On Saturday 30th November, The Roses will have an evening of celebrations. Alongside the opening night of a vibrant production of Aladdin, the venue launches ‘Eric’s Bar’ in homage to Eric Morecambe, whose final performance took place at The Roses; and reveals brand new cinema style seats.
It’s part of a raft of changes that have been taking place across the venue over the last 6 months, that also includes the purchase and installation of new LED lights.
Director of The Roses, Jessica Brewster, says:
“We could not have done this without the generosity of our supporters: a large private donation and Tewkesbury Borough Council supported the seat project and we are hugely grateful to Tewkesbury Borough, Councillor Colin Green and Les Copestake of LPC Painting for generously giving their time and skills to creating the bar.
The Roses is a wonderful venue with a brilliant staff team and extraordinary support from its users and audiences. The changes we are making are to future proof the venue to ensure it thrives for years to come, and the transformation continues throughout next year.”
Saturday 30th will also see the venue launch a brand new Panto, King Arthur: The Panto!, written especially for the theatre by BAFTA-awarding winning writer of Birds of a Feather, The New Statesman and West End hit musical Dreamboats and Petticoats, Maurice Gran. Co-written with local actor Nick Wilkes, it promises a hilarious retelling of the legendary tale of Knights of the Round Table – with a local twist!