“Exciting” productions at Cheltenham Everyman

Steve Orme

Cheltenham Everyman Theatre chief executive Mark Goucher has unveiled a new season of “exciting” new productions and popular shows.

He said, “my aim is to bring a well-balanced programme to Cheltenham with some challenging drama, prestigious plays and popular shows. Our Studio also offers a diverse and rich schedule of plays and music from outstanding smaller theatre companies.”

One of the highlights will be a reworking of the Ronald Harwood comedy Quartet, an Everyman / Mark Goucher production which will première in Cheltenham from 8 until 17 February 2018 before going on a national tour.

The cast features Paul Nicholas, Wendi Peters, Sue Holderness who took the lead in the Everyman tour of George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs Warren’s Profession in 2015 and Jeff Rawle.

Touring productions include Driving Miss Daisy with Sian Phillips and Derek Griffiths from 9 until 14 October, Jessie Wallace and Paul Bradley in Ira Levin’s Deathtrap from 17 until 21 October, Matthew Spangler’s adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner from 31 October until 4 November, Alan Ayckbourn’s How the Other Half Loves from 6 until 11 November, Nick Newman and Ian Hislop’s The Wipers Times from 13 until 18 November, the return of The Play That Goes Wrong from 16 until 20 January, a new production of Noël Coward’s Private Lives from 23 until 27 January, Sebastian Faulks’s Birdsong from 19 until 24 February and Pressure, written by and featuring David Haig, from 6 until 10 March.

The full programme is available at the Everyman Theatre web site.