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20th Century Women (15)

Monday 22nd May at 7.45pm
Tuesday 23rd May at 7.45pm
Wednesday 24
th
 May at 1.30pm & 7.45pm

2016, USA, 119 mins
Director: Mike Mills
Starring: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig

The story of a teenage boy, his mother, and two other women who help raise him among the love and freedom of Southern California of 1979.

24/05/2017 7:45 PM
COMEDY SHED (Acts may be changed from those advertised)

Friday 26 May
Doors open at 7.45pm
First act at 8.15pm


Bring your colleagues and bring your friends for a shed load of laughs!

This relaxed cabaret-style comedy club on the last Friday of the month offers you the chance to enjoy a drink and sit back and relax, with three professional comedians ready to entertain you. Previous acts have included Alan Carr, Michael McIntyre, Lucy Porter, Nick Helm, Russell Kane and many more.

The below comedians are booked to appear in March. The comedians that appear in Comedy Shed are provided by Off the Kerb and are sometimes replaced at the last minute without any notification. They are, however, all professional comedians on the stand-up circuit.

Lloyd Griffith

The face of BBC's Taxi to Training and with such TV credits to his name as Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC3), Drunk History (Comedy Central) and Rugby's Funniest Moments (Sky), Lloyd Griffith is a comedian, choirboy and aspiring goalkeeper. He also supported Jack Whitehall on his latest arena tour.
"Disarmingly good”– The Times


Suzi Ruffell
Suzi began her stand-up career at just 23 years old. After only eighteen months of performing all over the UK, this bright young comic from Portsmouth was nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2011.




Javier Jarquin

After appearing on television and headlining some of the biggest clubs in Australia and New Zealand, Javier Jarquin moved to the UK in 2010 and has since established himself as a circuit regular and headline act around the country and in mainland Europe, sharing the stage with Jimmy Carr, Stewart Lee and Jo Brand to name but a few.

"Brilliantly entertaining" - The Edinburgh Reporter
 
Looking forward to next month... Friday 30 June will have the following line-up;

Marlon Davis
With a Brown Eyed Boy series on MTV under his belt, Marlon Davis is a bright young comedian, improviser and actor who embraces his work with energy and charm, embodying his characters and delivering his material with skilful observations.

Kelly Convey
Kelly Convey is an “in-your-face and reassuringly confident” (Marissa Burgess – Chortle) comedian who is not one to mince her words when giving audiences an insight into what modern women really think. While her outspoken and forward-thinking musings may go against the grain, “there’s a winning authenticity to her material” (Steve Bennett – Chortle) that is refreshing and relatable. This authenticity has led to a whole host of accolades and acknowledgments in her whirlwind rise through the comedy scene. Voted by The Metro as “1 of 9 Hilarious Women to Look Out for in 2017”, Kelly Convey is, no doubt, one to watch.

Gareth Richards
Gareth Richards’ hilarious stand-up, silly jokes and gorgeously low-key comedy songs have made him an instant favourite on the comedy circuit. In 2010 he was nominated for Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer.
Gareth has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News, Live at the Electric (BBC3) and in January performed live on Radio 1 on two separate occasions. Gareth co-hosted Frank Skinner’s Sony award-winning Absolute Radio show for two years and supported Frank on his 2014 tour.



 


£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.




26/05/2017 to 30/06/2017
MARK THOMPSON'S SPECTACULAR SCIENCE SHOW (Ages 6+)

Saturday 27th May at 3pm

Tickets - £11

You think Science is boring, think again; this is science like you have never seen before. “Explore the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant’s toothpaste, vortex generating dustbins, dancing paste, vanishing beakers and even exploding Pringle tubes!

 

TV astronomer and author Mark Thompson has been enthralling audiences for over 20 years with his fascinating journeys around the Universe. Now he is turning his infectious enthusiasm to things a little closer to home with this brand new show.

Running time 60 minutes (no interval)

27/05/2017 3:00 PM
The Boss Baby (U) ALL SEATS £2.50

**Join us for this Half-Term treat** 

All Tickets - £2.50 

Monday 29th May at 11am & 1.30pm 
Wednesday 31st at 11am & 1.30pm 
Thursday 1
st June at 11am & 1.30pm
 

Friday 2nd June at 11am & 1.30pm & Saturday 3rd June at 11am & 1.30pm

2016, USA, 90 mins 
 
Director: Tom McGrath 
Starring:
Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow                          

A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

29/05/2017 to 03/06/2017
THE SOOTY SHOW 2017 (Ages 3+)
Izzy wizzy let's get busy! Sooty is back in a brand-new show with guaranteed giggles for the whole family! 

Direct from CITV, Sooty, Sweep and Soo head into town accompanied by TV’s Richard Cadell. Mr Slater has put Richard in charge of running the show but nothing is going to plan! Sooty's magic tricks turn very messy and Sweep's escapology act has him all tied up. Maybe Soo and her tap dancing will save the day? With special guest stars Butch and Ramsbottom. 
 
Expect magic, music and mayhem with buckets full of audience participation. A spectacular treat for Sooty fans old and new - plus a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show!
 
"Works like a dream - your children will love it" The Guardian. 

"Absolutely Brilliant!"- netmums

"Richard Cadell is as close to a Corbett as you will ever get- Sooty is on the right hands" Matthew Corbett 

Running time - approximately 90 minutes (including interval).
30/05/2017
Minecraft (Ages 5 - 11 years)

Monday 10th April 2pm - 4pm
Tuesday 30th May 2pm - 4pm
Monday 24th July 2pm - 4pm
Monday 31st July 2pm-4pm
Monday 7th August 2pm-4pm
Monday 14th August 2pm-4pm
Monday 21st August 2pm-4pm

Suitable for children 5 - 11 years

Tickets are £8

Here is a great opportunity for your children to enjoy their favourite pastime but also be social! Sharing the experience of Minecraft with others doubles the fun!.. and its all done in a safe OFF LINE environment. Children get the opportunity to JOIN WORLDS and work in teams to complete a number of exciting challenges. Ipads provided.

 

30/05/2017 to 21/08/2017
Beauty & The Beast (PG) ALL SEATS £4

**Join us for this Half Term treat**

All Tickets - £4

 

Wednesday 31st May at 4pm & 6.30pm
Thursday 1st June at 4pm & 6.30pm
Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd June at 4pm & 6.30pm

2017, USA, 129 mins

Director: Bill Condon
Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stephens, Luke Evans

An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

31/05/2017 to 03/06/2017
THE MANFREDS: Makin' Tracks Tour

Makin’ Tracks Tour

Friday 2nd June at 7.30pm

Tickets - £22

The '60s group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, one of the finest and most respected bands from that era. Their numerous hits were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz - a very unusual but winning combination of playing style and substance.

 

As a result, their records have a timeless quality and, some 55 years on, The Manfreds, with original front man, Paul Jones, will be performing many of their hits, including ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’, one of the most popular and instantly recognisable songs of the ‘60’s, and still the biggest audience pleaser at their concerts, along with a mix of Jazz and Blues covers from their new album ‘Makin’ Tracks’

 

Paul Jones, with his unique harmonica sound, will be joined by Mike Hugg on keyboards, Tom McGuinness on guitar, Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass, and Simon Currie on saxophone/ flute.

Finishes at approximately 10.10pm

02/06/2017 7:30 PM
Fences (12A)

Monday 5th June at 7.45pm
Tuesday 6th June at 11am, 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Wednesday 7th June at 7.45pm

2016, USA, 139 mins
Director: Denzel Washington
Starring: Denzel Washington, ,

A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.

05/06/2017 to 07/06/2017
Concerts & Cakes With Live Music Now

Tickets- £6

 

Concerts & Cakes is a matinee concert, that combine delightful live music and entertainment whilst enjoying a hot beverage and a little treat from The Riverfront Café. You will eat and drink inside the studio theatre in a cabaret setting whilst enjoying the music. 

Wed 7 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. 

07/06/2017 to 01/11/2017
JARLATH REGAN: Arseways (Ages 16+) Early Bird Offer £9
Jarlath Regan - Arseways

 
Thursday 8 June 2017, 7.45pm

Tickets: £13, Reductions £11

As seen on ITV's Live At The Palladium, Jarlath Regan presents a celebration of screwing up. It's an ode to making a balls of it, an hour of “ sublime standup” (Evening Standard) in praise of failing and failing better while flicking the V sign to everyone focussed on being perfect.

“Always one of the fastest and funniest shows at the festival” (Jason Byrne)
***** “Hilarious”  Independent

**** “Side-splitting stuff” Metro

“More laughs in the first 15 minutes than most comedians can muster in an hour” Herald
Recommended by the Times, Guardian, Telegraph and Marc Maron.

Independent’s Top 20 Jokes Of The Fringe.
(Creator of the Award Winning Irishman Abroad Podcast.)

Finishes at approximately 9.30pm

08/06/2017 7:45 PM
MUSICALITY MASHUP 2017

Saturday 10th June at 6pm & Sunday 11th June at 3pm

 

Tickets - £14.50

Studio One Dance Company presents an uplifting evening of dance and song taking you through over 100 tunes from the nation’s favourite films from the big screen & our favourite musicals.

The acclaimed Cardiff based Studio One Dance Company presents talented performers from age 2 ½ years to adults in this dancing and singing extravaganza.

 Dancers from Studio One have performed alongside stars from Strictly Come Dancing including Pasha Kovalev, Brian Fortuna, Christina Rhianoff, and Katya Virshilas and trained under the watchful eye of the legend that is Wayne Sleep as well as appearing in lots of west end touring productions in the New Theatre & Wales Millennium Centre

This year we have also discovered our love for “dance competitions” our pupils have competed in STARS OF THE FUTURE UK dance competition in Bath & qualified for the final in Manchester & came home with 5 first place , 2 second place & 1 3rd place they also competed in the WELSH FACTOR  we came home with 1 first place 2 second place, We are looking forward to 2017 to see what our new competition team “S1DC” will  do in this year’s upcoming competitions

This wonderful show is not to be missed ......COME JOIN THE FUN AT STUDIO ONE!


For more information on Studio One contact Sara Ekstrom-Gabb 
ISTD on 07739285227 or Suzie Bryant on 07900827552

10/06/2017 to 11/06/2017
Hidden Figures (PG)

Monday 12th June at 7.45pm
Tuesday 13
th
June at 7.45pm
Wednesday 14
th
June at 7.45pm

2016, USA, 127 mins
Director: Theodore Melfi
Starring: Taraji P. Henson, ,

The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.

12/06/2017 to 14/06/2017
BACH TO BABY: Lower Machen Festival

Saturday17th June, 11am
Lower Machen Festival

Tickets £6, Reductions £4.50, Family £16 *Under 2s FREE

Foundered by Miaomiao Yu, Bach to Baby makes a welcome returnto the Lower Machen Festival with the innovative concert series designed forbabies and their families.

 

Around the world on 47 strings
It tookPhileas Fogg eighty days, but our star harpist will whisk you around the worldin under an hour, stopping off to dance the Bransles in France, the tango inArgentina, and finishing with fiery flamenco. Put on those dancing shoes!

17/06/2017 11:00 AM
DOMINIC KIRWAN IN CONCERT WITH LISA STANLEY

Saturday 17th June at 7.30pm

Tickets - £23

Firmly established as one of Ireland’s greatest ever entertainers, Dominic Kirwan hits the road again in 2017 with a brand new show.

Accompanying Dominic on the 2017 tour will be Lisa Stanley, one of Ireland’s top female vocalists and star of TV Channel 389 KEEP IT COUNTRY’s………..…THE LISA STANLEY SHOW.

Dominic and Lisa bring their own inimitable style to the vast and rich musical heritage of their homeland. Mixed with the unique quality as versatile entertainers performing a selection of various musical styles, including, Pop, Country and Rock n Roll.

A show not to be missed.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

17/06/2017 7:30 PM
Moonlight (15)
 

Monday 19th June at 7.45pm
Tuesday 20th June at 7.45pm

2016, USA, 111 mins
Director: Barry Jenkins
Starring:
Mahershala Ali,
,

A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami.



 

 



  
 

 

19/06/2017 to 20/06/2017
APOCALYPSO: TINSHED THEATRE

Monday 19th – Friday 23rdJune at 8pm in The Riverfront Basement

Tickets - £12, concessions - £10

In a dystopian future a city lays ruin as a half-chicken-half-man clucks, struts and clambers over piles of smoldering debris, as his gas masked companion sifts, shifts and lifts large chunks of rubble in search of lost relics, packets of m&m’s, and rare objetd’art.

Together this twisted pair run Apocalypso; the last bar on earth. Here the whiskey tastes like petrol, the toilet bowls give birth, and the party must never end. The bar is stocked, theend is nigh, and soon they’ll meet the man who caused it all. Tin Shed Theatre Co. invite you to join them at the end of the world for an evening of post-apocalyptic mayhem that is part theatre performance, part gig, part free-bar.

Blending cult-iconography, the spews of their imagination and pickings from modern politics, Tin Shed create their own bleak vision of the future, in an attempt to question the decisions of the today. Utilising their usual assertion of macabre humour they present something reminiscent of Mad Max surgically spliced with Waiting For Godot.

An immersive horror-comedy experience like no other.

19/06/2017 to 23/06/2017
SING-ALONG-A WICKER MAN (15)
 
Wednesday 21st June at 7.45pm
Tickets - £7
Dust down your best Scottish accent, dress up as your favourite character and come join in with the singing, buttock-slapping and dialogue of this horror classic. Your hosts, David Bramwell and Eliza Skelton will get things warmed up with a little live music, stories and fun, lead you through the actions and lyrics for the songs then, at the Witching Hour, you’ll be given a pagan hymn book and goody bag full of surprises, we’ll roll the film and may god have mercy on your soul!

21/06/2017 7:45 PM
A BASEMENT FULL OF SOUL (Ages 18+)

Saturday 24 June at 7.30pm

Tickets: £3
If you have any specific access requirements please contact us on 01633 656679. The performance space is accessible by stairs and not by lift. There is a raised platform in the basement that is accessible by lift where we can arrange seating.

The Riverfront Basement will be 'Full Of Soul' with this an all vinyl soul night brought to you by DJs from Penarth Soul Club. 

Expect a mix of Motown, Northern Soul, 60s/70s Soul and more.  Prepare to dance the night away to both classic and obscure soul records from the likes of Booker T & The M.G.'s,  Tammi Terrell, Benny Spellman, The Exciters, Eddie Floyd, Stevie Wonder, Edwin Starr and many more.

24/06/2017 7:30 PM
Their Finest (12A)

Monday 26th June at 7.45pm
Tuesday 27th June at 7.45pm
Wednesday 28th June at 11am, 1.30pm & 7.45pm

2017, UK, 117 mins
Director: Lone Scherfig
Starring:
Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.

26/06/2017 to 28/06/2017
THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY 2017

Wednesday 28th June at 7.30pm

Tickets - £21, concessions - £19

Direct from it’ssuccess in London’s West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at everyperformance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using hugeprojection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebrationalso features a full live band performing all the hits including 'MrsRobinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and manymore. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

"Fantastic” -Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2. "Authentic and Exciting” - The Stage

Finishing time approximately 10.10pm

28/06/2017 7:30 PM
OPERASONIC: NEWPORT LEGENDS

Sunday 2nd July at 4.30pm 

Tickets - £5 

Discover the Legends of Newport in this epic afternoon of opera!  

Operasonic bring together pupils from St Michael’s RC Primary School, Clytha Primary School, St Woolos Primary School and members of the Maindee community to perform the Newport Legends Operas.  

Framed by a range of Newport stories set to music by composer Errollyn Wallen, they are performed by professional opera singers. Accompanied by an ensemble of players conducted by Helen Woods, this performance is the culmination of 9 months of creative workshops in which our participants have created the operas themselves working with a team of composers and directors.   

Operasonic is passionate about putting participation at the heart of opera!   

For more information visit - www.operasonic.co.uk/newport-legends  

 

02/07/2017 4:30 PM
THE BOHEMIANS (Doors 7.30pm)

Saturday 8th July at 8pm

Tickets - £17.50, concessions - £15.50

 

Not only are The Bohemians the official Queen fan clubs number one tribute band they are also one of the globes busiest. There last sold out show at the Riverfront has become legendary and they returning for one night only due to public demand. This special tour Celebrating the life of Freddie Mercury 25 years after his passing will see several unique and touching solos and costume changes plus of course all of the huge queen anthems you would expect from such a well respected band.

 

The Bohemians, established in 1996, re-enact the glory days of Queen including the Craziness of the 70s and the Magic of the 80s proving themselves to be the most dynamic and exciting Queen Tribute Band currently touring.

 

They have performed all over the UK, Europe and the World at football stadiums, festivals, theatres and other prestigious venues. The Bohemians in their majestic magnificence receive standing ovations in response to their electrifying representation of a Queen Live Concert.

 

Rob Comber's outrageous stage antics and personality makes him the perfect Freddie. Christopher Gregory's Red Special enables him to get as close as possible to Brian May's inimitable style. Wayne Bourne hammers the tubs like drummer Roger Taylor, and Kevin Goodwin provides that unmistakable Queen backline on bass.

 

Their high-energy two hour show with full Staging, Lighting, Backdrops and Pyrotechnics has earned them the reputation of being the World’s most exciting Queen Tribute act.

 

The Bohemians set includes all the piano driven hit singles: Killer Queen; Somebody To Love; Don’t Stop Me Now; You’re My Best Friend; We Are The Champions and the amazing award winning Bohemian Rhapsody. These hits are balanced with the Guitar led anthems; Tie Your Mother Down; Hammer To Fall; One Vision; I Want It All; We Will Rock You and the Acoustic vocal tracks 39 and the unforgettable Love of my Life. The Bohemians ability to recreate Queen live is something truly special.

Finishing time approximately 10.20pm

08/07/2017 8:00 PM
BIG SPLASH 2017

Family Street Theatre Festival

July 22 and 23 Gorfennaf

The Big Splash family street theatre festival returns to Newport with a weekend of FREE family fun! From quietly intriguing to outlandish and bonkers, there will be performances popping up in 6 Big Splash zones, creating one large outdoor stage in the city centre!

Daw’r Sblash Fawr, yr wyl theatr stryd i’r teulu, yn ei hôl i Gasnewydd – penwythnos o hwyl AM DDIM i’r teulu i gyd. O’r tyner i’r penwan a phopeth rhwng y ddau, bydd yna berfformiadau’n dod ar glawr mewn chwe man Sblash Fawr, yn creu un llwyfan awyr agored mawr yng nghanol y ddinas!

Find out all about what is in the line-up this year on our Big Splash Website or follow the latest updates on Twitter @BigSplashFest or on Facebook.com/bigsplashnewport

 

22/07/2017 to 23/07/2017
PEACE TRAIN - THE CAT STEVENS STORY

Saturday 16th September at 7.30pm

Tickets - £25

Following a SELL OUT run at the World Famous Sydney Opera House, PEACE TRAIN is a night of music and story-telling which will strike a chord deep inside the heart of anyone who longs for something more; A journey back in time, recreating the sights and sounds, seeking out the man in the music and telling the story behind the songs.

 

Featuring songs such as 'First Cut is the Deepest', 'Father & Son', 'Peace Train', 'Moonshadow' and 'Where do the Children Play’, PEACE TRAIN, traces the path of a man who never stopped wondering about how to make the world a better place. The Cat Stevens Story has had audiences on their feet, cheering for more all around the globe.

16/09/2017 7:30 PM
BARROWLAND BALLET: POGGLE (Recommended age 6mths - 5yrs)

Sunday 17th September at 11.30am & 2.30pm

Tickets - £7, family of four - £26

Created by Natasha Gilmore with dancers Jade Adamson and Vince Virr, with music and sound by  Daniel Padden.

 

Poggle is the story of Vince, who wants to explore the forest but is too scared, until one day he meets Poggle, a friendly creature.Together they go on an adventure through the forest where they discover the magical musical tree.

A warm hearted sensory dance theatre piece with live music, clapping rhythms and comedy throughout in an imaginatively changing world which the children have the chance to explore.         

               

Poggle was inspired by my young children as I watched the way they explored and playedin the world around them. The joy of discovery and accomplishment when new skillsare found and obstacles overcome and the wonderment children find in the simplest things, like mud.” Natasha Gilmore.                

17/09/2017
ROCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR

Friday 22nd September at 7.30pm

Tickets - £24.50

 

Back by popular demand for a 35 date UK tour… ROCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR is a breathtaking roller-coaster ride back to the heady days of the very first teenagers – fabulous 50s and the swinging 60s.This is a real, live wire show, quite rightly referred to in The Stage & Television Today as ‘A Classic Slice of Social History’.  Featuring stunning portrayals of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Eddie Cochran and the King Himself, Elvis Presley and backed by a superb rock ‘n’ roll band.

22/09/2017 7:30 PM
LUNCHTIME CONCERTS Sinfonia Cymru
Lunchtime Concerts with Sinfonia Cymru

Tickets £5
4th October and 6th December at 1pm
 
04/10/2017 to 06/12/2017
RHYDIAN, RICHARD & ADAM

Friday 6th October at7.30pm

Tickets - £26

Meet Rhydian, Richard and Adam for £76 and get a photo with all 3, seats in the front 2 rows and a souvenir laminate.

 

Welsh stars Rhydian, Richard & Adam come together with their live band to bring you a truly magical evening of classical arias and contemporary songs.

 

Classically trained Rhydian has carved out a successful career both as a recording artist and in musical theatre – most recently starring in the national tour of Little Shop Of Horrors. The BRIT award winner’s entrancing live performances captivate audiences and demonstrate just what captured the hearts of the nation in 2007 when he appeared on the X Factor.

 

Brothers Richard and Adam shot to fame in 2013 when they reached the finals in Britain’s Got Talent, and have gone on to be one of the most successful acts to emerge from the competition. Their debut album, The Impossible Dream, spent four consecutive weeks at number one and their subsequent albums have all enjoyed top 10 success.

06/10/2017 7:30 PM
PAUL FOOT: Tis A Pity She's A Piglet

Friday 6th October at 7.45pm

Tickets - £15

Recommended for ages 14 and over.

In Paul's first new show in two years, Professor Ketchup and his camembert piglet join forces as he tackles the big issues such as terrorism. Plus Ant 'n Dec, Immigration X-Factor and breakfast. The multi-award winning Mr Foot has appeared on numerous TV andRadio programmes including Never Mind TheBuzzcocks, Would I Lie To You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World, Russell Howard’s Good News and The Infinite Monkey Cage on BBC Radio 4.

'Utterly outlandish, but beneath layers of absurdity is Foot’s sharp eye for satire' Time Out

'He’s a comedy whirlwind from the school of Spike Milligan..... It’s risky to call someone unique, but Foot is certainly pretty close.' Three Weeks 

'Sublime, original and brilliant' Independent

“Unobtrusively masterful stuff” The Scotsman

06/10/2017 7:45 PM
MICHAEL MORPURGO'S KING ARTHUR

Saturday 7th October at 1.30pm & 4.30pm

Tickets - £11, children - £10, family of four - £36

Running time approximately 75 minutes

A thrilling tale of magic, heroism, love and betrayal adapted from the novel Arthur: High King of Britain, by Michael Morpurgo, the author of War Horse and Private Peaceful.

A drowning boy is rescued by a mysterious figure who claims to be Arthur Pendragon. As the old man tells his stories, he is transported back to the heady days of Camelot, the Round Table, Merlin, Excalibur, Lancelot and Guinevere.

Join award-winning Story Pocket Theatre as they tell exciting stories of brave chivalry, battles and the search for the Holy Grail in a fast-moving family adventure packed with physical theatre and outstanding storytelling.

Suitable for 7 yrs +

“The absolute pinnacle of theatrical storytelling”  Arts Award Voice

“a masterclass in serious theatre for older children”  The Stage

07/10/2017
Paul Jellis & Katie Bonna present ALL THE THINGS I LIED ABOUT by Katie Bonna

Thursday 12th October at7.45pm

Tickets - £12, concessions - £10

Fringe First award winner Katie Bonna is giving a TED talk on the science of lying. Well, that’s not quite true. TED haven’t actually asked her to give a talk - yet. Part TED talk, part confession, Katie unpicks how everyday lies can lead to a world of Trump and Brexit. A fearlessly honest show for the post-truth era presented by Paul Jellis and Katie Bonna. 

‘A riveting, funny and discomfiting hour’ ★★★★★   Evening Standard

‘Moving, potent and personal’ ★★★★   The Stage

‘Outstanding’ ★★★★   The List 

‘Unparalleled’ ★★★★★   Upcoming

12/10/2017 7:45 PM
BACK TO BACHARACH

Back to Bacharach celebrates the magical music of Burt Bacharach, one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century, who together with Hal David penned some of the most memorable and iconic hits that stand the test of time.

Friday 13 October at 7.30pm

Tickets - £23.50, concessions - £22

This exciting production is touring throughout the U.K. and is performed by the 3 of the finest west end singers accompanied by a live 10 piece band recreating Burt Bacharach's timeless hits.

Songs featured in the show include Alfie, Anyone Who Had A Heart, Arthur's Theme, Always Something There To Remind Me, Close To You, I Say A Little Prayer For You, Magic Moments, Walk On By, What’s New Pussycat?, 24 Hours from Tulsa, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head and many more. Songs everyone will remember and fall in love with again.

Back To Bacharach is a fantastic show for all ages, friends and family! 

13/10/2017 7:30 PM
ANDY PARSONS: Peak Bullsh*t

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

21/10/2017 8:00 PM
VIVA NEIL DIAMOND
Saturday 28 October 2017, 7.30pm

Tickets: £16

To celebrate the  icon's 50 year recording career the UK's very own 'voice of Neil' Bob Drury ('The Neil Diamond Story') takes to the road with 'Viva Neil Diamond', a brand new one-man stage show simply bursting with Neil Diamond gems! Enjoy once more all the hits including Sweet Caroline, Forever In Blue Jeans, Love on the Rocks, America, Hello Again, Play Me, Beautiful Noise, Song Sung Blue, I'm A Believer, Red Red Wine, and many, many more. 

As well as his extensive UK tours Bob Drury has performed Neil Diamond's songs throughout the world including, in 2015, for the American Neil Diamond Fan Club in Nashville, Tennessee and then  in Las Vegas in 2016. Following the success of his shows in the US, Bob is featured in the movie 'Diamond Mountain' due for release shortly.

A fantastic night out for any Neil Diamond fans!


“If I didn’t know better I’d have said that was Neil Diamond singing” Pat Marsh, BBC 
28/10/2017 7:30 PM
THE SNOW DRAGON Presented by Tall Stories

Wednesday 31st October at 11.30am & 2.30pm

Tickets - £7, family of four - £26

The night ofthe Snow Dragon approaches…  Billy has everything a young goat could need– and more besides. On New Year’s Eve, Billy is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies... But when Billy bumps into some hungry wolves in the forest, New Year’s Day seems along way off. How will Billy escape? And has he been naughty or nice? Toe-tapping songs and lots of laughs for everyone aged 3 and up, from the company that brought you The Gruffalo and The Snail and the Whale

“If you are a kid, if you have kids, if you ever were a kid, go and see The Snow Dragon.” Three Weeks *****

Running time - 55 minutes
Recommended age guide - 3+ 

31/10/2017
THE CANN TWINS

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.

05/11/2017 3:00 PM
MICHAEL PORTILLO: LIFE A GAME OF TWO HALVES

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.                                                                                                                                                       

06/11/2017 7:30 PM
SOFIE HAGEN: Dead Baby Frog

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. 

09/11/2017 7:45 PM
THE MAGIC PORRIDGE POT

By Sherman Cymru

Saturday 11 November at 11.30am & 2.30pm

Tickets - £7, family of four - £26

When a girl does a good deed, she is rewarded with a magic pot which makes tasty porridge on demand – just what her hungry family needs. But one day her mother can't make the pot stop and soon the whole town begins to fill up with porridge. Who can stop the pot?

The Magic Porridge Pot, full of songs and live music, offers fantastic fun for under 7s and their families.

 

 

 

11/11/2017
SABA DOUGLAS-HAMILTON: A Life With Elephants

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.

11/11/2017 7:30 PM
BIKEOLOGY

Friday 17th November at 7.30pm

Tickets -£21

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

17/11/2017 7:30 PM
BEYOND THE BARRICADE

Saturday 18th November at 7.30pm 

Tickets - £24, concessions - £22.50 

 

Back by overwhelming public demand, the most successful and popular touring show of its kind Beyond the Barricade returns with a brand new production. Recreating original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity, Beyond the Barricade features a cast of past principal performers from the West End production of Les Miserables, and the 25th Anniversary Concert at the 02 Arena.  This production will include songs from Miss Saigon, The Lion King, Phantom Of The Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King, Blood Brothers, The Jersey Boys and many more hit musical productions, climaxing with a spectacular finale from, of course, Les Miserables! Don’t miss the Musicals Event of the Year!!

18/11/2017 7:30 PM
MOTOWNS GREASTEST HITS: HOW SWEET IT IS

Saturday 25th November at 7.30pm 

Tickets - £23, concessions - £21 

You’ll be ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, with songs from legendary artistes such as Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers, Edwin Starr and many more. 

 
 

Let’s ‘Get Ready’.... to ‘Go Loco... Down in Acapulco’. 

 
 

The UK’s No.1 MOTOWN show will have you dancing ‘All Night Long’

25/11/2017 7:30 PM
ALADDIN - The Riverfront Panto 2017-18

From Tuesday 5th December 2017 – Sunday 7thJanuary 2018

Join Aladdin on the adventure of a life time at The Riverfront’s 2017 panto!

Tickets from £6.50 to £20.50

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

05/12/2017 to 07/01/2018
JOHNNY CASH ROADSHOW

Friday 26th January at 7.30pm

 

Tickets - £23.50, concessions - £22

 

The only show to be endorsed by the CASH family! Johnny Cash Roadshow featuring respected singer/songwriter Clive John. After sold out shows across Europe this is now a bigger show than ever, introducing the ‘Carter Sisters’ and brass section the ‘Roadshow Horns’ all accompanied by emotive screen visuals. This is simply the best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world.

26/01/2018 7:30 PM
WHITNEY - QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

Friday 2 February at 7.30pm

 

Tickets - £24, concessions - £22

 

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers ofour time. This award winning production features a stellar line-up with rising West End star Rebecca Freckleton delivering a powerhouse and breath taking performance as Whitney. 

 

Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, Greatest Love of All, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Iwill Always Love You, That’s What Friends Are For, and many more, the show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever!

 

Whitney’s one true legacy was her music which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Get ready for the Queen of the Night.

02/02/2018 7:30 PM
BOWIE EXPERIENCE: THE GOLDEN YEARS TOUR
Friday 9 March 2018, 7.30pm

Tickets £25, Earlybird (Book and pay before 30.9.17) £22

Bowie Experience is a breathtaking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest
pop icon, David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, the latest production promises an
unforgettable journey of sound and vision, featuring all the hits from A to Ziggy including
Life on Mars, Space Oddity, China Girl, Heroes and a whole lot more!

Bowie Experience continues to amaze audiences with an astounding attention to detail,
bringing the golden years of David Bowie to theatres across the globe. So, put on your red
shoes and Let’s Dance!

★★★★★
“Phenomenal”
“Absolutely brilliant”
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10/10
“Totally awesome”
“Fantastic, Wow, Amazing”
“Mind blowing”
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09/03/2018 7:30 PM