This daring new production transports Shakespeare’s classic tale into a fear-ridden 21st century.
Yes, it’s Tony Slattery and a team of local improvisers pitting their wits against each other. They’ll be doing silly things because the audience say so. During the course of the evening, with comedy improvisation on trial, the audience will decide at the end whether the verdict is GUILTY or NOT GUILTY. Will Mr. Slattery be locked up in improvisation hell forever? Only you can decide.
Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village.
After their various sell-out successes our very own resident improvised comedy group, Comic Sans Script, are returning. Once again they are trying to resolve the dispute about which team are better via a series of improv games and challenges.
A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.
A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind.
In 1969, two substance-abusing, unemployed actors retreat to the countryside for a holiday that proves disastrous.
A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator.
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.
Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra under conductor Warick Cole present a programme of mostly Handel
A satirical look at British nightlife, told through the eyes of four doormen and four cocktail waitresses. Eight performers take on the personalities of well over fifty characters in order to convey the sights and sounds that keep working class Brits drinking and dancing into the small hours of the morning.
Seen through the eyes of characters including a young lad, an elderly fan, a daydreaming manager of an amateur lads’ team and a long-suffering wife, girlfriend and mum, this revue-style show takes liberties with dry historical facts to track Manchester City FC’s journey to the Etihad.
Intelligent stand-up comedy for everybody, but of particular interest to people over thirty who've lost touch with all their old friends and can't eat just one pain au chocolat.
A spoiled heiress must choose between three suitors: her jazz musician ex-husband, a stuffy businessman, and an undercover tabloid reporter.
Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution - escape to Bolivia.
Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam.
The Carry On team at their most epic, poking fun at (and using the sets from) Elizabeth Taylor's Cleopatra
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
The French writer/director Jean Cocteau created La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast) in 1946, basing it on an 18th century fairy tale. Beautiful Belle, daughter of an impoverished merchant, is imprisoned in the magical castle of a mysterious Beast, who longs to marry her.
In New Jersey in the 1930s, downtrodden waitress Cecilia (Mia Farrow) is a devoted movie-goer. One day she attends a matinee at her local cinema, only to find the lead actor in the movie, Tom Baxter (Jeff Daniels), addressing her from the screen.
Pilot Peter Carter (David Niven) is flying home from a bombing raid when he is forced to jump into the Channel with no parachute. A weird celestial glitch finds him trapped between life and death, so he is forced to appeal to a heavenly court for the right to stay alive, with help from a young American airwoman and a mischievous French emissary from the other world.
Guillermo del Toro’s uniquely gothic response to the Spanish Civil War, from 2006. The young stepdaughter of a vicious officer in Franco’s army is lured into an underworld labyrinth ruled by a terrifying faun.
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki of Japan’s celebrated Studio Ghibli. Moving to the suburbs with her family, 10-year-old Chihiro is lured into a parallel world of demons, spirits and evil creatures. There she must find and save her parents, who have been turned into pigs.
In an abandoned oil-rig, evil Krank steals the dreams of kidnapped children using a monstrous machine. Fairground strongman One (Ron Perlman) sets out to rescue his stolen little brother, while evading a pair of conjoined twins who control all the local crime.
An old and exhausted knight, Antonius Block (Max von Sydow), returns from the Crusades to his plague-ridden homeland, only to encounter the figure of Death. They agree to play a game of chess that will determine whether the knight lives long enough to get home.
A winner of four Oscars in 2018, this is a glorious romantic fantasy about a mute young woman (Britain’s Sally Hawkins) in Cold War Washington, whose life changes forever when she encounters an enigmatic creature captured in the swamps of South America.
The first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (composer of Wicked) based on the Gospel of St Matthew
Celebrating all that is ‘Musical Theatre’ this beautiful, entrancing new musical revue show features new arrangements by James Lark (composer for several Playhouse Christmas shows such as The Snow Queen and Pinocchio & The Christmas Wish) from a whole heap of musicals from the last 100 years.
Missy Malone returns for a special 10th birthday party of the very best in burlesque
One of the country's most sort-after actors Annette Badland is castaway to choose eight poems and a luxury item that she would take to a desert island and discuss her life and work.
Poetic storytelling with searing honesty, wit and fun.
Poems that celebrate the natural world and condemn blood sports.
Unique neo-Victorian blend of freestyle rap, hip-hop and comedy.
The 9th annual Cheltenham Poetry Festival slam!
The story of the legendary outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals.
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.
Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner... but that's not all that's really going on.
A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.
In 1938, after his father Professor Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Indiana Jones finds himself up against Adolf Hitler's Nazis again to stop them obtaining its powers.
Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship.
Residents of a part of London declare independence, when they discover an old treaty. This leads to the need for a 'Passport to Pimlico'.
A programme of music by Mendelssohn and Beethoven under conductor Jonathan Mann
A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.
The Playhouse's resident improvised comedy group, Comic Sans Script, are back to re-live all the danger, drama and excitement that was February's Impro-Clash 1 in an epic rematch that's guaranteed not to be forgotten!
An innovative and exciting live and mediated performance on the connections between lovers, marriages, friendships, parents and siblings
Celtic Circle School of Irish Dancing celebrates its 20th anniversary with their latest show
Stage version of the hit film. Two US Marines are charged with being complicit in the death of a fellow squadron member; it falls to the callow Daniel Kaffee to defend the two men.
A brand new presentation, featuring the music of ‘She’, 'Alchemy’ and ‘King’s Ransom’ along with exclusive new material