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Open air theatre festival launched

Festival season is upon us! This year, the Bacon Theatre is thrilled to launch its annual open-air Theatre Festival at the Tuckwell Amphitheatre.

The line-up will have you laughing your socks off, singing your heart out and gripped in wonder!

Opening on Tuesday 2nd August, family favourites Immersion Theatre bring their production of Rapunzel to the amphitheatre - and after the hilarity from their recent Wind in the Willows show, you can expect a hair-raising adventure!

Back by popular demand, the theatre is delighted to welcome back Slapstick Picnic's wild[e] production of The Importance of Being Earnest and Opera Anywhere with the ingeniously witty Iolanthe.

Heartbreak Productions bring another duo of shows, adding their signature style to Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (as you've never seen it before!) and Charlotte Brontë's classic, Jane Eyre - in full carnival spectacular!

Cheltenham's very own Peter Gill returns for his ever-popular Swinging Summer Evening; and Jenny Wren presents Shakespeare's summertime classic, A Midsummer Night's Dream.

New to the festival is a double bill from DOT productions, bringing their renowned comedic style to Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book and George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion.

Ending the festival on a high, 'Cinema Under the Stars' is going all out this year with two much-loved movies! Audiences will be having the time of their lives watching smash hit film Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey on 11th August.

The second night of cinema on 12th August celebrates 20 years since its release. Join the theatre for a razzle dazzle night under the stars with Chicago, starring Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Renée Zellweger.

Alongside these incredible shows, festival highlights include fabulous food (details to be shared soon!) and our fully stocked bar and café, all within the magical surroundings of the idyllic amphitheatre.

Tickets are selling fast, so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment. 

Tickets may be bought online at bacontheatre.co.uk  or from the box office on 01242 258002.

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