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What’s on at the Sub Rooms in December


Bye Bye Baby – 7.30pm Wed 1 Dec – £24.50-26.50

Forty years since Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons had a number 1 hit with the song December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night), Bye Bye Baby brings the story of the band and their timeless classics to tour around the UK.

The Bye Bye Baby Show is a fresh take on the story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, taking audiences back in time and through the journey of the Four Seasons with all its highs and lows; right from how the group formed; to how they were admitted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

How to Be Invisible – Wed 1 Dec – 8pm – £5 (£1 to Marah)

Local author Andrew Fraser recounts his journey from the heaven of Cher’s mansion in Hollywood to the hell of life in the gutters of East London as he joined London’s army of rough sleepers, where he penned his excoriating account of ‘genocidal’ government neglect. Invisible.

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Scummy Mummies Christmas Show – 8pm Thurs 2 Dec – £19

Join comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn as they celebrate the scummier side of parenting, from drinking wine at teatime to hiding from the PTA. Expect stand-up, sketches, songs and some very scummy stories. Guaranteed to make parents laugh and non-parents happy about their life choices. Based on the hit Scummy Mummies podcast and bestselling book.

Goodwill evening – Fri 3 Dec

If you’re looking for a truly festive experience right in the centre of famously creative Stroud, then you need look no further than The Subs. It’s time to wrap up warm, eat, drink and find gifts for your loved ones (perhaps even a treat for yourself?). A charming Christmas market, mulled wine and mince pies.

Christmas Gift Fair – Fri 3 Dec – Sat 4 Dec

Sam Sweeney – 8pm Sun 5 Dec – £16-18

After embarking on a solo career, releasing his debut solo album The Unfinished Violin on Island Records and touring it to sell-out crowds on the 2019 album launch tour, Sam is releasing his highly anticipated second solo album in Spring 2020.

Moving on from his five-year connection to the First World War, which inspired his first album and captured the nation’s hearts through appearances on Antiques Roadshow and BBC Breakfast, alongside BBC Radio 2, 3, 4 and 6Music, Sam is moving on to making music on his own terms, with three of his favourite musicians and with a totally fresh approach and a big sound.

SubVerse presents Anthony Anaxagorou – 7.30pm Tues 7 Dec – £11.50

Anthony Anaxagorou is a British-born Cypriot poet, fiction writer, essayist, publisher and poetry educator. His second collection After the Formalities published with Penned in the Margins is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was shortlisted for the 2019 T.S Eliot Prize. It was also a Telegraph and Guardian poetry book of the year. 

Outside Story (film) – 8pm Tues 7 Dec – £8

Winner of the best first film award at the recent Naples film festival.  Outside Story is a film of our times.  After months of self isloation, editor Charles (a brilliant performance by Brian Tyree Henry) is accidentally locked out of his New York apartment.  Forced to interact with people again, Charles starts to develop a hitherto lost lust for life.  A gentle, heart-warming comedy guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

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Forbidden Nights – 7.30pm Thurs 9 Dec – £22.50-24.50

Immerse yourself in this sexy, innovative and classy show this new age entertainment brings you world class circus acts with our signature Forbidden tease. Get ready for your ultimate ‘Forbidden’ night out with two hours of breath-taking action, seductive choreography and our comedian compere for your entertainment.

Doreen Doreen – 9pm Fri 10 Dec – £18-20

This colourful, glittery, sparkly, lycra-wearing bunch of crazies have enough energy and enthusiasm to get even the most beige Christmas party pumping. Their musical mastery is second to none and they will create incongruous mash-ups from the likes of Abba with Queen, to Eurythmics with Erasure and all mixed up with fun, mayhem and frivolity. We challenge you to be unmoved by the experience of an evening in their company. You’ll not want the night to end.

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Hewletts Opera – 7.30pm Sat 11 Dec – £12-22.50

On 11 December, we’ve invited the Hewletts Opera to Stroud, for two performance of The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart’s cherished Opera, a classical masterpiece that has been loved by audiences worldwide since its first performance in Vienna in 1786. The performances will have live orchestration and will be performed in English.

Hattie Briggs – 8pm Sun 12 Dec – £16.50-18.50

Hattie Briggs is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Chichester/Stroud. An independent artist and regular busker at Network Rail stations, she was fortunate enough to be spotted by platinum-selling singer, Alfie Boe, while she was performing in Paddington Station in October 2018. Alfie later personally invited her to open all 21 shows on his 2019 UK tour, the finale of which was at the Royal Albert Hall, after which she and her band received a standing ovation. To top things off, Alfie welcomed Hattie back onto the stage each night during his set to perform a duet, which went down a storm with audiences.

Paella Night – from 5pm Tues 14 Dec

Join us for an evening of authentic Spanish cuisine. Choose from succulent seafoods to a chicken and chorizo classic. 

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Bjorn Again – 8pm Tues 14 Dec – £26.50-28.50

The Internationally acclaimed BJÖRN AGAIN show was created and founded in 1988 in Melbourne by Australian Director and Musician ROD STEPHEN. Designed as a rocked-up light-hearted satirical ABBA spoof, the show rapidly achieved world-wide Cult status and was acknowledged for singlehandedly initiating the ABBA revival which brought about ABBA Gold, Muriel’s Wedding and MAMMA MIA! The enduring appeal of ABBA is reflected in the ongoing success of the Björn Again show having amassed 5,000 performances in 72 countries in 30 years.

The Brand New Heavies – 8pm Wed 15 Dec – £26.50-28.50

Pioneers of the London Acid Jazz scene, The Brand New Heavies, have been responsible for some of the UK’s biggest R&B / Soul tracks, scoring sixteen top 40 singles including ‘Dream On Dreamer’, ‘Never Stop‘, ‘Dream come true‘, ‘Midnight at the Oasis‘, ‘Brother Sister‘, ‘You are the Universe‘, ‘Sometimes‘, ‘Stay this Way‘ and ‘You’ve Got A Friend’, as well as over two million album sales.

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Clearwater Creedence Revival – 8pm Fri 17 Dec – £19-24

2019 marked the 50th Anniversary of the legendary Woodstock Festival. Along with Santana, Ten Years After, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, The Who, Janis Joplin and a host of other iconic, or soon-to-be iconic artists, was Creedence Clearwater Revival. Five decades on, the spirit, power and quality of their iconic songs, – ‘Proud Mary, ‘Bad Moon Rising’, ‘Have You Ever Seen The Rain’, ‘Born on the Bayou‘, ‘Fortunate Son‘, ‘Down on the Corner‘, ‘Up Around the Bend’ and more are powerfully reprised with CLEARWATER CREEDENCE REVIVAL – along with material from CCR frontman, John Fogerty.

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Johnny Coppin, All on a Winter’s Night – 8pm Sat 18 Dec – £9.50-18

Johnny Coppin one of England’s finest singer/songwriters and a member of Decameron, returns once more to presents his annual feast and rich mix of traditional carols and new songs, together with stories, folklore and superstitions.

Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band – 2pm Sun 19 Dec – £7.50-£14.50

The South Elmsall Village Brass Band can be traced back to humble beginnings in 1884. In 1905, the band was adopted by the local Frickley Colliery, which in turn was to become owned by the Carlton Main Coal Company and by 1923 the band became known by its present name. During the Bands long and successful history, it has both competed and triumphed at many of the most prestigious competitions in the world. Most notably, the band has held the titles of European Champions, National Champions, British Open Champions, Granada TV Band of the Year, BBC Best of Brass Champions, Spring Festival Grand Shield Champions and British Open Quartet Champions.

Craig Charles Funk & Soul – 7.30pm Sun 19 Dec – £18.50-24.50

First time ever in Stroud!! The legendary poet, actor, host and broadcaster Craig Charles is also one of the UKs best-loved DJs, with his Funk and Soul club broadcasting for over 10 years on BBC 6Music in their prime-time Saturday night slot.

Paella Night – from 5pm Tues 21 Dec

Join us for an evening of authentic Spanish cuisine. Choose from succulent seafoods to a chicken and chorizo classic. 

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Beauty & The Beast – Wed 22 Dec 2021 – Sat 01 Jan 2022 – £15 – £25

A new production team have taken over the panto reigns at The Sub Rooms and promise a show that is bigger, better and more beautiful and beastly than ever before!

Join us this Christmas for the spellbinding story of Belle, the spirited and headstrong village girl who enters an enchanted castle and melts the heart of the monstrous Beast who dwells within its walls.

Packed with songs, laughs and dazzling magic effects, Beauty and the Beast is a festive family treat for all ages.

For tickets visit: Beauty and the Beast | What’s On | The Sub Rooms

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