Feel Good Festival at The Roses is live!
By David Wood
The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury is offering audiences the chance to meet and dance with one of the Cats from the smash-hit West End musical Cats! as the feature event of its Feel Good Festival.
Erica-Jayne Alden, a successful West End professional dancer who also appeared in the Abba tribute musical Mamma Mia, will be sharing her skills as part of our 2021 Feel Good Festival, which runs throughout September and October.
The theatre is delighted to bring the Festival into its building this time around, following its launch in 2020 as a series of online workshops.
All involved are looking forward to getting to know each other in real life this time, as well as getting the chance to work together and put on a live performance of their creations!
This year's Feel Good Festival, on the theme of musicals, offers opportunities to create, learn, and feel good about yourself. You can choose to dance West End choreography, paint with local artist Sam Morris, learn to write scripts, make your own film and more.
Audiences have returned to The Roses to watch newly released films and live shows which have been postponed from the previous year, but for the first time in over a year we are finally able to invite everyone to take part in a programme of creative and enriching experiences, designed to make you feel good!
Programme of Workshops:
West End Dance - Erica-Jayne Alden, performer in Cats and Mamma Mia! Learn repertoire from two fantastic musicals from a West End Star!16 & 23 September, 6pm-8pm
The Story of My Life - Sam Morris, local artist: Beginners' film-making course, to create a short musical film, based on your life or an important story to you.Every Monday between 13-27 September, 5pm-6.30pm
Sing the Musicals - Lindsay Martin, Roses Choir Master: Learn to sing the songs from Cats and Mamma Mia!Adults: Every Monday 13 September to 4 October 7.30pm-8.30pmUnder 18: Every Friday 17 September to 8 October 4pm-5pm
Musicals and Musical Plays - with Caroline Summerfield: How to write a play and incorporate music into the story.29 September, 7pm-8.30pm30 September, 2pm-3.30pm
Doodling and Drawing - Jo Teague, local artist: Every Monday 13-27 September 11am-12.30pmSew with Jo - Jo Teague, local artistEvery Friday 17 September to 1 October 11am-12.30pm
To book tickets and for more information, visit www.rosestheatre.org/events/category/festivals
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