22nd Oct, 2017

From Dickens to Dire Streets

Rob George 15th Aug, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A PACKED programme of events at Evesham Arts Centre has been lined up for the upcoming autumn and winter season.

Charles Dickens, singing orphans, Sean Lock, the Vienna Festival Ballet, a Technicolor coat, the ghost of Dracula, the magic of Paul Daniels, veteran rock’n’roller Marty Wilde, some Terribly Mild Peril, loads of top-notch tribute bands and much more is on offer.

Rock’n’Roll pioneer Marty Wilde with his band The Wildcats will be live on stage in October while the hugely talented, highly entertaining and somewhat eccentric John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett make a welcome return in February.

Local band The Purple Shades will head up a night of young bands in September while a wide range of top-rank tribute bands, beginning with Cheltenham-based Dire Streets in September, will take to the stage.

IK production’s Rip-Roaring Summer Adventure kicks off in September, reliving classic children’s yarns containing Terribly Mild Peril.

Later in September, the award-winning Evesham Operatic and Dramatic Society fill the stage with dancing orphans for Lionel Bart’s Oliver! While October sees the local Phoenix Theatre Group with the family musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

The Victoria Avenue venue will once again play host to its popular Raw Comedy nights in September and again in November and January while the likes of Rob Beckett, Jo Brand and Sean Lock all bring their shows to Evesham in October.

Intimate illusions from ‘Godfather of Magic’ Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee will be among the highlights in November.

Tickets for most of these shows are available now from www.eveshamartscentre.co.uk or from the Almonry on 01386 446944

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