COMING UP AT COTSWOLD PLAYHOUSE
Saturday 6th April at 7.30pm: Funny Story Productions
Now Here’s A Funny Story written by Mitch Feral
A jaunty musical romp through the Golden Age of Music Hall, directed by Jan Hunt of BBC Television’s The Good Old Days. Starting with the 1890s hey-day, this history delves into its dark underbelly, through wartime jingoism, drunken toffs, risqué sexuality, homelessness and decadence - but there is plenty of booze and sing along songs as well!
Friday 12th April at 7pm: Opera Anywhere
Patience by Gilbert & Sullivan
Following their memorable production of The Mikado last September Opera Anywhere now bring this high-spirited tale full of misplaced desires. Patience is a lively operetta that playfully pits the strict morals of the Victorian era against the passionate indulgences of 1870s.
Saturday 13th April at 7.30pm: Kick in the Head Theatre Company
Old Herbaceous by Alfred Shaughnessy
This long-running, highly acclaimed one-man show tour began more than two years ago at the Edinburgh Fringe. Renowned actor, Giles Shenton, truly lives the part of Head Gardener, Herbert Pinnegar, inviting you to feel includ-ed in a private chat from a bygone, comforting age. Nostalgic and satisfying, Old Herbaceous creates an instant rapport with his audience with an evening of tender understated humour.
Friday 26th April at 7.30pm: Beyond The Horizon & Black Dog Theatre Productions
Orphan by Russell Eccleston
A new play by ‘the bold refreshing voice’ of Russell Eccleston was originally produced last year to huge audience and critical acclaim. A small town in Georgia: a nameless Orphan returns to the place where he was raised hop-ing that he can cauterise the wound that has been festering in him since he was a child. Orphan will leave you questioning the true meaning of ‘family’.
All tickets online at cotswoldplayhouse.co.uk/tickets or telephone 0333 666 3366