Have you had the new Cheltenham Everyman brochure through your door? We love having a good look to see what’s on. I have always enjoyed going to the theatre and believe that children and teenagers can really benefit from going to see a live show. It doesn’t have to be expensive with some tickets for young people being offered cheaply.
Highlights at the Everyman starting next week are: Dracula – described as a ‘Live multi-sensory trip of terror’ This is 16+ only and is supposed to be terrifying! It opens at the Cheltenham theatre next week on 28th Sept so watch this space for a review if I survive!
Then it’s one of my favourite plays: Othello – in my opinion Shakespeare’s best tragedy. The English Touring Theatre has announced newcomer Victor Oshin as Othello and the Everyman is offering £2.50 tickets for people aged 16-25. The theatre company is committed to making theatre accessible to young people and I would really recommend seeing the play if you are studying any Shakespeare. If you would like to win a pair of full priced tickets. You can enter by leaving your name and email address in the comments below. Closing date Monday 8th Oct.
Othello is a very believable depiction of a life torn apart by prejudice. Set in Venice; a western colonial power employs the newly-married Othello, a Muslim general, to lead their army against the impending Turkish invasion. The strain of fitting into a society riven by discrimination and fear soon take their toll. Manipulated by Iago, Othello’s life quickly unravels as he turns on everything he holds dear.
The English Touring Theatre is also running an Othello Education Programme alongside the tour offering students and teachers insight into Shakespeare’s Othello and their critically acclaimed production. The programme will provide education packs, workshops, pre and post show talks with members of the company, as well as additional resources including podcasts and recorded footage.
As we get closer to Christmas at the Everyman, there’s the obligatory pantomime ‘Aladdin’ which Blue Peter legend Peter Duncan is writing and directing and starring Tweedy. We might get to it but I’m mainly looking forward to going as a family to see ‘The Velveteen Rabbit.’ It’s persuasively described as, ‘A celebration of animals, nature and the seasons, all wrapped up in a bright festive bow.’ There’s also a new adaptation of Dickens’ ‘Old Curiosity Shop’ in December which looks lovely.
Next year, in January and February I would love to experience a bit of nostalgia with ‘Fame’ the musical and the stage adaptation of bestselling book, ‘The Girl on the Train’ with Samantha Womack sounds interesting. Agatha Christie’s classic Mousetrap is also showing in March.
This is an unsponsored post but we have been invited along to review some of the shows.