MON 10 JUNE – FRI 14 JUNE 2019
MON 10 JUNE - FRI 14 JUNE 2019
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Kilworth House Theatre, until Sun 7 July
Full of unforgettable songs including ‘’Those Canaan Days’, ‘Any Dream Will Do’ and ‘Close Every Door To Me’, this is a fantastic family musical filled with non-stop action, a kaleidoscope of catchy songs and colourful dance numbers, laughter and fun. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling musical brings to life the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours! With its family-friendly story, familiar themes and irresistible music, this musical is one of the most enduring shows of all time.
Bosworth Festival, Sat 7 – 23 June
Taking place in the grounds of Bosworth Hall, this will definitely be a grand day out for all the family, with classic and vintage cars, VW Owners Club meet, fun fair, games, militaria and collectibles, refreshments, beer tent, children’s activities and fun fair, live entertainment, trade, charity and craft stalls. The day carries through into the evening when the fun moves onto the Hall lawn for Music in the Park until 11.00pm. Bring a picnic, pull up an easy chair and relax at the end of the day to live music. Follow the Art Trial, bag a seat for Pop in the Park, there’s classical concerts, comedy, theatre and tonnes more this year at this brilliant local annual event. £5 per person – accompanied children under 16 free.
Rock of Ages – Haymarket Theatre, Leicester – Tues June 11 – Sat June 15
Pic Credit: Richard-Davenport
Rock of Ages is an LA love story including more than 25 classic rock anthems, such as Don’t Stop Believin’, We Built This City, The Final Countdown, and I Want to Know What Love Is, played loud and proud by a live band. Cast includes Strictly Come Dancing champion Kevin Clifton as Stacee Jaxx and Kevin Kennedy (Curly from Coronation Street, most recently seen as Captain Hook in Peter Pan at De Montfort Hall) as Dennis. Tickets from £27.50.
Haymarket Theatre, 1 Garrick Walk, Leicester LE1 3AF
Nevill Holt Opera, Market Harborough, from 12 June
This season catch Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (12-16 June). The story includes a lovers tiff between fairy-king Oberon and his queen Tytania leads to a night of mistaken identities, confused lovers and alarming transformations. Based on Shakespeare’s comedy, with a magical score by Benjamin Britten, this new production for NHO features a cast of young artists. Meanwhile, Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte (26, 27, 29, 30 June and 2 July) is a high energy tale of love, temptation and partner-swapping, this year, Mozart’s popular opera delights in this elegant art-deco staging and wonderful production.
Tolethorpe Hall, Rutland, 11 June – 31 Aug
A stage set in an enchanting glade, a company of fine actors, stunning sets and gorgeous costumes. Take a seat in one of Europe’s finest open air theatres. Sprawled under a permanent all-weather canopy, it’s the perfect setting to enjoy the works of the world’s greatest playwright. The Stamford Shakespeare Company take the stage for their 51st year at Tolethorpe Hall. Shakespeare classics are Twelfth Night from June 11 and Julius Caesar, 18 June plus, Noel Coward’s, Blithe Spirit from 9 July. Enjoy your own picnic in the beautiful gardens or enjoy a pre-performance buffet meal in the dining rooms.