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Friday 22nd May at 2pm & 7.45pmSaturday 23rd May at 2pm & 7.45pm Tickets - £5.50, concessions - £3.50  BA Hons English and Creative writing and BA Hons Applied Drama students at the University of South Wales, present a double bill of best student work. The Roots That Bind by Beatrice Dear‘Are we who we are because of our nature, or because of the way we have been nurtured?’ Beatrice Dear tackles the philosophical nature/nurture question though the eyes of a man sentenced to life imprisonment.  If The Jacket Fits by Emma Jo BerryEmma Jo Berry turns the spotlight on mental health, exploring the blurred boundaries of normality through doctor/patient relationships and how social labels shape human understanding and behaviour.
USW NEW WRITING IN NEWPORT

Friday 22nd May at 2pm & 7.45pm

Saturday 23rd May at 2pm & 7.45pm

 

Tickets - £5.50, concessions - £3.50

 

BA Hons English and Creative writing and BA Hons Applied Drama students at the University of South Wales, present a double bill of best student work.

 

The Roots That Bind by Beatrice Dear

‘Are we who we are because of our nature, or because of the way we have been nurtured?’ Beatrice Dear tackles the philosophical nature/nurture question though the eyes of a man sentenced to life imprisonment.

 

If The Jacket Fits by Emma Jo Berry

Emma Jo Berry turns the spotlight on mental health, exploring the blurred boundaries of normality through doctor/patient relationships and how social labels shape human understanding and behaviour.

23/05/2015
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*(*This will be a subtitled screening) 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*
(*This will be a subtitled screening) 

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
Tuesday 26th May at 7.45pmWednesday 27th May at 7.45pmThursday 28th May at 7.45pm2015, 85 minsDirector: Louise OsmondLouise Osmond's documentary is the inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse
Dark Horse (PG)

Tuesday 26th May at 7.45pm

Wednesday 27th May at 7.45pm

Thursday 28th May at 7.45pm


2015, 85 mins
Director: Louise Osmond


Louise Osmond's documentary is the inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse

26/05/2015 to 28/05/2015
Friday 30th May at7.30pmTickets - £1.50 Part of Big Splash 2015  Variety is back and it’s SlightlyFat!The award winning comedy troupebring a new generation of variety.  MontrealComedy Gold Award Winners. Part Monty Python part Cirque du Soleil – this sevenstrong ensemble present extraordinary comedy cabaret with an eclectic mix ofhigh physical skills and orchestral mayhem. Gasp in wonder at feats of physicaldaring, laugh till your belly hurts and gorge yourself on a smorgasboard oftheatrical invention. Thisis a unique comedy shows with laughs for all ages, shapes & sizes. A cabaret stuffed full with circustricksters, original live music, magicalmoments and spontaneous madness. 
SLIGHTLY FAT FEATURES CABARET SHOW

Friday 30th May at7.30pm

Tickets - £1.50

 

Part of Big Splash 2015

 

 

Variety is back and it’s SlightlyFat!

The award winning comedy troupebring a new generation of variety. 

 

MontrealComedy Gold Award Winners. Part Monty Python part Cirque du Soleil – this sevenstrong ensemble present extraordinary comedy cabaret with an eclectic mix ofhigh physical skills and orchestral mayhem. Gasp in wonder at feats of physicaldaring, laugh till your belly hurts and gorge yourself on a smorgasboard oftheatrical invention.

Thisis a unique comedy shows with laughs for all ages, shapes & sizes. A cabaret stuffed full with circustricksters, original live music, magicalmoments and spontaneous madness. 

29/05/2015 19:00
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. Principal Sponsor of the Big Splash is Friars WalkFollow 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.
 
Principal Sponsor of the Big Splash is Friars Walk


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
There will be a mixture of live music throughout the Big Splash weekend on The Riverfront Cafe Terrace stage. FRIDAY8pm: The Novelty ItemsFive-piece indie rock band from Newport.9pm: The UndividedDriven by a desire to create the kind of noise people simply have to stand up and hear, the most exciting - not to mention anthemic - rock act to emerge from South Wales. 10pm: Rogora KhartWelcome to the wonderful and exciting world of Rogora Khart. With a bizarre blend of frenzied, break neck punk they make an entertainment explosion of joyous musical and visual delight. Influenced by Easter European music, and brought together, as a group, by the compelling desire to entertain audiences.SATURDAY1pm:    Bagpiper Matthew Bartlett2pm:    Aleghcia Scott3pm:    PARCS4pm:    Sera5pm:    Sion Russell Jones6pm:    Ragsy7pm:    Remembering August8pm :   Baby BraveSUNDAY1pm - 4pm Sessions TakeoverOpen mic slots and slots featuring the best local acts invited from The Riverfront's regular Sessions events. 4pm: 2 RUDENewport's finest SKA band will be closing the Big Splash Festival. Friars Walk is the Principal Sponsor of the Big Splash.  
LIVE MUSIC AT BIG SPLASH

There will be a mixture of live music throughout the Big Splash weekend on The Riverfront Cafe Terrace stage.

FRIDAY

8pm: The Novelty Items
Five-piece indie rock band from Newport.

9pm: The Undivided
Driven by a desire to create the kind of noise people simply have to stand up and hear, the most exciting - not to mention anthemic - rock act to emerge from South Wales.

10pm: Rogora Khart
Welcome to the wonderful and exciting world of Rogora Khart. With a bizarre blend of frenzied, break neck punk they make an entertainment explosion of joyous musical and visual delight. Influenced by Easter European music, and brought together, as a group, by the compelling desire to entertain audiences.


SATURDAY

1pm:    Bagpiper Matthew Bartlett
2pm:    Aleghcia Scott
3pm:    PARCS
4pm:    Sera
5pm:    Sion Russell Jones
6pm:    Ragsy
7pm:    Remembering August
8pm :   Baby Brave

SUNDAY

1pm - 4pm Sessions Takeover
Open mic slots and slots featuring the best local acts invited from The Riverfront's regular Sessions events.

4pm: 2 RUDE
Newport's finest SKA band will be closing the Big Splash Festival.

Friars Walk is the Principal Sponsor of the Big Splash.




 


29/05/2015 20:00
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
Part of Big Splash 2015PORT SONGSWe love Newport — it’s a city worth singing about!Tell us your Newport stories, and spin them into songs, working with the opera sonic team – composer Stacey Blythe and director Rhian Hutchings.Operasonicis searching for young people to create a special performance of Port Songs for the Big Splash Festival on Saturday 30th May.The Port Songs group will meet at the Riverfront Theatre on the following dates:Wednesday 20th May | 4pm — 5:30pmTuesday 26th May | 5pm — 7pmWednesday 27th May | 5pm — 7pmThursday 28th May | 5pm — 7pmFriday 29th May | 5pm — 7pmSaturday 30th May — BIG SPLASH DAY!Rehearsal| 11:30am — 12:30pmPerformance1 | 1pmPerformance 2 | 2pmPerformance 3 | 3:30pmTo join the group, just turn up and get involved If you would like to find out more and sign up to get involved:Email RhianHutchings@outlook.com Checkus out on Facebook — www.facebook.com/operasonic
Operasonic at Big Splash
Part of Big Splash 2015

PORT SONGS

We love Newport — it’s a city worth singing about!

Tell us your Newport stories, and spin them into songs, working with the opera sonic team – composer Stacey Blythe and director Rhian Hutchings.

Operasonicis searching for young people to create a special performance of Port Songs for the Big Splash Festival on Saturday 30th May.

The Port Songs group will meet at the Riverfront Theatre on the following dates:

Wednesday 20th May | 4pm — 5:30pm

Tuesday 26th May | 5pm — 7pm

Wednesday 27th May | 5pm — 7pm

Thursday 28th May | 5pm — 7pm

Friday 29th May | 5pm — 7pm

Saturday 30th May — BIG SPLASH DAY!

Rehearsal| 11:30am — 12:30pm

Performance1 | 1pm

Performance 2 | 2pm

Performance 3 | 3:30pm

To join the group, just turn up and get involved

If you would like to find out more and sign up to get involved:

Email RhianHutchings@outlook.com

Checkus out on Facebook — www.facebook.com/operasonic

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
As part of BIG SPLASH 2015!Saturday 30 May at 2pm-7pmFREE At the RED WAVE in the ULTIMATE USK ZONELocal 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. Principal Sponsor of the Big Splash is Friars WalkFollow 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 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.
 
Principal Sponsor of the Big Splash is Friars Walk

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 Sunset Spectacular will also include a unique parade that will combine the elemental forces of iron and steel, which will be reflected in the costumes, choreography and industrial landscape. As Ceridwen’s cauldron is lit underneath the Red Wave, it will ignite a gorgeous aerial performance involving a triple trapeze. This will be set to an orchestral score especially composed by John Rea for Sinfonia Cymru on the Community Stage. 20 artists and creative practitioners are working with young people from Newport and the Maindee Community Festival to mark a route across the River Usk from east to west. Join them as they parade from Maindee Primary School to The Riverfront, where they fire up the cauldron with the creativity of the communities in South Wales, and help us to celebrate the richness of the earth beneath our feet and what’s right up your street.   The Earth Beneath our Feet is the third step in Ar Waith Ar Daith – A Welsh journey of myth and magic, created by Walk the Plank, which culminates in a spectacular performance outside the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on Saturday 12 September 2015. This free event is linked to the Awen training in outdoor arts for Welsh artists, hosted by The Riverfront and supported by Arts Council Wales, and Lloyds Bank. Ar Waith Ar Daith is commissioned by Wales Millennium Centre as part of its 10th anniversary programme. Friars Walk is the Principal Sponsor of the Big Splash.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 Sunset Spectacular will also include a unique parade that will combine the elemental forces of iron and steel, which will be reflected in the costumes, choreography and industrial landscape. As Ceridwen’s cauldron is lit underneath the Red Wave, it will ignite a gorgeous aerial performance involving a triple trapeze. This will be set to an orchestral score especially composed by John Rea for Sinfonia Cymru on the Community Stage.
 
20 artists and creative practitioners are working with young people from Newport and the Maindee Community Festival to mark a route across the River Usk from east to west. Join them as they parade from Maindee Primary School to The Riverfront, where they fire up the cauldron with the creativity of the communities in South Wales, and help us to celebrate the richness of the earth beneath our feet and what’s right up your street.  
 
The Earth Beneath our Feet is the third step in Ar Waith Ar Daith – A Welsh journey of myth and magic, created by Walk the Plank, which culminates in a spectacular performance outside the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on Saturday 12 September 2015.
 
This free event is linked to the Awen training in outdoor arts for Welsh artists, hosted by The Riverfront and supported by Arts Council Wales, and Lloyds Bank. Ar Waith Ar Daith is commissioned by Wales Millennium Centre as part of its 10th anniversary programme. Friars Walk is the Principal Sponsor of the Big Splash.

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
Monday 1st Jun at 7.45pm Tuesday 2nd Jun at 11am (Bring Baby) & 7.45pmWednesday 3rd at 3pm & 7.45pm   2015, USA, 101 minsDirector: Richard Glatzer, Wash WestmorelandStarring: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.
Still Alice (12A)

Monday 1st Jun at 7.45pm

Tuesday 2nd Jun at 11am (Bring Baby) & 7.45pm

Wednesday 3rd at 3pm & 7.45pm

 

 

2015, USA, 101 mins

Director: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland

Starring: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart

 

A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.

01/06/2015 to 03/06/2015
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 14:00
Monday 8th Jun at 7.45pm Tuesday 9th Jun at 7.45pmWednesday 10th at 1pm & 7.45pm   2015, USA, 109 minsDirector: Simon CurtisStarring: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds Daniel Bruhl  Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.
Woman In Gold (12A)

Monday 8th Jun at 7.45pm

Tuesday 9th Jun at 7.45pm

Wednesday 10th at 1pm & 7.45pm

 

 

2015, USA, 109 mins

Director: Simon Curtis

Starring: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds Daniel Bruhl

 

Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

08/06/2015 to 10/06/2015
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
Monday 15th Jun at 7.45pm Tuesday 16th Jun at 7.45pmWednesday 17th at 1pm & 7.45pm   2015, USA, 110 minsDirector: Philippe FalaradeauStarring: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany  Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas City, Missouri. where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives.
The Good Lie (12A)

Monday 15th Jun at 7.45pm

Tuesday 16th Jun at 7.45pm

Wednesday 17th at 1pm & 7.45pm

 

 

2015, USA, 110 mins

Director: Philippe Falaradeau

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany

 

Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas City, Missouri. where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives.

15/06/2015 to 17/06/2015
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)Welsh National Opera Chorus in ConcertConductor – Alexander MartinExperience some of the greatest opera and choral music moments performed by one of Wales’s finest ensembles – the 40-strong WNO Chorus with piano accompaniment. In the first half, lose yourself in sublime, soaring music by Brahms and Schubert. After the interval, feel the power and passion of opera with performances of highlights from much-loved operas including Il trovatore, Nabucco, Cavalleria rusticana and William Tell. Join us for a summer’s evening filled with exceptional music and performances. 
WELSH NATIONAL OPERA CHORUS IN CONCERT

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)

Welsh National Opera Chorus in Concert
Conductor – Alexander Martin

Experience some of the greatest opera and choral music moments performed by one of Wales’s finest ensembles – the 40-strong WNO Chorus with piano accompaniment. In the first half, lose yourself in sublime, soaring music by Brahms and Schubert. After the interval, feel the power and passion of opera with performances of highlights from much-loved operas including Il trovatore, Nabucco, Cavalleria rusticana and William Tell. Join us for a summer’s evening filled with exceptional music and performances.

 

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
Tuesday 23rd June at 1pm Tickets - £5.50, concessions - £4.50Lower Machen Festival comes to the Riverfront Matthew Jones – Viola/ViolinAnnabel Thwaite – Piano Britten - Three Pieces from ‘Suite’op.6 for Violin and Piano (15)Britten - Elegy for Solo Viola (6)Bridge - Four Pieces for Viola and Piano (12)Rebecca Clarke - Viola Sonata (22) Welsh violin/viola soloist Matthew Jones returns to Lower Machen with highly acclaimed pianist Annabel Thwaite to present a programme of fine British music, including works from their award-winning Naxos CD of Benjamin Britten, named ‘Chamber CD of the Month’ byBBC Music magazine. Described by ‘Fanfare’ as ‘the finest violist since William Primrose’, Matthew has recorded twenty discs and is Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Annabel has won numerous accompanying prizes, performs as soloist and chamber musician in major venues around the world andhas collaborated with such artists as Roberto Alagna and Bryn Terfel. Together they perform a programme highlighting the richness and variety of British works for violin/viola and piano, from the genius of Britten’s early ‘Suite’ and the exquisite melodies of Frank Bridge, to the passion of Rebecca Clarke’s finest composition.
LOWER MACHEN FESTIVAL: Matthew Jones & Annabel Thwaite

Tuesday 23rd June at 1pm

 

Tickets - £5.50, concessions - £4.50

Lower Machen Festival comes to the Riverfront

 

Matthew Jones – Viola/Violin

Annabel Thwaite – Piano

 

Britten - Three Pieces from ‘Suite’op.6 for Violin and Piano (15)

Britten - Elegy for Solo Viola (6)

Bridge - Four Pieces for Viola and Piano (12)

Rebecca Clarke - Viola Sonata (22)

 

Welsh violin/viola soloist Matthew Jones returns to Lower Machen with highly acclaimed pianist Annabel Thwaite to present a programme of fine British music, including works from their award-winning Naxos CD of Benjamin Britten, named ‘Chamber CD of the Month’ byBBC Music magazine. Described by ‘Fanfare’ as ‘the finest violist since William Primrose’, Matthew has recorded twenty discs and is Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Annabel has won numerous accompanying prizes, performs as soloist and chamber musician in major venues around the world andhas collaborated with such artists as Roberto Alagna and Bryn Terfel. Together they perform a programme highlighting the richness and variety of British works for violin/viola and piano, from the genius of Britten’s early ‘Suite’ and the exquisite melodies of Frank Bridge, to the passion of Rebecca Clarke’s finest composition.

23/06/2015 13:00
Wednesday 24th June at 1pm Tickets - £5.50, concessions - £4.50Lower Machen Festival comes to the Riverfront Matilda Lloyd – Trumpet ‘Finalist BBC Young Musician 2014’Virginia Lloyd – Piano Matilda Lloyd, 19, currently reads Music at Trinity College Cambridge and studies the Trumpet with Will O'Sullivan, professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 2014 Matilda won the Brass Category of the BBC Young Musician of the Year and also the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award. She has also won many local competitions, including the Croydon Festival Advanced Concerto Class, the Woking Young Musician of the year, the Marlow Young Musician of the year and the Guildford Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Prize. In 2013, Matilda was the first ever trumpeter to win the prestigious Junior Guildhall Lutine Prize. From 2012-2014 she held the position of Principal Trumpet in the National Youth Orchestra and particularly enjoyed playing the first trumpet part in Mahler's Fifth Symphony in the Barbican in January 2014. Programme to include: Georges Enescu  - Legende Tomasi - Triptique Goedicke - Concert Etude
LOWER MACHEN FESTIVAL: Matilda Lloyd & Virginia Lloyd

Wednesday 24th June at 1pm

 

Tickets - £5.50, concessions - £4.50

Lower Machen Festival comes to the Riverfront

 

Matilda Lloyd – Trumpet ‘Finalist BBC Young Musician 2014’

Virginia Lloyd – Piano

 

Matilda Lloyd, 19, currently reads Music at Trinity College Cambridge and studies the Trumpet with Will O'Sullivan, professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 2014 Matilda won the Brass Category of the BBC Young Musician of the Year and also the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award. She has also won many local competitions, including the Croydon Festival Advanced Concerto Class, the Woking Young Musician of the year, the Marlow Young Musician of the year and the Guildford Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Prize. In 2013, Matilda was the first ever trumpeter to win the prestigious Junior Guildhall Lutine Prize. From 2012-2014 she held the position of Principal Trumpet in the National Youth Orchestra and particularly enjoyed playing the first trumpet part in Mahler's Fifth Symphony in the Barbican in January 2014.

 

Programme to include:

 

Georges Enescu  - Legende

Tomasi - Triptique

Goedicke - Concert Etude

24/06/2015 13:00
Friday 15 MayFriday 27 JuneFriday 17 JulyBoutique stalls adorn the foyer from 5pm until 11pm and open mic performance fills the air in the café from 7pm. All types of performers are welcome to come along from comedians to poets and musicians and all you need to do is turn up on the night. If you're a local creative person and would like to sell your wares, be it hand-made jewellery, bespoke fashion, vintage vinyl, artwork or something completely unusual, please get in touch to pre-book a stall. Previous stalls have included vinyl, vintage, hand-made toiletries, home-made cakes, hand-made clothing, jewellery, accessories and cards, unusual one-off gifts and more. Sessions will take place either in the café/bar and outside on the terrace or in the upstairs bar, depending on weather. The open mic part of the event is open to everyone to perform. We particularly want to support up and coming, new and young talent. This event is not aimed at under 16s, acts after 9pm may become very unsuitable for children and may use material that may cause offence.  To book a stall please contact Naseem at naz.syed@outlook.com to enquire about performing please contact Barry at thebazfm@googlemail.com
SESSIONS - Now Free To Attend

Friday 15 May
Friday 27 June
Friday 17 July
Boutique stalls adorn the foyer from 5pm until 11pm and open mic performance fills the air in the café from 7pm. 


All types of performers are welcome to come along from comedians to poets and musicians and all you need to do is turn up on the night.

If you're a local creative person and would like to sell your wares, be it hand-made jewellery, bespoke fashion, vintage vinyl, artwork or something completely unusual, please get in touch to pre-book a stall. Previous stalls have included vinyl, vintage, hand-made toiletries, home-made cakes, hand-made clothing, jewellery, accessories and cards, unusual one-off gifts and more. Sessions will take place either in the café/bar and outside on the terrace or in the upstairs bar, depending on weather.

The open mic part of the event is open to everyone to perform. We particularly want to support up and coming, new and young talent. This event is not aimed at under 16s, acts after 9pm may become very unsuitable for children and may use material that may cause offence.  

To book a stall please contact Naseem at naz.syed@outlook.com

to enquire about performing please contact Barry at thebazfm@googlemail.com

26/06/2015 to 17/07/2015
Doors open at 7.45pmFirst act at 8.15pmFriday 22 MayAngela BarnesAngela Barnes is a BBC New Comedy Awards winning English comedian and a self-confessed massive BBC Radio 4 nerd in particular their programme The News Quiz of which Linda Smith is her comedy hero.Andy RobinsonAndy Robinson has been performing comedy for five years and will continue to do so until he marries into royalty. Andy's foray into the world of stand up comedy began in the early 90's when he played guitar in a band, often leaving both members of the audience in hysterics as his patter between songs gradually became longer and more entertaining than the music.Dan EvansFor over a decade Dan's accessible but childish surrealism has delighted audiences throughout the UK and Ireland. He’s also had his grammar corrected by Dutch and German crowds; performed for ex-pats in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Thailand, and is one of just two UK comics to play Hanoi, Vietnam.*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 22 May

Angela Barnes

Angela Barnes is a BBC New Comedy Awards winning English comedian and a self-confessed massive BBC Radio 4 nerd in particular their programme The News Quiz of which Linda Smith is her comedy hero.

Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson has been performing comedy for five years and will continue to do so until he marries into royalty. Andy's foray into the world of stand up comedy began in the early 90's when he played guitar in a band, often leaving both members of the audience in hysterics as his patter between songs gradually
became longer and more entertaining than the music.

Dan Evans

For over a decade Dan's accessible but childish surrealism has delighted audiences throughout the UK and Ireland. He’s also had his grammar corrected by Dutch and German crowds; performed for ex-pats in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Thailand, and is one of just two UK comics to play Hanoi, Vietnam.

*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.

26/06/2015 to 24/07/2015
Saturday 27th June at 11am Tickets - £5.50, concessions - £4.50, family of four - £15, under 2’s are free.Lower Machen Festival comes to the Riverfront Little Notes Family Concerts will treat you to an innovative classical concert for babies, tots and their carers to enjoy together. Featuring world-class performances for the enjoyment of all ages, and lasting fifty minutes, come and hear exhilarating performances by outstanding musicians with your children in tow. Children can dance, roam about, and listen to music the way they feel it. They will sing some well known songs, listen to the delights of classic composers and be inspired as they observereal musicians play real instruments.  We look forward to welcoming Teddy Bears to this concert. 
LOWER MACHEN FESTIVAL: Little Notes

Saturday 27th June at 11am

 

Tickets - £5.50, concessions - £4.50, family of four - £15, under 2’s are free.

Lower Machen Festival comes to the Riverfront

 

Little Notes Family Concerts will treat you to an innovative classical concert for babies, tots and their carers to enjoy together. Featuring world-class performances for the enjoyment of all ages, and lasting fifty minutes, come and hear exhilarating performances by outstanding musicians with your children in tow. Children can dance, roam about, and listen to music the way they feel it. They will sing some well known songs, listen to the delights of classic composers and be inspired as they observereal musicians play real instruments.

 

We look forward to welcoming Teddy Bears to this concert.

 

27/06/2015 11:00
Sunday 28 June from 10amJoin independent dance-makers from across Wales as they share their latest ideas in a mid-summer weekend of entertaining and exhilarating performance, exhibitions, films and lively conversation.Wales Dance Platform 2015 brings together dancers, choreographers, photographers and film-makers who will share their latest work with audiences and fellow artists across three venues: Wales Millennium Centre, Fri 26 JuneChapter, Sat 27 JuneThe Riverfront, Newport, Sun 28 June.Weekend: £35 / Day: £15 /Performance: £10Visit www.walesdanceplatform.co.uk for more details.Follow us and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter @walesdance #whatcaughtyoureyeWeekend passes will only be available from Chapter’s website:http://www.chapter.org/walesdanceplatform15Wales Dance Platform is produced by Creu Cymru, with Wales Millennium Centre, Chapter, The Riverfront and Coreo Cymru. Supported by Arts Council of Wales Cynhyrchir Llwyfan Dawns Cymru gan Creu Cymru, gyda Chanolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Chapter, Glan yr Afon a Coreo Cymru. Fe’i cefnogirgan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru.
WALES DANCE PLATFORM (All Day Ticket 28/06)

Sunday 28 June from 10am

Join independent dance-makers from across Wales as they share their latest ideas in a mid-summer weekend of entertaining and exhilarating performance, exhibitions, films and lively conversation.

Wales Dance Platform 2015 brings together dancers, choreographers, photographers and film-makers who will share their latest work with audiences and fellow artists across three venues:
Wales Millennium Centre, Fri 26 June
Chapter, Sat 27 June
The Riverfront, Newport, Sun 28 June.

Weekend: £35 / Day: £15 /Performance: £10

Visit www.walesdanceplatform.co.uk for more details.

Follow us and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter @walesdance #whatcaughtyoureye

Weekend passes will only be available from Chapter’s website:

http://www.chapter.org/walesdanceplatform15

Wales Dance Platform is produced by Creu Cymru, with Wales Millennium Centre, Chapter, The Riverfront and Coreo Cymru. Supported by Arts Council of Wales

 

Cynhyrchir Llwyfan Dawns Cymru gan Creu Cymru, gyda Chanolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Chapter, Glan yr Afon a Coreo Cymru. Fe’i cefnogirgan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru.

28/06/2015 10:00
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.
THE BOOTLEG SIXTIES

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, Doors – 6.30pm.  Tickets - £35 each plus £1.50 booking fee on all card transactions.  If you would like the tickets posted there will be an additional .70p charge.TCO & SELECT CONCERTS PRESENTSKEITH SWEAT & BLACKSTREET feat TEDDY RILEY & DAVE HOLLISTERKINGS OF RNB AUTUMN 2015   Legendary R&B singer, music producer and songwriter, KEITH SWEAT co headlines the new KINGS OF RNB tour alongside R&B greats BLACKSTREET featuring TEDDY RILEY and DAVE HOLLISTER for their UK tour in October 2015.   The pioneers of NEW JACK SWING, TEDDY RILEY, and KEITH SWEAT, together on one stage with full live band.  This makes for a momentous musical event.   Keith Sweat will be performing hits like Make It Last_Forever, “I Want Her”, I’ll Give All My Love To You, The single “Twisted” hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and “Nobody” hit #3. In 2008, Sweat released JUST ME, followed by Ridin’ Slow in 2010, and Til’ The Morning in 2011. The R&B and pop icon has delivered five straight #1 albums and sold more than 25 million records.  Super producer Teddy Riley concentrated on his production and songwriting career for several years before forming Blackstreet with vocalists Dave Hollister, Chauncey “Black” Hannibal, and Levi Little. Blackstreet’ found success with the singles “Booti Call” and “Before I Let You Go.The album Another Level, was a breakthrough success due to the top single “No Diggity” (with Dr. Dre), which was a #1 hit , and won a Grammy Award. Teddy Riley and Dave Hollister return with Blackstreet for this show. Blackstreet delivers an electrifying mix of soul, funk, hip-hop and gospel.
KEITH SWEAT & BLACKSTREET

Friday 9th October, Doors – 6.30pm.

 

 

Tickets - £35 each plus £1.50 booking fee on all card transactions.

 

If you would like the tickets posted there will be an additional .70p charge.

TCO & SELECT CONCERTS PRESENTS

KEITH SWEAT &

BLACKSTREET feat TEDDY RILEY & DAVE HOLLISTER

KINGS OF RNB AUTUMN 2015

 

 

 

Legendary R&B singer, music producer and songwriter, KEITH SWEAT co headlines the new KINGS OF RNB tour alongside R&B greats BLACKSTREET featuring TEDDY RILEY and DAVE HOLLISTER for their UK tour in October 2015.   The pioneers of NEW JACK SWING, TEDDY RILEY, and KEITH SWEAT, together on one stage with full live band.  This makes for a momentous musical event.

 

 

 

Keith Sweat will be performing hits like Make It Last_Forever, “I Want Her”, I’ll Give All My Love To You, The single “Twisted” hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and “Nobody” hit #3. In 2008, Sweat released JUST ME, followed by Ridin’ Slow in 2010, and Til’ The Morning in 2011. The R&B and pop icon has delivered five straight #1 albums and sold more than 25 million records.

 

Super producer Teddy Riley concentrated on his production and songwriting career for several years before forming Blackstreet with vocalists Dave Hollister, Chauncey “Black” Hannibal, and Levi Little. Blackstreet’ found success with the singles Booti Call” and Before I Let You Go.

The album Another Level, was a breakthrough success due to the top single “No Diggity” (with Dr. Dre), which was a #1 hit , and won a Grammy Award.

 

Teddy Riley and Dave Hollister return with Blackstreet for this show.

 

Blackstreet delivers an electrifying mix of soul, funk, hip-hop and gospel.

09/10/2015 18:30
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