**Join us for this Half-Term treat**
All Tickets - £2.50
Monday 29th May at 11am & 1.30pm
Wednesday 31st at 11am & 1.30pm
Thursday 1st June at 11am & 1.30pm
Friday 2nd June at 11am & 1.30pm & Saturday 3rd June at 11am & 1.30pm
A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.
Monday 10th April 2pm - 4pm
Tuesday 30th May 2pm - 4pm
Monday 24th July 2pm - 4pm
Monday 31st July 2pm-4pm
Monday 7th August 2pm-4pm
Monday 14th August 2pm-4pm
Monday 21st August 2pm-4pm
Suitable for children 5 - 11 years
Tickets are £8
Here is a great opportunity for your children to enjoy their favourite pastime but also be social! Sharing the experience of Minecraft with others doubles the fun!.. and its all done in a safe OFF LINE environment. Children get the opportunity to JOIN WORLDS and work in teams to complete a number of exciting challenges. Ipads provided.
**Join us for this Half Term treat**
All Tickets - £4
Wednesday 31st May at 4pm & 6.30pm
Thursday 1st June at 4pm & 6.30pm
Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd June at 4pm & 6.30pm
2017, USA, 129 mins
Director: Bill Condon
Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stephens, Luke Evans
Makin’ Tracks Tour
Friday 2nd June at 7.30pm
Tickets - £22
The '60s group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, one of the finest and most respected bands from that era. Their numerous hits were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz - a very unusual but winning combination of playing style and substance.
As a result, their records have a timeless quality and, some 55 years on, The Manfreds, with original front man, Paul Jones, will be performing many of their hits, including ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’, one of the most popular and instantly recognisable songs of the ‘60’s, and still the biggest audience pleaser at their concerts, along with a mix of Jazz and Blues covers from their new album ‘Makin’ Tracks’
Paul Jones, with his unique harmonica sound, will be joined by Mike Hugg on keyboards, Tom McGuinness on guitar, Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass, and Simon Currie on saxophone/ flute.
Finishes at approximately 10.10pm
Monday 5th June at 7.45pm
Tuesday 6th June at 11am, 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Wednesday 7th June at 7.45pm
A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
Concerts & Cakes is a matinee concert, that combine delightful live music and entertainment whilst enjoying a hot beverage and a little treat from The Riverfront Café. You will eat and drink inside the studio theatre in a cabaret setting whilst enjoying the music.
Wed 7 June, 2pm
Bute Clarinet Quartet
Wed 5 July, 2pm
Jessica Robinson (Soprano) and Will Browne (Guitar)
Wed 6 September, 2pm
Quartet 19 - formed of four Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama scholars in 2016 Quartet 19 is a young, dedicated and highly versatile percussion ensemble. The multi award-winning group are well practised in a vast array of styles and genres.
Wed 1November, 2pm
Vesta Trio – harp, flute & viola
Ticket includes entry into the concert and either a Tea or Filter Coffee and a slice of tray bake cake.
Saturday 10th June at 6pm & Sunday 11th June at 3pm
Tickets - £14.50
Studio One Dance Company presents an uplifting evening of dance and song taking you through over 100 tunes from the nation’s favourite films from the big screen & our favourite musicals. The acclaimed Cardiff based Studio One Dance Company presents talented performers from age 2 ½ years to adults in this dancing and singing extravaganza. Dancers from Studio One have performed alongside stars from Strictly Come Dancing including Pasha Kovalev, Brian Fortuna, Christina Rhianoff, and Katya Virshilas and trained under the watchful eye of the legend that is Wayne Sleep as well as appearing in lots of west end touring productions in the New Theatre & Wales Millennium Centre This year we have also discovered our love for “dance competitions” our pupils have competed in STARS OF THE FUTURE UK dance competition in Bath & qualified for the final in Manchester & came home with 5 first place , 2 second place & 1 3rd place they also competed in the WELSH FACTOR we came home with 1 first place 2 second place, We are looking forward to 2017 to see what our new competition team “S1DC” will do in this year’s upcoming competitions This wonderful show is not to be missed ......COME JOIN THE FUN AT STUDIO ONE!
For more information on Studio One contact Sara Ekstrom-Gabb
ISTD on 07739285227 or Suzie Bryant on 07900827552
Studio One Dance Company presents an uplifting evening of dance and song taking you through over 100 tunes from the nation’s favourite films from the big screen & our favourite musicals.
The acclaimed Cardiff based Studio One Dance Company presents talented performers from age 2 ½ years to adults in this dancing and singing extravaganza.
Dancers from Studio One have performed alongside stars from Strictly Come Dancing including Pasha Kovalev, Brian Fortuna, Christina Rhianoff, and Katya Virshilas and trained under the watchful eye of the legend that is Wayne Sleep as well as appearing in lots of west end touring productions in the New Theatre & Wales Millennium Centre
This year we have also discovered our love for “dance competitions” our pupils have competed in STARS OF THE FUTURE UK dance competition in Bath & qualified for the final in Manchester & came home with 5 first place , 2 second place & 1 3rd place they also competed in the WELSH FACTOR we came home with 1 first place 2 second place, We are looking forward to 2017 to see what our new competition team “S1DC” will do in this year’s upcoming competitions
This wonderful show is not to be missed ......COME JOIN THE FUN AT STUDIO ONE!
Monday 12th June at 7.45pm
Tuesday 13th June at 7.45pm
Wednesday 14th June at 7.45pm
The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.
Saturday17th June, 11am
Lower Machen Festival
Tickets £6, Reductions £4.50, Family £16 *Under 2s FREE
Foundered by Miaomiao Yu, Bach to Baby makes a welcome returnto the Lower Machen Festival with the innovative concert series designed forbabies and their families.
Around the world on 47 strings’
- It tookPhileas Fogg eighty days, but our star harpist will whisk you around the worldin under an hour, stopping off to dance the Bransles in France, the tango inArgentina, and finishing with fiery flamenco. Put on those dancing shoes!
Tickets - £23
Firmly established as one of Ireland’s greatest ever entertainers, Dominic Kirwan hits the road again in 2017 with a brand new show.
Accompanying Dominic on the 2017 tour will be Lisa Stanley, one of Ireland’s top female vocalists and star of TV Channel 389 KEEP IT COUNTRY’s………..…THE LISA STANLEY SHOW.
Dominic and Lisa bring their own inimitable style to the vast and rich musical heritage of their homeland. Mixed with the unique quality as versatile entertainers performing a selection of various musical styles, including, Pop, Country and Rock n Roll.
A show not to be missed.
Book early to avoid disappointment!
Monday 19th – Friday 23rdJune at 8pm in The Riverfront Basement
Tickets - £12, concessions - £10
In a dystopian future a city lays ruin as a half-chicken-half-man clucks, struts and clambers over piles of smoldering debris, as his gas masked companion sifts, shifts and lifts large chunks of rubble in search of lost relics, packets of m&m’s, and rare objetd’art.
Together this twisted pair run Apocalypso; the last bar on earth. Here the whiskey tastes like petrol, the toilet bowls give birth, and the party must never end. The bar is stocked, theend is nigh, and soon they’ll meet the man who caused it all. Tin Shed Theatre Co. invite you to join them at the end of the world for an evening of post-apocalyptic mayhem that is part theatre performance, part gig, part free-bar.
Blending cult-iconography, the spews of their imagination and pickings from modern politics, Tin Shed create their own bleak vision of the future, in an attempt to question the decisions of the today. Utilising their usual assertion of macabre humour they present something reminiscent of Mad Max surgically spliced with Waiting For Godot.
An immersive horror-comedy experience like no other.
Saturday 24 June at 7.30pm
If you have any specific access requirements please contact us on 01633 656679. The performance space is accessible by stairs and not by lift. There is a raised platform in the basement that is accessible by lift where we can arrange seating.
The Riverfront Basement will be 'Full Of Soul' with this an all vinyl soul night brought to you by DJs from Penarth Soul Club.
Expect a mix of Motown, Northern Soul, 60s/70s Soul and more. Prepare to dance the night away to both classic and obscure soul records from the likes of Booker T & The M.G.'s, Tammi Terrell, Benny Spellman, The Exciters, Eddie Floyd, Stevie Wonder, Edwin Starr and many more.
2017, UK, 117 mins
Director: Lone Scherfig
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy
A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.
Tickets - £21, concessions - £19
Direct from it’ssuccess in London’s West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at everyperformance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using hugeprojection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebrationalso features a full live band performing all the hits including 'MrsRobinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and manymore. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!
"Fantastic” -Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2. "Authentic and Exciting” - The Stage
Finishing time approximately 10.10pm
Friday 26 May
Doors open at 7.45pm
First act at 8.15pm
Bring your colleagues and bring your friends for a shed load of laughs!
This relaxed cabaret-style comedy club on the last Friday of the month offers you the chance to enjoy a drink and sit back and relax, with three professional comedians ready to entertain you. Previous acts have included Alan Carr, Michael McIntyre, Lucy Porter, Nick Helm, Russell Kane and many more.
The below comedians are booked to appear in March. The comedians that appear in Comedy Shed are provided by Off the Kerb and are sometimes replaced at the last minute without any notification. They are, however, all professional comedians on the stand-up circuit.
£13 - Postage charges apply
The comedians that appear in Comedy Shed are provided by Off the Kerb and are sometimes replaced at the last minute without any notification. They are, however, all professional comedians on the stand-up circuit.
Videos may contain strong language or adult themes.
Sunday 2nd July at 4.30pm
Tickets - £5
Discover the Legends of Newport in this epic afternoon of opera!
Operasonic bring together pupils from St Michael’s RC Primary School, Clytha Primary School, St Woolos Primary School and members of the Maindee community to perform the Newport Legends Operas.
Framed by a range of Newport stories set to music by composer Errollyn Wallen, they are performed by professional opera singers. Accompanied by an ensemble of players conducted by Helen Woods, this performance is the culmination of 9 months of creative workshops in which our participants have created the operas themselves working with a team of composers and directors.
Operasonic is passionate about putting participation at the heart of opera!
For more information visit - www.operasonic.co.uk/newport-legends
Tickets - £17.50, concessions - £15.50
Not only are The Bohemians the official Queen fan clubs number one tribute band they are also one of the globes busiest. There last sold out show at the Riverfront has become legendary and they returning for one night only due to public demand. This special tour Celebrating the life of Freddie Mercury 25 years after his passing will see several unique and touching solos and costume changes plus of course all of the huge queen anthems you would expect from such a well respected band.
The Bohemians, established in 1996, re-enact the glory days of Queen including the Craziness of the 70s and the Magic of the 80s proving themselves to be the most dynamic and exciting Queen Tribute Band currently touring.
They have performed all over the UK, Europe and the World at football stadiums, festivals, theatres and other prestigious venues. The Bohemians in their majestic magnificence receive standing ovations in response to their electrifying representation of a Queen Live Concert.
Rob Comber's outrageous stage antics and personality makes him the perfect Freddie. Christopher Gregory's Red Special enables him to get as close as possible to Brian May's inimitable style. Wayne Bourne hammers the tubs like drummer Roger Taylor, and Kevin Goodwin provides that unmistakable Queen backline on bass.
Their high-energy two hour show with full Staging, Lighting, Backdrops and Pyrotechnics has earned them the reputation of being the World’s most exciting Queen Tribute act.
The Bohemians set includes all the piano driven hit singles: Killer Queen; Somebody To Love; Don’t Stop Me Now; You’re My Best Friend; We Are The Champions and the amazing award winning Bohemian Rhapsody. These hits are balanced with the Guitar led anthems; Tie Your Mother Down; Hammer To Fall; One Vision; I Want It All; We Will Rock You and the Acoustic vocal tracks 39 and the unforgettable Love of my Life. The Bohemians ability to recreate Queen live is something truly special.
Finishing time approximately 10.20pm
Family Street Theatre Festival
July 22 and 23 Gorfennaf
The Big Splash family street theatre festival returns to Newport with a weekend of FREE family fun! From quietly intriguing to outlandish and bonkers, there will be performances popping up in 6 Big Splash zones, creating one large outdoor stage in the city centre!
Daw’r Sblash Fawr, yr wyl theatr stryd i’r teulu, yn ei hôl i Gasnewydd – penwythnos o hwyl AM DDIM i’r teulu i gyd. O’r tyner i’r penwan a phopeth rhwng y ddau, bydd yna berfformiadau’n dod ar glawr mewn chwe man Sblash Fawr, yn creu un llwyfan awyr agored mawr yng nghanol y ddinas!
Find out all about what is in the line-up this year on our Big Splash Website or follow the latest updates on Twitter @BigSplashFest or on Facebook.com/bigsplashnewport
Tickets - £25
Following a SELL OUT run at the World Famous Sydney Opera House, PEACE TRAIN is a night of music and story-telling which will strike a chord deep inside the heart of anyone who longs for something more; A journey back in time, recreating the sights and sounds, seeking out the man in the music and telling the story behind the songs.
Featuring songs such as 'First Cut is the Deepest', 'Father & Son', 'Peace Train', 'Moonshadow' and 'Where do the Children Play’, PEACE TRAIN, traces the path of a man who never stopped wondering about how to make the world a better place. The Cat Stevens Story has had audiences on their feet, cheering for more all around the globe.
Sunday 17th September at 11.30am & 2.30pm
Tickets - £7, family of four - £26
Created by Natasha Gilmore with dancers Jade Adamson and Vince Virr, with music and sound by Daniel Padden.
Poggle is the story of Vince, who wants to explore the forest but is too scared, until one day he meets Poggle, a friendly creature.Together they go on an adventure through the forest where they discover the magical musical tree.
A warm hearted sensory dance theatre piece with live music, clapping rhythms and comedy throughout in an imaginatively changing world which the children have the chance to explore.
“Poggle was inspired by my young children as I watched the way they explored and playedin the world around them. The joy of discovery and accomplishment when new skillsare found and obstacles overcome and the wonderment children find in the simplest things, like mud.” Natasha Gilmore.
Friday 22nd September at 7.30pm
Tickets - £24.50
Back by popular demand for a 35 date UK tour… ROCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR is a breathtaking roller-coaster ride back to the heady days of the very first teenagers – fabulous 50s and the swinging 60s.This is a real, live wire show, quite rightly referred to in The Stage & Television Today as ‘A Classic Slice of Social History’. Featuring stunning portrayals of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Eddie Cochran and the King Himself, Elvis Presley and backed by a superb rock ‘n’ roll band.
Wednesday 4th October at 1pm
Krommer Bassoon Quartet in B flat major Op. 46 No.1
Mozart String Quintet in Gminor K. 516
Showcasing two much-loved but sometimes overlooked instruments: the viola and the bassoon. Krommer’s Bassoon Quartet sees the bassoon play alongside two violas and a cello, while Mozart’s rich and intricate String Quintet in G minor features an extra viola added to the traditional string quartet line-up.
Wednesday 6th December at 1pm
Manuel de Falla Suite Populaire Espagnole
César Franck Sonata in A major
Melting away the winter cold with the richness of music for cello and piano. Suite Populaire Espagnole by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla and Franck’s Sonata in A major demonstrate the beauty and emotional range of the instruments in a way that issure to warm the heart of the listener.
Friday 6th October at7.30pm
Tickets - £26
Meet Rhydian, Richard and Adam for £76 and get a photo with all 3, seats in the front 2 rows and a souvenir laminate.
Welsh stars Rhydian, Richard & Adam come together with their live band to bring you a truly magical evening of classical arias and contemporary songs.
Classically trained Rhydian has carved out a successful career both as a recording artist and in musical theatre – most recently starring in the national tour of Little Shop Of Horrors. The BRIT award winner’s entrancing live performances captivate audiences and demonstrate just what captured the hearts of the nation in 2007 when he appeared on the X Factor.
Brothers Richard and Adam shot to fame in 2013 when they reached the finals in Britain’s Got Talent, and have gone on to be one of the most successful acts to emerge from the competition. Their debut album, The Impossible Dream, spent four consecutive weeks at number one and their subsequent albums have all enjoyed top 10 success.
Friday 6th October at 7.45pm
Tickets - £15
Recommended for ages 14 and over.
In Paul's first new show in two years, Professor Ketchup and his camembert piglet join forces as he tackles the big issues such as terrorism. Plus Ant 'n Dec, Immigration X-Factor and breakfast. The multi-award winning Mr Foot has appeared on numerous TV andRadio programmes including Never Mind TheBuzzcocks, Would I Lie To You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World, Russell Howard’s Good News and The Infinite Monkey Cage on BBC Radio 4.
'Utterly outlandish, but beneath layers of absurdity is Foot’s sharp eye for satire' Time Out
'He’s a comedy whirlwind from the school of Spike Milligan..... It’s risky to call someone unique, but Foot is certainly pretty close.' Three Weeks
'Sublime, original and brilliant' Independent
“Unobtrusively masterful stuff” The Scotsman
Saturday 7th October at 1.30pm & 4.30pm
Tickets - £11, children - £10, family of four - £36
Running time approximately 75 minutes
A thrilling tale of magic, heroism, love and betrayal adapted from the novel Arthur: High King of Britain, by Michael Morpurgo, the author of War Horse and Private Peaceful.
A drowning boy is rescued by a mysterious figure who claims to be Arthur Pendragon. As the old man tells his stories, he is transported back to the heady days of Camelot, the Round Table, Merlin, Excalibur, Lancelot and Guinevere.
Join award-winning Story Pocket Theatre as they tell exciting stories of brave chivalry, battles and the search for the Holy Grail in a fast-moving family adventure packed with physical theatre and outstanding storytelling.
Suitable for 7 yrs +
“The absolute pinnacle of theatrical storytelling” Arts Award Voice
“a masterclass in serious theatre for older children” The Stage
Thursday 12th October at7.45pm
Tickets - £12, concessions - £10
Fringe First award winner Katie Bonna is giving a TED talk on the science of lying. Well, that’s not quite true. TED haven’t actually asked her to give a talk - yet. Part TED talk, part confession, Katie unpicks how everyday lies can lead to a world of Trump and Brexit. A fearlessly honest show for the post-truth era presented by Paul Jellis and Katie Bonna.
‘A riveting, funny and discomfiting hour’ ★★★★★ Evening Standard
‘Moving, potent and personal’ ★★★★ The Stage
‘Outstanding’ ★★★★ The List
‘Unparalleled’ ★★★★★ Upcoming
Back to Bacharach celebrates the magical music of Burt Bacharach, one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century, who together with Hal David penned some of the most memorable and iconic hits that stand the test of time. Friday 13 October at 7.30pm Tickets - £23.50, concessions - £22 This exciting production is touring throughout the U.K. and is performed by the 3 of the finest west end singers accompanied by a live 10 piece band recreating Burt Bacharach's timeless hits. Songs featured in the show include Alfie, Anyone Who Had A Heart, Arthur's Theme, Always Something There To Remind Me, Close To You, I Say A Little Prayer For You, Magic Moments, Walk On By, What’s New Pussycat?, 24 Hours from Tulsa, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head and many more. Songs everyone will remember and fall in love with again. Back To Bacharach is a fantastic show for all ages, friends and family!
Back to Bacharach celebrates the magical music of Burt Bacharach, one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century, who together with Hal David penned some of the most memorable and iconic hits that stand the test of time.
Friday 13 October at 7.30pm
Tickets - £23.50, concessions - £22
This exciting production is touring throughout the U.K. and is performed by the 3 of the finest west end singers accompanied by a live 10 piece band recreating Burt Bacharach's timeless hits.
Songs featured in the show include Alfie, Anyone Who Had A Heart, Arthur's Theme, Always Something There To Remind Me, Close To You, I Say A Little Prayer For You, Magic Moments, Walk On By, What’s New Pussycat?, 24 Hours from Tulsa, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head and many more. Songs everyone will remember and fall in love with again.
Back To Bacharach is a fantastic show for all ages, friends and family!
Thursday 19 October at 7.30pm
Tickets - £13, concessions - £11, students - £9
Raft, the new dance theatre production from critically acclaimed Welsh choreographer Gwyn Emberton.
Five people, each with a different heritage and background, find themselves in a world far away from home, in a land they do not recognise, hearing a language they do not understand.
As they realise their own otherness, against a backdrop of spite and hateful politics,the question about who they are is turned on its head.
Might we ask, what if it was you or me who was a refugee?
Bringing together five of the company’s extraordinary dancers with a local cast, this powerful work combines searing choreography with a new soundtrack by sound artist Siôn Orgon, exquisite lighting by Aideen Malone (Bristol Old Vic/National Theatre) and design by Becky Davies.
Saturday 21st October at 8pm
Tickets - £16
“Cracking adlibbing…a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain” The Guardian
“Potent live performer….can nail a nonsense with beautiful economy of words” The Times
Worried about your job? Worried about your family? Worried about yourself? Worried about the health service? Education? Climate change? World War 3? Worried about worrying? Sod it! Come and have a laugh about it. It’s oneof the things we do best. Or is it? Was it something we did best but like everything else has now gone West. Or South. Or East. Ah - go on. Take a risk. Put on your lucky pants and your party shoes – and get yourself on a night out.Or maybe come out dressed in a binbag, top hat and clogs. We could all use a laugh.
As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I. etc. - and repeated on Dave.
“A consistently strong exposer of bullshit and a plain-speaking truth-teller through his entire career” The Guardian
“Brilliantly funny and insightful” Metro
Finishes at approximately 9.50pm
Wednesday 31st October at 11.30am & 2.30pm
Tickets - £7, family of four - £26
The night ofthe Snow Dragon approaches… Billy has everything a young goat could need– and more besides. On New Year’s Eve, Billy is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies... But when Billy bumps into some hungry wolves in the forest, New Year’s Day seems along way off. How will Billy escape? And has he been naughty or nice? Toe-tapping songs and lots of laughs for everyone aged 3 and up, from the company that brought you The Gruffalo and The Snail and the Whale.
“If you are a kid, if you have kids, if you ever were a kid, go and see The Snow Dragon.” Three Weeks *****
Running time - 55 minutes
Recommended age guide - 3+
Friday 3 and Saturday 4 November at 7.30pm
Red seats - £14.50, concessions £12.50, dance schools £10.50
Yellow seats - £12.50, concessions - £10.50, dance schools £9
Ballet Cymru present a brand-new evening-length work choreographed by International choreographer Tim Podesta, and featuring ex-Royal Ballet Principal Dancer and Royal Ballet Guest Principal Mara Galeazzi.
Shadow Aspect refers to an unconscious aspect of the personality that the conscious mind does not identify in itself. In short, the shadow is the dark side.
“To know yourself, you must accept your dark side. To deal with others' dark sides, you must also know your darkside.” Carl Jung
Mara Galeazzi was born in Brescia and studied at La Scala, Milan. She joined The Royal Ballet in 1992 and was promoted to First Artist in 1995, Soloist at the end of the 1997/98 Season and Principal in September 2003. She has danced every major role in the classical repertory and had many roles created for her by top choreographers around the world.
In May 2006 she is appointed 'Best Italian Dancer Abroad' (Danza & Danza Award). In November 2003 she received the nomination as Best Female Dancer at Critics’ Circle National Dance Award.
She has appeared as guest artist with the Stuttgart Ballet, Carla Fracci's Teatro dell'Opera in Rome and the Scottish Ballet. She also danced with Irek Mukhamedov, Carlos Acosta, Tetsuya Kumakawa and their companies. On the 7th March 2009 Mara was awarded the medal “Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana” (Knighthood) by the President of Italy.
Sunday 5 November at 3pm
Tickets - £6
The Cann Twins perform music from Carmen, Blue Danube and Swan Lake plus a world premiere by Elliott. One piano, four hands.
Polovtsian Dances Borodin
Sonatina Elliott World Premiere
3 movts from Carmen Suites Bizet
The Beautiful Blue Danube Strauss
Movts from Swan Lake Tchaikovsky
Siesta and Fiesta Elliott
Dolly Suite Faure
Hungarian Rhapsody no.2 Liszt
The international twin duo-pianists Claire and Antoinette Cann make a welcome return to the Riverfront with a sparkling programme including Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Borodin and Elliott. The twin sisters are known for their virtuosic arrangements of orchestral works and especially the French repertoire featured on their CDs for which they have won Gramophone Critic’s Choice and Classic FM Critic’s Choice. Their performances on one and two pianos have taken them to Europe, USA, Japan, the Middle East and Australasia. They have also performed two piano concerti with many of the major London Orchestras, and at the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Albert Hall.
The distinguished composer, Michael Elliott will also be at the concert and available with the twins to sign programmes.
Monday 6th November at7.30pm
Tickets - £18
Michael will be signing his book before and after the show.
Approximate running times: a 60 minute talk and a 30 minute question and answer session.
It took Michael Portillo little more than 10 years to get a seat in the Commons and then rise in power and esteem to a point where he was a favoured leader of his party and possible future PM. A track record like that suggests to many a privileged friend ofthe rich and famous. But since leaving the house a decade ago Michael has endeared himself to many with his obvious respect for solid workmanship and creative energy, as found in our great Victorian Railways, and the daily toil of the working man. A historian at heart, he has used a Victorian railway guide to take millions of viewers on a historical voyage of discovery throughout the UK, Ireland, the USA and Europe. Listen to his extraordinary story, told with alight almost “stand up” touch, and then feel free to question him about it.
Thursday 9th November at 7.45pm
Recommended for ages 14+
Tickets -£12, concessions - £9
Sofie Hagen is unquestionably one of the most talked-about comics of the moment. A modern legend in her native Denmark, she burst onto the British scene by winning Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Festival 2015; her 2016 follow-up, ‘Shimmer Shatter’, wasa second total sell-out. She’s spoken to millions as former host of ‘Guilty Feminist’ and current host of ‘Made of Human’ podcasts, and appeared on ‘The One Show’, ‘The Now Show’ and ‘Live From The BBC’. This, her biggest national tour to date, is a brand new show packed with brilliant, off beat observation, passionate argument, and jokes. Also: one parable.
By Sherman Cymru
Saturday 11 November at 11.30am & 2.30pm
Tickets - £7, family of four - £26
When a girl does a good deed, she is rewarded with a magic pot which makes tasty porridge on demand – just what her hungry family needs. But one day her mother can't make the pot stop and soon the whole town begins to fill up with porridge. Who can stop the pot?
The Magic Porridge Pot, full of songs and live music, offers fantastic fun for under 7s and their families.
Saturday 11th November at 7.30pm
Tickets - £18, concessions - £16
Join Saba Douglas-Hamilton, the highly acclaimed elephant conservationist and wildlife TV presenter of This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries for an evening of exciting animal stories and intimate behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family.
Friday 17th November at 7.30pm
Journalist, television presenter and best-selling author Ned Boulting is back this Autumn with his acclaimed ride through the world of Bikeology, featuring brand new tales from life in the cycling lane, as well as the inside scoop from Ned’s time at the 2017 Tour de France.
What drives the cyclist (apart from a sturdy, well-oiled chain) to such ecstasies of endurance? What curious, deep-rooted passions are aroused by the sight of a simple pair of padded shorts? And what on earth is a derailleur?
From the humble commuter to the winner of the Tour de France*, Boulting takes an off-centre look at what it means to ride abike, drawing on his own underwhelming adventures in the saddle to his fourteen summers spent hurtling around France in pursuit of the sport’s biggest names including no less than Cavendish, Wiggins, Froome and of course Armstrong.
A breakneck descent through the history ofthe sport followed by a lung-bursting climb into the present day - all two-wheeled life is here. Keep your wits about you, as you might find yourself up on stage to compete in Ned’s search for the nation’s Number 1 Bikeologist!
*Ned Boulting has never tested positive for performance enhancing substances
Saturday 18th November at 7.30pm
Tickets - £24, concessions - £22.50
Back by overwhelming public demand, the most successful and popular touring show of its kind Beyond the Barricade returns with a brand new production. Recreating original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity, Beyond the Barricade features a cast of past principal performers from the West End production of Les Miserables, and the 25th Anniversary Concert at the 02 Arena. This production will include songs from Miss Saigon, The Lion King, Phantom Of The Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King, Blood Brothers, The Jersey Boys and many more hit musical productions, climaxing with a spectacular finale from, of course, Les Miserables! Don’t miss the Musicals Event of the Year!!
Saturday 25th November at 7.30pm
Tickets - £23, concessions - £21
You’ll be ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, with songs from legendary artistes such as Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers, Edwin Starr and many more.
Let’s ‘Get Ready’.... to ‘Go Loco... Down in Acapulco’.
The UK’s No.1 MOTOWN show will have you dancing ‘All Night Long’
From Tuesday 5th December 2017 – Sunday 7thJanuary 2018
Join Aladdin on the adventure of a life time at The Riverfront’s 2017 panto!
Tickets from £6.50 to £20.50
Aladdin contains flashing lights, loudmusic,loud bangs, strobe lighting, water and smoke.
Friday 26th January at 7.30pm
Tickets - £23.50, concessions - £22
The only show to be endorsed by the CASH family! Johnny Cash Roadshow featuring respected singer/songwriter Clive John. After sold out shows across Europe this is now a bigger show than ever, introducing the ‘Carter Sisters’ and brass section the ‘Roadshow Horns’ all accompanied by emotive screen visuals. This is simply the best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world.
Friday 2 February at 7.30pm
Tickets - £24, concessions - £22
A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers ofour time. This award winning production features a stellar line-up with rising West End star Rebecca Freckleton delivering a powerhouse and breath taking performance as Whitney.
Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, Greatest Love of All, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Iwill Always Love You, That’s What Friends Are For, and many more, the show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever!
Whitney’s one true legacy was her music which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Get ready for the Queen of the Night.