Brain Tumour Charity. Through a mixture of song, celebration and a little humour, Headfirst Theatre Company is dedicating this one-off performance to raising awareness of this terrible disease. The Brain Tumour Charity is committed to having the biggest possible impact for everyone affected by a brain tumour, to defending the most amazing part of the human body, so that the diagnosis is no longer a death sentence. The fight brain tumours on all fronts through research, awareness and support to save lives and improve the quality of life.