Auditorium at the Everyman Theatre
Panto and beyond
As Gloucestershire's theatres enjoy another busy festive season, we go behind the scenes and meet those making it happen.
Gloucestershire's theatres and venues are full stream ahead for possibly the busiest and most expensive time of the theatre calendar - Christmas and New Year!
For the likes of the Roses in Tewkesbury and the Everyman in Cheltenham, it's the one time of the year they become producing theatres.
This basically means that rather than hosting other people's productions, they put on their own.
It's a different story for Cheltenham's Town Hall who have a festive programme full of Christmas concerts, parties and a big New Years bash.
Behind the scenes
To gain an insight unlike no other, BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Chris Brierley has stepped behind the scenes to meet those involved in creating the theatre magic.
From the directors office, to the workshop via the box office and of course the stage, there is a huge team effort involved in making the theatre a place you want to visit again and again.
Christmas at the Everyman
This year's panto at Cheltenham's Everyman theatre is Dick Whittington, which tells the tale of Gloucestershire's own local boy made good on his journey from rags to riches.
In true pantomime tradition, actress and singer Naomi Lee Schulke will be taking on the role of Dick Whittington when the production opens on Friday 30 November.
Click on the various links below to listen along as we go behind the scenes at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham.
Tickets for Dick Whittington start from £7.50 and you can contact the Box Office on 01242 572573.
The Roses blooms with festive fun
'Aladdin' is this years traditional family pantomime at the Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury and it promises to be a magical treat for young and old alike.
Click on the various links below to listen along as we go behind the scenes at the Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury.
The first performance of Aladdin is on Saturday 1 December, tickets start from £8 and you can contact the box office on 01684 295074.
Cheltenham Town Hall
A tower of treats at Cheltenham Town Hall
However broad your festive fancies, the Town Hall in Cheltenam may well be offering something to suit!
A medley of music, a diversity of dancing and an abundance of other events...you'll be hard-pushed to find a day in December when the Town Hall ISN'T doing something!
Click on the various links below to listen along as we go behind the scenes at the Cheltenham Town Hall.
For more information on any of the events, you can contact Cheltenham Town Hall's box office on 01242 227979.
last updated: 14/04/2008 at 14:28
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