Regency songs at the Regent Arcade

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Regency songs at the Regent Arcade

Christmas shoppers visiting Cheltenham's Regent Arcade between 11th and 15th December will be able to see live performances of original songs from the show 'It was a Glorious Night' in full regency costume. The full show can be seen at The Other Space, Everyman Theatre from Wednesday until 23rd December.

'It was a Glorious Night' is being performed by Fairgame and Red Dog Theatre companies, both members of the Gloucestershire Theatre Network (GTN) and is a collaboration with the Everyman Theatre and funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund. GTN was set up in 2005, with arts council funding, and is coordinated by Gloucestershire County Council's Theatre Production Office.

The show is an original piece and is fun filled, drawing inspiration from Cheltenham's regency past. It tells the story of a regency theatre company of five performers lit up by gas light for the first time. A love affair with the gasman, murder, intrigue, plotting and beautiful live music keeps this show bouncing along. Prior to Cheltenham the show has been performed in the West Midlands where it was a great success. Here are some of the audiences' reactions:

"They play, they sing, they dance, I haven't laughed so much in years!"

"A brilliant show and a talented cast, great fun."

"So nice to have sheer entertainment, this should be on the main stage!"

Senior Citizens can see the show Free of Charge on Thursday 14th and Thursday 21st December at 2pm and 'buy one get one free' is available on all other matinee performances.

Posted : 12/12/2006 16:09:37

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