The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, has close ties with our School of Humanities. English Literature students are treated to a special tour of the theatre as part of their Induction week project (read all about it here ); many students develop a passion for the theatre and we hope that the visit heralds three years of drama study and playgoing. Creative Writing students too have collaborated with the theatre in staging their work.
This year, the Everyman has joined forces with the Touring Consortium Theatre Company for a series of plays, including Brassed Off, Regeneration and To Sir, With Love, and a new joint venture, the TCTC/Everyman Theatre Ambassadors Scheme. The aim is to introduce new audiences to theatre in Gloucestershire. Schools, young people and others interested in drama can get involved in local activities, and the National Writing Competition, via the upcoming platform Theatre Cloud.
To launch this new partnership, the Everyman hosted a successful launch event in the Studio Theatre this week. It was a great opportunity for theatre staff to mingle with local theatre-goers and teachers. The TCTC previewed their upcoming production of The Cole Porter Songbook. If Cole Porter’s songs are unfamiliar to you, go to the show and learn about one of the greatest songwriters of the twentieth century. Great fun, great music, and the Company posed graciously (and exclusively) for our blog:
Special thanks to the Touring Consortium Theatre Company, and to the Everyman Cheltenham.