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COMEDY SHED (Acts may be changed from those advertised)

Friday 24 November
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.

Laura Lexx

With critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe shows to her name as well as recent support credits for Jason Manford and Russell Kane, the multi-talented Laura Lexx is one to watch on the comedy scene.

"Real comedic steel" - The Guardian
"A joy... roars of laughter" The Independent


Funmbi Omotayo

Following a successful 2016 tour and TV appearances on The John Bishop Show (BBC1) and Tramadol Nights (Channel 4), Nigerian funnyman Funmbi Omotayo has been going from strength to strength, winning the Amused Moose Laugh-Off as well as the Leicester Square New Act of the Year.

"A charming young comic... soon, he could be playing to thousands" - Time Out
"Plenty of original insights and honest home-truths to enjoy" - Chortle

Andy Robinson

Having supported Jo Brand on four UK tours - as well as Sean Lock, Rich Hall, Rhod Gilbert and Paddy McGuinness - the award-winning Andy Robinson is a seasoned comedy gem.  

"Andy Robinson is the comedic equivalent of gold dust" - The Guardian


£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.




24/11/2017 to 27/04/2018
Borg vs McEnroe (15)

Monday 27 November at 7.45pm

Tuesday 28 November at 7.45pm

Wednesday 29 November at 7.45pm

Director - Janus Metz

Starring - Stellan Skarsgård, ,

Running time – 107 mins

The story of the 1980s tennis rivalry between the placid Björn Borg and the volatile John McEnroe.

27/11/2017 to 29/11/2017
The Death of Stalin (15)

Monday 4 December at 7.45pm

Tuesday 5 December at 7.45pm

Wednesday 6 December at 7.45pm

Director - Armando Iannucci

Starring - Jason Isaacs, ,

Running time – 106 mins

Follows the Soviet dictator's last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death.

04/12/2017 to 06/12/2017
ALADDIN - The Riverfront Panto 2017-18

From Tuesday 5th December 2017 – Sunday 7thJanuary 2018

A whole host of colourful characters join him in his story as he struggles to see that good is rewarded and that bad is punished. There's wicked Abanazar who tells everyone that he is the long lost brother of Widow Twankey's late departed brother Dafydd. There's the beautiful Princess Jasmine and her slightly domineering mother, the Empress Double Chinn. And at Suds-U-Like poor old Widow Twankey and Wishee Washee must wash a mountain of smalls for the Royal Wedding.

Full of song, dance, drama and spectacle, this year's panto at The Riverfront offers two hours in the company of some of the greatest characters in the world of pantomime fighting the good fight in some of the most exotic places.

A TRADITIONAL FUN FAMILY PANTOMIME!

Tickets from £6.50 to £20.50


Take 5 minutes out and have a play on our fab panto game; http://www.waltimation.co.uk/theatres/RN/aladdin/RN_A001.html



Aladdin contains flashing lights, loudmusic,loud bangs, strobe lighting, water and smoke.

05/12/2017 to 07/01/2018
LUNCHTIME CONCERTS Sinfonia Cymru

Tickets £5



Wednesday 6th December at 1pm
Manuelde 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.

 

Wednesday 7th February at 1pm
Mozart Oboe Quartet (15')
Britten:Metamorphoses after Ovid for solo Oboe - Pan (2'22") & Arethusa (2'45")
Bach:Three Part Inventions (arr. for String Trio) (32')
Oboe: Amy Roberts 

 

Wednesday 4th April at 1pm
Wind Quintet
Barber Summer Music
Ligetti Bagatelles
Dvorak American Quartet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/12/2017 to 04/04/2018
Breathe (12A)

Monday 11 December at 7.45pm

Tuesday 12 December at 7.45pm

Wednesday 13 December at 11am, 1.30pm & 7.45pm

Running time – 117 minutes

Director – Andy Serkis

Starring – Andrew Garfield, ,

The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.
11/12/2017 to 13/12/2017
White Christmas (U)
Saturday 16 December   

Film starts at 4pm 

Tickets - £5 

Irving Berlin’s 1954 magical musical, White Christmas is a festive classic that we just couldn’t resist showing. Join Bing Crosby, DannyKaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen as they sing and dance their way through this fun filled musical extravaganza set in a Vermont lodge.   

 

 

16/12/2017 4:00 PM
Murder On The Orient Express (12A)

Monday 18 December at 7.45pm

Tuesday 19 December at 7.45pm

Wednesday 20 December at 1.30pm & 7.45pm

Running time – to be confirmed

Director – Kenneth Branagh

Starring – Johnny Depp, ,

A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish and suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers and one man's race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
18/12/2017 to 20/12/2017
SISTERS ACTING UP

Friday 12 and Saturday 13 January at 7pm

Tickets - £7

 

G-Expressions and writer/director Alex Riley have come together to bring audiences a brand new production. Bringing together a concert style blend of choir and drama, remaking favourite songs all alongside inspirational messages for the youth of South Wales. Audiences will leave with a smile and a reason to follow their own dreams and passions.

 

Celebrating the dance and music culture of our time, the young cast share the adversities and challenges each other to grow and thrive against all the odds. Whilst exploring the untapped skills they may have through improvisation theatre and dance. The show will encourage audience participation throughout and help highlight the role of arts in the development of our younger generation. It will be a fun filled performance for people of all ages to enjoy.

12/01/2018 to 13/01/2018
WNO Orchestra: A NIGHT IN VIENNA

Sunday 21 January at 4pm

Tickets - £17, concessions - £14


Welsh National Opera Orchestra

Presented and Directed from the Violin by David Adams

Horn Soloist: Angus West 

We leave the conductor behind and the musicians and audience are brought together for the evening by David Adams, WNO’s Orchestra Leader and Concertmaster.

The concert includes one of the most famous works from Mozart, the Horn Concerto No 4. Surrounding this exciting offering, the Great Hall will resonate to the sounds of the most famous waltzes and polkas from glittering Vienna ballrooms.

Our opener, the fabulous overture to Der Freischutz by Weber, will get us off to a cracking start. Favourite waltzes such as Wine, Women and Song, The Blue Danube and Gold and Silver alongside the Tritsch-Tratsch, Thunder and Lightning and Champagne polkas and the great Radetsky March, will adorn the rip-roaring second half, alongside some of the less familiar fare.

This is all guaranteed to put a spring back into your post-Christmas step.

Programme Details:

Weber: Der Freischütz Overture

Mozart: Horn Concerto No 4

 

INTERVAL

 

Johann Strauss II: Tik-Tak Polka

Lehár: Gold & Silver Waltz

Johann Strauss II: Eljen a Magyar

Johann Strauss II: Champagne Polka

Johann Strauss II: Wine Woman & Song

Johann Strauss II: Elisen Polka-Francais

Johann Strauss II: The Blue Danube

Strauss: Radetzky March

 

21/01/2018 4:00 PM
CIRCUS OF HORRORS Voodoo VaudEvil

Tuesday 23 January at 7.30pm

Earlybird tickets - £19 (regular price £24)

Running time approximately 2 hours

Age guide – 16+


It stormed into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent,now a West End and worldwide hit!

Awoken by the Ouija board, a voodoo curse causesdevastation in New Orleans! While the city sleeps, the night creatures rule theunderworld with bizarre circus acts, devilish rock and the darkest of magic.

“Youhave to see this, one day something wil go wrong, and you’ll want to say youwere there when it did” Graham Norton

The Circus of Horrors contains some nudity andlanguage of an adult nature. 

 

23/01/2018 7:30 PM
PSYCHIC SALLY - KISSES TO HEAVEN TOUR

Thursday 25 January at 7.30pm

Tickets - £26

 

World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive stage show. 

 

Sally is one of the Uk’s most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiences across the country for the past 9 years. 

 

Sally’s jaw dropping show has attracted amazed reviews from theatre goers and psychic fans. The messages from beyond come thick and fast. Funny, entertaining, touching, sometimes heart-breaking, often controversial;Kisses to Heaven showcases the phenomenal ability of the nation’s best loved medium. 

 

Sally says ‘The shows will be psychic dynamite and although they are undoubtedly entertaining, there is also a very serious side, which is to give audience members messages of hope and love from the otherside’.

 

This is a unique evening not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action. 

 

The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.

25/01/2018 7:30 PM
JOHNNY CASH ROADSHOW

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.

26/01/2018 7:30 PM
Calamity Jane (U) Sing-A-Long Version

Sunday 28 January

Film starts at 3pm & 6pm

Afternoon tea at 2pm (afternoon tea is sold out)

Tickets - £5,

Sing-along version of the classic musical starring Doris Day and Howard Keel.

 

Beat away the January blues by joining us (in good voice) for a sing-a-long version of the 1953 classic western musical, Calamity Jane. Doris Day is spectacular as the eponymous hero. We follow Jane’s life in the Wild West, her saloon and her romance with Wild Bill Hickock.

Frontiers woman Calamity Jane (Day) would rather hit targets than chase men - until she falls for Wild Bill Hickok (Keel), who would rather shoot Indians than chase after a tomboy like Calamity Jane. The film features the Oscar-winning song 'Secret Love'.


28/01/2018
WHITNEY - QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

Friday 2 February at 7.30pm

 

Tickets - £24, concessions - £22

 

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award-winning production features a stellar line-up of musicians and artistes, and together with a powerhouse and breathtaking performance in the spirit of Whitney, they deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level. 

 

Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hits 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, I Will 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.

02/02/2018 7:30 PM
A TIGER'S TALE (For ages 4+)

Saturday 3 February at 2pm & 4pm

Tickets - £7, family of four - £26 (the discount will automatically apply in your basket).

A new show written by Mike Kenny.

Directed by Gilly Baskeyfield

Music by James Atherton

 

M6 Theatre presents a fantastical new production by the award winning playwright Mike Kenny. Based on the extraordinary story of Fenella, the Holmfirth Tiger, A TIGER'S TALE is a high spirited balancing act of circus, puppetry, live music and song.

 

From a circus train in South Africa, to a steamboat on the Atlantic Ocean and onward to West Yorkshire, a ramshackle travelling troupe tell us the unbelievable true story of a family of acrobats and their adopted tiger cub.

 

Join Titch, Ma and Pa on their riotous adventure into a world where ‘all the best stories end with a surprise.’

 

For ages 4+

Running time: 50 minutes

03/02/2018
WOMAN OF FLOWERS

by SIÔN EIRIAN after SAUNDERS LEWIS in the English language

Thursday 15 February at 7.30pm

Tickets - £13, concessions - £11, students and school groups - £7

Theatr Pena return with the Company’s first co-production with Taliesin Arts Centre, a dynamic and visually rich production of a very ancienttale of betrayal and retribution. Woman of Flowers is a strikingly poetic reimagining of the Mabinogi myth of Blodeuwedd by award-winning Welsh writer Siôn Eirian in which he skilfully combines Saunders Lewis’s Welsh language verse drama of the same name with original material to create a captivating dark fantasy.

Blodeuwedd isn’t like other women. Conjured from wild flowers by the wizard Gwydion to be the perfect wife for the warrior prince Llew, nature’s wild waves surge in her blood and when the dark desires woven into her nature are awakened the consequences are bloody for all around her.

CHAT BACK - Do you ever leave the theatre with burning questions or would like to comment on what you have just seen? Share your thoughts or listen to others after the show in a relaxed discussion.

15/02/2018 7:30 PM
JUDY & LIZA

Friday 16 February at 7.30pm

Tickets - £25

Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli are still the most loved mother and daughter team in showbiz. And now the two iconic performers are back together again thanks to Judy and Liza, the new musical experience touring the UK.

 

Set against a background of photographs and movie clips of the two women, this production features performances of all of your favourite hits including Cabaret, Maybe This Time and The Man That Got Away.

 

The audience are taken on an emotional rollercoaster as we discover the uncanny parallels between some of Judy and Liza's most iconic songs and their own personal lives, so often blighted with tragedy and loneliness.

 

West End star Emma Dears once again takes on the role of Liza Minelli, following a successful UK tour. This is a chance to hear the sensational stories of the lives of two of the world’s most legendary stars of stage and screen and to enjoy some ofthe most beautiful and popular songs of the last eighty years.

 

Come and hear the music play as the curtain rises once more one on the mother and daughter who really did put the ‘show’ into showbiz.

16/02/2018 7:30 PM
Pretty In Pink (15)

Saturday 17 February at 7pm

Tickets - £5, with post film 80s disco in the basement £7.50

Everyone loves Molly Ringwald, right? You either want to be her or be with her. So, in celebration of our favourite Brat Pack cinema crush we will be screening Pretty In Pink.

Young Andie (Molly Ringwald) is one of the not-so-popular girls in high school. She usually hangs out with her friends Iona (Annie Potts) or Duckie (Jon Cryer). Duckie has always had a crush on her, but now she has met a new guy from school, Blane (Andrew McCarthy). He's one of the rich and popular guys but can the two worlds meet?

So put on your leg warmers and join us to coo over Duckie for the big reveal of that party dress!

There will also be an 80s disco straight after the film in the basement at The Riverfront which is an additional £2.50 per person if you book in advance or £3 on the door.

 

17/02/2018 7:00 PM
TOM THUMB (Age guide 3+)

Lyngo Theatre

Thursday 22 February at 11.30am & 2.30pm

Tickets - £7, Family of Four - £26

A show by Marcello Chiarenza 

Adapted and performed by Patrick Lynch 

Music by Carlo Cialdo Capelli

Design assistant Elena Marini

One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking - there's nothing left to eat so they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest! Outwitting his parents and the ogre Tom shows everybody that even though he is small he is still mighty as he protects his brothers, finds the treasure and makes sure they'll never be hungry again.

Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table this wee wonder of a show is full of Lyngo magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest. Cbeebies Patrick Lynch, who has been performing it for more than a decade, brings this classic story to life in a playful and fascinating show.   

 

22/02/2018
JOHN COOPER CLARKE

Friday 2 March at 7.30pm

Tickets in the front 3 rows - £23.50, all other seats - £20.50, students - £16

John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’. Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents. Today, JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on today’s pop culture. Aside from his trademark ‘look’ continuing to resonate with fashionistas young and old, and his poetry included on national curriculum syllabus, his effect on modern music is huge. 

His influence can be heard within the keen social observations of the Arctic Monkeys and Plan B. These collaborations mean that John has been involved in 2 recent global number 1 albums - with The Arctic Monkeys putting one of John's best loved poems, I Wanna Be Yours, to music on their critically acclaimed A:M Album 

This latest show is a mix of classic verse, extraordinary new material, hilarious ponderings on modern life, good honest gags, riffs and chat - a chance to witness a living legend at the top of this game.

02/03/2018 7:30 PM
SINFONIA CYMRU With Gábor Takács-Nagy

Saturday 3 March at 7pm

 

Tickets - £17, concessions - £13, under 27s - £6

Friends of Sinfonia - £16, Friends concessions - £12

 

Watkins Three Welsh Songs

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E-flat major, K. 364

Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550

Bartok Romanian Folk Dances arr. Wilner

 

Conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy

 

Violin Benjamin Baker

Viola Timothy Ridout

 

Sinfonia Cymru presents a lively programme of music by Mozart, Bartok and leading Welsh composer Huw Watkins. This concert features Mozart’s intense and passionate Symphony No. 40 in G minor, and Three Welsh Songs, Watkins’ work inspired by Welsh folk music. The orchestra will be reunited with the masterful and ebullient Guest Conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy, and outstanding soloists Benjamin Baker and Timothy Ridout.

03/03/2018 7:00 PM
LLOYD & ROSE BUCK: Our Life with Birds

Tuesday 6 March at 7.30pm

Tickets - £15, concessions - £13, family ticket from £48

It’s not often you see birds on stage in a theatre and even more rare to see one flying over the audience but ‘Our Life with Birds’ promises to give audiences arare opportunity to meet Golden Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, hawks, owls, starlings and many more - all raised and trained with the utmost loving care by bird handlers Lloyd and Rose Buck.

Over the last 25 years, Lloyd and his wife Rose have devoted their lives to taking care of birds and mastering the art of capturing them on film. They are, without a doubt, the world’s experts at tracking birds and in-flight filming. Between them Lloyd and Rose have been involved with over 100 different productions and feature films and have worked with every natural history television star including Sir David Attenborough, Steve Backshall, Bear Grylls, Michaela Strachan, Chris Packham, Kate Humble and many more. 

They often appear on camera themselves and are frequent guests on BBC programmes such as 'The One Show', ‘Springwatch' and ‘Countryfile'. From Tilly the Golden Eagle to Poppy the pigeon, it’s unusual to find Lloyd and Rose without one of their feathered family under their arms. 

’The Bucks are remarkable people because when they do imprint, they form a bond they can’t break and it means those swans are with them for life’ - Sir David Attenborough 

'Looking after our birds is not just our career and job, it is a lifestyle, as you have to be there for them seven days a week, but we love it' - Lloyd Buck 

This show is illustrated with Lloyd and Rose’s own film footage and photography and is suitable for all ages.  It promises to be an interactive wildlife experience like no other! 

06/03/2018 7:30 PM
Concerts & Cakes With Live Music Now

Tickets- £6

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 March, 2pm

Pedal Harp & Cello

 

Ticket includes entry into the concert and either a Tea or Filter Coffee and a slice of tray bake cake. 

 

 

 

07/03/2018 2:00 PM
DICK TRACY

Wednesday 7 March at 7.30pm

Tickets- £14, concessions - £12

 

Newsflash! There's been a series of high-profile crimes right across the city - but fear not...The police chief's put his best man on the job - Dick Tracy. It's now down to the square-jawed, hard-hitting, fast-shooting, comic book detective to solve the crime the only way he knows how...the crime solving way...Will Tracy be able to save the day, get the girl and get to the bottom of who's causing the mayhem? Or perhaps the truth is closer than he thinks....

With their work rooted in the ridiculous, Le Navet Bete's Dick Tracy is a physical comedy influenced by the world-famous detective incorporating fooling, original live music, plenty of audience interaction, lightning quick character changes, incredibly authentic accents spattered with mystery, malice and mischief. 

Having wowed audiences across the globe since 2007 with their inimitable, tightly-honed style of comedy performance, the award winning Le Navet Bete team up once again with one of the UK's most exciting comedy directors John Nicholson (Peepolykus) and supported by Arts Council England, Dick Tracy promises to have the bad guys in handcuffs and the audience in stitches. 

"Le Navet Bete are a company on top form and leagues ahead of anyone else doing this work." - ***** What's On Stage (Extravaganza) 

"Hilarious and utterly engaging; if all theatre was this good we wouldn't need TV" - BBC

07/03/2018 7:30 PM
NOT YET SUFFRAGETTE

Thursday 8 March at 7pm

Tickets - £10, concessions - £8

Not Yet Suffragette is a One Woman Show Written and Performed by myself - Natalie Ann Cutler. It is a mix of Feminist Theatre and Stand Up Comedy surrounding how ‘Not Far’ Women’s Rights have come since winning the Vote. 

The story begins on the front lines of WW1 with Flora Sands - the only British woman to have officially served as a solider in the first world war. From this point the story moves forward through each decade, from the 1920’s though to present day. Documenting women’s struggles in each decade as they juggle the stereotypes thrown at them by society, with trying to make their own way in the world.

During Act 2 (present day), Not Yet Suffragette touches on the issues of Tampon Tax, Public Breast feeding, Marriage, Child Birth and the Gender Pay Gap before concluding with a musical finale based around the true story of 17 women currently serving life in jail for miscarriage in El Salvador.

 

 

 

 

08/03/2018 7:00 PM
BOWIE EXPERIENCE: THE GOLDEN YEARS TOUR
Friday 9 March 2018, 7.30pm

Tickets £25

Bowie Experience is a breath-taking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon, David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, the latest production promises an unforgettable journey of sound and vision, featuring all the hits from A to Ziggy including Life on Mars, Space Oddity, China Girl, Heroes and a whole lot more!
 
Bowie Experience continues to amaze audiences with an astounding attention to detail, bringing the golden years of David Bowie to theatres across the globe. So, put on your red shoes and Let’s Dance!
 
09/03/2018 7:30 PM
THE THING THAT CAME FROM OVER THERE!

Presented by Gonzo Moose

In Association with The Pound Arts Centre and Pegasus Theatre

Directed by Abigail Anderson

 

Saturday 10 March at 7.45pm

Tickets - £12, concessions - £10

A rip-roaring comedy adventure, inspired by the Horror movies of the 1950’s, 'The Thing That Came From Over There' is a fast-paced rollicking ride, mixing paranoia, suspense and hilariously gruesome deaths.

It’s 1912, and as Scott and Amundsen begin their race across Antarctica, the hapless explorer, Captain Reginald Cranston Scot-t-t, has accidentally landed on the wrong side of the continent.

As Cranston and his motley band set up base camp, a meteor crashes nearby.  Deciding to investigate, they set out towards the crash site - unaware of the danger that awaits not just them, but the whole of planet Earth.

What ancient evil lurks inside the crater? What is the dark secret of the slimy fungus? And what is the horrifying fate of those who encounter the parasitic space worms?

Join three daring actors as they play over 15 roles in 85 minutes of shocks, spine tingling silliness, and blood curdling terror.

With comedy and thrills galore, the show features visual gags, verbal wit, giant puppetry, and even a little bit of live music.

10/03/2018 7:45 PM
THE WOOD by Torch Theatre Company

Written by Owen Thomas

Directed by Peter Doran

Based on an idea by Ifan Huw Dafydd

Wednesday 14 March at 7.30pm

Tickets- £13, concessions - £11

From Owen Thomas, writer of the award winning ‘Grav’, comes a brand-new play written to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I.

It is July 1916, and as the Battle of the Somme rages, Mametz Wood echoes to the sounds ofwar as the 38th Welsh Regiment face the ferocity of the German army. 

Inspired by a true story. Dan and Billy, two young soldiers, forge a friendship in the heat of the build up to the infamous battle. When Billy is killed in Mametz Wood, he leaves behind a devastated friend and, back home, a heart-broken and pregnant wife. 

Altered by his experiences on the Western Front, Dan returns home to step into his friend’s shoes, ultimately marrying Billy’s widow and raising their baby son as his own. 

Fifty yearsl ater, in a clearing in the wood, Dan has returned to lay a ghost to rest. 

A tale of friendship, love and sacrifice set against the backdrop of world in flames. 

The Torch Theatre is very pleased to be working once again with Owen Thomas – one of the most exciting writers in Wales, following the success of ‘Grav’. Owen is also delighted to be working again with the creative team at the Torch Theatre. 

The production will be directed by our Award Winning Artistic Director, Peter Doran (Best Director, Wales Theatre Awards 2017).

14/03/2018 7:30 PM
EUGENE ONEGIN - Mid Wales Opera

Friday 16 March at 7.30pm

Tickets - £17, concessions - £15

Eugene Onegin combines Pushkin’s compelling and heart-breaking story with Tchaikovsky’s sweeping lyricism in a stunning exploration of love, death, life and convention.

Filled with breath-taking arias including Tatyana’s great letter scene, a tour de force ofthe soprano repertoire, the poignant tale contrasts the simplicity of countrylife with the sophisticated excesses of Russia’s pre-revolutionary court and tells of the fated love between the innocent Tatyana and the world-weary cynic Onegin.

A fabulous cast includes rising new stars and internationally recognised performers. Ledby MWO’s Artistic Directors Richard Studer and Jonathan Lyness, and accompanied by the brilliant Ensemble Cymru, this new production will ensure audiences are left enthralled and deeply moved.

 

Cyfuna EugeneOnegin hanes nerthol a thorcalonnus Pushkin gyda thelynegiaeth ysgubolTchaikovsky mewn ymchwiliad syfrdanol o gariad, marwolaeth, bywyd achonfensiwn.

Mae'r hanesingol, sy'n llawn ariâu rhyfeddol gan gynnwys golygfa wych Tatyana am yllythyr, gorchest repertoire y soprano, yn cyferbynnu symlrwydd bywyd cefngwlad â gormodedd soffistigedig llys cyn-chwyldroadol Rwsia ac yn dweud hanes ycariad tynghedlon rhwng Tatyana ddiniwed a'r sinig lluddedig Onegin.

Mae'r castgwych yn cynnwys sêr newydd a pherfformwyr rhyngwladol cydnabyddedig. Arweiniry perfformiad gan Gyfarwyddwyr Artistig OCC, Richard Studer a Jonathan Lyness,i gyfeiliant Ensemble Cymru. Bydd y cynhyrchiad newydd hwn yn sicrhau bodcynulleidfaoedd yn cael eu swyno a'u cyffroi i'w craidd.

16/03/2018 7:30 PM
YOU'VE GOT DRAGONS

Based on the book by Kathryn Cave

 

Saturday 17 March at 11.30am & 2.30pm

Tickets - £7, family of four - £26 (the discount will apply automatically in your basket)

“Dragons come when you least expectit. You turn round…and they’re there.”

Lots of people get them; bad dreams, swirly tummy, feeling prickly. And sometimes they make you feel alone. So, what can a young child with a bad case of the dragons do?

 

A delightful tale of one child’s journey to come to terms with their dragons told in Taking Flight’s unique style. With live, original music, this highly visual, sensitive production is a humorous and touching exploration of the dragons we all face.

 

An intergenerational show, featuring creative captioning, interwoven BSL and audio description, You’ve Got Dragons is a treat for the whole family. And remember… “No dragon is more powerful than YOU!”

17/03/2018
THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Tuesday 20 March at 1pm & 7.30pm

Tickets - £13, concessions - £11, schools and colleges - £7

Running time - Approx 2 hours, age guide 11+

Adapted for the stage by Nick Lane and Directed by Nick Lane

Music by Tristan Parkes, Design by Victoria Spearing, Costume design by Naomi Gibbs, Lighting design by Claire Childs

Doctor Henry Jekyll is a good man. Successful within his field and respected by his peers, he’s close to a neurological discovery that will change the face of medical science forever. However, his methods are less than ethical, and when a close friend and colleague threatens to expose and destroy his work, Jekyll is forced to experiment on himself, whereupon something goes very wrong…or very right. And suddenly Jekyll has a new friend, the brutal Edward Hyde. 

A thrilling adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s dark psychological fantasy, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde immerses you in the myth and mystery of 19th century London’s fog-bound streets where love, betrayal and murder lurk at every chilling twist and turn. Gripping, stylish and thought-provoking, this is unmissable theatre. Go on...treat your dark side!

20/03/2018
MAY-WE-GO-ROUND?

The Hiccup Project

Thursday 22 March at 7.30pm

Early Bird - £8

Regular price - £12, concessions -£10

Multi-award winning May-We-Go-Round? is a collision of fiercely energetic dance and comedic theatre. Honest, provocative and laugh out loud funny, Cristina and Chess jangle through the merry go round of romance, taking audiences along for the bitter sweet ride.

 

From direct extracts in Chess diary aged 10 to summer teenage flings, Cristina and Chess open a window into the hilarious highs and heartbreaking lows of their romantic encounters. But, ultimately it celebrates the power of their female friendship, the launch for their adventures.

 

"Hilarious and witty, a joy" The Skinny

 

"So euphoric and so infectious" Festmag

 

'Men will laugh from their very core, in a story every woman can relate to' Total Theatre

 

'Outstanding. Theatre and dance that throws custard pies at convention.' Fringe Review

22/03/2018 7:30 PM
THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA

Directed by Ray McVay

Sunday 25 March at 3pm

Tickets -£23.50, concessions - £22

Ray’s In The Mood as the world’s greatest Big Band presents the very best in swing music with the glorious harmonies of the Moonlight Serenaders and sublime vocals from Catherine Sykes and Mark Porter.

Featuring all your Miller favourites including Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Tuxedo Junction and, of course, the iconic In the Mood.

25/03/2018 3:00 PM
The Goonies (PG)

Sunday 25 March at 3pm

Tickets - £5

Hey you guys!

 

We are screening classic 80's family fave The Goonies, about a group of kids who try and save their homes from demolition by going on an adventure to find legendary pirate One-Eyed Willy’s treasure. Goonies never say die!

Re-live your youth or introduce your kids to this old classic and enjoy it as a family.

25/03/2018 3:00 PM
CAPTAIN FLINN AND THE PIRATE DINOSAURS 2

THE MAGIC CUTLASS

Thursday 5 April at 3pm

Tickets - £11, children - £10, family of four - £36 (the discount will automatically be applied in your basket)

Flinn is back!  Les Petits theatre company return to the high seas after their hugely successful and award winning shows David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon and Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs.

The Magic Cutlass is the hugely anticipated sequel based on the book by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto.

When Flinn is in the middle of his school play his old nemesis, Mr T the T-Rex, appears and kidnaps his friends forcing them to hunt for the Magic Cutlass; a sword that grants any wish! The children are whisked away for another fantastic adventure to a world of devious dinosaurs, deep sea dangers and smelly sausages!  

05/04/2018 3:00 PM
CRIMES UNDER THE SUN

Friday 6 April at 7.30pm

Tickets - £15, concessions - £12

Award-winning theatre company New Old Friends present Crimes Under the Sun, a comedy thriller, directed by James Farrell (Associate Director - 39 Steps, West End).

Inspired by Agatha Christie, 39 Steps and film noir, welcome to an hilarious yet murderous trip to a classic English Riviera retreat. The show features the company’s trademark of just four actors playing multiple outrageous characters, and a plot that races along in a romp. 

Reviews for New Old Friends’ previous show Crimes Against Christmas

"a mesmerising mix of murder, mayhem and laugh-out-loud comedy... even has echoes of those word-play specialists the Two Ronnies." –  **** The Stage

“not one person who did not laugh at least 100 times” - ***** What’s Good to Do

“A laugh a minute roller-coaster of fun” - ***** Behind the Arras

06/04/2018 7:30 PM
LUCY WORSLEY - AT HOME WITH JANE AUSTEN

Wednesday 18 April at 7.30pm

Tickets - £22

"The undisputed Queen of TV history" Guardian 2015

Dr Lucy Worsley is passionate about making history engaging to the widest possible audience. Her new biography of Jane Austen will be published in May next year and takes at new look at Jane Austen’s life from the perspective of her bi-centenary. It considers what home meant to Jane, and tell the story through the rooms, spaces, possessions and places which mattered to her.  Dispelling the myth of the cynical, lonely spinster Lucy instead offers us a witty and passionate woman of her time, who refused to settle for anything less than Mr Darcy.

18/04/2018 7:30 PM
National Dance Company Wales: TERRA FIRMA

Friday 20 April at 7.30pm

Tickets - £14, concessions - £12, groups of 10+ - £10

Running time approximately 75 minutes

Choreography by Caroline Finn, Marcos Morau and Mario Bermudez Gil

Terra Firma tells stories drawn from the very ground on which we build our communities; 

FOLKIS a vintage fairy-tale, set in a rich fantastical world under the boughs of an upside-down tree, as darkly whimsical as it is enchanting. 

TUNDRA is a barren landscape where ultra-modern creativity blinks into life and tears pages from Russian folk dance and revolution. 

ATALAY is a watch tower from which far off lands can be seen from four points; a contagious dance influenced by the warmth of the Mediterranean.

CHAT BACK - Do you ever leave the theatre with burning questions, brimming ideas or musings on what you have just seen? National Dance Company Wales invite you to share your thoughts after the show in a relaxed discussion and Q&A with artistic staff and dancers.

20/04/2018 7:30 PM
National Dance Company Wales: DISCOVER DANCE

Saturday 21 April at 1pm

Tickets - £7, family of four - £26

Running time approximately 90 minutes

#GetDancing with National Dance Company Wales

Learn some moves from your seats, get on stage with the Company dancers, watch a magical performance of Folk and ask the dancers anything you like! The perfect 90-minute introduction to dance. 

21/04/2018 1:00 PM
LOUDER IS NOT ALWAYS CLEARER

A Mr and Mrs Clark Production

Thursday 26 & Friday 27 April at 7.45pm

Tickets - £10, concessions - £8

Jonny is a teacher, a workshop leader and an avid football fan. He’s just become a father. His friends say that he’s outgoing and that he loves music, festivals and nightclubs. Jonny is deaf. He was born deaf to hearing parents who were afraid that disability would stigmatise their son and the family.

 

‘Louder Is Not Always Clearer’ is an honest portrayal of the vulnerability of a deaf man. For a hearing audience it is an illuminating and emotional experience. For deaf audience members the showis a familiar tale of misunderstanding and isolation. For all audiences it is a humorous and at times moving story of one man’s attempt to cope, to fit in and be accepted.

 

Mr and Mrs Clark make new and innovative performances that engage audiences.  The Clarks were short-listed for the Amnesty International Freedom of Speech Award in 2015 and presented (F.E.A.R.) as part of Wales In Edinburgh this year.

26/04/2018 to 27/04/2018
THE KING OF POP - THE LEGEND CONTINUES... STARRING NAVI

Friday 27 April at 7.30pm

Tickets - £20, children - £14

 

Get ready to moonwalk the night away at a show whose star performer ‘Navi’ once earned a standing ovation from Michael Jackson himself.

 

King Of Pop – The Legend Continues is currently on tour in the UK and is taking British theatres by storm. The superb production stars the world’s No.1 MJ impersonator ‘Navi’ who was actually invited to perform at two of Michael Jackson’s birthday parties in LA and New York. Michael not only applauded Navi but also gave him a standing ovation and invited the impersonator to spend a day at his home ‘Neverland’. The pair remained close and due to Navi’s uncanny resemblance to the star, he was often hired by Michael to act as a decoy to distract mobs of fans and press.

 

Navi has since continued to work at the highest level performing in a whopping 57 different countries and is now back in the UK for a national theatre tour along with his incredible live band and dancers. Navi brilliantly recreates all the magical classics from the early Jackson 5 songs to mega-hits such as Thriller and Smooth Criminal in a show the whole family will enjoy.

27/04/2018 7:30 PM
ONLY FOOLS AND BOYCIE

An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis

 

Wednesday 9 May at 7.30pm

Tickets - £18

 

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

 

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.

 

Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay.

09/05/2018 7:30 PM
ONE WOMAN SEX & THE CITY

Friday 18 May at 7.30pm

Tickets - £17

 

Call up your girlfriends and grab a round of cosmopolitans, for the ultimate girls' night out. Whether you’re a Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda or a Samantha, there is something in this show for you.

One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendships and Shoes is a fantastic tribute, and will remind you just why you fell in love with those characters when they first appeared on television screens twenty years ago. 

18/05/2018 7:30 PM
LEE MEAD - 10 YEARS - THE ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Saturday 19 May at 7.30pm

Tickets - £24

It's been ten years since Lee Mead first donned the coat in the West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Join Lee and his amazing band as he takes you through the last ten years of his life. Featuring songs from the classic shows he has starred in, such as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, MISS SAIGON, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, LEGALLY BLONDE, WICKED and many more. Including songs from his previous albums,and his brand new album LEE MEAD TEN YEARS.

 

A fantastic evening of songs and stories and you never know Lee might don the coat once more!

There is a chance to meet Lee before the show (from 5.30pm), tickets for this opportunity are £51. You can book these seats anywhere but if you want seats in Row A or B just give us a call on 01633 656679 or 656681 and we can book those for you.

19/05/2018 7:30 PM
AN AUDIENCE WITH IAN WAITE & OTI MABUSE

Rhythm Of The Night…

Friday 25 May at 7.30pm

Tickets - £28, concessions - £26.50

Bench seats - £26, concessions - £24.50

Ian and Oti will deliver a night of Latin and Ballroom numbers with high intensity…The Strictly Come Dancing pros will perform a dance showcase spectacular designed to dazzle and wow you. Oti is fondly remembered with her celebrity pairing with Danny Mac where they received a perfect score of 40 in the Samba.  Ian is a regular on our screens with the spin off programme It Takes Two on BBC 2.

Ian and Oti always push the boundaries of dance to bring the best out of their celebrity partner, with both of them becoming finalist in the Hit BBC show.

On the night they will dance a mix of Latin and Ballroom, transporting you away to a place of wonderful moments with fun filled entertainment and a close up history of all things related to their life.

In addition to the performance there are 30 higher-priced tickets for a meet and greet opportunity with Ian and Oti for photos and autographs pre show (6pm).

Tickets for meet and greet are available for an extra £21 for photos and autographs – this but must be bought in conjunction with a show ticket.

Customers will receive a programme which they can get personally signed, it’s a great opportunity to take photos and chat to Ian and Oti . 

25/05/2018 7:30 PM
THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY (Ages 2+)

Wednesday 30 May at 3pm

Tickets - £9, family of four - £32 (this offer will apply automatically in your basket)

 

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly...

But The People’s Theatre Company do!

And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams' best selling book!

From the creators of Don't Dribble On The Dragon, this magical show has been written especially for grown ups to enjoy with their children, so come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal characters and heart warming family fun.

It’s the perfect treat for anyone aged 2 to 102!

The songs in the show including If You're Happy and You know It, Incy Wincy Spider and many more are available to sing along to on The People's Theatre Company's website at www.ptc.org.ukso why not have a listen and join in when you visit the theatre!

30/05/2018 3:00 PM
RHONDDA RIPS IT UP!

Thursday 7 June at 7.30pm 

Tickets - £18, concessions - £15

Summer 2018 sees the latest brand new commission by Welsh National Opera. Rhondda Rips It Up! will tell the story of an inspirational, but possibly unsung Welsh heroine, Margaret Haig Thomas (Lady Rhondda), and marks the centenary of the women’s partial Suffrage Bill, which enabled all men and some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time.

Lady Rhondda’s actions paved the way for women’s rights in the personal, professional and political worlds. She was involved in high profile protests, jailed for planting a bomb in a Newport postbox and then, after surviving the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, fought for the right to be allowed to take her late father’s seat in the House of Lords.

07/06/2018 7:30 PM
LES MUSICALS WITH JONATHAN ANSELL & RHYDIAN ROBERTS

Thursday 21 June at 7.30pm 

Tickets - £23.50 

VIP Meet & Greet - £56

Les Musicals presents the biggest hit songs from the West End & Broadway in this exhilarating live concert tour.
Musical theatre's leading men and X Factor stars; Jonathan Ansell (G4 frontman) & Rhydian Roberts join forces for the first time ever to create a dramatic & spine-tingling concert. This vocally-dynamic evening showcases the smash hit songs from the greatest musicals of all time, brought to you by two of the world's finest voices.
 

Come and immerse yourself into the world of musical theatre with classics from Les Miserables, Phantom Of The Opera, Blood Brothers, Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar, Carousel, West Side Story, The Lion King, Miss Saigon, Chess, Rocky Horror Show, We Will Rock You & many more. 

 

VIP tickets are available, which include a pre-show Meet & Greet with Jonathan Ansell and Rydian Roberts at 6pm, where you'll be served a glass of wine and have the chance to meet them up-close and take photos & autographs.

21/06/2018 7:30 PM
BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETERS 2018

Saturday 6 October at 7.30pm

Tickets - £20, concessions - £18

 

This breathtaking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden and is guaranteed tohave everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles.

It stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK whose combined West Endcredits include Buddy, Lennon, Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock and was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when the boys guested on BBC One's Saturday night live programme, The One and Only, hosted by Graham Norton.

The show rarely pauses for breath and is, quite simply, the most compelling concert of its kind. The hits just keep on coming - That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy! – and much, much more.

Whatever the season, whatever the excuse to party, make your Heartbeat a little faster with the show that has thousands of fans the world over saying:  “I can’t believe it’s not Buddy!”

06/10/2018 7:30 PM
MOTOWNS GREATEST HITS: HOW SWEET IT IS 2018

Friday 12th and Saturday 13th October 2018 at7.30pm 

Tickets - £24, concessions - £22

You’ll be ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, with songs from legendary artistes such as Lionel Richie, TheTemptations, 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’
12/10/2018 to 13/10/2018
CROONERS

Saturday 26 October at 7.30pm

Tickets - £22.50

 

Crooners brings parody to a genre symbolised by the crooner and exemplified by the music of the Rat Pack and the American Songbook in a manner that will leave you smiling from ear to ear. This rip-roaring comedy is fronted by three of the finest Crooners of today and backed by the outstanding and uncompromising live musicianship of the 9-piece The Mini Big Band.

The show plays homage to some of the greatest Crooners of all time, featuring some of the most quintessential songs from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Matt Monro, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin and more…

26/10/2018 7:30 PM
YOU WIN AGAIN Celebrating the Music of the Bee Gees

Saturday 3 November 2018 at 7.30pm

Tickets - £23

Following its West End debut, You Win Again – Celebrating The Music of the Bee Gee’s will be embarking on its first ever UK tour. Prepare to experience the distinct sound of one the greatest bands to have graced the stage, in this unforgettable concert spectacular.

Immerse yourself into the brother’s music through the Sixties, Seventies & Eighties– including hits of artists they wrote for such as Celine Dion, Diana Ross & Dolly Parton. Join us in this breath-taking concert spectacular taking you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive, More Than A Woman, You Should Be Dancing, How Deep is Your Love?, Jive Talkin’, Tragedy, Massachusetts, Words, I’ve Got to Get a Message to You, Too Much Heaven, Islands in the Stream, Grease, If I Can’t Have You and many more!

This fabulously authentic production ensures the Gibb brothers’ incredible legacy of classic hit songs is well and truly stayin’ alive.

03/11/2018 7:30 PM