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Monday 27th Apr at 7.45pm Tuesday 28th Apr at 7.45pmWednesday 29th Apr at 7.45pm 2014, UK, 115 minsDirector:  Jean-Marc ValleeStarring: Reese Witherspoon, Gaby Hoffman, Laura DernDriven to the edge by the loss of her beloved mother, the dissolution of her marriage and a headlong dive into self-destructive behavior, Cheryl Strayed makes a decision to halt her downward spiral and put her life back together again. With no outdoors experience, a heavy backpack and little else but her own will, Cheryl sets out alone to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, one of America’s longest and toughest trails.
Wild (15)

Monday 27th Apr at 7.45pm

Tuesday 28th Apr at 7.45pm

Wednesday 29th Apr at 7.45pm


2014, UK, 115 mins
Director:  Jean-Marc Vallee
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Gaby Hoffman, Laura Dern


Driven to the edge by the loss of her beloved mother, the dissolution of her marriage and a headlong dive into self-destructive behavior, Cheryl Strayed makes a decision to halt her downward spiral and put her life back together again. With no outdoors experience, a heavy backpack and little else but her own will, Cheryl sets out alone to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, one of America’s longest and toughest trails.

27/04/2015 to 29/04/2015
Tuesday 28th April at 7.30pmTickets - £22.50, concessions - £20.50Albert Hammond has been writing hit songs for over forty years. Since the 1960's there has not been a single decade in which Albert has not written multiple hits songs.  He scored his first hit with “Little Arrows” (recorded by Leapy Lee) in 1968 at the age of 24. His songs have been responsible for the sale of over 360 million records worldwide including over 30 chart-topping hits. Many of his most beloved songs, such as “The Air That I Breathe” and “When I Need You,” have become hits multiple times with various artists, decade after decade, Whitney Huston's "One Moment in Time" became a worldwide anthem.Albert achieved early success as an artist with his song “It Never Rains in Southern California,” and he has since built a multi-faceted career as an recording artist, songwriter and producer, earning him induction into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 2008. He is one of very few songwriters of our time whose songs not only have the mass appeal to make them pop hits, but whose very same songs have the timelessness and depth that over decades turns them into standards. Few writers can successfully walk this line and deliver hits for the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today. Albert’s songs are the kind of songs that turn one-hit wonders into career artists and keep records selling and spinning on radio decades after their first release.These are same of his  #1 hits “When I Need You" - Leo Sayer, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” - Starship (nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy), “One Moment in Time - Whitney Huston,  “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before - Willy Nelson & Julio Inglesias, the classic Hollies recording "The Air that I Breathe”, Joe Cocker’s “Don’t You Love Me Anymore” and three-time hit “Don’t Turn Around,” recorded by Ace of Base, Neil Diamond and Aswad. The artists who have recorded Albert’s songs are undoubtedly some of the greatest of our time - they include Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Elton John, Joe Cocker, Diana Ross, Johnny Cash, K.D. Lang, Julio Iglesias and Josh Groban, to name just a few.Of course he also had various No1 hits under his own performing name like "It Never Rains In Southern California", "Down By The River", Free Electric Band", "I´m A Train" - to name just a few. He is now back to perform all these songs live! 
ALBERT HAMMOND: SONGBOOK TOUR

Tuesday 28th April at 7.30pm

Tickets - £22.50, concessions - £20.50

Albert Hammond has been writing hit songs for over forty years. Since the 1960's there has not been a single decade in which Albert has not written multiple hits songs.  He scored his first hit with “Little Arrows” (recorded by Leapy Lee) in 1968 at the age of 24. His songs have been responsible for the sale of over 360 million records worldwide including over 30 chart-topping hits. Many of his most beloved songs, such as “The Air That I Breathe” and “When I Need You,” have become hits multiple times with various artists, decade after decade, Whitney Huston's "One Moment in Time" became a worldwide anthem.

Albert achieved early success as an artist with his song “It Never Rains in Southern California,” and he has since built a multi-faceted career as an recording artist, songwriter and producer, earning him induction into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 2008. He is one of very few songwriters of our time whose songs not only have the mass appeal to make them pop hits, but whose very same songs have the timelessness and depth that over decades turns them into standards. Few writers can successfully walk this line and deliver hits for the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today. Albert’s songs are the kind of songs that turn one-hit wonders into career artists and keep records selling and spinning on radio decades after their first release.

These are same of his  #1 hits “When I Need You" - Leo Sayer, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” - Starship (nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy), “One Moment in Time - Whitney Huston,  “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before - Willy Nelson & Julio Inglesias, the classic Hollies recording "The Air that I Breathe”, Joe Cocker’s “Don’t You Love Me Anymore” and three-time hit “Don’t Turn Around,” recorded by Ace of Base, Neil Diamond and Aswad.

The artists who have recorded Albert’s songs are undoubtedly some of the greatest of our time - they include Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Elton John, Joe Cocker, Diana Ross, Johnny Cash, K.D. Lang, Julio Iglesias and Josh Groban, to name just a few.

Of course he also had various No1 hits under his own performing name like "It Never Rains In Southern California", "Down By The River", Free Electric Band", "I´m A Train" - to name just a few.

He is now back to perform all these songs live!
 



28/04/2015 19:30
Thursday 30th April at 7.30pmTickets -£10, concessions - £8, students - £6Running time– 1 hour Inspired by author Caradoc Evans’ controversial collection of short-stories of the same name, this new dance theatre co-production sees Gwyn Emberton and his company of international dancers delve into the dark, turbulent, and mythical world of Manteg. Combining a powerful cinematic score by Benjie Talbott and Tic Ashfield with dynamic and intricate choreography audiences will be taken on the haunting but beautiful journeys of some the book’s most memorable characters. With 2015 the centenary of the book, My People is acelebration of one of Wales’ most beloved/hated books and revered/feared writers by a new choreographic voice in Welsh dance theatre.
MY PEOPLE: Gwyn Emberton Dance

Thursday 30th April at 7.30pm

Tickets -£10, concessions - £8, students - £6

Running time– 1 hour

 

Inspired by author Caradoc Evans’ controversial collection of short-stories of the same name, this new dance theatre co-production sees Gwyn Emberton and his company of international dancers delve into the dark, turbulent, and mythical world of Manteg.

Combining a powerful cinematic score by Benjie Talbott and Tic Ashfield with dynamic and intricate choreography audiences will be taken on the haunting but beautiful journeys of some the book’s most memorable characters.

With 2015 the centenary of the book, My People is acelebration of one of Wales’ most beloved/hated books and revered/feared writers by a new choreographic voice in Welsh dance theatre.



30/04/2015 19:30
Flying Bridge Theatre CompanyFriday 1st May at 7.45pmSaturday 2nd May at 2.30pm & 7.45pmTickets - £10.50, concessions - £8.50, schools - £5.50 available from 01633 656679Running time – approximately 1 hour, no intervalPreview performances of a brand new one man show from the producers of 'A Regular Little Houdini' – written and performed by William Huggins. Directed and produced by Newport’s own Daniel Llewelyn Williams. “Between the Crosses” is a story of survival, loss and hope. A thrilling and uplifting yarn, written around the life, and featuring the real interviews, of Edgar Huggins, a World War One veteran and the last surviving member of the Durham Light Infantry. His stories of the battles of Ypres and Sommes, in his words are not extra-ordinary, but they are truthful, a quality which most accounts cannot boast; for in the interest of national security and sparing the loved ones at home, real accounts of the despair and sacrifice are few and far between. The play focuses on the difficulties of being a survivor and on our need to create heroes. What is ahero? The survivor who left his pals in the field? The father who spares his family the trauma of what he has seen? If the experiences are not dealt with,will we ever learn? And what lessons can be taught when a significant, historic event passes out of living memory. “A truly superb evening out!”
BETWEEN THE CROSSES - PREVIEW PERFORMANCE

Flying Bridge Theatre Company

Friday 1st May at 7.45pm

Saturday 2nd May at 2.30pm & 7.45pm

Tickets - £10.50, concessions - £8.50, schools - £5.50 available from 01633 656679

Running time – approximately 1 hour, no interval

Preview performances of a brand new one man show from the producers of 'A Regular Little Houdini' – written and performed by William Huggins. Directed and produced by Newport’s own Daniel Llewelyn Williams.

 

“Between the Crosses” is a story of survival, loss and hope. A thrilling and uplifting yarn, written around the life, and featuring the real interviews, of Edgar Huggins, a World War One veteran and the last surviving member of the Durham Light Infantry. His stories of the battles of Ypres and Sommes, in his words are not extra-ordinary, but they are truthful, a quality which most accounts cannot boast; for in the interest of national security and sparing the loved ones at home, real accounts of the despair and sacrifice are few and far between. The play focuses on the difficulties of being a survivor and on our need to create heroes. What is ahero? The survivor who left his pals in the field? The father who spares his family the trauma of what he has seen? If the experiences are not dealt with,will we ever learn? And what lessons can be taught when a significant, historic event passes out of living memory.

 

“A truly superb evening out!”

01/05/2015 to 02/05/2015
Tuesday 5th May at 3pm & 7.45pm Wednesday 6th May at 3pm & 7.45pmThursday 7th May at 3pm & 7.45pm2015, 122 minsDirector: John MaddnStarring: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill NighyAs the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel. 
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)

Tuesday 5th May at 3pm & 7.45pm

Wednesday 6th May at 3pm & 7.45pm

Thursday 7th May at 3pm & 7.45pm


2015, 122 mins
Director: John Maddn
Starring: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy

As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.

 

05/05/2015 to 07/05/2015
Friday 8th May and Saturday 9th May at 7.30pmRed seats - £14 full price, £12 concessionsYellow seats - £12 full price, £10 concessionsBlue seats - £7 (restricted view) Schools please call 01633 656679 for group discount and availability. Ballet Cymru, nominated by the Critics Circle UK National Dance Awards in 2013 as Best Independent Company and winners of the 2014 Best Large Scale Dance Production at the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards presents a sparkling and refreshing ballet based on the eternal fairy tale. Ballet Cymru prides itself on being different and Cinderella will be no exception, with a brand new music score and circus elements combined with the finest classical dance. Ballet Cymru will be working with award winning composer Jack White and Circus company Citrus Arts to conjure a surprising world of wonder and magic. Featuring choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James and costumes by Welsh designer Steve Denton, Ballet Cymru bring to life this timeless story using the company’s unique blend of classical technique and storytelling. Cinderella is a co production between Ballet Cymru and The Riverfront Theatre in association with Citrus Arts. Ballet Cymru are a young, vital group of dancers who are pushing back the barriers of classical ballet. Using powerful and timeless stories the company challenges its dancers to interpret some of the finest characters in literature. Ballet Cymru is a chamber ballet for Wales, committed to inclusion and innovation in dance and classical ballet, and to the highest standard of collaboration with dancers, choreographers, designers, composers and musicians.www.welshballet.co.uk
CINDERELLA: Ballet Cymru

Friday 8th May and Saturday 9th May at 7.30pm

Red seats - £14 full price, £12 concessions

Yellow seats - £12 full price, £10 concessions

Blue seats - £7 (restricted view)

 

Schools please call 01633 656679 for group discount and availability.

Ballet Cymru, nominated by the Critics Circle UK National Dance Awards in 2013 as Best Independent Company and winners of the 2014 Best Large Scale Dance Production at the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards presents a sparkling and refreshing ballet based on the eternal fairy tale. 

Ballet Cymru prides itself on being different and Cinderella will be no exception, with a brand new music score and circus elements combined with the finest classical dance. Ballet Cymru will be working with award winning composer Jack White and Circus company Citrus Arts to conjure a surprising world of wonder and magic.

Featuring choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James and costumes by Welsh designer Steve Denton, Ballet Cymru bring to life this timeless story using the company’s unique blend of classical technique and storytelling.

Cinderella is a co production between Ballet Cymru and The Riverfront Theatre in association with Citrus Arts.

Ballet Cymru are a young, vital group of dancers who are pushing back the barriers of classical ballet. Using powerful and timeless stories the company challenges its dancers to interpret some of the finest characters in literature.

Ballet Cymru is a chamber ballet for Wales, committed to inclusion and innovation in dance and classical ballet, and to the highest standard of collaboration with dancers, choreographers, designers, composers and musicians.

www.welshballet.co.uk

08/05/2015 to 09/05/2015
Monday 11th May at 7.45pmTuesday 12th May at 7.45pm Wednesday 13th May at 7.45pm2014, 128 minsDirector: Ava DuVernayStarring: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo,Tim RothA chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.
Selma (12A)

Monday 11th May at 7.45pm

Tuesday 12th May at 7.45pm

Wednesday 13th May at 7.45pm


2014, 128 mins
Director: Ava DuVernay
Starring:
David Oyelowo, ,

A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

11/05/2015 to 13/05/2015
This event will be held at:***Unit 1a, Wern Industrial Estate, Rogerstone, Newport NP10 9FQ***Please use the free bus leaving The Riverfront at 7pm rather than making your own way. It will return to the theatre at approximately 9pm.Wednesday 13th May, 7pmThursday 14th May, 7pmFriday 15th May, 7pmTickets - £12.50, concessions - £10.50, students - £8Touch, smell, and breathe as you walk the room or hide amongst the crowd. In this 25th anniversary production Earthfall explore stories in motion, through highly physical dance with live music, text and encircling film. Surrounded by broken dreams and bodies in flight; Earthfall physically embed you within the action, moving fast and close around you. This production is an all-embracing experience for the audience. the performance lasts approximately 60mins and is an unseated and accessible performance. Discover more at www.earthfall.org.uk. This is a site specific performance at Ballet Cymru’s warehouse space. Free buses will be provided and will leave from The Riverfront at 7pm, returning to The Riverfront at 9pm.
EARTHFALL: Stories From A Crowded Room (Ages 14+)
This event will be held at:

***Unit 1a, Wern Industrial Estate, Rogerstone, Newport NP10 9FQ***
Please use the free bus leaving The Riverfront at 7pm rather than making your own way. It will return to the theatre at approximately 9pm.

Wednesday 13th May, 7pm
Thursday 14th May, 7pm
Friday 15th May, 7pm

Tickets - £12.50, concessions - £10.50, students - £8

Touch, smell, and breathe as you walk the room or hide amongst the crowd. In this 25th anniversary production Earthfall explore stories in motion, through highly physical dance with live music, text and encircling film. Surrounded by broken dreams and bodies in flight; Earthfall physically embed you within the action, moving fast and close around you. This production is an all-embracing experience for the audience. the performance lasts approximately 60mins and is an unseated and accessible performance.

Discover more at www.earthfall.org.uk.

This is a site specific performance at Ballet Cymru’s warehouse space. Free buses will be provided and will leave from The Riverfront at 7pm, returning to The Riverfront at 9pm.


13/05/2015 to 15/05/2015
Programme 1 on Thursday 14th May at 7pmProgramme 2 on Friday 15th May at 7pm Tickets - £7.50, concessions - £5.50 Join us for two exciting and stimulating days of live theatre, film and multi-media performances by graduating students on the BA (Hons) Performing Arts Degree from University of South Wales.  These performances will include theatre, dance and drama, performed, produced and directed by third year students.
USW PERFORMING ARTS SHOWCASE 2015

Programme 1 on Thursday 14th May at 7pm

Programme 2 on Friday 15th May at 7pm

 

Tickets - £7.50, concessions - £5.50

 

Join us for two exciting and stimulating days of live theatre, film and multi-media performances by graduating students on the BA (Hons) Performing Arts Degree from University of South Wales.

 

These performances will include theatre, dance and drama, performed, produced and directed by third year students.

14/05/2015 to 15/05/2015
By Arthur Miller, directed by Ivo van Hove, starring Mark StrongSaturday 16th May at 7pmTickets - £12.50, concessions - £10This is an ENCORE screening and will not be broadcast live from the Wyndham's Theatre but is pre-recorded. Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the EveningS tandard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshore man Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.Suggested age guide 12 years and over.For more details visit:http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/ntlout9-a-view-from-the-bridge
NT LIVE: A View From the Bridge

By Arthur Miller, directed by Ivo van Hove, starring Mark Strong

Saturday 16th May at 7pm

Tickets - £12.50, concessions - £10

This is an ENCORE screening and will not be broadcast live from the Wyndham's Theatre but is pre-recorded.

 

Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the EveningS tandard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshore man Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

Suggested age guide 12 years and over.

For more details visit:

http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/ntlout9-a-view-from-the-bridge

16/05/2015 19:00
Saturday 16th May at 7.30pm Tickets -£10, concessions - £8, students - £6 In 1895, before the Tour De France and before the Modern Olympics, Wales and Aberdare could claim its first cycling world champion when Arthur Linton won the Bordeaux to Paris bike race, 350 miles – the blue riband event of thecycling world.  Within weeks, he and his controversial  trainer, Choppy Warburtonwere embroiled in the sport’s first drugs scandal and within a year Arthur, at the age of 24, was dead. He was one of the “Terrible Three’, a trio of world class cyclists from the Cynon Valley who took on the world’s best and lef tbehind scandal, myth and memories of the legendary first racing bike – The Gladiator. GLADIATOR is a drama, with six actors, that uncovers this amazing story through the eyes of a modern family living in Aberdare. Jimmy and Jenny are twins celebrating their 18th birthday in different ways and with different aspirations. Jenny has dreams of the catwalk in Paris but works on the make-up counter in Boots in Ponty. Jimmy thinks he’s a warrior in search of honour and dignity but is afraid to leave the attic and his Gladiator computer games. When Jimmy’s attic world literally collapses around his head it reveals a Pandora’s Box from the past including an ancient bike and an even more ancient stranger in Victorian underwear. Choppy Warburton has returned in search of redemption and soon Jimmy is reliving the legendary bike race from Bordeaux to Paris on the ancient Gladiator, looking for honour and dignity with Choppy as his Svengali like trainer– all within the confines of an Aberdare attic.
GLADIATOR: Chainworks Productions (Age 14+)

Saturday 16th May at 7.30pm

 

Tickets -£10, concessions - £8, students - £6

 

In 1895, before the Tour De France and before the Modern Olympics, Wales and Aberdare could claim its first cycling world champion when Arthur Linton won the Bordeaux to Paris bike race, 350 miles – the blue riband event of thecycling world.  Within weeks, he and his controversial  trainer, Choppy Warburtonwere embroiled in the sport’s first drugs scandal and within a year Arthur, at the age of 24, was dead. He was one of the “Terrible Three’, a trio of world class cyclists from the Cynon Valley who took on the world’s best and lef tbehind scandal, myth and memories of the legendary first racing bike – The Gladiator.

 

GLADIATOR is a drama, with six actors, that uncovers this amazing story through the eyes of a modern family living in Aberdare. Jimmy and Jenny are twins celebrating their 18th birthday in different ways and with different aspirations. Jenny has dreams of the catwalk in Paris but works on the make-up counter in Boots in Ponty. Jimmy thinks he’s a warrior in search of honour and dignity but is afraid to leave the attic and his Gladiator computer games. When Jimmy’s attic world literally collapses around his head it reveals a Pandora’s Box from the past including an ancient bike and an even more ancient stranger in Victorian underwear. Choppy Warburton has returned in search of redemption and soon Jimmy is reliving the legendary bike race from Bordeaux to Paris on the ancient Gladiator, looking for honour and dignity with Choppy as his Svengali like trainer– all within the confines of an Aberdare attic.



16/05/2015 19:30
By W.S. Gilbert & Arthur SullivanTuesday 19th May at 7.30pm. This performance is broadcast LIVE.Tickets - £12.50 Sentimental pirates, blundering policeman, absurd adventures and improbable paradoxes – Gilbert and Sullivan’s dazzling The Pirates of Penzance comes to ENO in a highly anticipated new production from renowned film maker and director Mike Leigh.This much-loved comic opera is a showcase of brilliant humour and razor-sharp wit and features a sparkling score chock-full of memorable melodies and catchy tunes.With stylish designs from Alison Chitty, this vibrant production is conducted by David Parry. The superb cast includes the ever-versatile Andrew Shore as the very model of a modern Major-General, Jonathan Lemalu as the affectionate parody ofthe British bobby, Robert Murray as the innocent pirate-apprentice Frederic,and Rebecca de Pont Davies as the older woman who has designs on him.The Pirates of Penzance is sung and surtitled in English | Running time: 2hrs 20mins
ENO SCREEN: The Pirates of Penzance

By W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan

Tuesday 19th May at 7.30pm. This performance is broadcast LIVE.

Tickets - £12.50

Sentimental pirates, blundering policeman, absurd adventures and improbable paradoxes – Gilbert and Sullivan’s dazzling The Pirates of Penzance comes to ENO in a highly anticipated new production from renowned film maker and director Mike Leigh.

This much-loved comic opera is a showcase of brilliant humour and razor-sharp wit and features a sparkling score chock-full of memorable melodies and catchy tunes.

With stylish designs from Alison Chitty, this vibrant production is conducted by David Parry. The superb cast includes the ever-versatile Andrew Shore as the very model of a modern Major-General, Jonathan Lemalu as the affectionate parody ofthe British bobby, Robert Murray as the innocent pirate-apprentice Frederic,and Rebecca de Pont Davies as the older woman who has designs on him.

The Pirates of Penzance is sung and surtitled in English | Running time: 2hrs 20mins



19/05/2015 19:30
Thursday 21st May at 7.30pmTickets - £12.50, concessions -£10.50, students - £8For group bookings please call 01633656679 Visuallythrilling and full of trickery, Artistic Director Kevin Finnan’s latestproduction Broken erupts onto the stage. Building on the success ofinternational hit Scattered, Broken probes our precariousrelationship with the earth, luring the audience into a world of shiftingperspectives. Highly athletic dance issubmerged within intricate digital imagery and original music in an unashamedlyvisual and adrenaline fuelled spectacle, contrasting the caves of our ancientancestors with modern apartments of glass and steel, juxtaposing the mythicalunderworld where our hopes and fears are amplified with the visceral overworldof light and speed, questioning our ambivalence towards our world, that is,until disaster strikes. Hanging in suspense, diving forsupport and scrambling to safety, the dancers negotiate the cracks and cratersof a world of illusions where nothing is quite as it seems.
BROKEN: Motionhouse

Thursday 21st May at 7.30pm

Tickets - £12.50, concessions -£10.50, students - £8

For group bookings please call 01633656679

 

Visuallythrilling and full of trickery, Artistic Director Kevin Finnan’s latestproduction Broken erupts onto the stage. Building on the success ofinternational hit Scattered, Broken probes our precariousrelationship with the earth, luring the audience into a world of shiftingperspectives.

 

Highly athletic dance issubmerged within intricate digital imagery and original music in an unashamedlyvisual and adrenaline fuelled spectacle, contrasting the caves of our ancientancestors with modern apartments of glass and steel, juxtaposing the mythicalunderworld where our hopes and fears are amplified with the visceral overworldof light and speed, questioning our ambivalence towards our world, that is,until disaster strikes.

 

Hanging in suspense, diving forsupport and scrambling to safety, the dancers negotiate the cracks and cratersof a world of illusions where nothing is quite as it seems.



21/05/2015 19:30
Doors open at 7.45pmFirst act at 8.15pmFriday 24 AprilRichard MortonMusical stand-up Richard Morton has been a stand-up for more than 20 years. In 1990, he was a founder member of the Comedy Store’s topical Cutting Edge show, with producer John Connor once saying: ‘He was the key to why the show was successful’.Damian ClarkAussie boy Damian Clark burst onto the UK comedy circuit in 2012 where his high-octane observational stand up has certainly caused some waves. Clark’s infectious energy and childlike outlook has had audiences in hysterics from the get-go and was snapped up immediately to appear on BBC3 & Comedy Central.Elliot SteelFollowing impressive performances and wowing audiences at The Latitude, V and Reading festivals in 2013, Elliot Steel is the new must-see comic name to watch out for. At just eighteen years old Elliot regales confidence and a stage presence behind his years.*please note these comedians are correct at the time of publishing, but are sometimes subject to change.Price: £12.50 plus 70p if you would like the tickets posted.In April and May Comedy Shed will be moving to The Riverfront’s main theatre. The seating will be unreserved and will be in the front stalls. You can still bring your drinks in – as usual they need to be in plastic cups.
COMEDY SHED

Doors open at 7.45pm
First act at 8.15pm

Friday 24 April

Richard Morton


Musical stand-up Richard Morton has been a stand-up for more than 20 years. In 1990, he was a founder member of the Comedy Store’s topical Cutting Edge show, with producer John Connor once saying: ‘He was the key to why the show was
successful’.

Damian Clark

Aussie boy Damian Clark burst onto the UK comedy circuit in 2012 where his high-octane observational stand up has certainly caused some waves. Clark’s infectious energy and childlike outlook has had audiences in hysterics from the get-go and was snapped up immediately to appear on BBC3 & Comedy Central.

Elliot Steel

Following impressive performances and wowing audiences at The Latitude, V and Reading festivals in 2013, Elliot Steel is the new must-see comic name to watch out for. At just eighteen years old Elliot regales confidence and a stage presence behind his years.

*please note these comedians are correct at the time of publishing, but are sometimes subject to change.

Price: £12.50
plus 70p if you would like the tickets posted.

In April and May Comedy Shed will be moving to The Riverfront’s main theatre. The seating will be unreserved and will be in the front stalls. You can still bring your drinks in – as usual they need to be in plastic cups.

22/05/2015 to 24/07/2015
PART OF BIG SPLASH 2015Tuesday 26th May at 10am, 12pm & 2pmWednesday 27 May at 10am, 12pm & 2pmThursday 28th May at 10am, 12pm & 2pmFriday 29th May at 10am, 12pm & 2pmSaturday 30th May at 12pm & 2pmSunday 31st May at 12pm & 2pmWhen Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.Running Time – 85minsDirector: Mark Burton, Richard StarzakStars: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Omid Djalili **Tickets are £1.50**Pre-booking your seats is advised for this half-term treat.
Shaun The Sheep The Movie (U)

PART OF BIG SPLASH 2015

Tuesday 26th May at 10am, 12pm & 2pm

Wednesday 27 May at 10am, 12pm & 2pm

Thursday 28th May at 10am, 12pm & 2pm

Friday 29th May at 10am, 12pm & 2pm

Saturday 30th May at 12pm & 2pm

Sunday 31st May at 12pm & 2pm


When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

Running Time – 85mins

Director: Mark Burton,

Stars: Justin Fletcher, ,

 

**Tickets are £1.50**

Pre-booking your seats is advised for this half-term treat.

26/05/2015 to 31/05/2015
PART OF BIG SPLASH 2015Tuesday 26th May at 3.45pm & 5.45pm Wednesday 27 May at 3.45pm & 5.45pmThursday 28th May at 3.45pm & 5.45pmFriday 29th May at 3.45pm & 5.45pmSaturday 30th May at 3.45pm & 5.45pmSunday 31st May at 3.45pm The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.Running Time – 102 minsDirector: Don Hall, Chris WilliamsStars: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung **Ticketsare £1.50**Pre-booking your seats is advised for this half-term treat.
Big Hero 6 (PG)

PART OF BIG SPLASH 2015

Tuesday 26th May at 3.45pm & 5.45pm

Wednesday 27 May at 3.45pm & 5.45pm

Thursday 28th May at 3.45pm & 5.45pm

Friday 29th May at 3.45pm & 5.45pm

Saturday 30th May at 3.45pm & 5.45pm

Sunday 31st May at 3.45pm


The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Running Time – 102 mins

Director: Don Hall,

Stars: Ryan Potter, ,

 

**Ticketsare £1.50**

Pre-booking your seats is advised for this half-term treat.

26/05/2015 to 31/05/2015
The Big Splash Festival will return to the centre of Newport on 29 - 31 May 2015. / MUSIC / CIRCUS / STREET THEATRE / DANCE / COMEDY / SUNSET SPECTACULAR / Friday 29 May (7pm-11pm)Comedy cabaret show SLIGHTLY FAT FEATURES, free live music on the cafe terrace including headliners ROGORA KHART. Saturday 30 May (12pm-11pm)ULTIMATE USK - International STREET THEATRE, Shaun the Sheep and Big Hero 6 film screenings, free live music, live performances on the COMMUNITY STAGE and the SUNSET SPECTACULAR (from 8.30pm).URBAN EDGE will return to the Newport Centre with a B-Girl breakdance competition between 1pm-8pm.MAINDEE FESTIVAL- For the first time ever the Maindee Festival will combine with Big Splash. The Maindee Festival Street Parade will start at 12pm and finish at the festival site with lots more fun and enterttainment until 7pm. The Big Splash FAIRGROUND will also be on the banks of the River Usk throughout the weekendFun workshops and taster sessions available all weekend!Sunday 31 May (12pm-4pm)The cafe terrace will continue with free live music, boutique stalls will adorn The Riverfront foyer, Shaun the Sheep and Big Hero 6 film screenings and local ska band 2 Rude will close the festival at 4pm. Follow the Big Splash online to find out all the latest information on the event. Upload your own vids and pics and tell us what you think!Facebook.com/BigSplashNewportTwitter: @BigSplashFest #BigSplash2015Youtube: Riverfrontarts
BIG SPLASH 2015
The Big Splash Festival will return to the centre of Newport on 29 - 31 May 2015.

/ MUSIC / CIRCUS / STREET THEATRE / DANCE / COMEDY / SUNSET SPECTACULAR /


Friday 29 May (7pm-11pm)

Comedy cabaret show SLIGHTLY FAT FEATURES, free live music on the cafe terrace including headliners ROGORA KHART.


Saturday 30 May (12pm-11pm)

ULTIMATE USK - International STREET THEATRE, Shaun the Sheep and Big Hero 6 film screenings, free live music, live performances on the COMMUNITY STAGE and the SUNSET SPECTACULAR (from 8.30pm).

URBAN EDGE will return to the Newport Centre with a B-Girl breakdance competition between 1pm-8pm.

MAINDEE FESTIVAL- For the first time ever the Maindee Festival will combine with Big Splash. The Maindee Festival Street Parade will start at 12pm and finish at the festival site with lots more fun and enterttainment until 7pm.

The Big Splash FAIRGROUND will also be on the banks of the River Usk throughout the weekend
Fun workshops and taster sessions available all weekend!


Sunday 31 May (12pm-4pm)

The cafe terrace will continue with free live music, boutique stalls will adorn The Riverfront foyer, Shaun the Sheep and Big Hero 6 film screenings and local ska band 2 Rude will close the festival at 4pm.


Follow the Big Splash online to find out all the latest information on the event.
Upload your own vids and pics and tell us what you think!

Facebook.com/BigSplashNewport
Twitter: @BigSplashFest #BigSplash2015
Youtube: Riverfrontarts

29/05/2015 19:00
SATURDAY 30 MAY between 12pm - 5pmThe Big Splash festival is one of the largest international street theatre festivals in Wales.Throughout the Saturday in two street theatre locations, there will be a selection of street theatre artists. The first pitch is at the junction between Church St and Commercial St in the centre of Newport. The second pitch is at the front between The Riverfront building. There will also be a number of walkabout acts.  In either of these two places you will catch professional street theatre artists including Covent Garden veterans GARAGHTY & THOM, JONES & BARNARD, HERBIE TREEHEAD and JOHN HICKS. You will also see unique acts like DIZZY O'DARE, KITSCH N SYNC and THE WEIRDY BEARDIES.Mingling within the crowds you might also meet the YESHE THE YAK, some comic nature commentors ANIMAL CRACKERS and some eccentric balloon modellers BALLOONATIC.
STREET THEATRE AT BIG SPLASH
SATURDAY 30 MAY between 12pm - 5pm

The Big Splash festival is one of the largest international street theatre festivals in Wales.

Throughout the Saturday in two street theatre locations, there will be a selection of street theatre artists. The first pitch is at the junction between Church St and Commercial St in the centre of Newport. The second pitch is at the front between The Riverfront building. There will also be a number of walkabout acts.  

In either of these two places you will catch professional street theatre artists including Covent Garden veterans GARAGHTY & THOM, JONES & BARNARDHERBIE TREEHEAD and JOHN HICKS. You will also see unique acts like DIZZY O'DARE, KITSCH N SYNC and THE WEIRDY BEARDIES.

Mingling within the crowds you might also meet the YESHE THE YAK, some comic nature commentors ANIMAL CRACKERS and some eccentric balloon modellers BALLOONATIC.
30/05/2015 12:00
For the first time ever Maindee Festival is joining forces with the Big Splash! The Maindee Festival Street Parade is a wild and colourful celebration of the diverse local cultures. Everyone gets dressed up, joins with musicians and giant figures and takes to the streets to head for the festival site at Maindee Primary School. The theme for this year’s Maindee Festival is ‘Right up your Street’, and you can join in the fun with free workshops at Maindee Primary School on 26, 27 & 28 May between 10am and 4pm to help build a model Maindee for the fantastic street parade. The parade assembles at Rodney Parade at 11am and departs at 12pm to arrive at the Festival site at 1pm.
MAINDEE FESTIVAL AT BIG SPLASH
For the first time ever Maindee Festival is joining forces with the Big Splash!
 
The Maindee Festival Street Parade is a wild and colourful celebration of the diverse local cultures. Everyone gets dressed up, joins with musicians and giant figures and takes to the streets to head for the festival site at Maindee Primary School.
 
The theme for this year’s Maindee Festival is ‘Right up your Street’, and you can join in the fun with free workshops at Maindee Primary School on 26, 27 & 28 May between 10am and 4pm to help build a model Maindee for the fantastic street parade.
 
The parade assembles at Rodney Parade at 11am and departs at 12pm to arrive at the Festival site at 1pm.


30/05/2015 12:00
URBAN EDGE AT BIG SPLASHSaturday 30 May between 1pm and 8pm in the Riverside Suite at the Newport Centre.The Newport Centre will celebrate local talent and showcase urban arts. B-Girl Queen Sweet 16 UK Qualifier Battle - The winner will win an all expense trip to Germany to compete in the finals.BBOY BATTLE (Solo): Mixed Bboy battle with a £250 cash prize for winner.HWYL PEN HEWL Bydd Canolfan Casnewydd yn dathlu dawn leol ac yn rhoi stondin i gelfyddydau trefol. Brwydr Gymhwysol B-Girl Queen Sweet 16 Prydain– Bydd yr enillydd yn ennill gwibdaith i’r Almaen a’r holl gostau wedi’u talu i gystadlu yn y rowndiau terfynol.BRWYDR BBOY (Solo): Brwydr Bboy gymysg a gwobr arian £250 i’r enillydd.  A video of a previou BBOY Comp at the Big Splash in 2013!
URBAN EDGE AT BIG SPLASH

URBAN EDGE AT BIG SPLASH

Saturday 30 May between 1pm and 8pm in the Riverside Suite at the Newport Centre.

The Newport Centre will celebrate local talent and showcase urban arts.
 
B-Girl Queen Sweet 16 UK Qualifier Battle - The winner will win an all expense trip to Germany to compete in the finals.

BBOY BATTLE (Solo): Mixed Bboy battle with a £250 cash prize for winner.



HWYL PEN HEWL
 
Bydd Canolfan Casnewydd yn dathlu dawn leol ac yn rhoi stondin i gelfyddydau trefol.
 
Brwydr Gymhwysol B-Girl Queen Sweet 16 Prydain– Bydd yr enillydd yn ennill gwibdaith i’r Almaen a’r holl gostau wedi’u talu i gystadlu yn y rowndiau terfynol.

BRWYDR BBOY (Solo): Brwydr Bboy gymysg a gwobr arian £250 i’r enillydd.


A video of a previou BBOY Comp at the Big Splash in 2013!

30/05/2015 13:00
BIG SPLASH COMMUNITY STAGE

As part of BIG SPLASH 2015!

Saturday 30 May at 2pm-7pm
FREE
At the RED WAVE in the ULTIMATE USK ZONE

Local talent from the community will be showcased on this stage. If you would like to perform at the event, please get in touch with the Community Arts team; sally-anne.evans@newport.gov.uk or call 01633 656677.
 


Follow the Big Splash online to find out all the latest information on the event.
Upload your own vids and pics and tell us what you think!

Facebook.com/BigSplashNewport
Twitter: @BigSplashFest #BigSplash2015
Youtube: Riverfrontarts

 

30/05/2015 14:00
THE BIG SPLASHSATURDAY 30 May at 8.30pmThe Riverfront, Citrus Arts, Walk the Plank, the Awen School and Sinfonia Cymru will be combining forces to create this year’s Sunset Spectacular. Expect trapeze, circus acts, pyrotechnics, dance and classical music. Newport will once again be rocked with a dramatic fire show finale.The best viewing points will be around the Red Wave and up along the riverbank around the outside of The Riverfront building. This video is from a previous year's spectacular event...
SUNSET SPECTACULAR at Big Splash
THE BIG SPLASH

SATURDAY 30 May at 8.30pm

The Riverfront, Citrus Arts, Walk the Plank, the Awen School and Sinfonia Cymru will be combining forces to create this year’s Sunset Spectacular. Expect trapeze, circus acts, pyrotechnics, dance and classical music. Newport will once again be rocked with a dramatic fire show finale.

The best viewing points will be around the Red Wave and up along the riverbank around the outside of The Riverfront building.

This video is from a previous year's spectacular event...

30/05/2015 20:30
Sunday 31st May at 3pmTickets - £12, concessions - £10, under 27 years - £4Bach      Suite No 3 in D MajorPurcell Suite from Fairy QueenBach Violin Concerto in A MinorVivaldi  L’Estro Armonico, Op. 3 No. 1JJ Fux  Ouverture in G Minor, K355Telemann Concerto in Dmajor, TWV 53:D5Violin Rachel PodgerOur first all-baroque concert; and who better to lead it than the outstanding champion of period music, Rachel Podger.  She’s put together a programme that showcases the period and its many guises, from dazzling flamboyance to disarming simplicity.  Bach’s Air on the G String, the second movementof his Suite No 3 is a textbook example of measured restraint, whilst Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico is an intoxicating flurry of rhythmic drive.Although less known today, Purcell, Fux and Telemann enjoyed significant celebrity status back then.  Purcell’s music for The Fairy Queen was a huge hit, as was Fux’s book on counterpoint –the must-read for composers of the 18th Century.  Telemann was the most successful composer in Germany, far outstripping the popularity stakes compared to his friend and contemporary Bach.
SINFONIA CYMRU with RACHEL PODGER

Sunday 31st May at 3pm

Tickets - £12, concessions - £10, under 27 years - £4

Bach      Suite No 3 in D Major

Purcell Suite from Fairy Queen

Bach Violin Concerto in A Minor

Vivaldi  L’Estro Armonico, Op. 3 No. 1

JJ Fux  Ouverture in G Minor, K355

Telemann Concerto in Dmajor, TWV 53:D5

Violin Rachel Podger

Our first all-baroque concert; and who better to lead it than the outstanding champion of period music, Rachel Podger. 

 

She’s put together a programme that showcases the period and its many guises, from dazzling flamboyance to disarming simplicity.  Bach’s Air on the G String, the second movementof his Suite No 3 is a textbook example of measured restraint, whilst Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico is an intoxicating flurry of rhythmic drive.

Although less known today, Purcell, Fux and Telemann enjoyed significant celebrity status back then.  Purcell’s music for The Fairy Queen was a huge hit, as was Fux’s book on counterpoint –the must-read for composers of the 18th Century.  Telemann was the most successful composer in Germany, far outstripping the popularity stakes compared to his friend and contemporary Bach.

31/05/2015 15:00
By George Bernard ShawThursday 4th June at 7pm Tickets -£12.50, concessions - £10This is an ENCORE screening and will not be broadcast live from the National Theatre but is pre-recorded. Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Oedipusat the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live. For more details visit:http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/49348-man-and-superman
NT LIVE: Man And Superman (Encore Screening)

By George Bernard Shaw

Thursday 4th June at 7pm

Tickets -£12.50, concessions - £10

This is an ENCORE screening and will not be broadcast live from the National Theatre but is pre-recorded.

 

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Oedipusat the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

For more details visit:

http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/49348-man-and-superman

04/06/2015 19:00
Friday 5th June at 7.30pm Tickets - £19.00Marlene Dietrich, the German born actress and singer, has long been an icon of all that is sultry, talented and glamorous. Her life and film appearances are legendary. Marlene transcended her material, imbuing each song with a passion and meaning that touched hearts across the world. Marina Laslo, the Russian born singer, has firmly established herself on the international music scene through her captivating artistry and unique, ethereal qualities. Praised by critics, she is an extraordinary talent. Dietrich Letters is the stunning collection of songs by legendary Marlene Dietrich showcased by a timeless performer whose beautiful voice continues to captivate.The show features various archive material, personal objects and letters from the Marlene Dietrich’s estate. To paraphrase Marlene’s own final words in Touch Of Evil – “It’ll be some kind of a show.” 
MARINA LASLO IN DIETRICH LETTERS: A TRIBUTE TO MARLENE DIETRICH
Friday 5th June at 7.30pm

Tickets - £19.00

Marlene Dietrich, the German born actress and singer, has long been an icon of all that is sultry, talented and glamorous. Her life and film appearances are legendary.

Marlene transcended her material, imbuing each song with a passion and meaning that touched hearts across the world. Marina Laslo, the Russian born singer, has firmly established herself on the international music scene through her captivating artistry and unique, ethereal qualities. Praised by critics, she is an extraordinary talent. Dietrich Letters is the stunning collection of songs by legendary Marlene Dietrich showcased by a timeless performer whose beautiful voice continues to captivate.

The show features various archive material, personal objects and letters from the Marlene Dietrich’s estate. To paraphrase Marlene’s own final words in Touch Of Evil – “It’ll be some kind of a show.”

 

05/06/2015 19:30
Saturday 6th June at 2pm **The 11am show has been cancelled** Tickets - £12, children - £10. Family of four - £38 this discount will apply automatically in your basket. Basil Brush is a star with an outstanding ability to entertain and make people of all ages laugh and smile. He’s cheeky, irreverent, charming, naughty, quick-witted, scheming and foxy, but at the same time he’s kind, caring and affectionate.Basil has celebrated over 50 years in entertainment and The Basil Brush Show on BBC TV has been seen by millions of viewers all over the globe from 1968 through to today. The show was BAFTA nominated and voted best comedy show on TV!Now, Britain's most loveable fox is back on the road along with his TV chum Mr Stephen (aka Chris Pizzey). Together they will take you on a journey of laughs, storytelling and song in a brand new specially written ‘live’ stage show packed with fun and excitement. Come and join in the mayhem, along with Mr Stephen who is continually interrupted by naughty uncontrollable Basil!! !
BASIL BRUSH: Full On Fox Tour

Saturday 6th June at 2pm
**The 11am show has been cancelled**

 

Tickets - £12, children - £10. Family of four - £38 this discount will apply automatically in your basket.

 

Basil Brush is a star with an outstanding ability to entertain and make people of all ages laugh and smile. He’s cheeky, irreverent, charming, naughty, quick-witted, scheming and foxy, but at the same time he’s kind, caring and affectionate.

Basil has celebrated over 50 years in entertainment and The Basil Brush Show on BBC TV has been seen by millions of viewers all over the globe from 1968 through to today. The show was BAFTA nominated and voted best comedy show on TV!

Now, Britain's most loveable fox is back on the road along with his TV chum Mr Stephen (aka Chris Pizzey). Together they will take you on a journey of laughs, storytelling and song in a brand new specially written ‘live’ stage show packed with fun and excitement.

Come and join in the mayhem, along with Mr Stephen who is continually interrupted by naughty uncontrollable Basil!! !



06/06/2015
Friday 12th June at 1pmTickets - £6  Welsh language production – for 6-12 year olds Tylwyth teg, ysbrydion, brenin, ffarmwr ...mae cymeriadau o bob math ynbarod i gwrdd â phlant Cymru yn y perfformiad theatr hwyliog hwn gan Gwmni Theatr Arad Goch.Dewch i ddathlu canmlwyddiant T.Llew Jones mewn taith anturus ym myd ychwedlau. Yn seiliedig ar un o’i gyfrolau mwyaf llwyddiannus, mae ‘Lleuad yn Olau’ yn dod â rhai o’nstraeon gwerin enwocaf yn fyw mewn perfformiad cyfoes a digri. O hiwmor ‘Y Fuwch ar y Tô’ i ddirgelwch stori ‘Lleuad yn Olau’, bydd y gynulleidfa ynsicr o werthfawrogi pam bod yr awdur enwog hwn yn cael ei gydnabod fel ‘breninllenyddiaeth plant Cymru’. Perfformiad awr o hyd. Addas i blant 6 – 12 oed a theuluoedd.Fairies, ghosts, a king, a farmer...all sorts of characters are awaiting children throughout Wales in this humorous theatre production by Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch.T.Llew Jones is known as the ‘king of children’s literature’in Wales and during his centenary celebrations in 2015, Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch will perform a contemporary theatre production based on the famous folk stories from his award winning ‘Lleuad yn Olau’.This is a Welsh language production. The performance is an hour long and suitable for children aged 6 – 12 and families.  www.aradgoch.org/@aradgoch
ARAD GOCH: LLEUAD YN OLAU

Friday 12th June at 1pm

Tickets - £6

 

 

Welsh language production – for 6-12 year olds

 

Tylwyth teg, ysbrydion, brenin, ffarmwr ...mae cymeriadau o bob math ynbarod i gwrdd â phlant Cymru yn y perfformiad theatr hwyliog hwn gan Gwmni Theatr Arad Goch.

Dewch i ddathlu canmlwyddiant T.Llew Jones mewn taith anturus ym myd ychwedlau. Yn seiliedig ar un o’i gyfrolau mwyaf llwyddiannus, mae ‘Lleuad yn Olau’ yn dod â rhai o’nstraeon gwerin enwocaf yn fyw mewn perfformiad cyfoes a digri. O hiwmor ‘Y Fuwch ar y Tô’ i ddirgelwch stori ‘Lleuad yn Olau’, bydd y gynulleidfa ynsicr o werthfawrogi pam bod yr awdur enwog hwn yn cael ei gydnabod fel ‘breninllenyddiaeth plant Cymru’.

 

Perfformiad awr o hyd. Addas i blant 6 – 12 oed a theuluoedd.

Fairies, ghosts, a king, a farmer...all sorts of characters are awaiting children throughout Wales in this humorous theatre production by Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch.

T.Llew Jones is known as the ‘king of children’s literature’in Wales and during his centenary celebrations in 2015, Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch will perform a contemporary theatre production based on the famous folk stories from his award winning ‘Lleuad yn Olau’.

This is a Welsh language production. The performance is an hour long and suitable for children aged 6 – 12 and families. 

www.aradgoch.org/@aradgoch

12/06/2015 13:00
Friday 12th June at 7.30pmTickets - £15 in advance, £17 on the day.The Lambrettas came into being in the late 70s. Doug Sanders and Jez Bird were playing in a band called Shakedown (who are still going strong today). They were looking for direction in keeping with their musical tastes, so split from Shakedown to start something new.Both could sing and play guitar and set about writing. They were soon joined by like minded drummer Paul Wincer and bassist Mark Ellis. Doug says: “There were only a few Mods locally in Brighton and Hastings and we had no idea there would be a revival on the scale that it grew into. That’s when we decided to call the band The Lambrettas to make it as obvious as possible, so that people would know what we were about.” They suffered some criticism later on for their name but these were early days. They always maintained (and still do), that a band should be judged on their music first and foremost. www.thelambrettas.co.uk
THE LAMBRETTAS

Friday 12th June at 7.30pm

Tickets - £15 in advance, £17 on the day.

The Lambrettas came into being in the late 70s. Doug Sanders and Jez Bird were playing in a band called Shakedown (who are still going strong today). They were looking for direction in keeping with their musical tastes, so split from Shakedown to start something new.

Both could sing and play guitar and set about writing. They were soon joined by like minded drummer Paul Wincer and bassist Mark Ellis. Doug says: “There were only a few Mods locally in Brighton and Hastings and we had no idea there would be a revival on the scale that it grew into. That’s when we decided to call the band The Lambrettas to make it as obvious as possible, so that people would know what we were about.” They suffered some criticism later on for their name but these were early days. They always maintained (and still do), that a band should be judged on their music first and foremost.

 www.thelambrettas.co.uk



12/06/2015 19:30
Saturday 13th June at 7.30pmTickets - £20.50, bench seats - £18.50The Billy Joel Songbook performed by ELIO PACE and his band. Following on from his highly-acclaimed New York and Philadelphia, Billy Joel 'Original Touring Band' concerts, Elio Pace delivers this sensational tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel. Featuring the massive hits, Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life as well as fan favourites such as Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to experience The Billy Joel Songbook in this electrifying concert performed by the dynamic singer/songwriter and piano-player, Elio Pace and his magnificent 6-piece band.
THE BILLY JOEL SONGBOOK Performed by ELIO PACE & His Band

Saturday 13th June at 7.30pm

Tickets - £20.50, bench seats - £18.50

The Billy Joel Songbook performed by ELIO PACE and his band. Following on from his highly-acclaimed New York and Philadelphia, Billy Joel 'Original Touring Band' concerts, Elio Pace delivers this sensational tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel. Featuring the massive hits, Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life as well as fan favourites such as Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to experience The Billy Joel Songbook in this electrifying concert performed by the dynamic singer/songwriter and piano-player, Elio Pace and his magnificent 6-piece band.



13/06/2015 19:30
Wednesday 17th June at 7.30pmTickets - £19.50 (red seats), £17.50 (yellow seats), £15 (blue seats).Concessions- £17.50 (red seats), £15.50 (yellow seats), £13 (blue seats) Up to forty members of the WNO chorus and associated artists on stage at The Riverfront performing a range of classical titles, with piano accompaniment.
THE CHORUS: WELSH NATIONAL OPERA

Wednesday 17th June at 7.30pm

Tickets - £19.50 (red seats), £17.50 (yellow seats), £15 (blue seats).

Concessions- £17.50 (red seats), £15.50 (yellow seats), £13 (blue seats)

 

Up to forty members of the WNO chorus and associated artists on stage at The Riverfront performing a range of classical titles, with piano accompaniment.

17/06/2015 19:30
Saturday 20th June at 7.30pmTickets -£22.50, concessions - £20.50 Celebrating 80 years since the birth of the King of Rock n Roll.An outstanding concert production of the West End musical Jailhouse Rock featuring original star Mario Kombou and his incredible band led by legendary producer, musical director and Ivor Novello award-winner David Mackay, in the UK’s number one Elvis show.Images of the King World Champion Mario delivers a tour de force performance in this spectacular show packed with over 50 greatest hits, from the early days of Sun Studios and That’s Alright Mama, through the Hollywood years of GI Blues and It’s Now or Never, the ‘68 TV special with All Shook Up,culminating in the legendary Las Vegas concert, with In The Ghetto, Suspicious Minds and American Trilogy.This is as close as you can get to the King.“The best Elvissince Elvis!” Donna Presley // “TheKing is re-born – the audience loved it.” TheTimes // “Elvis lives.” Daily Mirror// “He lights up the stage.” BBC 1www.theelvisyears.com 
THE ELVIS YEARS

Saturday 20th June at 7.30pm

Tickets -£22.50, concessions - £20.50

 

Celebrating 80 years since the birth of the King of Rock n Roll.

An outstanding concert production of the West End musical Jailhouse Rock featuring original star Mario Kombou and his incredible band led by legendary producer, musical director and Ivor Novello award-winner David Mackay, in the UK’s number one Elvis show.

Images of the King World Champion Mario delivers a tour de force performance in this spectacular show packed with over 50 greatest hits, from the early days of Sun Studios and That’s Alright Mama, through the Hollywood years of GI Blues and It’s Now or Never, the ‘68 TV special with All Shook Up,culminating in the legendary Las Vegas concert, with In The Ghetto, Suspicious Minds and American Trilogy.

This is as close as you can get to the King.

“The best Elvissince Elvis!” Donna Presley // “TheKing is re-born – the audience loved it.” TheTimes // “Elvis lives.” Daily Mirror// “He lights up the stage.” BBC 1

www.theelvisyears.com

 



20/06/2015 19:30
By Georges BizetWednesday 1st July at 7.30pm. This performance is broadcast LIVE.Tickets - £12.50A passionate tale of lust, seduction and betrayal, no other opera boasts as popular a following as Bizet’s Carmen. Set during the dying days of Franco’s Spain, Calixto Bieito’s acclaimed production of this must-see opera has been enjoyed by audiences across Europe.Bizet’s dazzling score evokes all the sounds and sizzling atmosphere of Spain through some of the opera’s most famous melodies, from Carmen’s seductive ‘Habanera’ to the Toreadors’ stirring parade.Sensational mezzo-soprano Justina Gringyte leads the cast, alongside the internationally acclaimed tenor Eric Cutler as José, ENO Harewood Artist Eleanor Dennis as Micaëla and Leigh Melrose as the toreador Escamillo. Returning to the Coliseum to conduct this stunning production is Sir Richard Armstrong.Carmen is sung and surtitled in English | Running time: 2hrs 45mins
ENO SCREEN: Carmen

By Georges Bizet

Wednesday 1st July at 7.30pm. This performance is broadcast LIVE.


Tickets - £12.50

A passionate tale of lust, seduction and betrayal, no other opera boasts as popular a following as Bizet’s Carmen. Set during the dying days of Franco’s Spain, Calixto Bieito’s acclaimed production of this must-see opera has been enjoyed by audiences across Europe.

Bizet’s dazzling score evokes all the sounds and sizzling atmosphere of Spain through some of the opera’s most famous melodies, from Carmen’s seductive ‘Habanera’ to the Toreadors’ stirring parade.

Sensational mezzo-soprano Justina Gringyte leads the cast, alongside the internationally acclaimed tenor Eric Cutler as José, ENO Harewood Artist Eleanor Dennis as Micaëla and Leigh Melrose as the toreador Escamillo. Returning to the Coliseum to conduct this stunning production is Sir Richard Armstrong.

Carmen is sung and surtitled in English | Running time: 2hrs 45mins



01/07/2015 19:30
Friday 3rd July at 7.30pmRunning time – approximately 2 hoursTickets - £21.50 Andy Fairweather Low’s story looks like the perfect example of how to become a legend. He first came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs such as 'Bend Me Shape Me', 'HelloSuzy', '( If Paradise is ) Half As Nice' are internationally remembered to this day. But if you were paying close attention you might have picked up a clue inthe magnificent ‘Gin House’ to Andy’s future musical collaborations.Since the early days Andy has gone on to work with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, BobDylan, Jimi Hendrix, David Crosby, The Band, Elton John, Roger Waters, Richardand Linda Thompson, Dave Gilmour, The Who, BB King, Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn, Jimmy Page, Ronnie Lane, Linda Ronstadt, Roddy Frame,Emmylou Harris, Joe Satriani, the Bee Gees, Jeff Beck, The Impressions, LonnieDonegan, Ringo Starr, Steve Gadd, David Sanborn, Benmont Tench, Warren Zevon,Charlie Watts, Mary J. Blige, Dave Edmunds, Georgie Fame, Bonnie Raitt, OtisRush, Phil Collins, Van Morrison, Gerry Rafferty, Chris Rea, Buddy Guy, ChrisBarber, Jackson Browne, Bill Wyman, Sheryl Crow, Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown,Pete Townshend... and hundreds more.  Now following a solo path, his first solo album in 24 years Sweet Soulful Music wasreleased late in 2007 followed by The Very Best Of Andy Fairweather Low which was released in the UK in June 2008 and the Live DVD followed hot on it’sheels.
ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW 2015

Friday 3rd July at 7.30pm

Running time – approximately 2 hours

Tickets - £21.50

 

Andy Fairweather Low’s story looks like the perfect example of how to become a legend. He first came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs such as 'Bend Me Shape Me', 'HelloSuzy', '( If Paradise is ) Half As Nice' are internationally remembered to this day. But if you were paying close attention you might have picked up a clue inthe magnificent ‘Gin House’ to Andy’s future musical collaborations.

Since the early days Andy has gone on to work with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, BobDylan, Jimi Hendrix, David Crosby, The Band, Elton John, Roger Waters, Richardand Linda Thompson, Dave Gilmour, The Who, BB King, Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn, Jimmy Page, Ronnie Lane, Linda Ronstadt, Roddy Frame,Emmylou Harris, Joe Satriani, the Bee Gees, Jeff Beck, The Impressions, LonnieDonegan, Ringo Starr, Steve Gadd, David Sanborn, Benmont Tench, Warren Zevon,Charlie Watts, Mary J. Blige, Dave Edmunds, Georgie Fame, Bonnie Raitt, OtisRush, Phil Collins, Van Morrison, Gerry Rafferty, Chris Rea, Buddy Guy, ChrisBarber, Jackson Browne, Bill Wyman, Sheryl Crow, Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown,Pete Townshend... and hundreds more.  

Now following a solo path, his first solo album in 24 years Sweet Soulful Music wasreleased late in 2007 followed by The Very Best Of Andy Fairweather Low which was released in the UK in June 2008 and the Live DVD followed hot on it’sheels.



03/07/2015 19:30
Friday 10th July at 7.30pmTickets - £19.50 (red seats), £15.50 (yellow seats)Europe’s finest traditional jazz and blues band. Chris Barber is a legendary figure in British jazz. He has been a hugely successful bandleader for 60 years and continues to perform with undiminished fire and enthusiasm.Starting with a popular 6-piece band playing traditional jazz from the New Orleans revival, Chris Barber soon broadened his influences to become one of the pioneers of the blues movement in Britain. He was the first bandleader to bring in such iconic figures as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Dr John from America. Many UK bluesmen from Paul Jones and Eric Clapton to Van Morrison are pleased to work with Chris and praise his blues playing.Jazz from Duke Ellington’s early years has been another of Chris Barber’s passions, while he has never forgotten his New Orleans origins.The Big Chris Barber Band is Chris’s most exciting band to date. The 10-piece line-up is able to cover the whole range of the music he loves. You will hear Duke Ellington’s Jubilee Stomp alongside Bourbon Street Parade – still Chris’s signature tune. – and a generous helping of blues. You will see the original 6-piece line-up re-created, playing as they did in the1950s, and you will witness the current 10-piece band in full cry.
THE BIG CHRIS BARBER BAND

Friday 10th July at 7.30pm

Tickets - £19.50 (red seats), £15.50 (yellow seats)

Europe’s finest traditional jazz and blues band.

 

Chris Barber is a legendary figure in British jazz. He has been a hugely successful bandleader for 60 years and continues to perform with undiminished fire and enthusiasm.

Starting with a popular 6-piece band playing traditional jazz from the New Orleans revival, Chris Barber soon broadened his influences to become one of the pioneers of the blues movement in Britain. He was the first bandleader to bring in such iconic figures as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Dr John from America. Many UK bluesmen from Paul Jones and Eric Clapton to Van Morrison are pleased to work with Chris and praise his blues playing.

Jazz from Duke Ellington’s early years has been another of Chris Barber’s passions, while he has never forgotten his New Orleans origins.

The Big Chris Barber Band is Chris’s most exciting band to date. The 10-piece line-up is able to cover the whole range of the music he loves. You will hear Duke Ellington’s Jubilee Stomp alongside Bourbon Street Parade – still Chris’s signature tune. – and a generous helping of blues. You will see the original 6-piece line-up re-created, playing as they did in the1950s, and you will witness the current 10-piece band in full cry.



10/07/2015 19:30
A new adaptation by Carol Ann DuffyThursday 16th July at 7pmTickets - £12.50, concessions - £10This play will be broadcast live from the National Theatre and screened in The Riverfront’s cinema. BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.For more information visithttp://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/50433-everyman 
NT LIVE: Everyman

A new adaptation by Carol Ann Duffy

Thursday 16th July at 7pm

Tickets - £12.50, concessions - £10

This play will be broadcast live from the National Theatre and screened in The Riverfront’s cinema.

 

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.

For more information visit

http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/50433-everyman

 

16/07/2015 19:00
Friday 17th July 2015 at 7.30pmTickets - £20.50, concessions - £18.50 The Bootleg Sixties are back on tour again with their fantastic “sight and sound” show, and are coming to The Riverfront for the third time!  There’s very much a “summer holiday” theme to this tour, as most of the shows are in coastal towns and resorts, so there’ll be new songs to hear and new things to see, but it’ll be the same brilliant evening’s entertainment.  Without doubt this is the best show of its’ kind in the UK today, and definitely not to be missed…. if you only see one Sixties show in 2015, make it The Bootleg Sixties.
BOOTLEG SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Friday 17th July 2015 at 7.30pm

Tickets - £20.50, concessions - £18.50

 

The Bootleg Sixties are back on tour again with their fantastic “sight and sound” show, and are coming to The Riverfront for the third time!

 

There’s very much a “summer holiday” theme to this tour, as most of the shows are in coastal towns and resorts, so there’ll be new songs to hear and new things to see, but it’ll be the same brilliant evening’s entertainment.

 

Without doubt this is the best show of its’ kind in the UK today, and definitely not to be missed…. if you only see one Sixties show in 2015, make it The Bootleg Sixties.

17/07/2015 19:30
Friday 9th October at 8pmTickets - £15.50  After covering weighty issues like death, love, religion and spam javelins, “The King of Edinburgh” (List) is in a frivolous mood with this show about daftness, whether the term “cool comedian” is an oxymoron, bouncing joyously on the sofa and how Richard Herring’s whole career is a failed attempt to top a piece of visual slapstick comedy he came up with at 16. Can he revisit the joke thirty years on or will it smash his old bones? “Perhaps the most prolific comedian of his generation” ★★★★ Fest Mag“Dependably funny” Chortle“A new Richard Herring show is a never-ending cause for delight”The List
RICHARD HERRING: LORD OF THE DANCE SETEE

Friday 9th October at 8pm

Tickets - £15.50

 

 

After covering weighty issues like death, love, religion and spam javelins, “The King of Edinburgh” (List) is in a frivolous mood with this show about daftness, whether the term “cool comedian” is an oxymoron, bouncing joyously on the sofa and how Richard Herring’s whole career is a failed attempt to top a piece of visual slapstick comedy he came up with at 16. Can he revisit the joke thirty years on or will it smash his old bones?

 

“Perhaps the most prolific comedian of his generation” ★★★★ Fest Mag

“Dependably funny” Chortle

“A new Richard Herring show is a never-ending cause for delight”The List

09/10/2015 20:00
By William Shakespeare Sonia Friedman ProductionsThursday 15th October at 7pm. This performance is broadcast LIVE from London's Barbican Theatre and screened in The Riverfront’s Studio Theatre.Tickets - £12.50, concessions £10 Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.As a country arms itself for war, a family tear sitself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.  
NT LIVE: Hamlet (Ages 12+)

By William Shakespeare

Sonia Friedman Productions

Thursday 15th October at 7pm. This performance is broadcast LIVE from London's Barbican Theatre and screened in The Riverfront’s Studio Theatre.

Tickets - £12.50, concessions £10

 

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tear sitself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.  

15/10/2015 19:00
From Tuesday 1st December 2015 – Sunday 3rd January 2016 Tickets from £6 - £18School performances from Wed. 2nd Dec - Thur. 17th Dec at 10am, 12.30pm or 2pm, please call 01633 656679 for exact dates, times and availability.
JACK & THE BEANSTALK - Pantomime 2015/16

From Tuesday 1st December 2015 – Sunday 3rd January 2016

 

Tickets from £6 - £18

School performances from Wed. 2nd Dec - Thur. 17th Dec at 10am, 12.30pm or 2pm, please call 01633 656679 for exact dates, times and availability.

01/12/2015 to 03/01/2016