There is only one month to go until the South Swindon Parish Council’s Summer season of theatre and music events takes place at the Town Gardens Bowl.
The season of arts and culture at the Bowl kicks off with the acclaimed Lord Chamberlain's Men performing Shakespeare's comedy 'As You Like It.'
There will be a range of performances coming to Swindon this summer, including classics such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, performed by The Duke’s Theatre Company, whose Romeo and Juliet wowed audiences at last year’s Theatre At The Bowl, as well as the family favourite, The Wind In The Willows, brought to Swindon by Calf2Cow.
This year, the South Swindon Parish Council say the Town Gardens Bowl summer season is set to be even bigger.
Following the success of My Dad’s Bigger Than Your Dad Festival in 2021, the council say they are delighted to be supporting this event again in 2022. This festival, taking place on Saturday 16 July in the Town Gardens, is said to complement the brand-new Music At The Bowl season at the Bowl.
A spokesperson for the event said: "Launching on Saturday 25 June with A Night At The Opera - which promises an evening of operatic classics and songs from the shows that’s guaranteed to leave you singing all the way home, and with the legendary Voodoo Room and 21st Century ABBA performing later in the season - there’s a concert to suit any musical taste coming to Swindon this year."
Cllr Neil Hopkins, Chair of South Swindon Parish Council’s Leisure, Environment and Amenities Committee, said: “With the opening of our first Theatre At The Bowl performance just a month away, I’m delighted to announce that Old Town Business Association is offering a special offer our Season Ticket in conjunction with their Friends of Old Town discount card – you can find out more on their website,www.thisisoldtown.com/friends.
"The first theatre performance is As You Like It, with The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, who are a top-rated theatre company, producing work in the same way it was done in Elizabethan times. We look forward to welcoming them to our iconic Town Gardens Bowl.
“Following this the summer season at the Town Gardens Bowl includes A Night At The Opera, Bouncers, Voodoo Room, The Importance Of Being Earnest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jane Eyre, 21st Century ABBA and The Wind In The Willows. We cannot wait to see theatregoers from last year at the Town Gardens this summer, plus, hopefully, lots of new ones!”
Performances will take place as below:
As You Like It – Sun 19 June – 6.30pm
Opera Sulis – Sat 25 June – 7pm
Fri 1 July – Bouncers – 7.30pm
Sat 16 July – My Dad’s Bigger Than Your Dad Festival
Sat 23 July – Voodoo Room – 7.30pm
Sat 30 July – The Importance Of Being Earnest – 7.30pm
Fri 5 – Sat 6 August – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 7.30pm
Fri 19 August – Jane Eyre – 7.30pm
Mon 29 August – 21st Century ABBA – 7.30pm
Fri 9 September – The Wind In The Willows – 7pm