Saturday 21st October at 8pm
Tickets - £16
“Cracking adlibbing…a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain” The Guardian
“Potent live performer….can nail a nonsense with beautiful economy of words” The Times
Worried about your job? Worried about your family? Worried about yourself? Worried about the health service? Education? Climate change? World War 3? Worried about worrying? Sod it! Come and have a laugh about it. It’s oneof the things we do best. Or is it? Was it something we did best but like everything else has now gone West. Or South. Or East. Ah - go on. Take a risk. Put on your lucky pants and your party shoes – and get yourself on a night out.Or maybe come out dressed in a binbag, top hat and clogs. We could all use a laugh.
As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I. etc. - and repeated on Dave.
“A consistently strong exposer of bullshit and a plain-speaking truth-teller through his entire career” The Guardian
“Brilliantly funny and insightful” Metro
Finishes at approximately 9.50pm
Sunday 22 October
Film starts at 3pm
Afternoon tea at 2pm - now sold out but cinema tickets are still available
Tickets - £5, with afternoon tea - £20 (one tea is plenty for two people)
This beloved classic fairytale begins with a grandfather reading his favorite book The Princess Bride to his hard-to-impress grandson. This book, he promises, has everything – “Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True love. Miracles.” – and all that he promised comes to life before the boy’s enchanted eyes as his grandfather reads him the adventures of Buttercup, the most beautiful woman in the world, and Westley, the man she loves.
Monday 23 October at 7.45pm
Tuesday 24 October at 7.45pm
Wednesday 25 October at 11am, 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Running time – 106 minutes
Director – Stephen Frears
Starring – Judi Dench, Michael Gambon, Olivia Williams
Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.
Friday 27 October
Doors open at 7.45pm
First act at 8.15pm
Bring your colleagues and bring your friends for a shed load of laughs!
This relaxed cabaret-style comedy club on the last Friday of the month offers you the chance to enjoy a drink and sit back and relax, with three professional comedians ready to entertain you. Previous acts have included Alan Carr, Michael McIntyre, Lucy Porter, Nick Helm, Russell Kane and many more.
One of the most distinctive and original acts on the comedy scene, Roger Monkhouse's easy observational style and his eloquent turn of phrase have made him one of the most quirky performers on the comedy circuit.
"Unfailingly entertaining and skilfully able to pull punchlines, seemingly, out of thin air" - Chortle
£13 - Postage charges apply
The comedians that appear in Comedy Shed are provided by Off the Kerb and are sometimes replaced at the last minute without any notification. They are, however, all professional comedians on the stand-up circuit.
Videos may contain strong language or adult themes.
Saturday 28 October
Film starts at 7.45pm
Tickets - £5
When a troubled writer takes his wifeand son to a remote hotel, the ghosts of the Overlook’s bloody past come backto haunt them. Kubrick’s spine-tingling adaptation of Stephen King’s bestseller (which itself drew inspiration from Shirley Jackson’s novel The Haunting of Hill House) has been voted one of the greatest horror movies of all time, with Jack Nicholson’s portrayal of the increasingly deranged Jack Torrance becoming an icon of psychotic screen terror. Yet it is Shelley Duvall’s all-too-real portrayal of an anguished wife that really lends the drama such agut-wrenchingly visceral punch – her utterly credible performance having been provoked by the director with a ruthlessness that perhaps borders on cruelty.
Sunday 29 October at 3pm
Tickets - £17, concessions - £13, under 27s - £6
Haydn Cello Concerto No.2 in D major,Hob. VIIb:2, Op. 101
Schubert Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485
Conductor Gareth Jones
Cello Michael Petrov
With outstanding cello soloist Michael Petrov and Principal Conductor Gareth Jones, award winning chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru returns to The Riverfront with its classic blend of virtuosity and excellence.
Relaxing for the listener, but technically intricate and challenging, Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major is a soothing and lyrical work by a master of string music.
Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flatmajor is a joyful addition to this elegant programme.
Young Classical Artists Trust artist Michael Petrov was nominated by the Barbican as ECHO Rising Star, and has appeared as soloist with the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony and English Chamber Orchestras. He studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he is now a fellow.
Join us for this half-term treat!
All Tickets Are £2.50
Monday 30 October at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm
Wednesday 1 November at 10am
Thursday 2 November at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm
Friday 3 November at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm
Saturday 4 November at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm
Running time – 89 mins
Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences the long-awaited global movie event, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. This raucously subversive comedy forthe entire family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dim-witted superhero named Captain Underpants.
Monday 30 October 2pm - 4pm
Suitable for children 5 - 11 years
Tickets are £8
Here is a great opportunity for your children to enjoy their favourite pastime but also be social! Sharing the experience of Minecraft with others doubles the fun!.. and its all done in a safe OFF LINE environment. Children get the opportunity to JOIN WORLDS and work in teams to complete a number of exciting challenges. Ipads provided.
Tuesday 31st October at 11.30am & 2.30pm
Tickets - £7, family of four - £26
The night ofthe Snow Dragon approaches… Billy has everything a young goat could need– and more besides. On New Year’s Eve, Billy is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies... But when Billy bumps into some hungry wolves in the forest, New Year’s Day seems along way off. How will Billy escape? And has he been naughty or nice? Toe-tapping songs and lots of laughs for everyone aged 3 and up, from the company that brought you The Gruffalo and The Snail and the Whale.
“If you are a kid, if you have kids, if you ever were a kid, go and see The Snow Dragon.” Three Weeks *****
Running time - 55 minutes
Recommended age guide - 3+
Concerts & Cakes is a matinee concert, that combine delightful live music and entertainment whilst enjoying a hot beverage and a little treat from The Riverfront Café. You will eat and drink inside the studio theatre in a cabaret setting whilst enjoying the music.
Wed 7 June, 2pm
Bute Clarinet Quartet
Wed 5 July, 2pm
Jessica Robinson (Soprano) and Will Browne (Guitar)
Wed 6 September, 2pm
Quartet 19 - formed of four Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama scholars in 2016 Quartet 19 is a young, dedicated and highly versatile percussion ensemble. The multi award-winning group are well practised in a vast array of styles and genres.
Wed 1November, 2pm
Vesta Trio – harp, flute & viola
Ticket includes entry into the concert and either a Tea or Filter Coffee and a slice of tray bake cake.
Wednesday 1 November at 7pm
Tickets - £13, children - £10, family of four - £39
Live Superstars of Welsh Wrestling body slam their way into town in this one night extravaganza. Come and experience the excitement and atmosphere first hand as the top names in British wrestling battle it out in an evening of high impact wrestling action, suitable for all the family. Witness the thrills and spills of American style wrestling, an event normally only reserved for your TV screens! Running time approximately 2 hours.
Running time approximately 2 hours.
Friday 3 and Saturday 4 November at 7.30pm
Red seats - £14.50, concessions £12.50, dance schools £10.50
Yellow seats - £12.50, concessions - £10.50, dance schools £9
Ballet Cymru present a brand-new evening-length work choreographed by International choreographer Tim Podesta, and featuring ex-Royal Ballet Principal Dancer and Royal Ballet Guest Principal Mara Galeazzi.
Shadow Aspect refers to an unconscious aspect of the personality that the conscious mind does not identify in itself. In short, the shadow is the dark side.
“To know yourself, you must accept your dark side. To deal with others' dark sides, you must also know your darkside.” Carl Jung
Mara Galeazzi was born in Brescia and studied at La Scala, Milan. She joined The Royal Ballet in 1992 and was promoted to First Artist in 1995, Soloist at the end of the 1997/98 Season and Principal in September 2003. She has danced every major role in the classical repertory and had many roles created for her by top choreographers around the world.
In May 2006 she is appointed 'Best Italian Dancer Abroad' (Danza & Danza Award). In November 2003 she received the nomination as Best Female Dancer at Critics’ Circle National Dance Award.
She has appeared as guest artist with the Stuttgart Ballet, Carla Fracci's Teatro dell'Opera in Rome and the Scottish Ballet. She also danced with Irek Mukhamedov, Carlos Acosta, Tetsuya Kumakawa and their companies. On the 7th March 2009 Mara was awarded the medal “Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana” (Knighthood) by the President of Italy.
Sunday 5 November at 3pm
Tickets - £6
The Cann Twins perform music from Carmen, Blue Danube and Swan Lake plus a world premiere by Elliott. One piano, four hands.
Polovtsian Dances Borodin
Sonatina Elliott World Premiere
3 movts from Carmen Suites Bizet
The Beautiful Blue Danube Strauss
Movts from Swan Lake Tchaikovsky
Siesta and Fiesta Elliott
Dolly Suite Faure
Hungarian Rhapsody no.2 Liszt
The international twin duo-pianists Claire and Antoinette Cann make a welcome return to the Riverfront with a sparkling programme including Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Borodin and Elliott. The twin sisters are known for their virtuosic arrangements of orchestral works and especially the French repertoire featured on their CDs for which they have won Gramophone Critic’s Choice and Classic FM Critic’s Choice. Their performances on one and two pianos have taken them to Europe, USA, Japan, the Middle East and Australasia. They have also performed two piano concerti with many of the major London Orchestras, and at the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Albert Hall.
The distinguished composer, Michael Elliott will also be at the concert and available with the twins to sign programmes.
Monday 6th November at7.30pm
Tickets - £18
Michael will be signing his book before and after the show.
Approximate running times: a 60 minute talk and a 30 minute question and answer session.
It took Michael Portillo little more than 10 years to get a seat in the Commons and then rise in power and esteem to a point where he was a favoured leader of his party and possible future PM. A track record like that suggests to many a privileged friend ofthe rich and famous. But since leaving the house a decade ago Michael has endeared himself to many with his obvious respect for solid workmanship and creative energy, as found in our great Victorian Railways, and the daily toil of the working man. A historian at heart, he has used a Victorian railway guide to take millions of viewers on a historical voyage of discovery throughout the UK, Ireland, the USA and Europe. Listen to his extraordinary story, told with alight almost “stand up” touch, and then feel free to question him about it.
Monday 6 November at 7.45pm
Tuesday 7 November at 7.45pm
Wednesday 8 November at 11am, 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Running time – 107 minutes
Director– Taylor Sheridan
A veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman, and uses the case as a means of seeking redemption for an earlier act of irresponsibility which ended in tragedy.
Thursday 9th November at 7.45pm
Recommended for ages 14+
Tickets -£12, concessions - £9
Sofie Hagen is unquestionably one of the most talked-about comics of the moment. A modern legend in her native Denmark, she burst onto the British scene by winning Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Festival 2015; her 2016 follow-up, ‘Shimmer Shatter’, wasa second total sell-out. She’s spoken to millions as former host of ‘Guilty Feminist’ and current host of ‘Made of Human’ podcasts, and appeared on ‘The One Show’, ‘The Now Show’ and ‘Live From The BBC’. This, her biggest national tour to date, is a brand new show packed with brilliant, off beat observation, passionate argument, and jokes. Also: one parable.
Friday 10 November at 8pm
Tickets - £18
Running time approximately 2 hours
Age guide – 14+
Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit.The award-winning Montana native renowned for his expertly crafted tirades and quick fire banter with audiences and delightful musical sequences saddles up and hitches his wagon to tour the British Isles once again. This is a comedian who’s plain spoken growling indignation and acerbic observations have an unerring talent for hitting his targets with precision every time, leaving his audience hanging on every word winning him fans all over the globe. Perrier (Edinburgh Comedy Festival) Award and Barry (Melbourne International Comedy Festival) Award winner Hall hasbeen described as a transatlantic messenger lampooning each country he visits with his common sense, and he is no less harsh to his homeland.
“As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show” – Scotland On Sunday
“Rich Hall is a comedy phenomenon” – The Sun
By / Gan The Brothers Grimm
A new versionby / Fersiwn newydd gan Alun Saunders
Director /Cyfarwyddwr Gethin Evans
Designer /Cynllunydd Katie Hart
Composer & Musical Director / Cyfansoddwr a Chyfarwyddwr Cerddorol Dyfan Jones
Saturday 11 November at 11.30am (yng Gymraeg/in Welsh) & 2.30pm (yn Saesneg/in English)
Tickets - £7, family of four - £26
When a girl does a good deed, she is rewarded with a magic pot which makes tasty porridge on demand – just what her hungry family needs. But one day her mother can't make the pot stop and soon the whole town begins to fill up with porridge. Who can stop the pot?
The Magic Porridge Pot, full of songs and live music, offers fantastic fun for under 7s and their families.
Saturday 11th November at 7.30pm
Tickets - £18, concessions - £16
Join Saba Douglas-Hamilton, the highly acclaimed elephant conservationist and wildlife TV presenter of This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries for an evening of exciting animal stories and intimate behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family.
Monday 13 November at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Tuesday 14 November at 7.45pm
Wednesday 15 November at 7.45pm
Running time – 107minutes
Director – Simon Curtis
A behind-the-scenes look atthe life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne.
Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 November at 7pm
Tickets - £10, concessions - £8, groups of 20 plus - £7
Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at The Riverfront.
Join us from 14th November – 15th November for a series of unique Shakespeare productions staged by your schools.
Whether you are a parent, friend or another local school, we invite you to an exhilarating evening of theatre where you will see Shakespeare’s stories brought to life like never before.
Details of the schools performing at The Riverfront are below, and are subject to change:
Tuesday 14th Wednesday
Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls
Romeo and JulietSt. Martins Comprehensive School
A Midsummer Night's DreamNewbridge Comprehensive School
Wednesday 15th November
MacbethCrumlin High Level Primary School
Romeo & JulietGlan Usk Primary School
Henry VRisca Community Comprehensive School
A Midsummer Night's DreamYsgol Gymraeg Cwmbran
Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls
More details can be found on SSF’s website: shakespeareschools.org/the-festival
SSF is a cultural education charity, transforming lives through the unique power of Shakespeare. In the celebratory finale of their Festival journey, 30,000 young people from primary, secondary and special schools across the country will unite on their local professional theatre in thrilling performance evenings. It promises to be the most exciting Festival yet!
Friday 17th November at 7.30pm
Journalist, television presenter and best-selling author Ned Boulting is back this Autumn with his acclaimed ride through the world of Bikeology, featuring brand new tales from life in the cycling lane, as well as the inside scoop from Ned’s time at the 2017 Tour de France.
What drives the cyclist (apart from a sturdy, well-oiled chain) to such ecstasies of endurance? What curious, deep-rooted passions are aroused by the sight of a simple pair of padded shorts? And what on earth is a derailleur?
From the humble commuter to the winner of the Tour de France*, Boulting takes an off-centre look at what it means to ride abike, drawing on his own underwhelming adventures in the saddle to his fourteen summers spent hurtling around France in pursuit of the sport’s biggest names including no less than Cavendish, Wiggins, Froome and of course Armstrong.
A breakneck descent through the history ofthe sport followed by a lung-bursting climb into the present day - all two-wheeled life is here. Keep your wits about you, as you might find yourself up on stage to compete in Ned’s search for the nation’s Number 1 Bikeologist!
*Ned Boulting has never tested positive for performance enhancing substances
Saturday 18th November at 7.30pm
Tickets - £24, concessions - £22.50
Recreating original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity, Beyond the Barricade features a cast of past principal performers from the West End production of Les Miserables, and the 25th Anniversary Concert at the 02 Arena.
This production will include songs from Miss Saigon, The Lion King, Phantom Of The Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King, Blood Brothers, The Jersey Boys and many more hit musical productions, climaxing with a spectacular finale from, of course, Les Miserables!
Don’t miss the Musicals Event of the Year!!
Recommended for ages 16+
Saturday 18 November at 7.45pm
Tickets - £14, concessions - £12
Following a sell-out Edinburgh Festival season and 2016 tour, the star of BBC's Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and The John Bishop Show, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, and BBC Radio 4's The Now Show presents an unmissable new stand-up show discussing whether or not she should breed.
'Radiates charisma... blessed with great flair' (Guardian).
'She doesn't miss a beat' (List).
By Simon Harris
Wednesday 22 November at 7.45pm
When a young boy mysteriously disappears, Freddie and Rita are forced to confront the truth of their marriage.
Is their love too fragile for the truth? As their worlds fracture and collide, what is there worth holding on to? Little Wolf is an intense, surreal and honest exploration of a couple who find themselves facing their ultimate fear.
Inspired by Henrik Ibsen’s play Little Eyolf, this is a present-day retelling of a compelling classic of modern drama.
From award-winning writer and director Simon Harris, Little Wolf is a play that speaks to the heart of our current uncertainty – one that’s vital, raw and often blisteringly funny.
There are adult themes and strong language.
There will be a chance to meet the creatives in our cafe after the show.
From Tuesday 5th December 2017 – Sunday 7thJanuary 2018
A whole host of colourful characters join him in his story as he struggles to see that good is rewarded and that bad is punished. There's wicked Abanazar who tells everyone that he is the long lost brother of Widow Twankey's late departed brother Dafydd. There's the beautiful Princess Jasmine and her slightly domineering mother, the Empress Double Chinn. And at Suds-U-Like poor old Widow Twankey and Wishee Washee must wash a mountain of smalls for the Royal Wedding.
Full of song, dance, drama and spectacle, this year's panto at The Riverfront offers two hours in the company of some of the greatest characters in the world of pantomime fighting the good fight in some of the most exotic places.
A TRADITIONAL FUN FAMILY PANTOMIME!
Tickets from £6.50 to £20.50
Aladdin contains flashing lights, loudmusic,loud bangs, strobe lighting, water and smoke.
Tickets £5 Wednesday 6th December at 1pm Manuelde Falla Suite Populaire Espagnole Melting away the winter cold with the richness of music for cello and piano. Suite Populaire Espagnole by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla and Franck’s Sonata in A major demonstrate the beauty and emotional range of the instruments in a way that issure to warm the heart of the listener. Wednesday 7th February at 1pm Mozart Oboe Quartet (15') Britten:Metamorphoses after Ovid for solo Oboe - Pan (2'22") & Arethusa (2'45") Bach:Three Part Inventions (arr. for String Trio) (32') Oboe: Amy Roberts Wednesday 4th April at 1pm Wind Quintet Barber Summer Music Ligetti Bagatelles Dvorak American Quartet
César Franck Sonata in A major
Wednesday 6th December at 1pm
Manuelde Falla Suite Populaire Espagnole
Melting away the winter cold with the richness of music for cello and piano. Suite Populaire Espagnole by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla and Franck’s Sonata in A major demonstrate the beauty and emotional range of the instruments in a way that issure to warm the heart of the listener.
Wednesday 7th February at 1pm
Mozart Oboe Quartet (15')
Britten:Metamorphoses after Ovid for solo Oboe - Pan (2'22") & Arethusa (2'45")
Bach:Three Part Inventions (arr. for String Trio) (32')
Oboe: Amy Roberts
Wednesday 4th April at 1pm
Barber Summer Music
Dvorak American Quartet
Monday 11 December at 7.45pm
Tuesday 12 December at 7.45pm
Wednesday 13 December at 11am, 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Running time – 117 minutes
Director – Andy Serkis
The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.
Monday 18 December at 7.45pm
Tuesday 19 December at 7.45pm
Wednesday 20 December at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Running time – to be confirmed
Director – Kenneth Branagh
A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish and suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers and one man's race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
Sunday 21 January at 4pm
Tickets - £17, concessions - £14
WNO Orchestra is delighted to bring this wonderful New Year concert to The Riverfront. We leave the conductor behind and the musicians and audience are brought together for the evening by David Adams, WNO’s Orchestra Leader and Concertmaster.
The concert includes one of the most famous works from Mozart, the Horn Concerto No 4. Surrounding this exciting offering, the Great Hall will resonate to the sounds of the most famous waltzes and polkas from glittering Vienna ballrooms.
Our opener, the fabulous overture to Der Freischutz by Weber, will get us off to a cracking start. Favourite waltzes such as Wine, Women and Song, The Blue Danube and Gold and Silver alongside the Tritsch-Tratsch, Thunder and Lightning and Champagne polkas and the great Radetsky March, will adorn the rip-roaring second half, alongside some of the less familiar fare.
This is all guaranteed to put a spring back into your post-Christmas step.
Presented and Directed from the Violin by David Adams
Horn Soloist: Angus West
Tuesday 23 January at 7.30pm
Earlybird tickets - £19 (regular price £24)
Running time approximately 2 hours
Age guide – 16+
It stormed into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent,now a West End and worldwide hit!
Awoken by the Ouija board, a voodoo curse causesdevastation in New Orleans! While the city sleeps, the night creatures rule theunderworld with bizarre circus acts, devilish rock and the darkest of magic.
“Youhave to see this, one day something wil go wrong, and you’ll want to say youwere there when it did” Graham Norton
The Circus of Horrors contains some nudity andlanguage of an adult nature.
Thursday 25 January at 7.30pm
Tickets - £26
World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive stage show.
Sally is one of the Uk’s most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiences across the country for the past 9 years.
Sally’s jaw dropping show has attracted amazed reviews from theatre goers and psychic fans. The messages from beyond come thick and fast. Funny, entertaining, touching, sometimes heart-breaking, often controversial;Kisses to Heaven showcases the phenomenal ability of the nation’s best loved medium.
Sally says ‘The shows will be psychic dynamite and although they are undoubtedly entertaining, there is also a very serious side, which is to give audience members messages of hope and love from the otherside’.
This is a unique evening not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action.
The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.
Friday 26th January at 7.30pm
Tickets - £23.50, concessions - £22
The only show to be endorsed by the CASH family! Johnny Cash Roadshow featuring respected singer/songwriter Clive John. After sold out shows across Europe this is now a bigger show than ever, introducing the ‘Carter Sisters’ and brass section the ‘Roadshow Horns’ all accompanied by emotive screen visuals. This is simply the best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world.
Friday 2 February at 7.30pm
Tickets - £24, concessions - £22
A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award-winning production features a stellar line-up of musicians and artistes, and together with a powerhouse and breathtaking performance in the spirit of Whitney, they deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level.
Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hits that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, Greatest Love of All, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, I Will Always Love You, That’s What Friends Are For, and many more, the show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever!
Whitney’s one true legacy was her music, which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Get ready for the Queen of the Night.
Saturday 3 February at 2pm & 4pm
Tickets - £7, family of four - £26 (the discount will automatically apply in your basket).
A new show written by Mike Kenny.
Directed by Gilly Baskeyfield
Music by James Atherton
M6 Theatre presents a fantastical new production by the award winning playwright Mike Kenny. Based on the extraordinary story of Fenella, the Holmfirth Tiger, A TIGER'S TALE is a high spirited balancing act of circus, puppetry, live music and song.
From a circus train in South Africa, to a steamboat on the Atlantic Ocean and onward to West Yorkshire, a ramshackle travelling troupe tell us the unbelievable true story of a family of acrobats and their adopted tiger cub.
Join Titch, Ma and Pa on their riotous adventure into a world where ‘all the best stories end with a surprise.’
For ages 4+
Running time: 50 minutes
Thursday 22 February at 11.30am & 2.30pm
Tickets - £7, Family of Four - £26
A show by Marcello Chiarenza
Adapted and performed by Patrick Lynch
Music by Carlo Cialdo Capelli
Design assistant Elena Marini
One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking - there's nothing left to eat so they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest! Outwitting his parents and the ogre Tom shows everybody that even though he is small he is still mighty as he protects his brothers, finds the treasure and makes sure they'll never be hungry again.
Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table this wee wonder of a show is full of Lyngo magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest. Cbeebies Patrick Lynch, who has been performing it for more than a decade, brings this classic story to life in a playful and fascinating show.
Tuesday 6 March at 7.30pm
Tickets - £15, concessions - £13, family ticket from £48
It’s not often you see birds on stage in a theatre and even more rare to see one flying over the audience but ‘Our Life with Birds’ promises to give audiences arare opportunity to meet Golden Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, hawks, owls, starlings and many more - all raised and trained with the utmost loving care by bird handlers Lloyd and Rose Buck. Over the last 25 years, Lloyd and his wife Rose have devoted their lives to taking care of birds and mastering the art of capturing them on film. They are, without a doubt, the world’s experts at tracking birds and in-flight filming. Between them Lloyd and Rose have been involved with over 100 different productions and feature films and have worked with every natural history television star including Sir David Attenborough, Steve Backshall, Bear Grylls, Michaela Strachan, Chris Packham, Kate Humble and many more. They often appear on camera themselves and are frequent guests on BBC programmes such as 'The One Show', ‘Springwatch' and ‘Countryfile'. From Tilly the Golden Eagle to Poppy the pigeon, it’s unusual to find Lloyd and Rose without one of their feathered family under their arms. ’The Bucks are remarkable people because when they do imprint, they form a bond they can’t break and it means those swans are with them for life’ - Sir David Attenborough 'Looking after our birds is not just our career and job, it is a lifestyle, as you have to be there for them seven days a week, but we love it' - Lloyd Buck This show is illustrated with Lloyd and Rose’s own film footage and photography and is suitable for all ages. It promises to be an interactive wildlife experience like no other!
Friday 16 March at 7.30pm
Tickets - £17, concessions - £15
Eugene Onegin combines Pushkin’s compelling and heart-breaking story with Tchaikovsky’s sweeping lyricism in a stunning exploration of love, death, life and convention.
Filled with breath-taking arias including Tatyana’s great letter scene, a tour de force ofthe soprano repertoire, the poignant tale contrasts the simplicity of countrylife with the sophisticated excesses of Russia’s pre-revolutionary court and tells of the fated love between the innocent Tatyana and the world-weary cynic Onegin.
A fabulous cast includes rising new stars and internationally recognised performers. Ledby MWO’s Artistic Directors Richard Studer and Jonathan Lyness, and accompanied by the brilliant Ensemble Cymru, this new production will ensure audiences are left enthralled and deeply moved.
Cyfuna EugeneOnegin hanes nerthol a thorcalonnus Pushkin gyda thelynegiaeth ysgubolTchaikovsky mewn ymchwiliad syfrdanol o gariad, marwolaeth, bywyd achonfensiwn.
Mae'r hanesingol, sy'n llawn ariâu rhyfeddol gan gynnwys golygfa wych Tatyana am yllythyr, gorchest repertoire y soprano, yn cyferbynnu symlrwydd bywyd cefngwlad â gormodedd soffistigedig llys cyn-chwyldroadol Rwsia ac yn dweud hanes ycariad tynghedlon rhwng Tatyana ddiniwed a'r sinig lluddedig Onegin.
Mae'r castgwych yn cynnwys sêr newydd a pherfformwyr rhyngwladol cydnabyddedig. Arweiniry perfformiad gan Gyfarwyddwyr Artistig OCC, Richard Studer a Jonathan Lyness,i gyfeiliant Ensemble Cymru. Bydd y cynhyrchiad newydd hwn yn sicrhau bodcynulleidfaoedd yn cael eu swyno a'u cyffroi i'w craidd.
Directed by Ray McVay
Sunday 25 March at 3pm
Tickets -£23.50, concessions - £22
THE MAGIC CUTLASS
Thursday 5 April at 3pm
Tickets - £11, children - £10, family of four - £36 (the discount will automatically be applied in your basket)
Flinn is back! Les Petits theatre company return to the high seas after their hugely successful and award winning shows David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon and Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs.
The Magic Cutlass is the hugely anticipated sequel based on the book by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto.
When Flinn is in the middle of his school play his old nemesis, Mr T the T-Rex, appears and kidnaps his friends forcing them to hunt for the Magic Cutlass; a sword that grants any wish! The children are whisked away for another fantastic adventure to a world of devious dinosaurs, deep sea dangers and smelly sausages!
Friday 6 April at 7.30pm
Tickets - £15, concessions - £12
Award-winning theatre company New Old Friends present Crimes Under the Sun, a comedy thriller, directed by James Farrell (Associate Director - 39 Steps, West End).
Inspired by Agatha Christie, 39 Steps and film noir, welcome to an hilarious yet murderous trip to a classic English Riviera retreat. The show features the company’s trademark of just four actors playing multiple outrageous characters, and a plot that races along in a romp.
Reviews for New Old Friends’ previous show Crimes Against Christmas
"a mesmerising mix of murder, mayhem and laugh-out-loud comedy... even has echoes of those word-play specialists the Two Ronnies." – **** The Stage
“not one person who did not laugh at least 100 times” - ***** What’s Good to Do
“A laugh a minute roller-coaster of fun” - ***** Behind the Arras
Wednesday 18 April at 7.30pm
Tickets - £22
"The undisputed Queen of TV history" Guardian 2015
Dr Lucy Worsley is passionate about making history engaging to the widest possible audience. Her new biography of Jane Austen will be published in May next year and takes at new look at Jane Austen’s life from the perspective of her bi-centenary. It considers what home meant to Jane, and tell the story through the rooms, spaces, possessions and places which mattered to her. Dispelling the myth of the cynical, lonely spinster Lucy instead offers us a witty and passionate woman of her time, who refused to settle for anything less than Mr Darcy.
A Mr and Mrs Clark Production
Thursday 26 & Friday 27 April at 7.45pm
Tickets - £10, concessions - £8
Jonny is a teacher, a workshop leader and an avid football fan. He’s just become a father. His friends say that he’s outgoing and that he loves music, festivals and nightclubs. Jonny is deaf. He was born deaf to hearing parents who were afraid that disability would stigmatise their son and the family.
‘Louder Is Not Always Clearer’ is an honest portrayal of the vulnerability of a deaf man. For a hearing audience it is an illuminating and emotional experience. For deaf audience members the showis a familiar tale of misunderstanding and isolation. For all audiences it is a humorous and at times moving story of one man’s attempt to cope, to fit in and be accepted.
Mr and Mrs Clark make new and innovative performances that engage audiences. The Clarks were short-listed for the Amnesty International Freedom of Speech Award in 2015 and presented (F.E.A.R.) as part of Wales In Edinburgh this year.
Friday 18 May at 7.30pm
Tickets - £17
Call up your girlfriends and grab a round of cosmopolitans, for the ultimate girls' night out. Whether you’re a Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda or a Samantha, there is something in this show for you.
One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendships and Shoes is a fantastic tribute, and will remind you just why you fell in love with those characters when they first appeared on television screens twenty years ago.
Saturday 19 May at 7.30pm
Tickets - £24
There is a chance to meet Lee before the show (from 5.30pm), tickets for this opportunity are £51. You can book these seats anywhere but if you want seats in Row A or B just give us a call on 01633 656679 or 656681 and we can book those for you.
It's been ten years since Lee Mead first donned the coat in the West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
So Join Lee and his amazing band as he takes you through the last ten years of his life. Featuring songs from the classic shows he has starred in, such as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, MISS SAIGON, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, LEGALLY BLONDE, WICKED and many more. Including songs from his previous albums,and his brand new album LEE MEAD TEN YEARS.
So come along fora fantastic evening of songs and stories and you never know Lee might don the coat once more!
Rhythm Of The Night…
Friday 25 May at 7.30pm
Tickets - £28, concessions - £26.50
Bench seats - £26, concessions - £24.50
Ian and Oti will deliver a night of Latin and Ballroom numbers with high intensity…The Strictly Come Dancing pros will perform a dance showcase spectacular designed to dazzle and wow you. Oti is fondly remembered with her celebrity pairing with Danny Mac where they received a perfect score of 40 in the Samba. Ian is a regular on our screens with the spin off programme It Takes Two on BBC 2.
Ian and Oti always push the boundaries of dance to bring the best out of their celebrity partner, with both of them becoming finalist in the Hit BBC show.
On the night they will dance a mix of Latin and Ballroom, transporting you away to a place of wonderful moments with fun filled entertainment and a close up history of all things related to their life.
In addition to the performance there are 30 higher-priced tickets for a meet and greet opportunity with Ian and Oti for photos and autographs pre show (6pm).
Tickets for meet and greet are available for an extra £21 for photos and autographs – this but must be bought in conjunction with a show ticket.
Customers will receive a programme which they can get personally signed, it’s a great opportunity to take photos and chat to Ian and Oti .
Thursday 21 June at 7.30pm
Tickets - £23.50
VIP Meet & Greet - £56
Les Musicals presents the biggest hit songs from the West End & Broadway in this exhilarating live concert tour.
Musical theatre's leading men and X Factor stars; Jonathan Ansell (G4 frontman) & Rhydian Roberts join forces for the first time ever to create a dramatic & spine-tingling concert. This vocally-dynamic evening showcases the smash hit songs from the greatest musicals of all time, brought to you by two of the world's finest voices.
Come and immerse yourself into the world of musical theatre with classics from Les Miserables, Phantom Of The Opera, Blood Brothers, Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar, Carousel, West Side Story, The Lion King, Miss Saigon, Chess, Rocky Horror Show, We Will Rock You & many more.
VIP tickets are available, which include a pre-show Meet & Greet with Jonathan Ansell and Rydian Roberts at 6pm, where you'll be served a glass of wine and have the chance to meet them up-close and take photos & autographs.