Trips

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We are pleased that with the return of live theatre we’re able to rearrange a trip that we had originally booked last year.

The Dresser, starring Matthew Kelly and Julian Clary, has been rescheduled at The Cheltenham Everyman. We have reserved tickets and arranged a special backstage tour of the theatre on the day.

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Saturday 25 September: Cheltenham Everyman

2pm Matinee The Dresser

09.00 Depart from Bristol Hotel 11.00 (approximately) Arrive

11.30 Backstage tour

12.30 Free time for sightseeing / lunch

14.00 Matinée performance

17.45 (approximately) Depart  

Ticket includes show, tour, coach travel and driver’s gratuity: 

Members £50   Non-Members £55

To reserve a place and make payment please email

Gary Gostelow  mail@bovtc.org.uk  or call: 0117 971 1323


By Ronald Harwood. Presented by The Everyman Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Bath Productions. 

Inspired by memories of working as Donald Wolfit's dresser as young man, Ronald Harwood's evocative, affectionate and hilarious portrait of backstage life is one of the most acclaimed dramas of modern theatre. It is 1942 and in a war-torn provincial theatre an aging actor manager, known to his loyal acting company as 'Sir', is struggling to cling on to his sanity and complete his two hundred and twenty seventh performance of King Lear. It is down to Norman, Sir's devoted dresser, to ensure that in spite of everything the show goes on. For sixteen years Norman has been there to fix Sir's wig, massage his ego, remind him of his opening lines and provide the sound effects in the storm scene. 

Norman will be played by one of the UK's most unique and best loved entertainers, Julian Clary.

Playing 'Sir' will be Matthew Kelly, winner of an Olivier Award for Of Mice and Men